Party Planning

Village Housing Party Planning

If you want to have party in your village housing space, planning a party is quick and painless. Please follow the simple steps below to plan a successful party in your village house.

  1. E-mail Josh Trowbridge and James Flowers to schedule a 15-minute meeting with the Resident Liasion for Village Housing. This meeting must take place no later than the Wednesday before your event. Please note that if you miss this meeting, are late, and/or do not bring the required documentation, you forfeit your party for that weekend.
  2. Follow this link to fill out the Online Village Party Application. This must be filled out prior to 15-minute meeting with Resident Liasion.
  3. Print, fill out, and sign Party Agreement. All housemates must sign. Bring application to your scheduled meeting (All housemates are equally responsible for the party; for this reason, as many housemates as are available should come to this meeting).
  4. Before you leave this meeting, you will schedule a house inspection with Res Ed to look at your village housing space. This inspection will make sure there are no safety issues, etc. Also, the Resident Liasion will discuss with you how to keep your belongings safe, things to watch out for, and what to do if your party gets out of hand.
  5. Have the guest list ready to give to Res Ed staff on Friday's inspection. There is a max of 25 guests regardless of size of space. 
  6. NOTE: Facilities will conduct a post-party walk-through on the Monday following your party for all unapproved parties, or parties that exceeded the 25 person limit. Judicial action and fines apply. 

That’s it!!! See how easy that is!

Things to keep in mind if you wish to have a party in your village housing unit

  • The host of the party must be a resident of the desired party location.
  • If there will be alcohol at the party, the host must be at least 21 years old.
  • If there will be alcohol at the party, the hosts must stay sober.
  • Make sure all housemates are ok with you having a party.
  • Follow all state, local and federal laws.
  • Don’t forget to read up on college policies regarding alcohol and parties.
  • Don’t let party goers into bedrooms. Keep your valuables well hidden.
  • Have plenty of non-alcoholic beverages and food available at your event.
  • If extra guests show up at your party, be sure to call Safety and Security for assistance.
  • If Safety and Security stops by, be sure to follow all directions issued the officers.
  • No hard alcohol. The college only allows beer (no kegs/party bowls) and wine.
When are parties not permitted?
  • Fall Break
  • Spring Break
  • The first week of the semester
  • The last two weeks of the semester

If you have questions, please speak with your Village Assistant, Area Coordinator, the Residential Liasion or stop by the Office of Residential Education. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about hosting a party.