Facilities and Campus Operations

Event Operations

Event Operations (formerly Event Support) provides event logistics, rental equipment, and facilities services for events held on Brown’s campus.

Event Operations Requests

Event Operations Questions

If you would like to discuss your event needs before submitting an event operations request, please email us at eventoperations@brown.edu and a member of our team will reach out to you.

Event Setup

Student Groups: If you a student group, please work with the Student Activities Office (SAO).

Faculty & Staff

The Event Operations (formerly Event Support) team will help you to outfit your event with rental equipment, tables, chairs and more.

Once you have booked your space, place an online Event Request directly through Planon. Download the Rental Equipment Pricing or contact Event Support for assistance in estimating the labor costs for your particular event.

Download Rental Equipment Pricing

Severe Weather Planning

If your event is outside, do you have a severe weather plan location or date in case of severe weather? Severe weather plans will generally require a separate request. Please email eventoperations@brown.edu if you would like to discuss options.

Related Services

Space Reservations

To secure your event space, make your reservation through Scheduling Services. 

One-time and Recurring Reservations

For one-time and recurring reservations such as meetings, lectures, discussion sections, film screenings, make-up classes, midterm exams, and events, please use 25live.

Complex Reservations

For more complex reservations such as Commencement, Family Weekend, or extensive, multi-day conferences, it may be best to utilize 25live.

Audio Visual Equipment

For media equipment in most spaces, please contact Media Technology Services to electronically reserve installed equipment & staff support at least ten (10) calendar days in advance of your event. A $150 rush processing fee may be assessed for reservations received with less than ten (10) calendar days advance notice.

View a list of spaces supported by media services


Contact Brown Catering at (401) 863-2712 or place an online catering order to order food or request linen for your food tables.

Event Strategy and Management (ESM)

Event Strategy and Management (ESM) provides strategic event consultation and planning for Brown's departments and units. They support signature events, share expertise through a community of practice, and prioritize partnership to maximize University resources and achieve strategic goals.
Visit the Event Strategy and Management Website