Temporary events often include catered staff luncheons, student fundraisers, and outdoor special events held on university property. Campus events that involve the preparation, cooking or handling of foods by a caterer, student organization or other university affiliated group may require a temporary food service license.
Notify OSEH at 734-647-1142 or OSEHFoodSafety@umich.edu at least seven (7) days prior to any indoor or outdoor temporary event where potentially hazardous food will be served to the public and complete the Temporary Food Service License Application. A Temporary Food Service License will be issued at the event by an OSEH representative, before food sales are open to the public.
Food Safety Training
Please review the documents in the guidelines below for proper food handling tips. OSEH sanitarians may be contacted to provide food safety training to food service personnel to heighten awareness of current food safety and sanitation procedures. A self-directed training video on food safety practices at temporary food events can be found at the Washtenaw County Health Department website.
All outdoor events and sales of any kind on University grounds must have prior approval of the Associate Vice President for Facilities and Operations (AVPFO). The Guideline for Use of University Grounds provides information for making requests or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-615-9075.
Events planned in the following outdoor areas should be pre-scheduled, as noted below prior to requesting AVPFO permission:
- Central Campus Diag
Office of Student Activities and Leadership – Reserving the Diag
- North Campus Diag
Pierpont Commons Administrative Offices
- Recreational Sports Facilities (Elbel Field, Palmer Field, etc.)
Recreational Sports Office – Rentals and Reservations
Central Campus Recreation Building
Indoor events require permission from the building manager, director, dean, department head or designated representative.
- Tools for Safe Food
- Temporary Handwashing Station
- Grilling Guidelines
- Guideline for Use of University Grounds
Useful External Links
- Washtenaw County: Temporary Food Vendor Training