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Event Planning

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Setting up a conference or event breakfast? We have the place for you! Our comprehensive facilities provide accommodating and pleasant cafeteria-style dining or arranged custom catered meals, as well as a mixture of athletic and recreational amenities, indoors and out, for team-building activities.

On campus reservations


Request Space for an Event If you have an Eastern ID, you may book your event through our EMS online booking system. Use your Eastern username (not your full email address) and password to login. On-Campus Request
Off campus request


Request Space for an Event

If you are not associated with Eastern but would like to book an event, please contact John Beck at

Fee Schedule


Contact Us

John Beck University Event Coordinator
Gelsi-Young Building 
 (860) 465-5565
 (860) 465-4518

Campus Spaces

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Helpful questions when planning an event

What is your goal/objective of the event?

  • What is the event’s purpose?
  • How many people may attend?
  • What is the budget?
  • Where will your event take place?
  • What time will the event take place?

Have you selected a date for the event?
Choose an optimal date and a second best for backup when getting sign-off time of year.

Choosing the venue

  • What type of ambiance are you looking for (intimate, large group, formal, etc.)?
  • Do you need to provide Wi-Fi?
  • Does the venue have the infrastructure needed?

Choose a theme for your event

Do you have a speaker and/or entertainment?

  • Solidify your ask
  • Do they require any special features or have any specific needs?
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CECE room
sports center dance studeio
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