Study Break and Exam Schedule Event Policy:
Student groups are not allowed to host events after the last day of classes each semester. This ensures a commitment to our academic partners as we support a quiet and studious environment during exams. However groups may host a Study Break. Study Breaks are intended to provide an alternative to events, but not pose a significant distraction to campus.
A study break will comply with all of the following:
1. The activity must be open only to group members
2. The activity must last no longer than 2 hours
3. The activity must not include any of the following criteria that would trigger event registration
Estimated attendance of 100+
Outdoor amplified sound
Political campaign events featuring political candidate for office and/or voter registration drives
Contracts involved and/or paid performer
Off-campus attendees and participants (includes minors)
Outdoor recreation events (5Ks, races, field days, etc.)
Appropriate Examples: Pizza Parties, Group Breakfasts, Regular Meetings, etc.
Inappropriate Examples: DJ on the Plaza, Section Parties, Speakers and Special Guests, etc.
The Study Break Quiz
If you are in doubt and unsure if you are hosting an event or a Study Break please answer the following questions:
- Is the activity open to those outside of your group's membership?
- Does the activity last for more than two hours?
- Is alcohol present at the activity?
- Are you expecting more than 100 attendees to participate in your activity?
- Will their be amplified sound during your activity?
- Is the activity considered outdoor recreation?
- Is the activity in any way political in nature?
- Will off campus attendees be present during the activity?
- Does the activity require ticket sales?
- Does the activity require a contract of any kind?
If you answered "Yes" to any of the above questions you are hosting an event, not a Study Break. Events are not allowed after the last day of classes.