PROGRAMMING TIPS – PLANNING AN EVENT
Before planning your event, develop goals for your program. Determine your audience, goals of the event, and specific objectives for the program. Once your general plan has been established, make an appointment to meet with the Director of Events to discuss your plans.
Next, begin to delegate responsibility to plan the details. Be sure to discuss the event with your organization members and have assigned roles and responsibilities
Select a date to hold an event keeping in mind the following factors: Faculty Events, Class Schedule, Day of the Week, Holidays and Breaks, Planning Time (for promotion, facilities requests, etc.)
Reserve the room. Because the facilities at the law school are in constant demand, it is essential to reserve space well in advance (sometimes a semester) of the program date. Be sure that space is available before agreeing to sponsor an event. Megan Jacobs 610 519-7053 firstname.lastname@example.org oversees room scheduling for the law school.
The Events Office can help with your group’s catering needs. In most cases, Villanova's University Catering will be used for events within the Law School.
If the Events office approves an external catering company in special circumstances for your event; the caterer must present a Certificate of Insurance to the Events office three days before the event takes place.
You are encouraged to contact the Events Office for catering ideas. Groups do not need to contact the events office for pizza, burritos, soda, etc. Please be realistic about your food/catering selections based upon the funds allocated/ available. Not all events require catering to be successful. If you do not have enough funds, the events office may not be able to meet your needs.
Groups from outside the Law School may reserve or rent space in the Law School on a case-by-case basis only; external requests should be directed to the Events Office at email@example.com or (610)519.7066