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How to Plan and Run a University Event

The following are general guidelines for planning an Indiana University of Pennsylvania event.

We recognize that all events are unique and thus will have different needs, but all events should go through the same basic step-by-step planning whether the event is a first-time event or celebrating its one-hundredth year. Events just don’t happen—they are carefully thought-out plans requiring diligent focus and demanding, detailed work.

If you have any questions and would like the Office of University Events to help you in your planning please, contact us at 724-357-2145. Our staff will be happy to assist you with your event details.

Plan a Succesful Event
These are general guidelines for planning an Indiana University of Pennsylvania event. We recognize that all events are unique and thus will have different needs, but all events should go through the same basic step-by-step planning.
Event Design and Development
Get a binder and begin to establish a timeline based on the date of your event. Often it is easier to work backwards beginning with the date of the event.
Questions to Ask Yourself
Summary of questions you should ask in the beginning stages of planning an event. Remember the key to proper planning is detailed organization!
Event Details
Getting down to the details of event planning.
Catering Form Document icon
Required to be submitted in order to receive catering for your event (Excel file)
 
  • Office of University Events
  • Sutton Hall, Room 230
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2145
  • Fax: 724-357-3121
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.