This office provides supervision and oversight to several services on campus including university owned apartment rentals, the Box Office, custodial services, facility set-up,parking enforcement and University Commons’ facility management. Additionally, this office serves as the EMU liaison with Pioneer College Caterers and Follett Bookstore which is our university food service provider and university bookstore. The Auxiliary Services Office also coordinates groups visiting campus for everything from wall climbing to large-scale meetings and catering, sporting events and occasional concerts. Summer activity resembles the operation of a large hotel/conference complex. Summer conference assistants (students) learn valuable skills as they assist in providing excellent customer service to the groups.
The Box Office is located in the lower lobby of the University Commons and is open Monday-Friday from 10:30 am – 2:30 p.m. when tickets are on sale. To order tickets, either call (540) 432-4582 or visit the website https://emu.edu/boxoffice/ for information on ordering tickets online. If you want to have tickets sold for an event you are holding, please contact the Box Office manager at (540) 432-4663.
The advancement division staff welcomes student suggestions and cooperation in relating to the university’s diverse constituency. The division consists of Alumni and Parent Engagement and Development and Church Relations.
These departments coordinate the university’s brand and key messages professional image, conduct all fundraising for EMU including annual giving, capital campaigns for new and renovated facilities, endowment giving, and work with foundations and corporations for grant support. The advancement team also oversees community and church relations and continuously communicates with alumni, friends, parents and other supporters of the university, including the seminary and CJP. Advancement also implements a variety of special events, including planning for EMU’s Centennial in 2017-18.
As part of the advancement division, the alumni and parent engagement department coordinates Homecoming and Family Weekend, Parent and Alumni Councils, LovEMU Giving , annual fundraising initiatives including class reunion giving, parent and alumni giving programs and phone-a-thons, and various on and off-campus alumni events. Members of the development office engage alumni, parents and friends of the university to invite prayer and financial support to the university. Staff assists donors in establishing or adding to endowed scholarships, and/or chair endowments. The church relations department fosters a healthy relationship with the Mennonite Church USA and other supporting denominations by providing opportunities for worship, leadership, continuing education, interaction and conversations.
Sponsoring Speakers and Demonstrations
- EMU reserves the right to regulate the on-campus appearance of extra-curricular lecturers and guest speakers. Students are expected to reference a proposed invitation with their organization’s faculty or staff advisor.
- All students have a right to lawful and peaceful demonstrations provided they do not disrupt class work or other university business or create substantial disorder or invasion of the rights of others. Questions about this policy may be addressed (in advance of a planned demonstration) to the vice president for enrollment and student life.
To reserve any of these spaces, call the Physical Plant at ext. 4390 except where specifically noted otherwise.
Location of Room
Large meeting area generally available from 7 pm - midnight
Lehman Board Room
Available when classes aren’t in session
Strite Conference Room
President’s Reception Room
Contact President’s Office to reserve
University Commons 211 & 212
No running water, cooking stove or restrooms
For open air fires, the person planning the event needs to complete an “Open Air Fires-EMU Policy” form and check out a fire extinguisher and a bucket for water. Contact Facilities Management at 432-4390 for permission or information.