The following information will constitute the guidelines that are to be used in determining which groups and individuals may use the VCSU Student Center facilities. Student Center facilities include the conference rooms, the hallways, the cafeteria, the Viking I, the bookstore, the swimming pool and the game room. These guidelines are subject to change and may be altered as the needs of VCSU and the Student Center change. For questions dealing with the Student Center that are not answered in these guidelines, the Student Center Director must be contacted. All Student Center facility usage must be scheduled and coordinated through the Information Desk (3-7990).
The Student Center follows Valley City State University’s hours of operation with minor additions and changes including evening hours during the academic year. The Student Center website provides 24/7 access to hours of operation.
Regular rates will be charged for purchasing goods in the food service, the bookstore or the game room for all groups.
The President's, Norway, Denmark and Skoal and Lower Level Conference Rooms are available during scheduled building hours. If meetings or programs extend beyond regular hours, special arrangements will need to be made to keep the building open. All conference rooms must be scheduled at the Information Desk before use by any group.
The following groups may use the Student Center and conference room facilities free of charge:
* The fact that an off-campus organization has in its membership university students or staff does not make the organization a university organization.
** The Student Center conference rooms ARE NOT available for conducting university classes. It must be understood that these facilities are used for various student activities and a wide variety of social and administrative functions. Because of this schedule it is impossible to allow university classes to meet in these rooms on a regular basis. Exceptions will be made only with the consent of the Director of Student Center.
The following groups may use the Student Center conference room facilities for the rates as outlined:
The Student Center Conference rooms are available during Valley City State University’s hours of operation with minor additions and changes including evening hours during the academic year. The Student Center website provides 24/7 access to hours of operation and rental rates associated with the Student Center.
All catering must be requested through the Catering Office (3-7130).
Food and beverage service at VCSU is provided by the University’s food service provider. VCSU’s contract with its food service provider, gives them exclusive rights to food and beverage service on the campus. Groups may not hire another caterer or bring their own refreshments into the Student Center for scheduled events. Two exceptions are made to this general policy. The General Manager of Dining Services may grant other exceptions.
University property covered under this policy includes spaces in and around the Student Center, including all perimeter and approach walks.
Vendor: any non-University entity that sells or promotes any product or service. Vendors wishing to work with student organizations (for staffing tables or general value) may do so, but must follow all vending guidelines, including the rental fee.
Cancellations must be made 24 hours (one working day) in advance or a penalty of one day compensation will apply.
(price includes one table and two chairs)
The VCSU Swimming Pool is an American Red Cross Affiliate. There are numerous open swimming sessions and classes for interested parties at the Student Center pool. The following will service to provide general information about the pool and its swimming program.
University classes are offered for credit through the VCSU Physical Education Department and through the Community Education Program. A large variety of Student Center swimming classes are offered through the Student Center. These classes will range from beginning swimming classes to Red Cross Water Safety Instruction classes. The Student Center classes are open to non-university as well as university students. The open swims are open to the university and community. During the open swims those under seven years old must accompanied by a guardian who is at least twelve years old.
Rental groups are also encouraged to use the Student Center pool facility. Qualified guards are provided at all times. For specific information about pool rentals, contact the Information Desk. (845-7990).
Sponsored by: Vice President for Student Affairs
Effective: September 1, 1988
Revised: Winter 1996
Revised: August 2015