Frequently Asked Questions

The Events Office staff is here to provide answers to any questions you may have.  Here are answers to questions EVERYONE asks!  To discuss your specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

How do I reserve a space on campus?

Your first step is to fill out an Event Request Form. To fill out the paper form click here; to fill out the online form click here.  If you choose to fill out the paper form please send the completed form to the Events Office by email to or fax it to 856.225.6196. We try to respond to inquiries within 24 business hours, but sometimes it takes up to 72 hours.

I’m a student at Rutgers and want to have an event. What do I do?
We have created a step by step guideline to help you navigate event planning at Rutgers. Please click here to view that information. If you have additional questions, please contact us at (856) 225-6162.

Is parking free on campus?
Friday night through Sunday night event-related parking on campus is free. Monday through Friday event-related parking costs $2 per vehicle. For parking related to events, the Events Office will coordinate your parking needs. To purchase individual parking permits or if you need handicap parking information, please contact our colleague Beverley or (856) 225-6137 (direct) or (856) 225-6009 (main dispatch- Rutgers University Police Department)

For directions to campus please click here

Can I come in for a tour?
We welcome visitors. To arrange a tour, please contact the Events Office at (856) 225-6162.  If you are a prospective student wishing to take a campus tour, contact the admissions office at (856) 225-6104.

Can I serve alcohol at my event?
Yes. However, catered events where alcoholic beverages are served to pre-paid guests, require a NJ Social Affair Permit. Click here to learn more about obtaining a social affair permit. 

Do you have a caterer or do I have to bring my own?
Rutgers University Dining Services provides a wide range of catering options. Please contact the Events Office for menu options. For large-scale events you may prefer one-on-one consultation with our Dining Director – the Events Office will be happy to facilitate your meeting.
You may use your own caterer providing they provide a certificate of insurance. They must also adhere to the University Catering guidelines found here. Please contact us for further information.

How much will my event cost?

The following are the types of charges incurred for an event: security services; custodial services; maintenance services; outside equipment rental fees; facility use fees, and other personnel services.  Fee charts are available upon request from the Events Office.  

The Events Office, in consultation with other Rutgers University departments, shall use their professional discretion to assess the needs of each event and to apply charges equitably to all groups authorized to hold events in a university facility.  Pricing and charging policies are detailed in the Reservation, Scheduling, and Space Utilization Policy Rutgers-Camden Campus


How do I pay for my event?

Rutgers clients must provide an Internal Purchase Order (IPO) once they have signed off on a written estimate of services. Please refer to this information:

  • IPO ITEM #: 2460
  • BLANKET RELEASE #:  1369322
  • If there is a discrepancy between the final invoice amount and the IPO amount submitted, the Events Office will notify the department that they will “unreserve” the IPO and change the amount.

Non-Rutgers clients must provide $100.00 upon signing a Room Reservation. The $100.00 will not be refunded if the event does not occur.  If the event occurs it will be applied toward the final total.  Once a menu and services are determined clients will receive a written Cost Estimate.  Fifty percent (50%) of the total estimated bill is due with the signed Cost Estimate. Payment in full is due one week prior to event date.  Forms of payment accepted:

CASH - (must be accompanied by a copy of event invoice) may be dropped off at Office of Financial Services Cashier (address below) between the hours of 8:30am – 4:00pm. After-hours payments may be arranged with Events Office.  

CHECK - (made payable to RUTGERS UNIVERSITY and be accompanied by a copy of event invoice) may be dropped off as above or mailed to the below address

CREDIT CARD - VISA, MASTERCARD & DISCOVER only (Please note: We ask external customers to provide a valid credit card number so that extra charges incurred during the event can be applied to the credit card.  If no extra charges arise we destroy your credit card information)

Billing Inquiries:

Andrew Finn
Office of Budget and Finance
311 N. 5th Street, Armitage Hall – Rm 366
Camden, NJ  08102
P: 856-225-6588