Decoration & Display Policy

All decorations, including candles and decorative lighting, must comply with UNMC Safety Policy 03, Use of Decorative Materials and Furnishings.


Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, the following list:

  • Latex balloons, silly-string, bubbles, glitter, confetti, rice, birdseed.
  • Fireworks (including sparklers) or weapons of any kind.
  • Live animals (exceptfor those assisting individuals with disabilities).
  • Open-flamed candles. Votive and enclosed candles are permitted on tables only.
  • Decorative materials may not be placed on fire doors, smoke doors, vision panels in any door, light fixtures, electrical equipment, electrical outlets, circuit breaker panels, etc.
  • Cut trees, tree branches, pinecones, wreaths, mistletoe, and live potted plants. Artificial trees, wreaths, and other seasonal decorations must be fire/flame-retardant. It is the Client’s responsibility to save packaging material as proof to the fire marshal that decorative materials have received flame-retardant treatment.
  •  Only electric holiday lights that have been installed under the direction and supervision of facilities management will be allowed. The lighting string must be double insulated or grounded and have an approval rating from either UL or Factory Mutual. 
  • Banners, awnings, promotional/commercial signage, and lighting may not be placed or projectedon the building.
  • All decor and/or displays must be limited to the designated event space. Nails, tacks, staples, and tape may not be used on walls, windows or floors.

 All decorations and materials should be removed immediately following the event. UNMC is not responsible for loss or damage to property left on site. Any costs associated with damage caused by installation or removal of decorative materials will be the responsibility of the Client.