Catering Permit

Catered Event Permit

Any recognized student, faculty or staff organization must secure a campus catering permit from the Director of Campus Dining prior to scheduling or contracting any activity that includes the serving of food not prepared by App Catering or Campus Dining. This permit must be displayed by the vendor. Unauthorized private vendors in violation of this policy will be required to comply or vacate the campus.

To submit a request for a catering permit please fill out the request form and email it to 

PLEASE NOTE: A catering permit is NOT needed when using App Catering. 

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Catering Permit FormPDF254 KB


Alcohol Permit 

Are you hosting an event on campus where alcohol will be served? Don't forget to submit a Request for Alcohol Approval at least 10 business days in advance - failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your event.

Campus Catering Permit FAQs

  • What is the purpose of the catering permit process and food safety considerations?
  • When should I use a catering permit? When should I submit my form?  
    • When food from off campus is brought on to campus by a university group to be consumed.
    • It is recommended that catering permits be submitted for approval at least ONE WEEK prior to the event.
    • A permit that does contain potentially hazardous food, or does not provide adequate detail of the event may receive follow up questions and ask for a re-submission depending on the clarification and changes needed. 
  • What is a potentially hazardous food?
    • Potentially hazardous foods are “a food that is natural or synthetic and requires temperature control because it is in a form capable of supporting the rapid, progressive growth of infectious or toxic microorganisms,” according to the Food and Drug Administration.
  • What is the correct handling of potentially hazardous food? What precautions are required for potentially hazardous foods?
    • Potentially hazardous food must be kept to temperature (cold food kept cold, hot food kept hot). Groups wishing to serve potentially hazardous food must have the food delivered and set up by the company supplying the food to ensure food safety and best risk management practices.
  • What items usually receive quick approval?
    • Pizza
    • Pastries (doughnuts, sweets, breads etc.)
    • Subs
    • Items that are typically delivered
  • What does a fully and adequately completed form look like? (Don’t forget to submit by emailing