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Carl Grant Events Center

Carl Grant Events Center

Grant Events Center > Policies

Policies Governing Use by Non-University Organizations

  1. The physical facilities of Union University exist primarily for the support of educational and academic support programs. In scheduling of facilities, priority is given to those programs and events relating to official University functions.
  2. Scheduling of the Grant Center must be arranged, in writing, through the Grant Center Hostess. Commitments relating to promotion of events should not be completed until such arrangements are finalized (including submission of this signed form) and recorded on the University's Master Calendar. Non-University groups may not reserve the Grant Center more than six months in advance (unless a signed wavier is provided by the President, Senior Vice President for Business and Financial Services or Provost permitting early commitment of space). The University reserves the right to shift groups to alternative space (rather than the space originally reserved) should it be necessary in order to accommodate pressing University needs.
  3. The Grant Center may not be used by any organizations or group which excludes persons from participation on the basis of race, color or national origin.
  4. The use of alcoholic beverages, use of tobacco, and dancing are prohibited in the Grant Center.
  5. All organizations using the Grant Center will be required to pay the rental fee in full (excluding catering and IT charges) to reserve the dates for their event. That rental fee is due upon signing the contract.
  6. Rental charges are nonrefundable. Rentals cancelled due to an emergency or severe weather (e.g. tornado warning, ice advisory) will receive a full refund or credit for rescheduled date. Any cancellation within 48 hours regardless of weather will still incur all catering charges.
  7. The organization agrees to disclose all religious content of the planned program, and verifies that all religious content will concur with the Union University Statement of Faith which can be found at http://www.uu.edu/about/statement.htm, and that no aspects of the planned program will conflict with the University Community Value Statements that can be found at http://www.uu.edu/studentservices/handbook/.
  8. Any use of rice, birdseed, confetti, silly string, flower pedals, soap bubbles, glitter, or like material inside or outside of the Grant Center is not permitted.
  9. No decorations are to be installed without first securing approval. The driving of nails, tacks, or other metal articles into walls or posting of papers, signs, and the like or otherwise marring the property, are absolutely prohibited. Decorations may not be tacked, pinned, taped or otherwise affixed to or placed on walls, ceilings, windows, doors, molding, and furniture within the Grant Center.
  10. Any use of flammable materials, such as candles, need to be regulated to ensure compliance with local fire codes. Candles must be placed on a non-combustible surface. Candles used in a centerpiece surrounded by combustible materials must be contained in a votive or similar container. Candles must be extinguished at the table with a candle snuffer provided by the university. Wax must harden and cool before candles are moved from the table.
  11. Tablecloths are included in the rental price when the Grant Center hosts a catered event. For events that do not include food, there will be a required charge of $5 per tablecloth per table for short cloths, $15 for long cloths. No outside tablecloths can be brought in when the event does not include food.
  12. Minors must be accompanied by adult supervision. No animals allowed inside except those used to assist individuals with disabilities.
  13. The use of the Grant Center for the purpose of for-profit or commercial operations is prohibited. The Grant Center may only be used for programs which may be defined as educational, religious, benevolent, and/or service-oriented. Promotion of any event may not state or imply the University is a sponsor of the event.
  14. Preparation and serving of food in the Grant Center must be provided by ARAMARK, the University's contracted food-service management firm. Exceptions to this policy require a signed waiver by the manager of the campus food service operation. Eating and drinking are permitted only in areas designated for that purpose.
  15. Any event using the Grant Center must be concluded no later than 11:00 p.m., unless special permission is granted by the Senior Vice President for Business and Financial Services. Regulations relating to parking, traffic control and security are to be observed by all groups.
  16. Any and all fees incurred for use of the Grant Center and /or equipment must be paid within 30 days of the conclusion of the event. Late fees will be applied for payment beyond that date.
  17. Applicant agrees to indemnify the institution and hold it harmless from all liabilities arising out of applicant's use of University property and/or facilities, including but not limited to personal injury, property damage, court costs or attorney's fees. The applicant affirms that it does have appropriate liability insurance coverage, and will supply a certificate of insurance upon request by the University. Liability insurance and all applicable taxes are the responsibility of the applicant.
  18. Applicant affirms that signing of this Grant Center Reservation Form constitutes agreement to the above policies. In the event of failure by applicant and/or group to abide by policies as stated, the University reserves the right to cancel event or to require removal from University property. The University reserves the right to enforce its policies in any necessary and appropriate manner.
  19. Union University requires that the disclaimer "This is not an official function of Union University" be included in any advertising that uses the name Union University. A copy of all advertisements, programs and materials must be sent to the Grant Center hostess for review and approval.

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Grant Events Center
Contact Information
  • Availability, Pricing and Reservations:
    Nikki Castles, Director of Conferences, Special Events and Reservations
    731-661-5909 or ncastles@uu.edu

Current Reservations

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
  • WTSHRM Lunch Meetings in Salon 1: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM - WTSHRM Lunch Meeting
Saturday, June 20, 2015
  • Gamma Alpha Omega Chapter of AKA in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM - Banquet
Thursday, June 25, 2015
  • WTSHRM Breakfast Meeting in Salon 1: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - WTSHRM Breakfast
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
  • Farmers and Merchant Bank in Salon 1 | Salon 2: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Employee Dinner and Meeting
Friday, July 17, 2015
  • Modern Woodmen in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Meeting
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
  • WTSHRM Lunch Meetings in Salon 1: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM - WTSHRM Lunch Meeting
Friday, July 24, 2015
  • Nurse Anesthesia Graduate Awards Ceremony in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Class of 2015 Graduate Awards Ceremony
Saturday, August 1, 2015
  • Private Event - Carolyn Gray in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Wedding Reception
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
  • New Staff Orientation in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
  • New Staff Orientation in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, August 6, 2015
  • Senior Adult Extravaganza in Brewer Dining Hall | Coburn 1 | Coburn 2 | Coburn 3 | PAC E-2 Powell Theatre | Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3 | Small Gym: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
  • Back to School Dinner in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Dinner
Thursday, August 13, 2015
  • Faculty/Staff Luncheon in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Luncheon
Friday, August 14, 2015
  • Keystone Welcome Breakfast in Salon 1 | Salon 2: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Parents and Student Welcome breakfast.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
  • Making Strides Kickoff Breakfast in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Breakfast
  • SOP Class of 2019 White Coat Reception in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - SOP Class of 2019 White Coat Ceremony Reception
Friday, August 21, 2015
  • Convocation Luncheon in Salon 1: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM - Luncheon
Monday, September 7, 2015
  • Labor Day Holiday in Coburn 1 | Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Closed
Thursday, September 10, 2015
  • WTSHRM Breakfast Meeting in Salon 1: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - WTSHRM Breakfast
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
  • WTSHRM Lunch Meetings in Salon 1: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - WTSHRM Lunch Meeting
Thursday, September 17, 2015
  • KLACS Meeting in Coburn 1 | Salon 1: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Salon 1 for Dinner & Seminar Salon 2 for Childcare
Friday, September 25, 2015
  • Quarterly Membership Breakfast - Chamber in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Quarterly Breakfast
Monday, September 28, 2015
  • Remember Me Commemorative Walk in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
  • Young Life Annual Banquet in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Banquet
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
  • Leadership Jackson - poverty simulation in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - LJ Session
Friday, October 2, 2015
  • Jackson Area Wide - Tentative in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Jackson Area Wide College Fair
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
  • ACT College & Career Readiness Workshop in Salon 1: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - ACT Workshop
Thursday, October 8, 2015
  • Fall Break in Coburn 1 | Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Holiday
Friday, October 9, 2015
  • Fall Break in Coburn 1 | Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Holiday
Saturday, October 10, 2015
  • Fall Break in Coburn 1 | Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Holiday
Sunday, October 11, 2015
  • Fall Break in Coburn 1 | Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Holiday
Saturday, October 17, 2015
  • Preview Day in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Jackson High School Class Reunion in Salon 1: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Class reunion dinner
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
  • WTSHRM Lunch Meetings in Salon 1: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - WTSHRM Lunch Meeting
Monday, November 2, 2015
  • WTSHRM Setup in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM - WTSHRM Fall Conference Set up
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
  • WTSHRM Fall Conference in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM - WTSHRM Fall Conference
Friday, November 6, 2015
  • Homecoming Lunch and Events in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday, November 7, 2015
  • Homecoming Lunch and Events in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
  • West TN MGMA in Salon 1: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday, November 12, 2015
  • JYP - Jackson Chamber in Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Luncheon
Monday, November 16, 2015
  • TEPS in Coburn 1 | Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3 | SUB Harvey Auditorium: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - TEPS training
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • TEPS in Coburn 1 | Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3 | SUB Harvey Auditorium: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - TEPS training
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
  • TEPS in Coburn 1 | Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3 | SUB Harvey Auditorium: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - TEPS training
Thursday, November 19, 2015
  • TEPS in Coburn 1 | Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3 | SUB Harvey Auditorium: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - TEPS training
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Break in Coburn 1 | Salon 1 | Salon 2 | Salon 3: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Holiday

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