EVENT-SPECIFIC University POLICIES
event procedures and guidelines
Event Services Policies – Event Specific Policies
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- Sunday to Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Friday to Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
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Event Services Policies – Event Services Procedures
Events that may disrupt Student Centers’ normal operations and/or are considered high profile should be brought to the attention of the Associate and/or Assistant Director(s) of Event Services. Additional information regarding the event and event impact, walk throughs, logistics, staffing and event review meetings may be required.
Click here to view the full Outdoor Space Use Guideline.
Click here to view the Outdoor Temporary Display/Structure Guideline.
Click here to view our full list of venue diagrams including outdoor spaces.
Click here to view Student Centers advertising opportunities.You can also have your event listed on the Today@Mason calendar by contacting your venue scheduler.
- If a reading falls outside of this range, a Student Centers staff member will contact Facilities to report the current temperature and request the system to check that it is operating properly.
- If a client desires the temperature set outside that range, a work order should be submitted to Facilities in advance of the event date.
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- $150 for the 1st hour (or partial hour) PLUS $40 for each additional half hour (or increment thereof).
- $100 for each large meeting space.
- $50 for each small meeting space.
- $75 for each large meeting space.
- $25 for each small meeting space.
- $100 for each large meeting space.
- $50 for each small meeting space.
- UNIV ORG CODE: For University entities paying by a University Organization Code the rate will be based on the 25Live classification of the event.
- CHECK/CREDIT CARD: For services being paid for by other means (check or credit card) the rate will be billed as External.
- FOUNDATION ACCOUNT: Checks from Foundation Accounts will be classified the same as if paying with University Organization Code.
- STUDENT ORG ACCOUNT: Student Organizations are not permitted to make payment via check but may instead deposit their check directly into their organization account prior to the charge back being assessed.
|1st hour or partial hour||Each additional half-hour or increment thereof|
|Early Open / Late Close||$150||$40|
|Multi-Purpose Event Space||Meeting Room or Fixed Event Space|
|Setup Change Fee||$100||$50|
|*Additional fees may apply for equipment and labor if not cancelled prior to event date and time|
|Damage/ Excessive Cleanup||Charges based on actual cost of resulting:
Repair or replacement of equipment
Repairs to facilities or finishes
Cleaning supplies and labor hours
To be determined by the Associate Director of Event Services
General Guidelines for Space Use
Event Services Policies – General Guidelines for Space Use
- Helium balloons are not allowed in the Johnson Center; however they are allowed in SUB I and The Hub.
- Tape and/or adhesive is not allowed on the floor in any event space.
- Scotch tape, duct tape, thumbtacks, or any other strong adhesive is not allowed on any surface in the facilities.
- Only adhesive allowed on walls, glass, dry erase boards, or easels is blue painter's tape.
- No decorations, banners, or other materials are permitted to be hung from the ceiling in event spaces.
- No glitter is allowed in any event space – the use of glitter will result in an automatic cleaning fee.
- Other similar products, if not cleaned up by clients at the end of an event, may result in cleaning fees (including but not limited to confetti, sequins, and other similar items).
- No postings are allowed outside of the reserved event space, including the doors leading into the event space, without prior approval from Student Centers.
- The only animals allowed in the facilities are service animals.
- Smoking, e-cigarettes, and vape pens are not allowed in the facilities.
- Open flames are prohibited in the facilities including but not limited to candles and incense.
- Please ensure that egress routes are kept clear of obstructions and that fire exits are accessible at all times. Cords and cables should not be run across doorways or entry points.
- Event and building patrons must follow all fire safety guidelines as outlined in the Campus Fire Safety Plan.
- Painting is not allowed anywhere inside the Johnson Center, The Hub, SUB I, or Merten Hall including event spaces, meeting rooms and common areas or on any Student Centers indoor furnishings.
- Painting is permitted outdoors on grass areas with prior approval.
Paint, Dye, or Chalk Powder at Outdoor Events
- Crafts and activities involving the usage of paints, dyes, or chalk powders are permitted only in outdoor event spaces.
- Where these materials are used at or near event furnishings, such as tables, chairs, or staging, these surfaces must be covered and protected from damages.
- Plastic tablecloths or other coverings can be secured using blue painters tape.
- At events where paints or chalk powders are used at or near the stage, the stage should be covered and protected as well.
- Damage or cleaning fees will be assessed as needed. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Damages and Cleaning
- All materials must be cleaned up/removed completely when event ends.
- Any damage to the space or need for excess cleaning will be billed directly to their organization.
- Groups must clean up and discard all catering residuals when using a caterer other than Sodexo.
- Clients are not permitted to alter the space in any way – i.e. removing or relocating plants, art, or installations that are fixtures in the space.
- Clients should not rearrange furniture in the venue. Ask for assistance from Student Centers Staff.
- Patrons should not stand on furniture – including chairs and/or tables.
Clients are responsible for obtaining all licenses and approvals in accordance with all local, state and federal requirements, including but not limited to public performance rights and vendor sales licenses.
- Johnson Center and The Hub venues may be scheduled until 11:00pm, and SUB I until 10pm.
- The Hub Ballroom, JC Dewberry Hall, and JC Bistro, may be scheduled until 1am on Friday and Saturday without prior approval during Fall and Spring academic semesters. During other periods, special approval may be necessary.
- Special approval is required for use of the JC Atrium, JC Lounges, and SUBI Patriots Lounge. However, all requests must be initiated with University Events.
- Special approval is required for use of the JC North, South and East Plazas, Southside Plaza, and SUBI Quad. However, all requests must be initiated with University Events.
- Dewberry Hall Lobby may be reserved as part of an event in Dewberry Hall and Dewberry Hall South.
- Pre-function Hallway may be reserved as part of an event in Dewberry Hall or Dewberry Hall North.
- Where time and space related approvals are needed, University Events will coordinate all requests.
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