Step 1:

What needs to be considered before you begin planning?

Here is a list of ideas for you to consider before you begin planning your event:

  • Read through and understand policies/procedures/regulations that the university has in regards to putting on an on/off campus event. These can be found at
  • Gather ideas for funding and estimate the cost of your event. Be sure that you will have the necessary resources.
  • Understand the different forms and paperwork needed for your event. If you will have a service being performed you will need both a contract as well as a W-9 from that person. If you are purchasing something you will need an invoice/receipt.

    Once you have completed these preliminary steps you are prepared to begin the next phase in your event, step 2.