Event Planning Questions and Resources

While planning your special event, please take the following into consideration:

  • Will any of the event take place on University Property?
  • Has the venue/space been reserved?
  • Will the event go past midnight?
  • Will there be a need for any type of temporary structure?
  • Will there be a need to stake anything into the ground?
  • How many people do you expect to attend?
  • Are there parking needs?
  • Is there a potential for the event to affect traffic flow?
  • Will there be money collection and/or donations?
  • Are money deposits needed during and/or after the event?
  • Are wristbands being used?
  • Will there be music (either indoor or outdoor)?
  • Will there be alcohol served?
  • Is there potential for the event to elicit any type of emotional response from spectators?
  • Will any medical personnel be needed?
  • Are there any unusual/harmful risks the spectators or participants may face?


Contact the following departments for assistance with your special event:

AthleticsSteve Messenger419-372-2401smessen@bgsu.edu
BG City AdministrationJackie Dubler419-354-6204bgcity@bgohio.org
Bowen-Thompson Student UnionJeff Smith419-372-9007jefsmit@bgsu.edu
BGSU Police DepartmentCaptain Mike Campbell419-372-2346campbem@bgsu.edu
Campus OperationsSue Wammes419-372-2370wammes@bgsu.edu
Conference and Event ServicesPatrick Nelson419-372-9017pnelson@bgsu.edu
Ice ArenaJamie Baringer419-372-2764jbaring@bgsu.edu
Parking ServicesBob Mason419-372-2780bmason@bgsu.edu
Perry Field HouseScott Sehmann418-372-8343sehmans@bgsu.edu
Stroh CenterJamie Baringer419-372-2764jbaring@bgsu.edu
Student Late Night CommitteeChris Bullins419-372-2343chrishb@bgsu.edu
Office of Campus ActivitiesChris Bullins419-372-2343chrishb@bgsu.edu