This video demonstrates the basics of setting up an event in the astra schedule system. Additional help information is available below the video for your reference.
This guide is designed to be a quick reference for completing an Event Request at The University of Tulsa. It will cover any topic that may need additional information or definitions.
Event – Events are a series of single, multiple, or reoccurring meetings.
Meeting – Meetings are what are tied to rooms and resources based on specific times and needs of the group.
The Ad Astra Web App home page looks like below.
To make a reservation, Click on Request Event in any location
Customer – Customer is the organization or department sponsoring your event.
Contact – Individuals who are allowed to create or make changes to the Customer’s Event
*If the event is hosted by an individual, the customer and contact will be the same.
The section allows us to learn more about your organization and how we can best communicate before, during, and after the event.
The section defines how your organization affiliates with The University of Tulsa. Your event will only fit into one of defined statuses: Student Organization, Faculty/Staff, Entity External to TU.
*For the other sections, put N/A in each field
The section is where you provide the who, what, when, where, why, and how of your event. Any, and all information regarding your event should be input into one of the fields in this section.
Access Time – This is the time that you or your event staff need access to the reserved space to set up for your event. (EX. 5:00 PM)
Attendee Arrival Time – This is the time your attendees are anticipated to arrive. (EX. 6:30 PM)
Event Start Time – This is the time your event (presentation, dance, performance, etc.) is advertised to begin. (EX. 7:00 PM)
Event End Time – This is the time your event (presentation, dance, performance) is anticipated to end. For example, this is the time your speaker leaves the stage, or finished their Q&A. (EX. 8:00PM)
Attendee Exit Time – This is the time your attendees are anticipated to be out of the facility. (EX. 8:45PM)
Facility Lock Up Time – This is the time you or your event staff will have the facility restored to its original condition, enabling the facility to be locked. (EX. 9:30PM)
*Each of these is important so we make sure the space meets your expectations for your event
There are three (3) different type of meetings you can book that are defined in fuller detail on the event request form but for quick reference:
The Start and End Times are the times encompassing the entire time you and your organization are wanting to reserve a room (room unlock to room lock).
Description is a description of your event we will put onto the Events Calendar. If this is a private event, please put Private in the description.
Select a date and time for each different room you will need for your entire event.
Please adjust the frequency of your meeting accordingly.
Using filters such as Show Alt Room Configurations, Capacity, Buildings, and Features will allow you to find rooms that meet your group’s needs.
To use the filter, just click on the expand panel button, then the options you want. Once finished, click on “Search”.
To choose your room, just click on the Avail (request) section under your meeting. Then click OK.
Complete the rest of the form to submit your request. Within 3 business days, you will be contacted by the university booking agent of the building/area you are requesting to confirm your meeting or request more information.
Reminder: Filling out an Event Request Form, does not guarantee approval.
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