This policy applies to all spaces owned and operated by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).
Persons Not Authorized in Non-Public Areas of University Buildings
The areas of University academic, research, public service, and administrative buildings of the University used for classrooms, laboratories, faculty and staff offices, and the areas of University student residence buildings used for student living quarters are not open to the general public. Any person not authorized to be or remain in any such building area will be deemed to be trespassing on University property, and may be cited and subject to prosecution for criminal trespass in violation of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-520 or § 28-521.
Persons on University Property Between the Hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Persons who are not students, faculty, staff, tenants, licensees, agents or contractors of the University, or their employees, visitors or guests, shall not be permitted on University property between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Visitors and guests are expected to conduct themselves in a lawful manner comply with all applicable university policies and codes of conduct while on University property, and failure to do so may result in imposition of personal restrictions relating to their presence on University property. Specifically, the right of a visitor or guest to be present on University property will be restricted when the visitor or guest has harmed or has threatened to harm a member of the student body, faculty or staff. The right of a visitor or guest to be on University property will also be restricted when the visitor or guest has damaged or poses a risk of damage or loss to University property or to the property of others located on University property.
Persons in University Buildings After Closing to the Public
Many University Buildings are open to the public at designated times which are posted at building entrances. Some University buildings are closed and locked during the times they are not open to the public. Also, some University buildings, such as student unions, are closed to the public at designated times which are posted at building entrances, but remain unlocked for access and use by students, faculty, staff and other authorized persons. Persons who are not authorized by the University to be in a University building after the posted time of closing to the public will be deemed to be trespassing on University property, and may be cited and subject to prosecution for criminal trespass in violation of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-520 or § 28-521.
Ban and Bar Notices
University law enforcement or security personnel may issue written notices to any person who has been contacted or observed on University property while engaged in any unlawful or unauthorized activity banning and barring such person from University property, except as may be specifically authorized in such notice. Violation of any such notice will be deemed to be trespassing on University property, and the offending party may be cited and subject to prosecution for criminal trespass in violation of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-520 or § 28-521. The term "unlawful or unauthorized activity" shall mean any conduct, act or omission by any person that is in violation of (i) any law, rule, regulation or order of the State of Nebraska or of the United States, or (ii) any policy, rule or regulation of the University of Nebraska.
Reason for Policy
We welcome visitors and guests on campus during stated public hours. This policy provides a process where persons who cause significant damage to property or pose threats to campus may not be allowed on campus.
If you have been issued a campus Ban & Bar Notice and wish to appeal, please complete the form below and deliver or mail it to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department at 300 North 17th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68588-0634. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department is responsible for the University property where the Ban & Bar Notice was issued.
If the appeal is not delivered or postmarked within five business days from the date the Ban & Bar Notice was issued, then the individual waives the opportunity to appeal. The Ban & Bar Notice remains in effect while the individual's appeal is being considered.
If an individual has been issued a Ban & Bar has a legitimate need to visit campus for attending to official UNL business, they may apply and seek approval for a temporary waiver by completing the form below and email or deliver the completed form to UNLPD. Individuals who have been issued a Ban & Bar are subject to a trespassing citation without an approved temporary waiver.
UNL PD - Emergencies
- This policy was reformatted in 2021. At that time the Reason for Policy and Temporary Waiver procedures were updated.