The BSU Conference and Event Services Office (CESO) follows
priorities to plan, support, and execute meetings, events and programs on
campus. A one-stop operation, CESO coordinates the efforts of University support
areas on behalf of event sponsors. CESO provides a high level of customer
service to event sponsors while managing limited space and other resources in
service of the University mission.
CESO supports the mission of Bridgewater State
University in the following ways:
- Acts as a consultant to event sponsors who need assistance selecting the
most effective spaces and conceptualizing successful events with all the
needed equipment and services. Teaches inexperienced program planners
how to plan successful events.
- Serves as an agent for the President and the Cabinet to implement
institutional priorities in planning events. Prioritizes major
events while honoring as much as possible the need to support other
programs, events, and meetings sponsored by University departments and
- Reconciles scheduling conflicts when necessary through mediation and
consultation with event sponsors, support units, and University leadership.
- Coordinates the efforts of University offices and contractors to provide
event support including room setup; audio-visual, information
technology, and other technical support; equipment movement or rental;
catering; security services; parking; and custodial services.
- Advises the President and Cabinet of resources needed by University
departments to provide the event support described above.
- Supports the use of BSU facilities for events done in partnership
between University sponsors and external entities when those events are
compatible with the University mission.
- Maintains the University's master event calendar and reservation database.
- Coordinates the rental of University facilities to external entities when
such use does not impede the University's ability to carry out its primary
mission. Focuses such efforts during the summer months.
- Coordinates overnight accommodations, meals, and other services for all
residential summer programs.
Last Modified: July 30, 2010