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Various Special Events Venues

External Client Event Protocols:


  1. All renters will sign the standard University COVID waiver
  2. Event attendance shall not exceed 75% of total venue capacity.
    • All guests shall be seated in a socially distant manner in accordance with above state capacity.
    • Assigned seating will be required for events in Auer Hall
  3. Face masks will continue to be required for all guests/clients/participants, except for those actively performing on stage, until further notice.
  4. Special Events will clean high touch points in venues between events when scheduling allows.
    • Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will continue to be available in the event venues for client use while in the venue.
  5. Food Service is allowed as grab-and-go, plated meals or served buffets and should follow all relevant COVID-19 public health guidance for food service. Self-service buffets will not be allowed until further notice.
  6. All policies and restrictions are subject to change in accordance with Allen County Department of Health and/or the State of Indiana and/or CDC recommendations/restrictions.

The Office of Special Events offers a variety of services to the Purdue Fort Wayne Community. Event venues ranging from intimate meeting rooms to concert halls that seat 1500+ in an acoustically excellent and ADA friendly environment. Outdoor venues that can accommodate up to 10,000 of your guests as well as audio visual technology and support.

The Special Events Department offers these Rental Discounts:*

  • For returning clients in indoor venues: 10% off your venue rental
  • For Purdue Fort Wayne Faculty and Staff hosting a personal or family event in Walb Union or the Alumni Center: 10% off your venue rental.
  • IU, Purdue, and IPFW Alumni renting the Alumni Center: 30% off your venue rental.
  • For dues paying members of the Mastodon Alumni Association renting the Alumni Center for a personal or family event: 50% off your venue rental.

* Please note: These discounts are off of venue rental only and cannot be combined with any other discounts. Discounts apply to events booked after August 1, 2015.

Alumni Center Image  Athletic Center Fieldhouse

Box Office Image  Inddor Venues Image LA 159

Rhinehart Music Center Image  Walb Student Union Image

Outdoor Venues Image SCAN Children's Garden

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Quick Links

Event Scheduling Form Link

Request Venue Information

Event Scheduling Calendar

Event Payments

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AVTS Equipment Request Form

Parking Lot & Street Closure Information Form

Table & Chair Request Form

Special Events Customer Service Questionaire

Temporary Event Food Service Application