Event Management at Large Public Universities

Space Allocation and Approval Structures

Topics: Student Unions, Student Experience, Student Affairs, Space Utilization, Facilities and Operations, Administration and Finance

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Summary

Event management offices at large public universities coordinate internal and external group requests for the use of a myriad of campus spaces. We examine the allocation and pricing of campus venues among internal and external clients, and the coordination between event management offices and support providers such as parking, technical services, and security.

Research Questions

  • How is space availability allocated between internal and external clients?
  • How do administrators at other institutions determine pricing for use of campus fields and facilities?
  • How do those wishing to hold an event coordinate with support providers prior to the event?