Academics Colleges and Schools Office of Student Affairs (OSA)

University Sound Use Guidelines

These guidelines are to provide information to organizers (AdZU office faculty and staff, student clubs and organizations) who wish to hold large scale campus activities such as concerts, variety shows, sports events or any activity that uses extensive sound augmentation systems that may disturb the peace, comfort, or repose of any AdZU community member, neighbor or visitor.


AUGMENTED sound is defined as any electrically supported equipment or technology that increases the volume of any sound.

A. Request to use augmented sound must be submitted (at least 21 days before the event) in writing to the Physical Plant Office (PPO)

a. Use of augmented sound

            • Must be approved in advance by the Director of Physical Plant Office (PPO)

            • Is restricted to the AdZU Backfield and Multi-Purpose Covered Courts.

           • Should only be augmented to an adequate and appropriate level for the intended audience and venue as determined by the University under time, place and manner.

b. In general, augmented sound is NOT permitted during regular class hours as well as one (1) week before and during Midterm and Final Examinations.

                        Regular Class Hours: 7:30am to 7:30pm; Mondays to Fridays

                        Sundays through Saturdays - between the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

c. Sound system provider/contractor will be allowed to enter the campus at least one day before the event provided that they get a clearance from the PPO.

d. Sound check may only be done during activity hour (3-4pm- M-W-F) regardless of the time of the event

 e. Augmented sound which disrupts or clashes with the functioning or operation of the University is prohibited.

f. The organizer should arrange to distribute advance notices to Office of Student Affairs, Jesuit Residence, nearby residential buildings and offices to alert people of the date, time, venue, and program of the activity.

g. The PPO shall address unreasonable sound, meaning, excessive or unusually loud sound that may disturb the peace, comfort, or repose of a reasonable person.

    • During the planning of an event, potential sound levels, especially where augmented sound is involved, shall be reviewed with the organizers/sponsors.

h. The PPO personnel has the right to control the volume levels or discontinue any augmented sound that is deemed disruptive or potentially hazardous to the surrounding community, official university activities, facilities, students, faculty, or staff.

i. Violation or failure to comply with any of the provisions above shall mean cancellation of the event.

Download the Application Form for Augmented Sound Permit Here

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