Event Safety

Ensuring safe and compliant campus events.

Food Safety
A food permit is required for any event where food will be provided to the general PUBLIC (or campus community) to reduce the risk of food contamination and foodborne illness.

For more details on the proper preparation, transportation, display, and disposal of the food products see: Safe Food Handling Practices

Fire Safety
An event permit may be required to ensure the fire and life safety of the campus community.
Issues of concern include:

  • Expected attendance of fifty or more people
  • Campus space being used for other than normal purposes
  • Tents or canopies over 400 sq ft
  • Locations that could impact access by emergency vehicles
  • Use of open flame, pyrotechnics and/or compressed gas cylinders

For more details on fire safety see: Special Event Checklist

It is the responsibility of event organizers to ensure that vendors are aware of all regulations and requirements of the permit. If fire and life safety violations are found, event organizers will be given an opportunity for compliance. Failure to adhere to requirements may result in closure of the event.