Chalking of sidewalks is a means of expression. It may be used in many ways, including to announce programs, promote events, exchange opinions, share messages, and otherwise express ideas. This policy is designed to permit sidewalk chalking while also advancing important university interests, including but not limited to ensuring campus safety, safeguarding entrances and exits to and from university facilities, protecting University property and facilities, and maintaining the aesthetic appeal of campus.

For the complete policy regarding chalking on campus visit the Operations Manual. Please see below here for a map of approved outdoor chalking locations. View PDF

chalking map of the university of iowa

Another informal chalking opportunity is available on Chalk Talk chalkboards in the IMU. Individuals and/or student organizations may write messages, quotes, or other information on the Chalk Talk boards. Boards are cleaned by IMU staff weekly. Chalk Talk boards are located in the River Room, Student Activities Center, and The Chalk Talk Lounge in Ground Floor.