Student Union Policies
General University Policies
Applicable to all university facilities:
- Shirts and shoes are
- No skateboards, bikes,
inline skates, or pets.
- Classes have priority
in academic buildings.
- Classroom use may be
scheduled after the class schedule has been finalized on the first day of the
- Classrooms can be
scheduled for exams, meetings, classes, etc.
- Northwest Missouri
State University is a smoke free campus
- Alcohol products are
allowed in university facilities with approval from the University President.
- Due to the
university's dining policy, health licensing restrictions, and exclusive
contract with the university food service contractor, all foods/beverages
utilized in university facilities should be arranged through Northwest Catering
at 660.562.1275.If seeking outside vendor approval please contact Auxiliary
Services at 660.562.1430.
- Due to fire regulations,
use of open candles are not allowed in any campus facility; however, enclosed
candles for catered events may be used.
- All events are subject
to a security audit prior to final confirmation. Any and all large events that
are requesting a large venue space should use the Special Events Request Form, and will
be shared with University Police for an audit to best determine how to serve
the event and protect the entire Northwest community. As a result of this audit
University Police/Security may be required at the event. If security is
required a fee may be assessed. It may be determined that the event will not be
approved. Not all events are appropriate for a campus community and those
requiring personnel must work within the scheduling limits of that staff and
other campus needs. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the
Auxiliary Services Office or University Police at any time.
Additional Student Union Policies
Hours of Operation
|Fall and Spring
||Monday - Friday
||7 a.m. - midnight
||Saturday and Sunday
||10 a.m. - midnight
|Summer Hours and Breaks
||Monday - Friday
Saturday and Sunday
|7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Bearcat Commons is open from 7 a.m. to 1
a.m. 7 days a week during Fall and Spring Trimesters.
J.W. Jones Student Union is open for most
holidays with the exception of Thanksgiving and July 4th. The Student Union is
closed for two weeks over Christmas and New Year’s.