About the Office of University Events
As the campus hub for event planning and management, the Office of University Events exists to guide your organization through UK’s event submission process. In addition to securing space and advising on program design, event managers are trained to also assist in the coordination of service providers. Let our team assist you by identifying on and off campus vendors and let our production specialists take your event to the next level with light shows, sound systems, and unparalleled service and technical knowledge! Submit an event request to begin your journey with us! Please visit meetatbigblue.uky.edu to start planning your event at the University of Kentucky!
To Schedule an Event
Select "Submit Your Event" above to visit our virtual request system, EMS. EMS is the portal to submit your event requests and schedule space at the University of Kentucky. For assistance using EMS, visit the FAQ page.
For questions regarding EMS or about campus event policies, contact the Office of University Events at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete list of Frequently Asked Questions with answers, select the FAQs menu at the top of this website
The health, safety and well-being of all members of our community are the university's top priorities as we plan for the fall semester. In everything we do, we will continue to be flexible to follow CDC health and safety guidelines, as well as recommendations from UK's START team.
All UK faculty, staff, PhD students, and STEPS employees can now login with their link blue user name (abc123) and password. Account requests are no longer necessary for EMS access by UK users.
It is important to understand you are submitting a REQUEST for events and/or space. Reservation of space and event approvals are not guaranteed for every request.
Priority is given to academic courses. Event space requests will be confirmed after the following dates when scheduled in academic classrooms: December 1st (spring request dates), April 1st (summer request dates), and May 1st (fall request dates).
Requestors may receive two confirmations (one for space and one for event approval) if the space requested is not managed by the Office of University Events.