Event Services

The Dean’s Office team is dedicated to supporting the School's faculty, staff, and students by providing quality administrative, event, and operational services. The team is committed to the School’s mission and community, exemplifying respect for all, excellence in service, and stewardship of financial and physical resources. The events hosted by the School of Education and Human Development are a way of connecting with our community and sharing the good work of our faculty and students. The Dean's Office strives to provide excellent support services that will ensure the success of your event.

Our team offers event services support, including:​

  • Meeting space scheduling​
  • A/V setup and support
  • Guidance for executing successful events​
  • Coordination with the Office of Communications and Marketing on event promotion
  • Full planning services for virtual and live events, as aligned with our service levels

Our team is available to help you! Contact us with questions.

A full pdf version of this website can be printed or downloaded.

Event Space Reservations

  • Guidelines for Reserving Space

    Meeting rooms in Ridley Hall and Bavaro are available for use to support the School of Education and Human Development academic, research, and development programs. Meeting rooms may be reserved by the EHD departments and centers, faculty, staff, students, as well as EHD recognized organizations and should be submitted via the event request form.

    Requests from units outside the School of Education and Human Development for meeting room usage for UVA-affiliated events should be submitted via the event request form. Each request must have a faculty or staff sponsor from within the School of Education and Human Development who will ensure compliance with meeting use guidelines. These requests are subject to approval of the Director of Operations. Any questions should be directed to ehdevents@virginia.edu.

    • Reservation Timeline


      Reservations are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and are assigned as outlined below. Meeting space is provided without charge, except when special accommodations are required (i.e., cleaning, damages).

      EHD Departments and Centers

      • Spring term reservations will be accepted beginning October 1 / confirmation of space will be sent by November 15
      • Summer term reservations will be accepted beginning February 1
      • Fall term reservations will be accepted beginning May 1 / confirmation of space will be sent by June 15

      EHD student organizations / Other UVA departments / Non-UVA affiliated organizations

      • accepted the Monday following the first day of the academic term


      If an event will not take place at the reserved time, the event organizer should immediately contact the event services team(ehdevents@virginia.edu). This allows us to more freely book spaces for those who do not have advanced bookings.

      Event organizers will receive a reminder from the Dean’s Office, via Smartsheet, one week prior to their scheduled event to confirm, cancel, or change their reservation. Please submit your event status as soon as possible after receipt of this email.


      There may be instances where a meeting room is needed but details have not been confirmed by the department or center. In this instance, a room—or number of rooms—can be placed on “hold” for up to five business days by contacting the event services team (ehdevents@virginia.edu). The “hold” will be released if the requesting party does not formally request the meeting room within five business days.

    • How to Reserve Space


        • Faculty and staff should review space availability using Microsoft Outlook Calendar (see step by step instructions - for Mac and Windows users).
        • Students should review space availability using Microsoft Outlook Calendar (see step by step instructions - for Mac and Windows users).
        • Faculty and staff may reserve space by working with personnel in their department or the Dean's Office (contact information on the left side of this page), or by using the event request form.​
        • Students wishing to request meeting space should work with personnel in the Dean's Office (contact information on the left side of this page), or by using the event request form.​​
        • You will receive a confirmation of submission immediately. Based on the support needs of your event, tasks will be confirmed by our team and then you will receive a comprehensive confirmation email.
        • Your space is confirmed once you receive a confirmation email with your room assignment.
        • The Dean's Office reserves the right to reassign space based on school needs.


      Please note, the University does not release classrooms for event purposes until the semester is underway.
      • Faculty and staff may reserve classroom space using the Source.​
        • Classrooms are under the purview of Classroom Support (classrooms@virginia.edu / 434-982-4586), any A/V or set up should be managed through Classroom Support.
    • Event Space Detail

      Download our space overview spreadsheet (excel version or pdf version) to filter based on event needs, view photos of space configurations, and equipment available in each room.

      Bavaro 104 16
      Bavaro Atrium (space not enclosed) 94
      Bavaro 116 / Holloway Hall [Room Configurations] 120
      Bavaro 206A 6
      Bavaro 234A 6
      Bavaro 307 (space not enclosed) 10
      Bavaro 318A 12
      Bavaro 331 (space not enclosed) 10
      Ridley 106 12
      Ridley 200 20
      Ridley 206 20
      Ridley 302 70


    Event Space Resources & Guidelines

    • Event Space Hours

      Conference rooms are open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meeting rooms are unlocked at the start and end of each day. If a meeting room is locked upon your arrival, please call 434-924-3332 or visit Bavaro 130 / Dean’s Office for immediate assistance.

      EHD faculty, staff, and students may book a meeting outside of these normal operating hours but must make arrangements with the dean’s office for access. Temporary access and/or keys may be provided on the condition that they are returned by the following business day. Please use the building services request form to request after-hours building access and/or visit the Dean’s Office for assignment of temporary keys.

      Other UVA users should plan meetings within our normal operating hours.


    • Damages / Liability

      Users are required to report and pay for any damage done to a meeting room space and/or equipment during their event. Users of the meeting space are prohibited from posting on walls using tape, tacks, or other implements.

      A $50 minimum fee will be charged to your department should damages occur.

    • Safety

      Event organizers and participants are expected to adhere to all University, local, state, and federal safety regulations. Facilities and safety questions should be directed to the director of operations by calling 434-243-4326 or e-mailing jcarls@virginia.edu


      Capacity is set by the fire marshal with the safety of occupants in mind. Event organizers and participants are required to adhere to room capacity restrictions unless written approval is provided. Exact room capacities are available on the EHD event services page.


      Power strips and surge protectors must have a ul rating and be fused with a reset switch. Fused power strips may not be linked in a series to create a longer cord. Please notify the Dean’s Office (ehdfm@virginia.edu) if you have questions about the electrical load in a particular room. A limited number of power strips are available by request when you submit your event request form.


      The fire code states that hallways are to be kept clear to allow for emergency egress. Please do not place furniture in hallways and refrain from blocking doorways and walkways. You must have Dean’s Office approval before removing meeting room furnishings.


      A wide variety of emergencies may require a workplace or meeting room to be evacuated. These emergencies may include fires, explosions, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, or other disturbances. The evacuation site for both Ridley and Bavaro is the Perry-Fishburne Tennis Courts (the Dell).

    • Room Set-Up / Clean Up

      Room set-up and clean-up is the responsibility of the event organizer. The Events Manager can provide recommendations for room configurations, if needed. Requests for set-up support can be submitted along with space request via the event request form.

      The room should be restored to its original condition, including but not limited to:

      • White boards / black boards should be erased and wiped down.
      • Furniture should be returned to previous configuration and wiped down.
      • All debris should be removed from floors and other surfaces in room.
      • A/V equipment should be turned off.
      • Specific clean up related to catering are outlined within the Catering section of this website.
    • Catering

      The event organizer or the caterer must provide serving equipment, paper products, utensils, food, beverages, ice, coasters, and trash bags. All tables should be covered if food is served, and hot food should be placed on a protective mat. Open flame is not permitted.

      At the conclusion of the meeting/event, event organizers should do the following:

      • Clean up trash and remove all debris from the meeting room. Full trash bags should be carried out of the building and placed in the dumpsters located on Bonnycastle Drive or Newcomb Road South. A cleaning fee may be charged if spills occur or additional clean-up is necessary.
      • All tables and credenzas should be wiped down using water only.

      If the event organizer wishes to have support from housekeeping during the clean-up, please submit a request using the building services request form. Services are provided for a fee and a university PTAO is required.


      All events where alcohol will be served, whether department- or student-sponsored, must have the approval of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Alcohol approval request forms should be submitted online at least 5 days prior to the event. A registered account is required to submit the form. If alcohol is approved, UVA Security (RMC Event staff) will need to be hired to manage the alcohol service. A copy of the approval should be submitted to the events services team (ehdevents@virginia.edu) before the event.

    • Event Parking

      Parking is available in the Central Grounds Parking Garage for a fee. Event organizers can make other arrangements with Parking and Transportation. Parking and Transportation's Event Operations Division offers a range of services to provide parking options for event visitors, including requesting a parking lot reservation or promo codes/validation coupons.

    • Wireless Internet Access

      Guests of UVA (individuals who are not faculty, staff, or students) have four options for accessing the Internet using a UVA WiFi network:

      • self-service guest access (printable instructions)
      • sponsored guest access with a passcode (must be sponsored by a UVA-affiliated organization or individual),
      • sponsored long-term guest access (PIN and/or Device Registration Required), and
      • guest from a participating eduroam institution (please view About eduroam WiFi)

      The Information Technology website (behind Netbadge) offers instructions on how to request guest access passcodes, sponsor a long-term guest, or utilize eduroam.

      It is the event organizer’s responsibility to request guest wifi in advance of the event.

    • Technology

      Our conference rooms are equipped with a variety of technology to meet many needs. To determine what type of technology is available in each space please view our room matrix.

      Please request specific needs and/or a pre-event A/V consultation when submitting your event request through the event request form. At the conclusion of all meetings, technology should be returned to its appropriate rest/standby state and portable devices/adapters stored in their appropriate location.

    • Accessibility

      Creating inclusive and accessible events is a priority to the School of Education and Human Development, below are resources to help you achieve this goal.

    Planning Resources

    The tools linked below will provide you guidance on executing successful events. Within these resources you will find guides for all steps of the event planning process as well as contact information for preferred vendors. ​ ​