Using our Facilities

Student Union Activities/Event Planning and Services

The Allen Chapman Student Union hosts small workshops, group meetings, academic seminars, major speakers, live bands, symposiums, leadership conferences, religious gatherings, wedding receptions and a whole lot more! From a small meeting in the Administrative Conference room to the Great Hall – seating approximately 600 people - it truly is a "student union."

Need to secure a number of rooms for a workshop, a campus wide job fair, a reception or a speaker? Come to the Union's Administrative Offices where the staff will assist you in making reservations and determining additional services needed to make your event successful.

There, you will receive comprehensive guidance on:

Union Reservation Policies  and Program Planners Check-list – helps to not overlook details needed for your event.
Damages and Decorations- Parameters on providing decorations and responsibility for damages.
Rental Rate Sheet - Room rental rates, event management salaries, and equipment rental fees.
Room Specifications and Diagrams - Meeting space options, room dimensions and set-up diagrams, technical support, and possible dates can be discussed with trained event-planning personnel. Note: Internal Departments and Student Groups are not charged for space rentals when hosting university-related events.
Catering on TU's Campus- All meals, snacks, and beverages served on campus are to be arranged through The University of Tulsa's Catering Services Department. Catering also provides services for receptions, luncheons, banquets, etc.

For more information or for general inquiries please email

For public health and safety reasons, the University does not allow homemade food, or outside food exceeding $100 in value, to be served on campus. TU departments and student groups wishing to have items donated from a licensed vendor or catered from off-campus vendors must contact Dining Services at (918) 631-2145 to request more information on the self-catering guidelines, policies, and procedures. Additional information about TU's self-catering guidelines and policies can be found in the forms below:

Catering Exemption Policy

Self-Catering Guidelines

Self-Catering Exemption Request Form

Union Equipment and Audiovisual/Technical Services

(918) 631-2251 - Discuss any needs for audiovisual or technical equipment at the time of submitting your reservation request in order for the staff to pre-determine what services can be arranged. In addition to the standard Union equipment rentals, any additional costs associated with renting outside equipment and/or an advanced technician will be reflected on your final invoice for services.