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Conferencing & Events

Update March 12th, 2021

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 response, we are monitoring the situation and will continue to update this webpage as information about events becomes available. Please contact your event planner with any questions you may have or please feel free to complete our "Request More Information" form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Update October 23rd, 2020

Taken from "Group and Event Guidlines" at (the full message may be read here).

Eastern Kentucky University’s (“EKU”) primary goal during the pandemic is the well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  Based on CDC college and university and ACHA guidance, convening in groups carries a high risk of viral transmission. To reduce this risk, EKU requires groups to follow health and safety guidelines. EKU personnel determine gathering sizes in conjunction with CDC recommendations and the Kentucky Governor’s directives. However, as the pandemic continues to evolve, the guidelines and information below could change.  In addition to the guidelines herein, the University continues to follow the Policy Governing Time, Place and Manner of  Demonstrations, Meetings and Other Assemblies and the Scheduling Of University Facilities Policy.  To the extent these guidelines directly conflict with either of those policies, these guidelines shall govern while the state and university is under a state of emergency, pursuant to the University State of Emergency Policy.

Again, the full message may be found here.

Any questions about an event may be directed to your event planner, via our "Contact Us" page, or by calling (859)-622-2001.

Update October 13th , 2020

Eastern Kentucky University has worked to estlabish policies & procedures to enable groups to hold meetings & events during these unique times. We strongly encourage monitoring offical EKU channels of communication (email, social media, etc.) as these policies & procedures evolve and possibly change on short (or no) notice. EKU is actively working with its community partners in order to be proactive in maintaining the health and safety of EKU's campus and surrounding communities.

The links below provide some useful information:

Click here to see the current university guidelines. (Link updated 10/23/2020)

Click here to request more information about holding your event.

Click here to see the University's COVID-19 Dashboard.

Please feel free to call (859)-622-2001 for information about holding events on campus. Registered Student Orginizations may reference this link for more information about having meetings & events or they may contact the Office of Student Life and First Year Experience at (859)-622-3855.

This page will be updated as more information is available.

We are using 25Live to schedule events on campus. If you are an EKU Faculty or Staff member, please follow this link. If you are external to the university, please use the request more information form here.

As part of the Office of Engagement, Regional Stewardship, and Government Relations, Conferencing & Events provides assistance with planning, organizing, and facilitating a variety of conferences and events across EKU's campus. Housed in the Carl D. Perkins Building on the easily accessible South-side of the Richmond campus, the department of Conferencing & Events provides convenience, enrichment and support to educational, corporate and non-profit organizations considering venues for meeting space or a myriad of special events year round.

Click HERE to view EKU's policy regarding Scheduling of University Facilities and Outdoor Space to determine if your event will be classified as internal, external or partnered.  For questions regarding scheulding an event on EKU's campus, CONTACT US at any time or submit a FACILITIES RESERVATION request.

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