Campus Involvement

Outdoor Event COVID-19 Policies

For the most up to date policies regarding outdoor event usage, please visit the Facility and Operations Outdoor Events page. Though reservations for the Diag and Grove are handled by the Center for Campus Involvment, we work in tandem with the Outdoor Events team to enusre consistent policies and enforcement measures.

 

What is the Diag?

The Diag is the brick space including the "M" and the concrete benches at the foot of the steps of Hatcher Graduate Library.  You might hear people refer to it as "The Diag Proper."  All sidewalks, grassy areas, plazas, etc. in the surrounding area are coordinated by a different office, Facilities & Operations.  Here is a link to the F&O space request form.  If you wish to have an event that includes both the Diag and the grassy areas and sidewalks, please submit both requests.

What is the Grove?

The Grove is the North Campus Diag.  All sidewalks, grassy areas, plazas, etc. in the surrounding area are coordinated by a different office, Facilities & Operations.  Here is a link to the F&O space request form.  If you wish to have an event that includes both the Grove and the grassy areas and sidewalks, please submit both request.

Outdoor Space Use Policy Note

All outdoor events, including those held on the Diag and/or Grove are subject to the Facilities and Operations Outdoor Events policies. Read those policies on the Facilities and Operations website.

How do I reserve these spaces?

We’ve outlined everything you need to know to reserve the Central Campus Diag and North Campus Gerstacker Grove (hereafter referred to as "The Diags") into 3 easy steps. Click the button below to get started:

Proceed to Step 1: Getting Started

Looking for where specific information lives? See the index to skip ahead to what you’re looking for:

 

Index

Step 1: Getting Started

  • Before Completing the Application

  • Availability & Appropriate Use

  • Campus Impact Considerations

  • Diag Event Planning Resources

Step 2: Policies for Diag Use

  • Central Campus Diag Event Types

  • North Campus Gerstacker Grove Event Types

  • How do I know which type of space to request?

  • Diag Use Policy

Step 3: Application & Approval Timeline

  • Timeline

  • Application

These spaces are managed by the Center for Campus Involvement, University Unions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 734-763-5900, diag.info@umich.edu (Central Campus Diag) or grove.info@umich.edu (North Campus Gerstacker Grove).

 

Submit a Diag reservation application

Submit a Grove reservation application