During the holiday seasons, questions naturally arise concerning the permissibility of displaying holiday decorations in university work areas.

The display of Christmas trees is generally permissible. Any holiday display with an overtly religious symbol (such as a nativity scene or a menorah) should include at least one other religious symbol from a different religious tradition.

Displays of religious décor and symbols inside employees’ offices and cubicles are generally permissible.

For more information, please review the guidelines published by the Office of General Counsel on Holiday Displays.

You may also contact your UW institution’s legal counsel or the UW System Administration Office of General Counsel.