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The Morris University Center has set forth guidelines for decorating within the MUC/SSC facilities and event spaces. Anyone not following policy may lose reservation privileges and/or be charged a cleanup fee.

Guidelines and Regulations when Decorating

  1. Painter’s tape and mounting putty are the only approved method to attach decorations to walls, doors, ceilings, or woodwork. If any other means is used to attach decorations they will be removed. For the purpose of this policy directional or event, advertisement signs are not considered decorations. Any directional signage must be posted by Event Services.
  2. Lightweight decorations (i.e., paper letters, balloons*, leaflets, etc.) may be attached to stage curtains and backdrops with straight pins or painter’s tape. Decorations should not contain latex.
  3. Open flames are not permitted in any event space in the Morris University Center or Student Success Center. Battery-operated tea light candles are available for a fee based on availability through University Catering.
  4. Balcony railings may be used for hanging banners, crepe paper, streamers, etc. Zip ties are the preferred method for hanging items from balcony railings.
  5. All decorations must be removed by the sponsoring group or organization at the end of the event. University Center staff will dispose of any decorations remaining after the event. Labor charges for clean-up will be assessed where applicable and will be the responsibility of the sponsoring organization.
  6. All decorations must comply with local, state, and national fire regulations and may be subject to approval by local fire authorities.
  7. All decorations must be approved in advance by the Event Services Office.
  8. All organizations are responsible for setting up their own free-standing decorations as well as removing them at the end of the event.
  9. The use of glitter or confetti is prohibited. Groups using glitter for decoration or making signs in any MUC or SSC space will be charged a cleaning fee.
  10. Tacks, push pins, or staples are not allowed except on bulletin boards or portable panels.
  11. Staff reserves the right to remove postings in violation of MUC or Kimmel Student Involvement Center Policies.
  12. Fog, bubble, and smoke machines are prohibited.

Damage fees will be applied as necessary and reservation privileges may be suspended for up to one academic year for violations.