Posting Policy

Title: Posting Policy
Policy Owner: Office of the Provost and Office of the Vice President for Student Life and Enrollment
Applies to: Faculty, staff, students, visitors
Campus Applicability: Storrs and regional campuses
Approval Date: June 27, 2024
Effective Date: June 28, 2024
For More Information, Contact Office of the Provost or Office of the Vice President for Student Life and Enrollment
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This Policy is intended to ensure the responsible and effective use of bulletin boards and other areas designated for the posting of Flyers, prevent littering and the defacing of or damage to University property. This Policy is not meant to supersede other existing area specific posting policies, nor is it intended to inhibit free speech or expression.  However, all Flyers must comply with established University Policies.


Storrs and Regional Campuses, not including UConn Health and UConn Law.


Designated Posting Areas: Specific locations on campus authorized for the display of Flyers and similar materials. These areas are established to help ensure the responsible and orderly use of space for announcements and information dissemination. Designated Posting Areas are either Controlled Posting Spaces or Open Posting Spaces.

Controlled Posting Spaces: Designated posting areas managed by respective building managers and/or departmental owners. Prior approval is required to post a flyer in a controlled posting space.

Open Posting Spaces: Designated posting areas that do not require approval prior to posting.

Flyers: Posters, printed materials, and/or any other physical materials.


Flyers may only be posted in Designated Posting Areas, such as bulletin boards and other designated spaces throughout the campus. Under no circumstance may Flyers be affixed in any manner on University signs, lampposts, trees, or any place that would impede ingress/egress. For safety reasons, Flyers may not be slipped under the doors of offices, classrooms, or other University spaces. Any postings in non-designated areas will be removed.

Flyers must be affixed in a manner that does not cause damage to University property. Only non-permanent methods may be used to display Flyers. Permanent or semi-permanent adhesion that may cause damage to University property must not be used. In general, only tacks on bulletin boards, and painter’s tape on non-tackable boards should be used. Individuals/organizations wishing to post Flyers should also ensure compliance with the departments/offices' policies, including those linked in the References section below.


Printed Flyers should be of a standard size (e.g. 8.5”x11”) not to exceed 11”x17”. Only one Flyer per event or notice should be posted in each Designated Posting Area. Excess Flyers and other posting materials may be removed.

Flyers should include the name of the organization/individual responsible for the posting and the date on which it was displayed.

Individuals or groups posting Flyers for events should remove them within 24 hours of the event's completion. Once the event date has passed, anyone may remove the posting.

Building managers may remove Flyers that do not have specific dated events periodically based on the date the posting is displayed (e.g. once per semester or on another schedule).


Building managers may designate Open Posting or Controlled Posting Spaces, in consultation with leadership of departments/units within the building, for the posting of Flyers that meet the standards outlined in this Policy. Classrooms are not considered Designated Posting Areas. Postings in classrooms can be used as part of instruction during class times and should be removed after the class is over.

Open Posting Spaces are areas designated for the posting of Flyers that meet the standards outlined in this Policy and do not require prior approval. Open Posting Spaces shall be clearly marked. A listing of known locations is available in the References section below.  If a space is not clearly marked as an Open Posting Space, individuals are encouraged to seek permission before posting.

Flyers must be approved prior to posting in Controlled Posting Spaces, including materials that would be placed on or in the ground in outdoor spaces. Separate posting policies, procedures or guidelines in university buildings/departments/units may have other restrictions such as size, length of posting times, and methods for affixing materials, and will follow the standards provided by this Policy.

Refer to department/unit-specific Controlled Posting Spaces guidelines prior to posting in these spaces. Flyers that have not been approved for posting in Controlled Posting Spaces may be removed. Controlled Posting Spaces shall also be clearly marked. A listing of known locations is available in the References section. Faculty office areas (e.g. doors and bulletin boards outside of their offices) and administrative spaces are at the discretion of academic departments/building managers.

In University buildings/departments/units that have separate posting policies, procedures or guidelines,  items must be posted in accordance with the standards  provided by the specific department/unit/building and this Policy.

In University buildings/departments/units that do not have a separate policy or defined Open or Controlled Spaces, postings are not allowed.


Violations of this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary measures in accordance with University By-Laws, General Rules of Conduct for All University Employees, applicable collective bargaining agreements, and the University of Connecticut Student Code.

Individuals and groups can be charged with violating the University Code of Conduct or the Student Code, specifically Part III, B. 17: “Damage or misuse of property, which includes, but is not limited to, attempted or actual damage to or misuse of University property or other personal or public property”.

Individuals, departments, units, student organizations, and off-campus businesses or groups that violate this Policy will be asked to remove Flyers immediately and will be billed for any damage to University property that occurs because of improper posting.

Flyers that do not meet the standards outlined in this Policy or posted in places not designated for display may be removed at any time.

Questions about this Policy may be directed to the Office of the Provost at or the Office of the Vice President for Life and Enrollment at


The list of departments/units with specific posting policies includes but is not limited to the following:


Policy created:  06/27/2024 Approved by the Senior Policy Council and the President