Event Policies

This information will be updated and expanded as the information changes.

Food & Beverage

Catering on the Charles is the proprietary caterer for the Charles River campus and Hawes Street location. Sodexo is the provider for the Fenway Campus.

If you are interested in having Food Trucks or Food Stalls at your event on the CRC campus, please review the “Mobile Food Operators Policy.”

Alcohol / Liquor License

A liquor license is required when an event will serve any type of alcohol in a facility that does not have a liquor license already. Facilities with an existing liquor license are the Dahod Family Alumni Center at the Castle, George Sherman Union, One Silber Way, and Agganis Arena. When a client requests alcohol for their event, Catering on the Charles or Sodexo will work to secure a liquor license for the event; thus, the client does not need to complete an application as they would for other licenses. The fee for the liquor license will be added to the client’s catering bill.

Outdoor Locations Considerations

Read more about Outdoor Locations and important information about the request & approval process, tents, sound amplification, furniture, and licenses.

Political Activities / Free Speech / Demonstrations

Guidance on Political Activities can be found on the website for the Office of the General Counsel (Kerberos log-in required).

The Statement on Free Speech and Expression articulates the position of Boston University and the BU Events and Demonstrations Policy defines the Use of Campus Spaces.

No Open Flames

Candles, incense, and open flames are prohibited, as is smoking indoors.

Campus Resources for Event Policies