Fire regulations: In planning and setting up decorations, the sponsor must comply with the following state fire regulations.
a. All decorating materials used must be fireproofed or fire retardant.
b. No decorations may be hung from the ceiling, placed in offices, rooms or lounges in a manner that will interfere with safe passage or evacuation. No decorations shall be placed in hallways, aisles, stairwells or exit routes. All exits must be free of barricades.
c. Exit signs, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, fire pull alarms, emergency lights, and audible fire signals/strobe lights cannot be decorated or covered or obstructed in any way.
d. Any additional electrical power brought into the venue must be approved by the Office of the Dean of Students.
e. Caution must be taken to keep all paper or cloth free from light fixtures.
f. Straw, hay, leaves, corn shocks, dry vegetation, water, sand, or gravel cannot be used in decorations in any building.
g. Live or cut trees are not permitted in University buildings.
h. The use of candles, incense, lanterns, oil lamps, and other devices with open flame are not permitted in University buildings.
i. No nails, screws, hooks, etc., may be driven into any walls, floors, or ceilings. Tape may not be used on floors unless it is designated as “floor tape.” Floor tape will be provided upon request. Regular masking, box, or duct tape is not permitted on any walls, floors, or ceilings. Blue painting tape may be permitted with prior approval.
- Any freestanding decorations, i.e., panels, must be stable in nature and lightweight in construction.
- No decorations may be glued to any surface. No pins or non-painting tape may be used to adhere posters, paper, etc., to the walls, ceiling, drapes, floor, tables, etc.
- Any decorative lights used inside the building must be “miniature” types.
- Painting is prohibited. Everything must be painted prior to being brought into the building.
- Decorations which require staff assistance from the Student Life Events Center will be billed to the event sponsor on the basis of labor, supplies, and equipment rentals. This includes, but is not limited to, requests to hang decorations from a ceiling. Prior arrangements must be made with the Student Life Events Center Event Planning and Reservations staff to ensure that the request can be fulfilled.
- Decorating plans not addressed within this policy should be reviewed by the Student Life Events Center Event Planning and Reservations staff prior to the event.
- Violation of any of these policies may result in fines and suspension of facility reservation privileges.
Damages and Cleaning
Any damages done in connection with a meeting, event or other scheduled activity will be repaired by SFSU Facilities Services Enterprises, and the sponsor will be billed for all costs incurred on the basis of labor, supplies, and equipment rentals as required for repairs or replacement. Similarly, cleaning charges will be billed to the sponsor on the basis of labor, supplies, and equipment rentals.
At least one week in advance, the client will need to contact Parking & Transportation to reserve, arrange for barricades, and pay for spaces needed to parallel park trucks that are too long to fit into the existing perpendicular spaces. Delivery trucks that cannot fit into the existing perpendicular spaces must be parked parallel to the curb near the Student Life Events Center.
During normal campus operating hours - 7 AM to 10 PM - noise within and around the building must conform to standards typical throughout campus. Further information regarding amplified sound can be found at the following link http://audit.sfsu.edu/sites/sites7.sfsu.edu.audit/files/assets/UED/ued%2089_13.v2_0.pdf
The Student Life Events Center is not responsible for items left in the building, and storage space is not normally available for materials or equipment used in association with an event. Such items are the sole responsibility of the student organization, University department, or user of the facility.