Campus Involvement

Major Performance Venues

Student organizations seeking to plan an event in one of UM's Major Performance Venues (Hill Auditorium, the Power Center for the Performing Arts, Rackham Auditorium, Arthur Miller Theater, and Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre) should contact the Center for Campus Involvement to reserve these facilities and receive advisement on planning major events.  

Universisty Departments and Non-University Entities who's events qualify as Major Events will also need to reserve these facilities through the Center for Campus Involvement.  

Ushering Major Events

The Center for Campus Involvement often needs volunteers to usher for Major Events.  CCI retains an active listserv for this purpose.  When ushering opportunities arise, an email containing information about the show needing ushers and instructions for signing up for that particular opportunity is sent to the listserv.

Major Artist Planning Tips

The Center for Campus Involvement has an invested interested in helping student organizations to host concerts on campus.  We work closely with student leaders throughout the event planning process, advising them on best practices and empowering them to consider UM and CCI values in decision making.

We expect artists being hosted on campus to be thoroughly vetted and researched for popularity, financial soundness, behavioral history, and values alignment.   Student leaders should take these considerations under advisement while progressing through the artist selection process and be prepared to reflect upon these topics with their advisor, or a CCI staff member, when having conversations about artist selection and approval.

Event Evaluation Meeting

The Event Evaluation (EEVAL) Meeting is designed to improve future events presented by the hosting organization.  An EEVAL Meeting may be held if there are problems that occur throughout the planning process or the event itself.  Problems could include, but are not limited to: the organization not adhering to building access and show start times, deviation from previously communicated plans, failure to follow policy, failure to communicate with university staff.  Any parties experiencing concerns may contact the Center for Campus Involvement to request an EEVAL Meeting.

Pre-Event Planning Meeting

The Pre-Event Planning (PREP) Meeting is designed to help the hosting organization to have a successful event.


A PREP Meeting may be deemed necessary if any of the following circumstances are met:

  • The organization has sanctions placed on it from a previous event.


Sanctions are penalties placed on an organization because of organizational challenges, planning issues, and/or incidents at the event itself.  Planning issues can include, but are not limited to, ticketing issues, communication issues, failure to comply with policy, changing event information without approval, and not following venue access times.  Examples of event incidents can include, but are not limited to, exceeding venue capacity, audience not adhering to venue policies, allowing audience members onto stage, damaging venue or property.