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Facility Reservations

Facility Reservations

Thank you for your interest in Facility Reservations with Well-Being and Recreation. Please see the facility listings for specific details regarding pricing, availability, policies for each facility. 

If you have specific questions regarding reservations, you can email recreservations@ohio.edu

Policies

All renters are required to abide by OHIO Well-Being and Recreation policies in addition to those listed below. 

General Policies

  • Completing the Facility Reservation Request Form does not guarantee use of the requested space
  • Requests must be made two-weeks in advance of the event
  • OHIO Recreation and Well-Being Reservations and Events will respond to you in 3-5 business days
  • Student Orgs may only request re-occurring reservations beginning on the 1st of the prior month
  • A signed rental agreement is required to utilize the space 
  • Space capacities may vary depending on event request 

Rental Fees

All spaces come as is. Any equipment, trash, custodial or additional resources are subject to charge

OHIO Student Organizations

  • There are no fees for standard reservations, but are subject to fees for rental equipment, custodial and additional staffing depending on event requests
  • Student Org events that involve community members or members outside of the student org or fundraising are subject to normal facility rental rates
  • Student orgs must be registered in Bobcat Connect to qualify for any discounts

Ohio University Departments and External Rentals

  • University departments will be charged for space, equipment, custodial and additional staffing are subject to fees depending on event request
  • University Departments must provide an internal billing number to qualify for university rates

External Instruction

OHIO Well-Being and Recreation follows a non-compete. The use of facilities for instruction/coaching (paid or voluntary) is prohibited. If instructors are found facilitating activities outside of programming organized by Ohio University Well-Being and Recreation, the group will be asked to end their activity and subject termination of future reservation request. 

Self Defense Classes: OUPD is the only permitted to facilitate self-defense classes in the Ping Center

Re-occurring Standing Reservations

Reoccurring reservations are only permitted on a one-month basis. Registered student organizations wanting to schedule a reoccurring weekly reservation can submit their requests beginning on the 1st of the prior month. Requests are considered on a first-come-first-serve basis and pending space availability 

  • Ex: Requests for Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm in November can be submitted October 1st. The same Wednesday requests for December can be submitted November 1st. 

Facility Access

Most OHIO Well-Being and Recreation buildings are access controlled facilities. Renters must have an access protocol in place for the event, including staffing at facility front desk or lobby for registration or check-in for admission to the event. If a staff is not provided event participants and spectators will be expected to pay the facility daily fee to access the facility.

Signage & Decor

  • Signage placement and decorations must be approved through the OHIO Recreation and Well-Being Reservation and Events team one week prior to reservation date. Contact recreservations@ohio.edu with questions regarding approved signage and decoration locations
  • Helium balloons are NOT and confetti of any material are permitted in the facility
  • Signage/d├ęcor may NOT to be hung on walls or windows. Tape on any surface is prohibited as it can be damaging to the paint/drywall and remove finish from the floors. Signage can be placed on easels (brought by customer) and can be placed in approved areas of the facility. (All signage must be approved by RecReservations@ohio.edu)

Food & Alcohol

Food: If served or offered, a permit is required from Ohio University, Environmental Health Services 14 days in advance of the event. http://www.ohio.edu/riskandsafety/ehs/sanitation/policy.htm

  • Signed permit must be provided to University Well-Being and Recreation Reservation staff at least one week in advance of the event. Food must be served in designated areas.
  • If total food purchase (food, napkins, warmers, etc.) exceeds $250.00 Ohio University Catering must provide food, per University
  • policy 47.015: https://www.ohio.edu/policy/47-015.html.
  • Any event serving food will be charged a service fee for custodial and trash. No concessions may be sold within University Recreation facilities unless prior written approval has been given by the University Well-Being and Recreation Department

Alcohol: To serve or provide alcohol, an "F" permit is REQUIRED from the State of Ohio 30 days in advance of the event. The request to serve alcohol must be approved by Well-Being Recreation professional staff. Contact the Reservations and Events team for required forms and contacts. If approved, beverages must be served in designated areas.

Reservation Cancelations

  • Notice must be provided in writing no less than seven (7) days in advance of the event date and confirmed by OHIO Well-Being and Recreation.
  • Renter is financially responsible for all related rental fees.
  • If the reservation is not cancelled seven (7) days in advance the renter will be responsible for 100% of the cost of all related space reservations in addition to event specific staffing and equipment fees already incurred.
  • Failure to show for a confirmed reservation will result in a no show fee of 100% of all related space reservations in addition to event specific staffing and equipment fees already incurred. 
  • All registered student organizations, University departments, and non-university renters are subject to this policy.