About Outdoor Event Services

About outdoor event services

In addition to maintaining and stewarding our campus landscapes, UC Davis Grounds and Landscape Services provides a variety of services to support our university's numerous outdoor events.

Hosting an event on-campus means more than just booking the space. There are a variety of services available to support and enhance your event -- from sprinkler shut-offs, to clean-up before and after, to stage and barbeque rentals. The staff in UC Davis Conference and Event Services, Custodial Services, and Grounds and Landscape Services know what it takes to prepare your venue and accommodate your guests.

On-campus Customers

Campus groups, including departments and student groups, must place a work order for services related to their on-campus events. Because of budget limitations, there is a charge for event support services to campus departments, and this needs to be accounted for in your event budget.


You do not need to place a work order for events held in any of the following facilities, where you will work directly with the facility manager to arrange event support services:

  • ARC Ballrooms
  • ARC Pavilion
  • Alumni Center
  • Freeborn Hall
  • Memorial Union
  • Putah Creek Lodge
  • Rec Pool Lodge
  • The Silo

Off-campus Customers

UC Davis welcomes off-campus groups to host their events on campus. Conference & Event Services (CES) provides full service event planning and registration services. They specialize in corporate, athletic, and special events, and offer logistical planning, on-site coordination, and all the amenities of the campus. All special event services, including set up, clean up, special equipment, etc., are scheduled through your CES event planner, who will provide rates, cost estimates and invoicing as part of your event service.

Contact Conference & Event Services

(530) 752-2675

Note: On-campus departments may also take advantage of CES services, which are provided on a recharge basis.