Office of Student Engagement

Outdoor Events

If you choose to host an outdoor event, the OSE Events Coordinator will work with you to make sure all details are taken care of. Here are some topics that may be reviewed at your Pre-Event Meeting. Outdoor events also often include safety requirements.

Outdoor spaces

For a list of available locations, click on the  "Outdoor Spaces" tab on this page.
Don't forget a weather location! You may want to reserve a second space and have a back-up plan ready.

Races and Walks (including 5ks)

Grounds and waste removal

If you need water (e.g., dunk tank, slip 'n slide) or trash cans for your event, you will likely work with the Grounds team. More information will be shared at your Pre-Event Meeting.


If you need a power source (e.g., for a DJ, inflatable) or light tree (for a nighttime event), you will likely work with the Electrical team. More information will be shared at your Pre-Event Meeting.

Environmental Permits

  • Bonfires 
    • Police Officer Presence: $65/hour (2-hour minimum)
    • Grounds Assistance: approximately $185. Grounds will provide the firewood, light the fire, maintain the fire, and put out the fire at the end of the night.
    • Burn Permit: completed by the Health and Safety Department
    • Pre-event Planning Meeting
  • Foam or paint: Must dispose of waste properly. More details will be shared at the Pre-event Planning Meeting
Last Updated: 5/20/24