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Events & Food for Student Organizations

It is strongly recommended that all Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) host 2 events per academic year that are free & open to all UNC students. Below is information on events and food. The main marketing tool that RSOs are required to use for event promotion is BearCave and the University Calendar

Quick Links & Forms


Timeline For Ordering UNC Catering

General Info For UNC Catering

Event Planning

One of many RSO privileges is mostly free space rentals throughout campus. Reserving spaces on campus are great for recurring meeting days/times, collaboration meetings, and hosting events. The Conference & Event Services department at UNC works closely with RSOs.

Event Planning Guidelines & Deadlines

Catering Food

The Office of Student Orgs requires students to use UNC Catering for all events on campus. There are more affordable catering options for RSOs, please see your OSO Coordinator for updated options. 

If you are too close to your event & need catering, try Subway or Einstein's Bagels. You can contact your Conference & Event Services (CES) staff to help coordinate order.  

Subway Catering Menu

Einstein's Bagels Catering Menu

RSOs are NOT ALLOWED to cook/prepare food themselves for events. This is a violation of UNC policy. Food for events must be prepared in a commercially licensed kitchen.

If you would like to host a bake sale, please contact OSO 2 weeks before.

If your event requires a culturally-specific cuisine that UNC cannot provide, or other external restaurant catering, please contact OSO & CES at least 30 days before your event

If you and your organization are interested in reserving a food truck, please contact OSO and CES 2 weeks in advance. 

Contact Conference & Event Services