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Event Policies

Special Events

Throughout the year, a wide array of activities and events are held on campus. An event calendar is published each semester along with the Weekly Stall. Events are also posted to BCC's Home page.

Off-campus events

The following kinds of off-campus events are allowed:

  • Lectures, panels, meetings and arts events where the subject is a public, national, political or social issue.
  • All arts and cultural events (concerts, plays, performances, exhibits, etc.).
  • Documentary films.
  • Films shown at film festivals or at museum venues (e.g., Berkshire Museum's Little Theater, MassMoCa, etc.).
  • Civic events (e.g., town meetings, meetings of the town zoning board, speeches by candidates for electoral office, public hearings on community issues, lectures about environmental issues, etc.).
  • Museums, art museums, historical sites and natural sites.

The following kinds of off-campus events are disallowed:

  • Feature films (excepting documentaries and DIVERSITY, GIRO, and museum sponsored feature films).
  • Vocational or professional advancement events required for certification.
  • Sports and recreational events.
  • Entertainments (in clubs or cabarets), fairs, or theme parks.
  • Art galleries (because they are smaller than art museums).
  • Charitable activities and service learning.
  • Jury duty.
  • College Convocation, Graduation, and pinning ceremonies.
  • Course required activities (excepting absolutely non-required excursions).
  • Academic preparation workshops.

Visits or events must be at least an hour in length.
Cultural events must meet educational criteria.


Revised: 7/14/08, /std