Outdoor Spaces

In addition to the amazing event spaces inside the SAC and Red Barn, SAC staff are also responsible for managing reservations of outdoor campus spaces for various events and activities. If you're looking for outdoor space for a fair or information table, check out some of the most commonly reserved spaces below. If you see a space on campus you'd like to reserve that's not listed here, please let us know and we can help identify that area.

Please note that outdoor campus spaces can only be reserved by University Departments and Recognized Student Organizations. Please see the Amplified Sound policy for more information about using amplified sound in outdoor campus spaces. In the event of severe weather, outdoor events may be instructed to close or cancel and move to a rain site or shelter. Reservations of outdoor spaces do not guarantee an appropriate rain location will be available. Please make those arrangements at the time of reservation.

Vehicles may not be driven onto grass under any circumstances. Events located on grassy areas may be subject to approval by the Grounds Supervisor.

Involvement Fair on the West Plaza

West Plaza

This brick plaza is located between the SAC ramp and the Red Barn. One of the most popular outdoor event spaces on campus, many reserve this space in addition to the Red Barn.

South Plaza

This newly renovated brick plaza extends from the south side of the SAC ramp all the way to Brook Street.

2020 Quad

This grassy area is located directly outside of the BAB, Shumaker Hall, and Lutz Hall. It is also home of the 2020 Pavilion, a space dedicated to the class of 2020.

Alumni Cookout

Humanities Quad

Located at the heart of campus and sometimes just referred to as "The Quad", this area is bordered by the Bingham Humanities Building, Gardiner Hall, Ekstrom Library, and the Life Sciences Building. There is a large brick area for tabling just beside Humanities.

Life Sciences Quad

High traffic quad bordered by the Life Sciences Building, Interfaith Center, Bingham Humanities, and Strickler Hall.

Library Lawn West

Lawn located between the Ekstrom Library and 3rd Street.

Natural Sciences Lawn

Area located between Grawemeyer Hall and the Natural Sciences building, adjacent to the West Visitors Lot.

Unity Place Lawn

Lawn located between Greek Row houses and 3rd Street.

Education Lawn

Small lawn just east of the College of Education.