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Special Event Registration

Special Event Registration

The following Risk Management guidelines are designed to assist all Vanderbilt departments and Registered Student Organizations who wish to host events or activities  that could be considered high risk in any space on campus. All events should be coordinated with the Events at Vanderbilt office.

Special events by their very nature are not routine operations and therefore, the exposure to risk is increased. Accidents can involve injury, or property damage resulting in financial loss, reputational loss, interruption or cancellation of activity, additional expenses such as emergency response. Ensuring a safe and successful event requires preparation and planning.

If your event includes the following, you are required to register in Anchorlink and may be required to attend the Special Event Registration meeting two weeks prior to the event.

  • Service of Alcohol
  • Concerts
  • Events with live animals
  • Events that involve minors at are NOT Vanderbilt students
  • Physical activities (such as inflatable games, dunk booth, amusement rides, vehicles, car smashes, carnival games)
  • Planned controversial presentations to large crowds
  • Multiple vendors/ exhibitors
  • Sporting events not sponsored by Athletics, or club sports (races, marathons, walk-a-thons, competitions)
  • Political rallies, protests, marches or debates
  • Festivals, fairs, exhibitions, carnivals, parades, conventions
  • Events open to the general public
  • Bonfires
  • Food preparation not provided by Campus Dining or approved/preferred caterer (food trucks, other caterers, etc)

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