Contact Info

          Frank G. Pogue Student Center
          405 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA  16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2768
          Fax: (814) 732-2665

          Michelle Ritzel 
          Director of Campus Life and Leadership Development
          Office: 216 Frank G. Pogue Center
          Phone: (814) 732-2768
          Email: mritzel@edinboro.edu 

          Event Planning Tips



          With all of the details of planning an event, sometimes things may get lost in the shuffle. Here are some guidelines to help you keep on track to ensure a great event!
          1. Submit a Reservation Request Form.

            Please have the following information available when completing a reservation request form:
            • Type of event (meeting, dance, workshop, concert, etc.)
            • Name of event
            • Date and alternate date
            • Event time (set-up and tear-down, etc.)
            • Estimated attendance
            • If outdoors, is rain date or location needed?
            • Is admission being charged?
            • Is food being served? (If so, it must be served by University Food Services Catering.)
            • Equipment needed (ex. overhead, podium, etc.)
          2. Check the status of your reservation request.

            If your request has been denied, please call the Pogue Student Center Reservation Line at (814) 732-2425.

            If the request has been granted, read all paperwork and meet all deadlines. Failure to meet these deadlines can result in reservation cancellation.

            Every effort is made to respond to requests in a timely manner. If you haven’t heard about the status of your request, call the Pogue Student Center Reservation Line at (814) 732-2425 so that the process can move forward.

          3. Meet with the Assistant Director of Student Center Operations.

            You will need to have the following details available:
            • Purpose of event (lecture, dance, etc.), target audience, etc.
            • Date/time
            • General outline of event/program
            • Exact starting and ending times
            • Desired room set-up and decorations
            • Expected attendance
            • Type of and number of performers
            • Performer(s) contract and needs – dressing room, equipment, etc.
            • Additional entertainment? Music? Dancing?
            • Additional equipment needed?
            • Food served?
            • Staffing/security preparations
            • Parking requirements
            • Other events: Will your event conflict with another event on campus? Can your event be included in another group’s activities? Would another group be interested in co-sponsoring?
          4. Meet with other University offices/departments to make additional arrangements.