SSM 802–03: Amplification
To define appropriate noise levels within reserved spaces within and around the Memorial Union (MU)
Memorial Union Advisory Board
Amplification is allowed 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in the areas of Hayden Lawn, Student Services Lawn, and the MU North Stage. Bands with full drum kits and electronic instruments are only allowed Tuesday and Wednesday, are limited to one of the three amplified areas per day, and need prior approval from MU Event and Meeting Services. Amplification may not exceed 85 decibels at 30 feet Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Amplification may not exceed 70 decibels at 30 feet Monday, Thursday, Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., all evenings, and all day Saturday. Amplification is not allowed Sundays. Sound on Hayden Lawn and MU North Stage must face south and on Student Services Lawn, face east. Student Organizations are allowed one reservation in each of the amplifications zones per month.
For more information, see SSM 802–01, “Scheduling Outdoor Campus Activities Areas.”