Time, Place & Manner (Protest)

Rules which govern and protect rights of protest

Free expression is encouraged but must not, interfere with the University operation, teaching and other’s rights to expression and may not damage/impede University property.


Use of University facilities must be in compliance with law and university policies.

  • People may not:
    • Block entrances or impede foot/vehicle traffic;
    • engage in physical abuse;
    • disrupt teaching or administration;
    • possess firearms, firebombs or other weapons;
    • engage in theft/vandalism;
    • climb on or rappel from University buildings or trees;
    • camp or lodge on University property.
  • People must comply with the instructions & directions of University officials including University Police and other police agencies called to assist.
  • The University House is a residence and activities on and around the property are restricted.

UC Berkeley Campus Regulations (full text)



  • Do not grab, rattle, lean on, move or otherwise disturb physical barricades or barricade tape.
  • Physical resistance and assaultive behavior will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted.
  • University affiliates have a duty to comply with the directions and instructions of University Police.
  • Demonstrations, protests, and acts of civil disobedience may be recorded.
  • Obstructing a peace officer in the performance of their duties is a crime.

Rules of Conduct in Campus Buildings

The buildings on the Berkeley campus are for appropriate use and enjoyment by students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

The following policies have been established to promote the safety and security of all occupants and visitors:

Regulations Governing Conduct of Non-Affiliates

If in the buildings and on the grounds of the University of California, non-affiliates have to abide by these regulations.

Time, Place & Manner