Admission Events

An admission event is an activity with an admission price or a donation amount being requested or suggested for entrance. Events or programs without either monetary requirement for admission or a suggested donation are not admission events under UWS Chapter .

(See also Admission Events and ticket/cash handling policy)

Managing attendance to an Event (including free events)

In accordance with State statutes, applicable policies and regulations, as well as fire and other safety codes, UWM reserves the right to manage all methods used to offer tickets, or any other form of proof for admittance, for events held in its facilities, using segregated fees or other University resources. This includes the decision to issue tickets for an event regardless if there is an admission charge or not. The Space Assignment Authority (SAA) will make the decision on methods for ticket/proof of admittance and may, at its discretion, consider the desires of the event host/sponsor.

The Space Assignment Authority (SAA) for each facility on campus is the individual who is designated to be responsible for ensuring that the facility is used in compliance with this policy and any other applicable laws or policies. (UWM Use of Facilities Policies and Procedures No: S-23, Revised 2016, II. A.)

Facility capacity levels are set by the Space Assignment Authority in consultation with University Police and Risk Management based on the size of the facility, anticipated attendance and the set up requested/required for the event.

Statute and Policy sources:

WI Stat. UWS Chapter 18 Conduct on University Lands

WI Stat. UWS Chapter 21 Use of University Facilities

WI Statute Chapter SPS 377

UWM Use of Facilities Policies and Procedures No: S-23

Student organizations are advised that off-campus facilities/venues will also exercise control over capacity, ticket sales and forms of admittance.


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