It is our goal in the Special Events Department to provide great customer service for all visitors, planners, and guests. Below are some frequently asked questions to help you address some of the early issues that come up in planning your event.
If you can’t find your question below please feel free to contact us at 260-481-6612 and we will be happy to help.
You can submit a request for venue information by using this online form here.
To book any of the Special Event Venues visit the Online Scheduling Form and submit a request.
You will receive an email summary of your request to keep for you records. You will also be contacted with a confirmation from our Event Scheduler at EventScheduling@ipfw.edu. If you have any questions about your event request please contact the Event Scheduler at the E-mail address above or at 260-481-6612.
You can visit the Online Event Scheduling Calendar to view the availability for all of the Special Event Venues.
To browse the calendar, log in to the online scheduling system at the above link and select "Booking Calendar" link from the second light blue box on the first reservation page. This new system schedules in "real time." If the room you want is not available on the date and time you have entered, please try again by changing your time frame, room, or date.
If you have any questions about trying to read the calendar call 260-481-6612 and the Special Events staff will be happy to assist you.
No. Due to reductions in staffing that were put into place last summer the Special Events Department is no longer able to support deliveries to classrooms, or Conference Rooms. Most if not all of the classrooms on campus have built in technology.
To book A/V equipment in any of the Special Event Venues visit the A/V Technology Request Form to submit a request.
You will receive a receipt from the Online Form. Your event request will be processed by the Technology Staff, if your event does not meet the criteria you will be notified as soon as possible so that you can make other arrangements. We may not be able to accommodate requests made within 5 Business Days.
We no longer checkout laptops. If you want a laptop those can be checked out from the Helmke Library by visiting this link : http://library.ipfw.edu/about/policies/laptop-loan-guidelines-and-procedures.html
Call the ITS Helpdesk at 260-481-6030 or contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call the Special Events Tech Services team at 260-481-0284 or via email at email@example.com
All rentals at IPFW require a deposit that is 50% of the estimated venue rental. The deposit is due upon receipt of the event contract from your event coordinator.
The balance of the venue rental and all equipment charges/facility fees are due a minimum of 3 business days prior to your event date. Labor fees and charges for items added during event will be billed after the event and are due no later than 4 weeks after your event date. IPFW has the right to cancel your event if the rental balance has not been paid prior to your scheduled event date.
For events at IPFW that involve food but are not serving alcohol, you may use any licensed caterer of your choosing. All caterers should be ready to present their most recent health inspection. Visit REM Food Service and Safety website for more information on safety regulations. Home-made items cannot be served at Events on Campus. The Special Events Office must be notified in advance if you intend to utilize a caterer and/or the catering areas.
For Events at IPFW that are serving alcohol, you must use an approved campus vendor. Please visit the IPFW Catering Policy for a list of approved vendors and there contact information.
There is no additional charge or fee billed to any caterer. However, there may be a charge to the event sponsor for the use of prep or catering facilities.
There is plenty of free parking available in the adjacent parking garages and lots to many of our event venues. There are three types of parking at IPFW:
Parking in marked handicap spaces is always and strictly enforced. Permit parking is typically enforced Monday-Friday from 7 am-5:00 pm and is for Faculty and Staff on campus who have purchased a parking permit. These spots are marked by green painted parking lines. The current fine for parking in a permit spot without a permit is $ 25.00. There are also plenty of open parking spots on campus that don’t require a parking pass and are typically marked with white spots.
If you have concerns about parking for your event feel free to discuss that with your event coordinator.
The Citilink bus system runs many routes throughout the day across Fort Wayne.
Click here to visit the Citilink Bus System website. http://www.fwcitilink.com/
The mailing address for the IPFW Special Events Department is
Indiana University - Purdue University
Special Events, WU G28
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Individual venues and buildings on campus don’t have specific addresses but there are great way finding and directional signs on campus that can point you to any venue. You can also find campus maps and driving directions here. http://www.ipfw.edu/about/maps-directions/driving-directions.html
Contact your event coordinator right away. Each of the different Special Event Venues have different cancellation policies and time frames and your event coordinator will be happy to help guide you through this process.
You can view the Cancellation Polices by venue on the Special Events Website. Written notice will be required as proof of your cancellation.
All decorations and equipment must be delivered and set up on the same day as the event and removed at the conclusion of the event unless other arrangements are pre-made with the IPFW Special Events office. IPFW reserves the right to bill the sponsoring party for removal of any left items. Please inform your vendors that all pick-ups and deliveries of goods must be coordinated through the IPFW Special Events Office to ensure vendor access to building and/or rental space.
Renter is responsible for providing decorating details for your event to your event coordinator no later than five (5) business days prior to your event. For more information on decorations please visit the Use Policy section of the website and select the appropriate venue tab.
Special Events has a limited number of carts available for use. If you think you might need a cart for your event you are advised to talk with your event coordinator about this in advance.
As RENTER of a UNIVERSITY space for an event, you are required to provide a $1,000,000 Liability Insurance Policy naming Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne as Additionally Insured.
Your personal Homeowner’s Insurance may offer coverage. It is your responsibility to contact them with the following requirements:
Certificate Holder shall be:
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
An Additional Insured Endorsement is generally a separate page attached to the certificate that states, “This endorsement changes the policy.” Your insurance carrier may charge an additional fee for the Additional Insured Endorsement.
The Additional Insured Endorsement should include the following language:
In consideration of their use of university premises, (RENTER) agrees to hold harmless the Trustees of Purdue University, Purdue University, the Trustees of Indiana University, Indiana University, and each of their respective officers, appointees, agents and employees, from and against any loss, costs, damages, and expenses including attorney’s fees, arising out of or resulting from claims or suits, by or on behalf of any person, for injury to any person, including death, arising out of their use in the above named activity.
Please be advised that the insurance provided is primary coverage of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne with respect to any insurance or self-insurance programs maintained by the University, and no insurance held or owned by the University shall be called upon to contribute to a loss.
Insurance provided by (RENTER) must cover all operations of the special event including but not limited to; participants, subcontractors, vendors, exhibitors, volunteers, guests, etc. If (RENTER) policy excludes any activity or group involved in the special event, (RENTER) must provide proof of insurance as required by this agreement and must furnish separate certificates for each group or activity not included or covered by (RENTERS) insurance.
Certificates should be submitted to your Event Coordinator upon request.
You can find more information about the Insurance Requirement on the Use Policy (http://www.ipfw.edu/offices/special-events/policies/use.html) page and in your event contract from your event coordinator.
The IPFW Information Technology Department provides secure wireless connections for the campus. But a guest wireless accounts is required to use the network. If you think you might need a guest wireless account for your event please ask your event coordinator about this in advance.
IPFW does offer discounts and can be site specific. Please contact your assigned Event Coordinator to inquire about venue discounts. Discounts do not apply to equipment rentals or labor charges.
Yes, IPFW has two ATM machines located in the Walb Student Union on the main floor near the southeast entrance to the building located next to the YoYo’s Yogurt shop.
The Holiday Inn located adjacent to IPFW and the Coliseum is a great option. More information can be found online at http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/fort-wayne/fwayn/hoteldetail or by calling at 260-240-8096.
Find more information about area hotels online at http://www.visitfortwayne.com/
Fort Wayne has many fantastic restaurants ranging from fine dining experiences to fast casual. Speak to any of our Special Events staff about your needs and they will be happy to help.
The IPFW Campus is a safe and secure environment for you and your guests. IPFW retains the right to require IPFW Police Officers at any event as determined necessary by the IPFW Chief of Police. Event presenter is responsible for labor charges. All events involving alcohol will require an IPFW Police Officer during the service of Alcohol.
In special circumstances for certain events, non-IPFW police officers can be used for your event with advance approval from the IPFW Chief of Police. Contact your event coordinator for further information.
Effective April 1, 2014 - IPFW is a 100% smoke free campus. All forms of tobacco use, including cigarettes, cigars, bidis, smokeless/spit tobacco, hookahs, blunts, pipes, e-cigarettes and snuff are prohibited. This applies to all campus grounds including parking lots, athletics facilities, event venues, classrooms and common areas.