Outdoor Venues

Our campus has a variety of outdoor gathering spaces suitable for events small or large. We recommend you reserve outdoor space for your events. Take the time to consider your plans to ensure all services can be delivered for memory-making college events.

General Spaces

  • Bearcat Pavilion
  • Bearcat Plaza (brick area between TUC and SSLC)
  • Blegen Lawn
  • Campus Green (green space north of University Way) Spaces A, B, C
  • Campus Recreation Center East Plaza (partially covered outdoor area)
  • Campus Recreation Center West Plaza (area just outside housing complex, by Rec Center Circle)
  • Library Square
  • McMicken Commons (green space between TUC and McMicken Hall) Spaces A, B, C, D
  • McMicken Lawn (along Clifton Ave.)
  • Schneider Quadrangle
  • Sigma Sigma Commons (concrete amphitheater and hillside south of University Way)
  • TUC Plaza (brick area in front of TUC’s main entrance on Level 3)
  • Zimmer Roof Garden

Athletics Spaces

  • Gettler Stadium/Myers Field
  • Marge Schott Stadium
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Sheakley Athletics Center
  • Sheakley Lawn
  • Trabert-Talbert Tennis Center

Photo Gallery

Bearcat Pavilion

Brick area & amphitheater between TUC, Nippert Stadium and SSLC.

BEARCAT PAVILION

Bearcat Plaza

Brick area (MainStreet) between TUC and SSLC.

BEARCAT PLAZA

Blegen library lawn

Green space in front of Blegen Library, adjacent to College of Law

BLEGEN LAWN

Campus Green

Green space north of University Way


CAMPUS GREEN

Campus Rec East Plaza

Partially covered outdoor area from east entrance of Rec Center

CAMPUS RECREATION CENTER
EAST PLAZA

Campus Rec West

Outdoor space from Rec Center entrance to Circle Drive.

CAMPUS RECREATION CENTER
WEST PLAZA

McMicken Commons

Green space between TUC and McMicken Hall.

McMICKEN COMMONS

McMicken Lawn

Grassy area on Clifton Ave. side of McMicken Hall

McMICKEN LAWN

 

Herman Schneider Quadrangle

Green space between Swift, Baldwin and Old Chemistry

SCHNEIDER QUADRANGLE

Sigma Sigma commons

Amphitheater space south of University Way

SIGMA SIGMA COMMONS

TUC Plaza

Brick area in front of TUC main entrance

TUC PLAZA

Zimmer Roof garden

Patio/green space between Baldwin, Old Chemistry and Rieveschl

ZIMMER ROOF GARDEN

Maps & Guides

 

 

Amenities

  • Electrical, grounds, moving services are available upon order.
  • Spaces can be reserved exclusively or as shared events.
  • The Use of Facilities policy and the Event Guide offer how-to instructions for outdoor spaces. 

Guidelines for Use

  • Simple tabling locations are TUC Plaza and Bearcat Plaza.
  • Chalking is permitted on McMicken Commons only.
  • Music is permitted on certain days/times.
  • Serving prepared food is permitted. Cooking requires a permit.
  • Reserved spaces are necessary for setting up outdoor equipment.
  • No alcohol is allowed without a permit.
  • Space rental is charged for events collecting money or charging admission.
  • No signage or tent anchors can be inserted into the ground without securing a dig permit first.
  • Damages to grounds will result in charges to the sponsor.
  • Large scale events and events with moving parts are best planned with a facilities meeting organized by Campus & Events Services.

Outdoor Event Logistics Contacts

Service

Provider/Contact

Phone

Coordinating Assistance

Conference & Event Services

558-1810

*~Grounds

Harland (Butch) Clark

Lonnie Springs

556-3606

*Electric

Work Control

558-2500

^~Tents

Harland (Butch) Clark

Fire Prevention

556-3606

556-4992

*Security

Vicki Shaw

556-4923

+Amplification

Adam Krawzsycn

558-1810

^Grills

Fire Prevention

556-4992

^Cooking

City of Cincinnati Health Department

654-1766

*Billable Services          +Permission Needed
^Permits Required       ~Digging Permission

 

Outdoor Rental Rates

University Department or Student Organization will be assessed a space rental charge for programs which charge admission, conference/class fees, exhibit fees, or any exchange of fees. Space rental charges apply for UC Co-Sponsored and Non-University events. Events where donations to charity are collected are exempt. Service fees may apply according to use of space. 

Definitions of Event Types

Location

University Events

UC Co-Sponsored Events
Non-University Events
Conditions for Outdoor spaces listed below: University Department or Student Organization will be assessed a space rental charge for programs which charge admission, conference/class fees, exhibit fees, or any exchange of fees. Space rental charges apply for all UC Co-Sponsored and External events.
McMicken Commons
McMicken A B C D (per section)
$250
$500
$1,500
McMicken Commons
All sections
$750
$1,500
$5,000
Campus Green
Section A OR B
 $250 $750
$1,500
Campus Green
Section C
$250
$500
$1,000
Campus Green
All sections
$750
$1,000
$3,000
Sigma Sigma Commons
$250
$750
$1,500
TUC Front Steps
$400
$500
$600