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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some questions our office gets asked quite often. Don’t worry if you don’t see your question listed below. Email us at or call us at 260.422.5561, ext. 2317, with your questions and one of our schedulers will be happy to assist you!

What is Indiana Tech doing to keep attendees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana Tech will operate events in accordance with the most current campus, city, county, state and federal policies and mandates. Indiana Tech staff will share specific processes and procedures to all groups and attendees 48 to 72 hours prior to each event.

What are blackout dates?

Blackout dates are dates reserved to accommodate the needs of our students, staff and faculty. During these dates, we host annual events and activities for campus and have reserved all of our facilities for their use.

University Holidays

On dates designated as university holidays, neither staff nor faculty will be on campus. As such, no event, function or activity will be scheduled, with the exception of religious services or university-sanctioned athletic contests. Below are Indiana Tech’s university holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (as well as the day after depending on the day it falls)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (including the Wednesday before and Friday after)
  • Christmas (as well as the day before or day after depending on the day it falls)
  • New Year’s Eve

University Events

The University designates full priority to these events during the year and restricts all other events or functions from occurring during these events due to size, scope and logistical complexity. These are the university’s annual events:

  • Welcome Week/Student Move In
  • New Student Orientation
  • Ph.D. Immersion Weekends
  • Homecoming
  • Commencement
How much does it cost to rent a space at Indiana Tech?

Each space is charged at an hourly rate and with the guest’s needs and capabilities in mind. Please contact us for a specialized quote.

Do you offer discount rental to not-for-profit organizations?

Yes, we do offer a 50% discount when provided with proper documentation.

Do you require a deposit?

Yes, there is a non-refundable deposit of $50 to secure your reservation.

Is alcohol permitted at campus events?

Yes, you are permitted to have alcohol served at your event. However, you are required to use one of our preferred vendors. If you plan to serve alcohol at your event, you must follow all university alcohol policies, as well as all federal, state and local laws.

Can I bring in our own food for our event?

No, we do require that you use our in-house catering service, Parkhurst Dining with the only exception being the recreation center where carry-in is allowed. For more information regarding catering please use the Contact Us page and submit a contact form. If you have questions about this policy, please contact us to discuss. Please see the Parkhurst Dining Menu for catering details.