Facility Reservation Process

Your guide to successfully planning and hosting your next event in an ASI-managed facility. At this time reservations for the 2020-2021 academic year are not being accepted.

Steps for Success

Step 1: Find a Venue

Browse ASI-managed facilities to find the perfect space to fit your group’s needs.

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Step 2: Scheduling

Once you’ve selected a venue that fits your needs, ensure that it is available on your chosen date.

  • Scheduling — Set-up and take-down times are required and vary depending on the venue. Set-up times are reserved for ASI staff to prepare venues prior to each event.
  • Pre- and post-event times — are required if you need time to prepare the venue for your event including decorating, catering, rehearsals, and sound checks.
  • Services & Amenities — Select the services and amenities that your event requires.
  • Save your Information — Once you’ve completed the steps and confirmed venue availability, you can save your inputted information to pass on to the appropriate scheduling entity.

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Step 3: Request the Space

You’ll be directed to the appropriate scheduling entity depending on your group’s affiliation with Cal Poly.

  • Student Groups —An Event Plan (E-Plan) must be submitted in order to make a reservation.
  • Cal Poly Departments — Work with your department’s scheduler to secure your reservation. Contact University Scheduling to determine your schedule.
  • External Groups and Community Members — Cal Poly’s Conference and Event Planning is a full-service department that handles every detail of the reservation process for non-Cal Poly groups.

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Step 4: Event Details

The ASI Event Logistics* team will gather the information needed to ensure a successful event plan is created, including:

  • Determining which support services you may need including event staff, audiovisual, set-up configurations, room layout, and more.
  • Referring you to resources and vendors for specific event needs.

*Conference and Event Planning will assist non-Cal Poly groups with this step.

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Step 5: Production Schedule

ASI Event Logistics will send you a link to your Production Schedule after you discuss the details of your event. This form will house all of the important details, generate a more accurate cost estimate, and create a tentative itinerary for your event.

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Step 6: Cost Estimate

Based on your selected venue, your group’s affiliation with Cal Poly, and the details provided in the Production Schedule, ASI Event Logistics will generate a quote for your event.

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What's Next?

Event Schedule & Logistics

The ASI Event Logistics team will reach out for your input to create an event schedule with production details.

Host Your Event!

Your assigned event supervisor will be onsite to provide support and answer any questions.

Event Wrap-Up

After your event, our team will reach out to coordinate invoice payment and to provide feedback about your experience with planning an event in an ASI-managed facility. We strive to constantly improve our processes and services, and your feedback is critical to achieving that goal!

Winter 2021 Reservation Update

ASI is committed to prioritizing the safety and security of our students, community members, and facilities. We are following all campus guidelines led by the university as it continues to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19. At this time reservations for the 2020-2021 academic year are not being accepted.

Please visit Cal Poly Campus Events for additional information.