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Student Union & Activities

Event Support Services

Ballroom StageEvent Support Services (ESS) provides technical and event staffing inside the Student Union facility. We also help to support events in the community and around campus through rentals of high quality, competitively priced technology and equipment based on daily usage.  Equipment set-up, operation, and removal is part of the service, with skilled on-duty technicians available for an additional fee.

Our efficient and professional production staff will help create the perfect event. Whether it is a conference, meeting, or party, Event Support Services will not only "WOW" your audience, but will also provide you with the latest event innovations and excellent customer service.

Services include: sound, lighting, and audio / video equipment rentals and delivery; technical assistance and consulting; event planning and coordinating; conference support; production and event management.

Building Manager Rates

  • We charge a Building Manager fee of $20.00 per hour anytime a client needs to use the facility outside of regularly scheduled hours of operation.  We request a minimum 5 day notice in order to accomodate this service.

Setup Rates

  • We charge $25.00 for altering spaces from default configuration.
  • We charge $50.00 for cleaning and set-up for each section of ballroom (this charge is included in the room rental cost for non-university clients).
  • The Theater (SURC210) and our multi-media boardrooms (SURC131 and 273) have fixed seating and can not be changed.

Rental and Rates
For your convenience, we have partnered with Scheduling Services to request equipment through ESS.

Rental Policies

  • Equipment is priced for pickup at Central Washington University Student Union and Recreation Center Event Support Services (ESS).  Delivery and technician service is optional (charged at $20 / hour).
  • Customers are responsible for all rental charges from the time equipment leaves the Student Union until it is returned.
  • Rentals may require lead time to guarantee availability - please plan appropriately. 
  • ESS will make every effort to accommodate changes in the services you hire, schedule permitting, and subject to availability of staffing and resources.
  • No deposits or down payments are required from University affiliated groups; however non-affiliated groups may be subject to down payments based upon total rental costs. New accounts may also be subject to down payments.

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