Reserving Outdoor Spaces on campus

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Reservation requests for outdoor space on lower Asa Campus can be placed at:    RESERVE EVENT SPACE

Outdoor Locations

  • Alumni Welcoming Court***
  • Butz Plaza***
  • Farrington Square Courtyard***
  • Franz Plaza
  • Karakash Plaza***
  • Leadership Plaza***
  • Memorial Walkway
  • Library Drive (Vrescics Walkway)
  • The Grove***
  • Sculpture Garden***
  • Tamerler Courtyard***
  • University Center Front Lawn
  • Wilbur Fountain Area***

*** Reserve through Conference Services (610-758-5306).  The other Outdoor locations please reserve through the Student Center Facilities office (610-758-4163).  After your reservation is confirmed for Outdoor Space on campus an Outdoor Activity Notification Form must be completed and faxed to the office confirming the reservation.            

Considerable planning must be conducted prior to organizing outdoor events to ensure compliance with codes.  Blocking fire lanes is prohibited.  If you have any questions regarding codes please contact Environmental Health and Safety 610-758-4251.


All requesters reserving outside spaces on campus must fill out an Lehigh University Outdoor Activity Notification form.  This form must be filled out and faxed to the office reserving the space and must be submitted two weeks prior to the event.

The completed form may also be dropped off at the UC Information Desk (first floor of the U.C.- East side of building).

A Request to Serve Alcohol Form must be filled out if alcohol is being planned for the event. Return the completed form to the UC Reservation Desk at least two weeks prior to the event.

If your event requires the use of a tent covering the area exceeding 900 square feet and/or having an occupant load of more than 50, you must first register with the city of Bethlehem. For information please contact the Building and Housing Inspections Office at (610) 865-7091, located in City Hall. You will be required to submit a Certificate of Flammability to the City of Bethlehem and also to the U.C. Reservations Desk (first floor - East entrance of the University Center).

"All contractors/vendors engaged to erect tents covering an area exceeding 900 square feet and/or having an occupant load of more than 50, shall provide Lehigh University with a standard ACORD Certificate of Insurance evidencing Commercial General Liability at the minimum limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence/$1,000,000 aggregate. Lehigh University shall be named as an Additional Insured on all liability insurance policies."

If tents will be used at the event, please include that information in the comment box in your reservation request.

The sponsoring party is responsible for all clean up! Contact Brickman Services for trash containers at (610) 758-3657. Failure to clean up the area will result in the sponsoring organization paying for any associated charges!

The sponsoring organization is responsible for issuing all written work orders, through Facilities Services, for any special needs, such as: tables, chairs, barricades, staging, electrical requirements, etc. Send written requests to Facilities Services, 461 Webster Street or by filling out the Facilities Services work order form.

You may contact the Dining Services Office:  at (610) 758-4512 to arrange food for your event

The University Center Reservation Staff is not responsible for non-compliance by the Sponsoring Organization or the attendees. Any additional charges incurred by the sponsoring party will be charged directly against the sponsoring organization.