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Planning an Event

If you're thinking of hosting an event, check out the resources below for helpful tips on reserving a space, getting funding, and planning the event.

Not sure where to start? Contact our office to set up an event consultation. Our staff are happy to assist you! 

Timeline

Start the planning process as soon as possible! We reccomend you give yourself at least 4 weeks to coordinate your event.

Check out our Event Planning Checklist for step by step instructions.  

Funding

If your event is free to attend and open to all UNC students, you can request funding from the OSO.

If you are hosting a private event such as a club banquet, consider fundraising to cover the event costs. for fundraising ideas, check out the RSO Fundraising Guide.

Graphic Design

RSOs can get free graphic design services in the Office of Student Life. To request a poster or flyer for your event, fill out a Marketing Request Form at least three weeks before the event. 

Bulletin Boards

RSOs can post on any public bulletin board on campus. You can also submit a poster to Housing and Residential Education. Once approved, they will post copies in the residence halls for you.

For a list of bulletin boards and the residence hall posting process, please review the Campus Posting Policy.

Frequently Asked Questions