Event Services

The 25Live reservation system is now live for requesting use of facilities managed by the Russell House.  Using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox you may now REQUEST SPACE in 25Live.  PLEASE NOTE only use web browsers Chrome or Firefox to operate 25Live (using IE or Safari may cause unexpected errors to your web request).

As a student organization, you will use your organizations network ID (that’s your email without the @mailbox.sc.edu) and the password associated with your account.  Once in the system, please fill out the web form all the way through to the end.  After agreeing to follow all USC policies, the final step is to  click ‘save’ and the request is complete.  From there a web request is created and the Russell House Event Services staff will review, process and return within 5 business days.  If you are unsure of your student organization account information, please call or email  Stephanie Suarez in the Leadership and Service Center at (803) 777-7130.

As a University Department, please enter your personal network ID (that’s your email without the @mailbox.sc.edu and the password associated with your account.  Once in the system, please fill out the web form all the way through to the end.  After agreeing to follow all USC policies, the final step is to  click ‘save’ and the request is complete.  From there a web request is created and the Russell House Event Services staff will review, process and return within 5 business days.

Please consult the 25Live training video to aid you in your requests for space.

As with any change we know there will be questions.  We are here to help!  Please feel free to stop by our office in Russell House Suite 218, call us at (803) 777-7127 or email us at sareserv@mailbox.sc.edu .

Russell House Event Services will help you plan your events for the Russell House, Gressette Room, Rutledge Chapel, and select outdoor areas on campus.

About Our Rooms

To find room diagrams and pictures of our facilities, please visit the Room Information page.

Catering

If you have questions about catering for events, please visit the catering tab.

Fees

Our schedule of fees tab will show you our equipment inventory, and the corresponding prices for each individual item.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to many of your questions, check out our FAQ page.

Large Event Planning Form

Click here to download our Large Event Planning Form. This form will help you organize exactly what you want at your event in the Russell House.

Promote Your Event

Learn about how to promote your events at the Russell House here, including advertising on our digital display boards.

Request a Space

Once you are ready to request space, simply choose the request space tab.

Request Academic or Housing Space

For information on using Academic or Housing Space click here.

Reserve Rutledge Chapel

Rutledge Chapel: Russell House University Union Event Services provides all reservation responsibilities for Rutledge Chapel. Academic units, university departments and student organizations may call Russell House Event Services at 803-777-7127. Individuals and organizations unaffiliated with USC who desire to rent Rutledge Chapel should email their inquiry to rutledgeweddings@sc.edu or contact Event Services at 803-777-8182 to learn of reservation guidelines and use policies.

Reservation Dates and Deadlines

To find important information about upcoming deadlines, please visit the Reservation Dates and Deadlines.

University Policies

To find important University Policies regarding events, please visit our Policies page.

If you have any questions that are not covered here, please call our office at 803-777-8182, or send us an email at sareserv@mailbox.sc.edu.

Non-University organizations (with no formal affiliation with the University) may be granted use of the facilities and/or services on a restricted basis. Approval for non-University related organizations’ use of facilities is most often restricted to those days when the University of South Carolina is not in academic session. Requests for RH facilities or services by non-University related organizations must be approved by the Director of the Russell House University Union. All request must be submitted in writing. Requests can be mailed to RHUU Event Services, Russell House, Room 218, Columbia SC 29208. Those applying for the use of facilities should be aware that the RH reservable facilities are State property and as such cannot be used for personal or financial gain.