Events are special opportunities that serve the mission of Earlham College by extending and enriching the opportunities provided by our curriculum and locally organized activities. Earlham seeks to present a broad variety of such special opportunities, which support the intellectual, spiritual, creative and artistic endeavors of the College.
Some should be expected to command the attention of the whole community; some should be expected to interest smaller groupings. Earlham’s approach to event planning encourages initiative to come from many people and areas on the campus. One office or person is not responsible for the planning or carrying through of all events, but works in conjunction with a variety of departments and programs on campus in the creation and presentation of an events season on the campus.
Selection of date, time and location
If you would like to have an event at Earlham College, it is advisable to consult the current events calendar, which contains a listing of events on campus. The Presenter is encouraged to schedule an event in keeping with the programming guidelines set forth by the College. The guidelines encourage the Presenter when reserving a date for an event to keep in mind like events occurring in same time period. The College is committed in bringing and providing a wide variety of events such that it allows for the greatest number of the Community the opportunity to attend. Support in selecting a date, time, and location which will be in keeping with the events policies and guidelines of the College is available through the Reservationist and the Events Coordinator. To reserve a space for your event, you can fill out our location reservation form or call one of the offices listed on the right.
Events, which will be marketed to the greater Richmond/Wayne County area, will need to be approved by the Events Coordinator and the Earlham Events Committee. Contact the Events Coordinator, Lynn Knight at (765) 983-1373.
All Student Organizations need to contact the Interim Coordinator of Student Activities and Runyan Center Kris Ashenfelter throughout the entire planning of their event. Contact her at (765) 983-1580.
Runyan Desk is the primary location for reserving space outside of the academic day, during school breaks and in the summer. If you wish to make a reservation, please call (765) 983-1587 or stop by the desk between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Leave a voice message if you do not talk to a reservationist and he/she will return your call at their earliest convenience.
When you call Runyan Desk, please have the following information available:
Date of Event
Address or Drawer #
Time needed in room (from beginning to end)
Any other needs (equipment, tables/chairs/set up, food/beverage, etc)
Or, when you are ready to reserve a space, you can fill out our location reservation form.