New policy gives students first choice in Student Union facilities

January 8, 2009 | UToday
By Megan Lewis

Recent policy changes give registered student organizations first access in reserving Student Union facilities.

Tom Trimble, associate director of Student Unions, said, “During the 2007-2008 academic year, we experienced a heavier demand for meeting room space in the Student Union and had several significant conflicts for space that our existing first-come, first-served practice made it difficult to resolve.

“The purpose of this policy change is to ensure that a priority be established for registered student organizations to have premium access to Student Union or Scott Park Student Center meeting spaces,” Trimble said.

The new policy has created a series of threshold dates that prioritize reservation schedule access for future events.

The third week of November of each year, student organizations will be given access to reserve Student Union facilities for events.

Approximately three weeks later, University departments and committees will be given access to the remaining period of future dates.

Scheduling access then will be opened to the general public the first week of January.

Only University-wide major events such as Homecoming, Art on the Mall, Rocket Launch and presidential priorities will be reserved more than 18 months in advance.

For more information, contact Trimble at 419.530.5203.

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