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Event Planning Contact Sheet

This guide is designed to assist you during the planning of your event at SDSU.

Reserve your location and meet with facility manager. This step is completed by contacting the following, as they pertain to your location choice.

The Union, Academic Locations* (after 5pm, weekends and holidays), Outdoor spaces (non-athletic)

Event Contacts outside the Union:

Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Jeren Vanduch, 605-688-6034

HPER, Stadium, Dykhouse Center & all Athletic Outdoor spaces

Christi Williams, 605-695-3558

The Barn

Kendra Kattelmann, 605-688-4045

McCrory Gardens and Visitor Center

Lisa Marotz, 605-688-6707

Donor Auditorium

J.D. Ackman, 605-688-4387

Wellness Center

Carson Petersheim, 605-688-4946

South Dakota Art Museum*

Pam Adler, 605-688-5423

(after 5pm weekdays, weekends and holidays)


*For academic reservations Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm please contact the Registrar’s office at 605-688-4485.

Additional Contact Information

Union Events Planning Office

Parking and events planning accommodations

Mark Venhuizen, 605-688-4960

State Tech - Lights, sound, stages, a/v etc.

Mike Gjesdal, 605-688-4960

Set-up services (not located in the Union)

Facilities and Services, 605-688-4136

Contracts for performers or artists in connection to your event.

Assistant Director for Student Activities, 605-688-4425

Camps and Conferences, or 605-688-5148

Food or beverage needs

Aramark Catering, or 605-697-2571

Security for event, especially after normal operating hours

University Police Department, 605-688-5117

Parking Office (events not scheduled in the Union), 605-688-7275

Motor Pool

Jessica Rients, 605-688-4323