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Special Event Planning

Special events occurring on Oakland University’s campus or involving approved organizations outside of campus require planning and approval through several departments within the university. 

Examples of special events include the following: 

  • Bus Rentals
  • Catered Activities
  • Guest Speakers
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Outside Group’s Use of OU Facilities
  • Performances
  • Runs/Walks
  • Trips

When planning for a special event, please answer the following questions:  

  1. Is there adequate time available to coordinate all of the required planning functions and resolve any issues? 
  2. Have you received the proper approvals for the event?  Click here for recommendations 
  3. Do you have a contract approved by General Counsel?