Special Events Services

SB 820

California Senate Bill 820 imposes additional restrictions for contracting out for services performed in buildings that have received capital state funding. As a condition for UC Berkeley receiving state capital funding, contracting out for covered services is generally not permissible. The list of UC Berkeley state-funded buildings can be found through Supply Chain Management here:

SB 820 Building Listing

COVID-19 Operations

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our operations have changed.

Central Distribution is open for receiving from 8:00AM - 3:30PM.

UC Berkeley Surplus is open by appointment only.

To shop at UC Surplus, please send an email to ucsurplus@berkeley.edu to make an appointment.

Anyone seeking to access 3200-E Regatta must make an appointment in advance with one of our units.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If this is an emergency, please contact Eric Anglim, Director of Property Management and Library Bindery at:


If you have a Moving Services emergency during business hours, you may call Tamera Garlock at:


Events Services supports the Berkeley Campus, UCB off-campus locations, and University of California Office of the President with a full range of event services.

By using our services you receive:

  • Negotiated contracts to provide the best price from the highest quality vendors
  • Insurance verification to guarantee compliance with UCB policies & protect you in case of accidents
  • Prescreening of vendors to ensure the highest quality service
  • Easy payment through your campus chart string (or intercampus chart string.)
  • Assistance in handling the unexpected surprises of your event

Our coordinators can provide:

  • Cost estimates & consultations
  • Crews for:
    • Room setups of existing furniture
    • Material delivery or setup
    • Or any additional reason you may need a few extra hands
  • Rental equipment such as:
    • Tables
    • Chairs
    • Linens
    • Tents
    • Umbrellas
    • Plus china, flatware and more
  • Planning assistance including:
    • Catering coordination and payment
    • Venue selection and scheduling
    • Decoration coordination and payment
    • And many other support services
  • Supplies for your event such as:
    • Paper and plastic table covers (available in white, blue and gold)

In addition, we can offer you:

  • Advice on how to make your event run more smoothly
  • Assistance in permit completion and compliance

When in doubt about what we can do for your event, just give us a call and ask.

We’re always happy to discuss the options and find solutions.

*Once an order is placed if the order is canceled there is a cancellation fee of $88.00 minimum.

If canceled within 5 businesses day of order additional fees may apply.*

Tamera Garlock
Project Manager

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