Collis Patio, Gellar Plaza and Robinson Lawn Reservation Policies

Summary of Policy

A policy outlining the process and restrictions for reserving Collis Patio, Gellar Plaza and Robinson Lawn.

Affected Parties

All Groups

Policy Statement

  • In order to support Dartmouth's student organizations, departmental requests may not be made prior to the second week of classes during the current academic term. Exceptions may be granted by the director of the Collis Student Center on an individual basis. 
  • The Collis Patio, Gellar Plaza and Robinson Lawn may be reserved for events in nice weather, but we do not close off the space to general traffic.
  • We do not guarantee a rain location, but encourage event organizers to secure a rain site/date.
  • Reservations of the Collis Patio may not interfere with patron dining in the Collis Café.
  • All activities on the Collis Center Patio, Gellar Plaza and Robinson Lawn must conform to College guidelines for outdoor events, and must not disrupt regularly scheduled activities or departments in the surrounding buildings.
  • The Collis Porch is not a reservable space because it is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Robinson Lawn is not reservable when the grass is being seeded.

Policy ID


Effective Date

July 1, 2015

Last Revised Date

October 13, 2022


Office of the Provost

Office of Primary Responsibility

Collis Center for Student Involvement

Last Reviewed Date

May 9, 2023

Next Review Date