Virtual EMS Reservation Procedure

COVID-19 Event Planning Update (August 20, 2020).  Currently, the University is not allowing events on campus. All public and private gatherings of any number of people are prohibited. [] Once we receive approval to host events, we will be following the University Event Guidelines. Please review the new USC Event Planning Guidelines. We have a few new policies that we would like for you to be aware of. If you have any questions, please contact the venue production office.

COVID-19 (July 13, 2020) – Please review the new Student Organization Event Approval Process (Phase 3) before submitting your reservation request form.

As of September 2017:  To access Virtual EMS to reserve the below listed outdoor venues, you must have a user name and password. Please check here to sign up for Virtual EMS access. In the email, list your first and last name, name of student organization or department, email address and daytime phone number. For students, please provide your cell phone number. The subject line should read: “Request for Virtual EMS.”
Use Virtual EMS to reserve these locations:
  • Associates Park
  • Bogardus Courtyard
  • Crocker Plaza
  • Pardee Plaza
  • PED Steps (Meyer Plaza)
  • Queen’s Courtyard
  • VKC Courtyard
Below you will find links to YouTube videos detailing the Virtual EMS venue reservation process. Please take a moment to review them.


“How to Request Venues using USC’s Virtual EMS”


Note: E.F. Hutton Park can no longer be reserved through Virtual EMS. Please click here to reserve E.F


“How to Cancel or Change a Venue Request Using USC’s Virtual EMS”