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Events at the Cronkite School
We’re excited to welcome our friends and neighbors to our new home on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. We’re thrilled by the interest that the ASU community and others are expressing in holding events at our school and we hope that you’re as proud to be in our new home as we are. Please keep in mind that events at the Cronkite School should have an academic and/or media-related interest and they must be not-for-profit and non-advocacy events.
Since we have limited space and limited staff and we’re offering our space free of charge, you will be responsible for facilitating the events you hold at the Cronkite School. Please use this document as a “toolbox” for your planning.
Determine if we’re right for you
2) Event notice must be received at least two weeks prior to event.
3) Events must be not for profit and non-advocacy.
4) Event must be free for all attendees.
5) Event must take place during regular building hours (see below).
6) Hosting group/parties are responsible for all of their own set up and clean up.
7) Any fees associated with event must be received at least 48 hours prior to event.
Scheduling an Event
Requests for event space during fall 2013 can be made but not officially scheduled until July 29. On that date, fall 2013 requests will be scheduled in the order in which they were received based upon availability with Arizona State University fall course schedules and Cronkite School events. Requests for event space during spring 2014 will be scheduled beginning December 9.
Over winter break, spring break and summer break events may be held Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Food and Beverage
Set Up and Clean Up
Tables and Chairs
The Cronkite School does not provide tables for events. It is your responsibility to arrange for an outside vendor to bring in tables. ASU’s suggested vendor is Tri Rentals (602.763.7417)
$100: 1 hour or less
Please note: Anyone other than authorized Cronkite School IT staff are prohibited from using any of the technologies in our spaces. Submission of this form means you have agreed to either pay for the Cronkite IT service as outlined above or are pledging that your organization will not use the technology (unfortunately, we had to create this policy because the technology was being misused).
Video recording pricing is as follows:
The Cronkite School does not validate parking for outside events.
The First Amendment Forum is perhaps one of the most requested spaces in the Cronkite Building. Located on the 2nd floor, The First Amendment Forum is a large public space left open to the third floor of the building.
Normally used as a congregation area and lounge by our students, The Forum is already equipped with approximately 46 chairs and 12 coffee tables which can be reconfigured to fit your needs. The Forum must be reconfigured to the “standard arrangement” immediately following your event. A diagram is included on this form.
Private events should not take place in The First Amendment Forum. The space is to be kept open to the public at all times. This includes leaving the TV on for regularly scheduled CNN viewings.
The Cronkite Theater is a theatre-style classroom equipped with two projectors and screens. The Cronkite Theater is perfect for larger events that don’t want the public attention of the Forum. This room cannot be reconfigured.
These two rooms are smaller theatre-style classrooms. Both are equipped with two screens and projectors. These rooms cannot be reconfigured.
A smaller room laid out classroom style.
The Executive Board Room is popular with larger groups looking for a more intimate setting. An extra-long conference table runs the length of the room. Chairs surround the table and the walls of the room for extra seating. A projector and screen can be seen at the front of the room. A drop-down TV screen display allows people setting in the back of the room a more comfortable option to watch the presentation.
Affectionately referred to as the “…and that’s the way it is” room, Cronk 355 is a smaller version of the Executive Board Room, 355 looks down over the First Amendment Forum – Walter Cronkite’s famous phrase adorns the wall.
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