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Chalking Guidelines

Chalking at the university is permitted in certain designated sidewalk locations only for the purpose of announcing campus activities, events, or meetings of registered student organizations or sponsored by the university. 

Chalking must comply with the following procedure: 

1. The designated sidewalk locations are:

  • Sidewalk along west side of Copeland Hall
  • Sidewalk along east side of Mackinaw Hall next to Robinson Field
  • Sidewalk along west side of Lake Michigan Hall
  • Sidewalk areas form entrance areas to the Rec Center and Pool SE to Campus Drive
  • Sidewalk starting north of Cook DeWitt Center that runs NW to the Padnos Greenhouse
  • Sidewalk starting from Little Mac Bridge South to Transformational Link Sculpture
  • Sidewalk areas from north side of Kirkhof Center going east to north end of Zumberge Pond
  • Sidewalk along north side of Lake Superior Hall

2. The announcement must promote a campus-wide activity, event or meting that is open to all students. 
3.  The announcement must bear the name of the registered student organization or university department sponsoring the campus activity, event or meeting. 
4. The announcement must fit within a 4' by 4' space. 
5. The material used to mark the sidewalk must be water-soluble chalk. The use of markers, paints, oil-based products or sprayable chalk is prohibited. 
6. Chalking is prohibited on all vertical surfaces, buildings, walls, benches, picnic tables, signs, poles, trees, etc. 
7. Signs, posters, banners, and other printed materials shall not be taped to the sidewalk in lieu of chalked announcements
8. Chalked announcements may not exceed two days prior to the campus activity, event, or meeting. 
9. Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) or university departments that desire to chalk an announcement must first register via this form

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Page last modified September 26, 2022