Food activities must comply with the guidelines established by the Nebraska Department of Health. All food and beverages consumed in the Events Center will be provided by one of the preferred caterers.
No other caterers will be allowed. Catering staff will assist in planning receptions, meals and breaks. All billings for catering services are handled by the caterer directly. Menus and catering policies are available from the caterer or the Events Center Coordinator. Please consult with catering event planners prior to booking the event. There may be some minimum catering requirements that apply to the event.
A small catering kitchen is available. The Events Center does not provide linens, dinnerware, kitchen utensils and service ware. They must be supplied by the caterer or outside preferred vendor.
Cooking food in any space other than the kitchen is not permitted. All sterno, electric warmers, and steamers that are not contained within the kitchen area are subject to approval of the Events Center Coordinator and must not be excessive. Use of propane, natural gas or butane is prohibited. Caterers who do not comply with guidelines for the safe operation of equipment or kitchen clean-up will lose the privilege of catering events at the Events Center. Any damage to areas as a result of catering services is the sole responsibility of, and will be charged to, the event sponsor.
The kitchen is included in the final walk-through following the event. Complete clean-up of all areas and equipment is required.
No alcoholic beverages may be served on the UNMC campus without the prior approval and specific authorization from the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance in the accordance with UNMC Policy No. 6012, Serving Alcoholic Beverages – see policy summary below. The following requirements apply:
Serving alcohol will comply with the laws of the State of Nebraska and Douglas County. A "Request to Serve Alcoholic Beverages" form will be provided to you by the Campus Events Center Coordinator and is required to be filled out thirty (30) days before the date of the event and given to the Campus Events Center Coordinator.
The request must then be approved by the UNMC Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance prior to any scheduled event where alcohol is requested. If the form is received less than 30 days prior to the event, alcohol may not be served. An approved copy of the “Request to Serve Alcoholic Beverages” form must be on file in the Events Center Coordinators office before the date of the event.
If permission is granted to serve alcoholic beverages the area must accommodate the restriction of only those invited to attend the event.
Designated hours for dispensing alcohol in the Events Center will be:
- Between 4:30 PM and 9 PM Monday through Thursday;
- Between 4:30 PM and 11 PM on Friday;
- Between 10:00 AM and 11 PM on Saturday;
- Between 12:00 PM and 11 PM on Sunday
Alcohol will be served by Food and Nutrition Services, an approved outside vendor or approved caterer, or Continuing Education.
All alcohol must be provided and served by a licensed professional caterer using bartenders provided by the caterer. Please refer to the list of preferred caterers and vendors that are permitted in the Events Center.
The Campus Events Center Coordinator reserves the right of final approval of the caterer selected for the event.
Alcohol service is restricted to the Events Center, Foyer and Linder Reading Room within the building and may not be taken outside the building, into the restrooms, classrooms, hallways or any other area of the building.
At the discretion of the Campus Events Center Coordinator, Campus Security or catering employees, alcohol services may be discontinued for any individual or group.
No person under the age of 21 will be allowed to consume alcohol at Events Center events. All guests are required to have valid identification at events where alcohol is served. Proper identification will be requested of any person appearing to be under the legal drinking age of 21. The event sponsor is responsible for restricting minors from alcohol consumption.
Food service is required for all events where alcohol is served, and non-alcoholic beverages must also be provided.
All bar and alcohol services will be discontinued 30 minutes prior to the scheduled end of all events.
Red wine is permitted.
No keg beer is permitted.
Storage of alcoholic beverages on campus is not allowed, unless specifically approved by the Chancellor or designee.
The sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited under any circumstance unless specifically approved by the Chancellor.