What is an Event?
Events are any activity that isn't a class or teaching lecture.
Events allow Unistas to experience what EVE has to offer, and experience can often be the best teacher. Events can be PVP related (although most fleets are run outside of the Events Department), but they can as well be non-combat events like industry, mining, exploration, or sightseeing.
They do not even have to require undocking from a station. For example, lotteries or trivia contests fall under the Events Department remit as much as full blown tournaments with multiple teams and rankings. Events can even happen completely out of game!
Participating in Events
To see what’s on, the best place to look is the calendar, either in game or via our public calendar feed. Most events should be scheduled there at least a few days in advance.
The Corporation Events section on the forums is where you will find information on past and future events, events planning and discussion. All scheduled events should have an accompanying forum post in this section.
To take part in an event, you should read the calendar and forum post for the event you are interested in. These should provide you with clear instructions. Sometimes you will need to reply to the forum post to indicate your interest. This is often the case with team based events or where numbers are an important factor.
Unscheduled events, such as PVP fleets will be advertised in Corp and Alliance chat and in game mail as well as the Corporation Events section of the EVE University forums.
Anyone can run an event.
Our aim is to always find a way to run any event idea. But of course, there are certain limits and borders which should not be crossed. Events may not interfere with the continued running of the Uni, and may not breach EVE University Rules without special permission. Events should be scheduled so that they do not conflict with other events or classes.
The Events Page holds many recipes for previously run events, and those planned for future dates.
Please feel free to use our wiki pages as a resource when planning your own event, and don't hesitate to ask a staff member for help! We are happy when we can help you with creating a event which will be enjoyed by many people, because that's our job for which we aren't paid :-D
Jokes aside, you should really consider contacting the Events Department in advance. For example, the ability to schedule an event using the in game calendar is restricted to those with the Sophomore title or above. So if you do not have this title yet, you really should contact a member of the Events Department to make sure that a proper calendar entry is being made. And we would do even more for you here, like making sure that your event appears in the weekly information mail, that it doesn't collide with classes, and so on.
Okay, so you want to run an event. But how to start?
First decide on the type of event you want to run; you can read through the Events and various campus subforums, the Combat Lounge, and also the Event Plans on the wiki for ideas.
- What will it be about?
- Who is the targeted audience? Can everyone join, is it for E-Uni students only, does it only concern a campus?
- Would there be any requirements, e.g. being able to fly a certain ship class?
- When do you want it to happen? How much time would it take?
- Will there be prizes? Do you need a budget?
- Can you lead the event yourself, or do you need a leader?
The more you think about an event, the more questions it will probably raise.
You should then contact a member of the Events team to discuss all the necessary aspects.
Once the details are finalised you can post your event on the in-game calendar and Events section on the forum; or you ask the Event Department to do it for you, no problem.
For more information see the Guide to Running Events.
Rules for running an Event
If you want run a particular event, you are free to schedule and run events.
Events should be scheduled so that they do not conflict with other events or classes. The Event Staff can help with that.
It is advised for standing events and tournaments to not monopolise the calendar for longer than 2 or 3 consecutive weeks.
During wartime all major events must be approved in advance by the Events Manager.
Events involving participants or organizers who are not in E-UNI must receive clearance from the Events Manager. To avoid irritation, this clearance needs to be received before any external discussions or even preparations take place. This includes the E-Uni forums.
How can we help?
The Events Department staff have experience of running a range of events throughout the Uni and are more than happy to share their experience with Unistas. A quick search of their forum posts will often allow you to identify the most suitable staff member to help with your event - and if it doesn't, feel free to ask Falck and he'll delegate your case to one of his minions.
In addition to guidance in the planning stage the Department can assist with providing prizes, planning logistics and using their experience to drive interest and participation.
Our job is to make sure your events happen!
We will endeavor to help you with what ever you need to make your event a success.
Joining the department
- To become an Event Staff, you do not need to be an expert by any means, and often Event staff will begin with basic events and later expand the events they run as their knowledge and confidence increase.
What is expected of an Event staff?
- Event Staff should have the basic knowledge of organizing an event.
- Event Staff are expected to run events with reasonable consistency. We ask that as a minimum, they run at least one every month.
- They should be open to assist others with organizing an event.
- They are expected to act appropriately as a member of the University staff and set a positive example to students.
What are the benefits of being an Event Staff?
- EVE University supports its Event Staff where it can. If you have an event where participants can earn rewards, funding can be arranged through the University's logistics department.
- Event Staff can call on the knowledge and advice of the entire department and wider University staff. For example: when creating a new type of event.
- Event Staff receive an in-game title, have access to the staff and Event Planning forums, as well as dedicated in-game chat channel.
- Being an EVE University Event Staff can often lead to other roles of responsibility within the University, and can have a positive effect on your wider EVE career.
Applying to become a Event Staff
- To become an Event Staff, you must be a current member of EVE University and hold either the Sophomore or Graduate title. Sometimes we can waive this title requirement; for instance if you have a lot of motivation to organize events or you have experience with running eve related events.
- If you have read all the above and would like to become an Event Staff, please complete this Application Form.
Active Events Staff
Our current Events Staff:
| Events Staff
| Sonic Reducer