Use of Outdoor Spaces

UNL faculty, staff and student organizations have many opportunities to use and enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces on both City and East Campus. Both academic and social events are welcome if proper care is taken to protect landscape turf, plantings, and related facilities.

Spaces especially appropriate for outdoor events include:

  • Meier Commons
  • Greenspace north of Food Industry Complex
  • Maxwell Arboretum
  • The Porch
  • Nebraska Union Plaza
  • Lied Plaza
  • Sheldon Museum of Art & Sculpture Garden
  • • University Plaza (north of Woods Art Building)

There are many smaller greenspaces adjacent to campus buildings that can also be used for activities.

Please follow these guidelines:

  1. Student organizations need to obtain approval for outdoor activities through the Office for Student Involvement (402-472-2454). This process requires organizational representatives to be in contact with the Nebraska Unions and reduces the chances for conflict with other users.

  2. Faculty, staff, and other groups should also obtain approval for outdoor activities from the Nebraska Unions. 

Please note: The UNL campus is a public place. There are no guarantees that you will be the only individual/group utilizing the area.