Tobacco Regulations

Smoking is prohibited in most areas of campus, except for Designated Smoking Areas (see maps below).  Therefore, smoking is prohibited in, but not limited to:            

  • All interior spaces owned, rented, or leased by the University
  • Exterior spaces, including courtyards, breezeways, terraces, stairways and access ramps, outdoor dining patios, underpasses and recreational facilities and fields, and pick-up and drop-off points for campus and public bus transportation
  • All vehicles owned, leased or rented by the University

Further, the use of smokeless tobacco is prohibited from all interior space owned, rented, or leased by the university, including classrooms, athletic and recreational facilities, and residence hall rooms.

In addition, the following activities are prohibited:

  • The sale of tobacco products on campus and/or campus-related events
  • Advertising of tobacco products in campus publications (except for the sale or free distribution of non-university supported magazines and newspapers that contain tobacco product advertising).
  • The distribution of samples of tobacco products, redeemable coupons and/or tobacco-related paraphernalia on university property and/or at a campus-related event.
  • The sponsorship of campus events or campus organizations by tobacco companies or businesses in which tobacco sales is their primary source of revenue.

Designated Smoking Areas

Smoking is permitted on campus in designated smoking areas.  Do not stand and smoke within 25 feet of doorways or in areas posted ‘No Smoking’ as smoke will enter the building.  Please review the maps below to locate the approved designated smoking areas.

Tobacco Policy Implementation and Notification

The success of the tobacco policy depends upon obtaining and maintaining the willingness, understanding and cooperation of smokers and non-smokers on the University of Northern Colorado campus. It is the responsibility of all members of the UNC community and visitors to observe these tobacco regulations.  As leaders and role models, the deans, administrators, and supervisors are expected to influence and guide the University community in the implementation of these regulations.                           


These regulations complies with U.S. Greening Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Existing Building (LEED-EB) Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) control requirements.  This is in observance of Governor’s Executive Order (D0011 07) on Greening Government.