The Office of Special Events (SPEV) was created to design, manage and produce events with a presidential standard of hospitality for the Chancellor and President, and offers assistance to Colleges, including internal constituents. The function is to strategize, create and manage the appropriate atmosphere to execute quality events for the University of Houston.
The Office of Special Events’ goal is to enhance goodwill, develop new friends for the university, and project the prestige of this world-class institution.
As a turnkey operation, SPEV manages all components of assigned events including, but not limited to, design of invitations, logistics of an event, and staffing on day of event. Special events are regularly conducted at all levels and locations throughout the university system in support of the university’s strategic vision and brand identity. Because of the university’s size and initiatives, it is critical the university has a centralized office that is committed to assisting in the scheduling and execution of major events.
Catering & Venue Reservations
ARAMARK is the official campus caterer and manages the catering needs across the University of Houston Campus.
Office: (832) 842-5998
Room and Facility Scheduling
University Student Center has meeting rooms to accommodate a variety of needs for several size groups. Some meeting rooms are set in prearranged formats and others are flexible. Audio-visual equipment is also available.
Office: (832) 842-6260
Fax: (713) 743-5281
University Libraries manages all the rooms within the in the university’s libraries.
Office: (713) 743-9781
Hilton University of Houston Hotel features eighty-six hotel guest rooms, seven meeting rooms and three ballrooms with capacity ranging from 10 to 600 people. It's the ideal destination for meetings, banquets, receptions, video conferencing and special events.
Office: (832) 531-6303 or (832) 531-6304
Other Room Scheduling - most classrooms and lecture halls across campus, and several auditoriums are managed by the Office of Records and Registration.
Office: (832) 842-5774
University of Houston Department of Public Safety (UHPDS)
UHPDS assists the University of Houston campus community by taking requests for special events. These events may be sponsored by a University of Houston division, college, department, student, faculty, staff, or individual and groups not affiliated with the University of Houston. This includes, but is not limited to, athletic, business, community, cultural, fraternity, sorority, political, and professional events. UHPDS officer in charge of Special Events is the contact for any group or individual requesting police service for special events occurring at any university facility.
Office: (713) 743-0814
Parking and Transportation can assist in reserving parking spaces for your upcoming event.
Office: (713) 743-5854
Parking request form: www.uh.edu/parking_enforcement/Parking_Special_Events.doc