When you book a location, the Reservations Office will provide you with important location-specific information to plan and support your event. Below are additional resources, both on-campus and off.
Events & Conferences
Of course, we put ourselves at the top of the resource list! We hope all the information on this site and our departmental website assist you in planning your event. We suggest you take time to review the Know Before You Reserve and the Policies pages so you are educated about university guidelines for holding events on campus.
Catering on the Charles
Catering on the Charles provides all catered food and beverages and related services (such as table skirting) on the Charles River Campus. Please note that prices listed in the catering guide may not reflect charges for items such as additional waitstaff, specialty linens, and required taxes. Any amount charged by Catering on the Charles (such as administrative, service, delivery, labor, or other charge or fee), unless expressly designated as a tip or gratuity, is not for the benefit of any employee(s) and is not a tip or gratuity. Charges or fees other than those designated as tips or gratuities are not distributed to employees except where expressly stated otherwise in writing.
Learning & Event Technology Services (LETS)
Learning & Event Technology Services offers professional audio/visual presentation, computer display, sound reinforcement and audio recording services for the Boston University community.
Parking & Transportation
Parking & Transportation Services offers information about event parking accommodations and restrictions, as well as the University’s parking regulations.
Facilities Management is responsible for the set-up of your event space as well as other facilities-related services that might be needed for the successful execution of your event (such as electrical, carpentry, trucking). You should meet the area manager of your event venue to discuss the particular needs of your event. To find the appropriate area manager, click here and type in the facility address.
Sustainability is the campus initiative to “green our campus”. Visit this site to find out more information about the eco-friendly choices being made at BU.
Disability & Access Services
Disability & Access Services assists the University in creating an accessible community where students, faculty, staff, and guests with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in their experiences at BU.
BU Photography documents the University’s major events, campus developments, and student, faculty, and alumni achievements.
BU Productions provides a variety of video needs, including single-camera archival recordings of lectures, symposia, and performances; multi-camera productions; and live webcasts in collaboration with the office of Networked Information Services.
Marketing & Communications
Marketing & Communications offers a one-stop center for the development and production of top-quality web and print communications such as invitations, posters, and programs that effectively convey the Boston University brand.
Press assists with any issues related to the news media including, event publicity.
Hire BU student musicians to perform at your events.
Many campus venues are equipped with the items needed for your event. However, there are times when equipment must be rented to complete your event equipment inventory; for rental orders less than $1,000, departments may contact external vendors directly. Approved vendors include:
For rental items in excess of $1,000, please contact BU Sourcing & Procurement
BU Sourcing & Procurement offers advice when working with third-parties for offsite events or hotel room blocks, please visit Sourcing for more information.