Booking Procedures

Before calling, clients should determine what type of function they have in mind, the number of people they expect and what services they would be interested in using, e.g., catering, physical support, etc.


External, Non-Campus Clients

Contact Lindsey Mercado by email or phone at 717-358-4891, or use the External Event Request Form.

Internal, On-Campus Clients

Contact Director of Event Management Mike Baker at or 717-358-5996 to discuss your event and needs.

For event support (event setup, athletic support, etc.):

- Use the work order system at; select "SWAT/Event Services" under "Request Type" and enter your request. Please be as detailed as possible.

- Contact or extension 5927 with questions or needs.

Guidelines for Facility Use

 As an institution of higher education, Franklin & Marshall College seeks to balance its mission of instruction, scholarship and co-curricular activities with its commitment to the broader community.  The facilities of Franklin & Marshall College exist for the purpose of education, for use by our faculty, staff and students and by affiliated constituencies.  However, when available space allows, we are committed to making our facilities available to groups and organizations outside the College whose purpose is consistent with the College’s mission.

All facilities are property of Franklin & Marshall College.  Specifically, there are no departmental or individual “ownership” of space.  The College reserves the right to decide which activities may or may not be held on campus, and to establish fair and reasonable charges for the use of these facilities.  Priorities for use of facilities are given as follows:

  1. College Events
  2. College Co-Sponsored Events
  3. Non College/External Events
College/Internal Events:

The event request is presented in whole by faculty, staff or students and whose activities are directly related to college business.

All participants must be Franklin & Marshall College faculty, staff, students, or alumni.

The sponsoring department or organization is responsible for all costs associated with event.  Facility fees are waived.

College Co-Sponsored Events:

The event request is presented by a non-college entity or by faculty, staff or students for the benefit of the F&M Community.  The event involves a College academic department, administrative unit or student organization and an outside organization such as a professional for-profit or non-profit group.

Participants consist of faculty, staff or students and external guests.

The event must fit into the mission of the College and the sponsoring department and be approved by  the Departmental Chairperson or Director and Divisional Vice President.

The sponsoring department or college organization will serve as the point of contact on behalf of the external group.

A department representative must be present at the event and responsible for the event logistics (i.e. - facility reservation, set-up, catering, security, custodial, equipment rentals; etc.)

Fees charged (entry fees, registrations, donations) must be disclosed to the College in advance of the event.  

The sponsoring department or college organization will pay all costs associated with event.

Non College/External Events:

Programs and activities organized by individuals, organizations or groups not part of the organizational structure of the College and who request to use the College’s facilities for the benefit of their own program.

Attendees consist of external guests.

The Office of Conference & Event Services will serve as point of contact on behalf of the external group.  Certificate of Insurance and contract will be required.

Event sponsor will pay full facility rental fees and all other costs associated with event.