Event Services

The University of Arizona has a master service agreement with Eventbrite, an event management application. Eventbrite is an easy-to-use application that offers a suite of services to facilitate online meeting promotion, registration, payment collection, and reporting. The services are based around a series of self-explanatory templates that allow a department to develop a customized meeting registration site. A help portal, online and offline resources, and live training are all available from Eventbrite.

To learn more about the many capabilities of the event manager applications, visit the Eventbrite website.

If your event has a philanthropic/donation aspect, please utilize Lynx through the UA Foundation instead of Eventbrite.
Go to Lynx

Establishing an Account

To use this service, contact FNSV-Banking-And-Merchant-Services@arizona.edu to request an account. You will be provided a sub-organization under the campus master organization. The department will manage the sub-organization.

  • All event or department personnel that have access to payment card information must view or attend Payment Card Security Awareness Training. Keep the certification in your department records.
  • All accounting reports and reconciling of the event must be reviewed weekly and records retained according to the University retention period.


  • The current rates are 2.5% + $.99 per registration and a flat rate of 3.00% for credit card gateway fee
  • There is no set up fee
  • If the event is free, no registration charges are assessed

Customer Registration Fees

  • The registration fees are collected when the attendee registers. For simplicity, we suggest you include the registration fee in the event/conference registration.
  • You will be sent a net (registration minus registration fee) after the event unless arranged otherwise.
  • Any income through Eventbrite will be charged the Campus Administrative Service fee as indicated in FSM Policy 6.17 Administrative Service Charge.
  • Refer to Tax Services for any tax implications and the University's taxpayer ID.
  • All registration payments from Eventbrite and other sources must be deposited into a UAccess Financials account. For payout method of direct deposit on Eventbrite, please contact FNSV-Banking-And-Merchant-Services@arizona.edu for banking information including account and routing number. Funds will need to be claimed via electronic payment claim by department.
  • For UA Foundation non-philanthropic events, (e.g., conferences, workshops, and graduation celebrations) registration fees do not include a charitable donation; therefore, there is no need to capture them in the Lynx donor/constituent records system.

If Collecting Payments at Events...

  • Online payments may only be collected via a secure laptop which can only access Eventbrite.
    At no time may a department staff member enter credit card information through the Eventbrite Administration Registration function, nor on a University-owned desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone. Contact your IT department to discuss the laptop security process.
  • Analog point of sale terminals, cellular point of sale terminals, or phone authorization accounts are available for rental. Contact us to reserve as soon as possible, as these are rented often.
  • Check and cash payments are acceptable. Please see Cash Handling Policy 8.10 for guidance.

Expense Guidelines

Other Event Management Solutions

The selection of Eventbrite is a campus agreement made through the University procurement process. Eventbrite was selected as a result of price and acceptance of our State statute agreement language. Other Event management services would not agree to the mandatory agreement language. Be aware that a department must discuss any vendor agreements through Financial Services Purchasing.