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Planning Your Event

Step 1

Pick and Reserve Your Location

Located in the University Center, our campus partners, UM Conference & Event Services, works with a multitude of clients including students, staff, faculty, community members, and out of region clientele to create successful events on and off of the UM campus. They offer special pricing for alumni, government employees, non-profits, and students to help you stretch your budget. With full-service conference centers, theaters, lecture halls, and event centers, UM Conference & Event Services have space, resources, and expertise to help you plan every detail of your event. They also offer complete conference and event management.

If you already have the perfect location reserved off-campus, UM Catering can assist you will your catering needs!

Step 2

Contact us with the following details:

  • Date, time, and location of your event

  • Type of event (i.e., buffet, banquet, business meeting, reception, etc.)

  • Budget

  • Programming, presentations that will be occurring

  • Room setup: Tables and chairs, floral arrangements and other decor, placement of audio/visual equipment, event timeline (rehearsals, pre- and post-event schedules, etc.)

  • Invitees:  Number of guests invited, accessibility needs, dietary needs

  • Description of alcohol service desired. (UM Alcohol Policy)

  • Anything else you’d like us to know?

Step 3
Plan Your Menu and Service Details:

Please review our online menus or, if you’d like to create a custom menu, contact us to schedule a consultation with our catering manager.  For all events, please plan and place your order with us three weeks ahead of time.  If you’d like our professional planners to handle the details, we are here to assist you with décor, centerpieces, chairs, tables, linens, and floral arrangements.  If you are a do-it-yourselfer, that’s great!  Please coordinate with us so that we can make sure everything goes according to plan.

Step 4
Familiarize Yourself with our Catering
Fees and Policies:

For all logistics and details surrounding arrangements for your event, please visit our Guidelines and Services Page, or feel free to speak with us directly.