Department Event Support Services

Department event planners must indicate all logistical support service needs through the Campus Reservation System. Once received in the Campus Reservation System, Drexel Event & Conference Services will submit service requests to University Facilities and Public Safety.

Event Setup

Event planners can manage physical setups, such as table and chair configurations, through the Campus Reservation System. Each event venue has a standard set up available for no fee, indicated in the Campus Reservation System when a location is chosen. Personalization of the standard setup may result in fees such as labor costs, depending on the request.

Please note that in adherence to the University's unionized labor contracts, facility users are not permitted to setup tables and chairs. Drexel Event & Conference Services will work with University Facilities to ensure the requested setup is installed. For hourly rates for support services, please review Charge-back Rates for Departments [PDF]. As you are planning your event, please also familiarize yourself with this general Guide to Services [PDF].

Audio-Visual (A/V) Assistance

Drexel Event & Conference Services hires and trains Drexel University students to assist with audio-visual support for events.

Drexel departments, schools and colleges hosting events on the University City Campus can utilize this audio-visual support service at a fraction of the cost of hiring an external sound company. To request audio-visual support, complete the Audio-Visual (A/V) Request Form [PDF] and attach it to the event reservation in the Campus Reservation System.

Drexel Event & Conference Services Audio-Visual provides affordable packages to meet the needs of most campus events. For special event needs, a consultation with the Manager of Technical Operations will be needed to receive a cost estimate. For more information, please contact

Audio-visual requests are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as equipment and technicians are available.


Chestnut Street Caterers is Drexel University's exclusive caterer, offering a variety of menus to fit all occasions. Chestnut Street Caterers also provides linen, floral arrangement and centerpiece rentals.

All catering services, including requests for linens, must be submitted through Chestnut Street Caterers.

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