If you plan to serve food at your on-campus event, include a catering marker when you reserve the event space. USD Catering is the exclusive caterer for on-campus events. Limited exceptions and complete policies are available online. If you plan to serve alcohol at your event, you must use USD Catering.
You should submit a work order to Catering as soon as possible and no later than 10 business days prior to your event. Contact Event Services for a work order template. You must submit a final guest count to Catering no later than three business days prior to the event. Catering will reply to your work order with a contract detailing your order and estimated charges. You must return the signed contract, with a POETS code, to confirm your order. A proactive approach is encouraged, given Catering’s work volume.
Catering can also assist you with renting linens, chairs and tables if your venue does not provide these items. Rental fees will be included on your contract and final invoice.
Supplies to consider (some require advance ordering):
- Foamcore signs with your logo or event details to be placed on easels at event entrances (may be ordered through University Copy)
- Tablecloth(s) with your logo (for on-stage tables and registration tables).
- Name badges, tent cards, water for speakers, reserved seating signs, and easels.