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Campus Tents

To create additional meeting and study space on campus during the Fall 2020 semester, open-air tents will be erected throughout campus to accommodate academic and student needs.  

The tents on campus will be equipped with:

  • One rolling dry-erase white board.  (Markers and erasers are not provided.  Please bring your own.)  
  • WiFi
  • 30 inch round tables with folding chair (capacity listed below)
  • signage 
  • sanitation prodcuts for tables
  • LED lighting for evening use


  • Individuals may begin submitting tent reservation requests in accordance with the schedule below with this link

  • During the period of time that reservations aren’t accepted, tents are open for individual use on a first come-first served basis.  

  • The reservation is not final until you receive email confirmation and it appears on the master tent schedule. 

  • Please allow at least 15 minutes before and after reservation times to allow for adequate cleaning and transition time

  • Academic needs will be considered first and will be given priority over non-academic requests 

  • Tent reservations are subject to change due to adjustments in schedules, at the discretion of the Event Management Committee.




Who Can Submit Reservation Requests

Date Range 

Reservable Times

Event Management Administrators 



August 24 - August 30

Weekdays (M-F 8am-6:30pm) 




Nights and Weekends 




August 31 - November 23

Weekdays (M-F 8am-6:3-pm)




Nights and Weekends




Tent Locations and Capacity

Location Campus Capacity
CEER (1) Main 18
CEER (2) Main 8
Connelly Center Lower Main 12
Connelly Center Lower 2 Main 12
Donahue- front of building South 14
Dougherty Hall Main 14
Driscoll Main 52
Katherine South 12
Mendel Plaza Main 8
O'Dwyer Main 8
St. Mary's West 40


  • Groups that have a confirmed reservation on the tent schedule have sole priority for use of that tent. During times when there are no reservations, tents may be used for informal gatherings, dining or studying on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please be sure to check the master tent schedule before utilizing an available tent. 

  • The individual who submitted the reservation is responsible for ensuring appropriate use of the tent during the reservation time, including the below health and safety protocols. 

  • During a reservation, please post the signage provided at the tent to indicate the space is reserved. Please re-post the “Tent Open” signage when your reservation concludes.

  • Students should utilize their provided portable chair within the tent whenever possible. 

  • Tables, chairs, signage, cleaning supplies, and other items provided with the tent may not be removed and should be left in the manner in which you found them. 

Health and Safety Protocols 

  • Physical distancing must be maintained between all persons at all times. Tent gatherings where a 6 foot distance cannot be maintained between all persons are not permitted. 

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times while utilizing tents, with the exception of when eating or drinking. 

  • Individuals must disinfect any surfaces which they touch (tables, chairs, etc.) before and after use. Cleaning supplies will be provided at each tent.