As the university prepares to host its first weeknight football game at Canvas Stadium on Friday, Oct. 26, the Public Safety Team wants to remind the community about policies and hours related to campus facilities and spaces, particularly late evening and overnight assembling in public areas across campus.
Colorado State University’s Free Speech and Peaceful Assembly policy permits public assemblies, demonstrations, events, meetings, rallies, and other expressive activity in traditional public forums and other public areas at CSU during the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
This applies to the Lory Student Center Plaza and other public areas that have traditionally been open for public assembly and expression, such as the Oval, Great Green, and public common areas. These public spaces are closed to large assemblies and similar expressive activities between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Exceptions are made only for CSU academic and administrative units that reserve public spaces for official university events. Normal pedestrian traffic flow through the Plaza is fine during this time period, but the Free Speech and Peaceful Assembly policy applies even during game days, so large public assemblies are not permissible in this space after 7 p.m. Official tailgating events before the game tomorrow night are permitted and are not impacted by this policy.
Most university business offices operate within a range of hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Setting such hours allows the university to better assist with safety, security, general support, and other staffing requirements, and helps avoid disruption to campus operations. Campus offices will remain open to serve the public until 5 p.m. on Friday, but the majority of campus office and classroom buildings will be locked after that point and during the game for security purposes, just as they are during a weekend event.
More information about the first weekday home game at Canvas Stadium is available on SOURCE.
To learn more about CSU policies related to public assemblies, please review the full Free Speech and Peaceful Assembly policy.