Study Break and Exam Schedule Event Policy

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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+
Alcohol present
Outdoor amplified sound
Guest Speaker
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)
Charging admission
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:
  1. Is the activity open to those outside of your group's membership? 
  2. Does the activity last for more than two hours? 
  3. Is alcohol present at the activity? 
  4. Are you expecting more than 100 attendees to participate in your activity? 
  5. Will their be amplified sound during your activity? 
  6. Is the activity considered outdoor recreation? 
  7. Is the activity in any way political in nature? 
  8. Will off campus attendees be present during the activity? 
  9. Does the activity require ticket sales? 
  10. 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.  
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