Updated: November 19, 2020 at 11:09AM

Facilities & Programming


All of the facilities designed for student programs and activities were open this fall, including the Duncan Student Center, the LaFortune Student Center, Washington Hall, Stepan Center, Rockne Memorial, the Smith Center for Recreational Sports, and the Ricci Band Building. These facilities implemented enhanced sanitization and disinfection protocols, modified furniture, and adjusted capacities to University physical distancing requirements. 

During Winter Break, Duncan and LaFortune Student Centers will remain open with modified hours of operation. Washington Hall, Stepan Center, Rockne Memorial, and the Ricci Band Building are closed.

The Smith Center for Recreational Sports on the third floor of the Duncan Student Center will remain open by appointment only throughout Winter Break. View hours and schedule your reservation here


The Student Activities Office (SAO) created updated club and organization guidelines and protocols to help students program safely throughout the academic year. Attendance must be taken at all in-person events and meetings to allow for contract tracing if needed and, per the University's Visitor Policy, outside speakers or performers are not permitted for in person engagements, but can be contracted virtually. Due to adherence with public health practices, student group travel and off campus events, indoor choral activities, student dances, races and runs, and the student group concession stand program are suspended. 

Prior to Winter Break, SAO contacted undergraduate student club and organization leaders regarding student group programming through Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Virtual undergraduate student group programming may resume on Wednesday, Jan. 6, and in-person programming and activities for undergraduate student groups is expected to resume for the spring semester on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

For graduate and professional students, virtual student group programming, and in-person programming for students living locally with special permission, is permitted between Saturday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Dec. 18. Graduate and professional student group activity is not permitted between Saturday, Dec. 19 and Tuesday, Jan. 5, but in-person on-campus programming may continue beginning Wednesday, Jan. 6.