What is Club Downunder / Union Productions?
Union Productions is FSU’s student-run programming board! Our former on-campus venue, Club Downunder, was one of the most respected in the nation, and as we go through renovations we will be hosting concerts, comedians, special events, and more on campus and around Tallahassee. Over fifty students oversee every aspect of the organization: from planning and producing events and marketing and promotions, to sound production and hospitality. This means that everything that goes into making Union Productions’ events fantastic—from booking performers, to setting up dressing rooms, to coordinating audio-visual requests, to advertising lineups—is all orchestrated by a dedicated group of FSU undergraduates.
Where is Club Downunder?
Club Downunder will be reopening in the new FSU Oglesby Union, which is expected to be completed in Fall 2020.
Union Productions provides captivating, inclusive, and enriching entertainment for Florida State University. To foster student leadership and professional development, we empower students to cultivate their own events, ranging from concerts, comedy and lectures to special events, all of which are student-run from inception to completion.
A Brief History
In the mid-’60s the first student run programming board at Florida State University was created, the Union Program Council (UPC). Around 1970 the board changed its name to the Leisure Programs Office (LPO), and the name changed again in 1979 to the Union Program Office (UPO). Finally, in 1983, the organization changed its name to Student Campus Entertainment (SCE) and remained that way until 2005. Over the years the organization has been responsible for planning PowWow, the films series (in Moore Auditorium), major concerts in The Moon and Civic Center, operation of the Club Downunder, late night programming initiatives, and many different special events.
As the organization has grown and as new facilities on campus were created, a few of those responsibilities changed (i.e. the Student Life Building programming the film series in it’s state-of-the-art theater in 2000, the Club Downunder becoming it’s own entity to plan club concerts in 2001, and PowWow becoming its own organization as well in 1999). In the fall of 2005, the Club Downunder programming board and SCE were joined together once again to form Union Productions, one programming board responsible for all special events and concerts planned by the Oglesby Union.
Weekly Programming Meetings
Everyone is welcome to come discuss potential events and co-sponsorships at our weekly Programming Meetings.
Meeting times for Fall 2018 will be determined early in the semester. For more information about programming meetings, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Volunteer All-Call
At the beginning of every Fall semester, we hold our annual volunteer recruitment! Volunteering with Union Productions is a great way to get involved with our unique organization and FSU's campus. Positions in programming (event planning), hospitality, Public Relations, sound production, and event staff will provide students with hands-on experience in the entertainment industry.
Dates and times for our Volunteer All-Call will be announced in the beginning of the Fall semester. If you’d like to find out more about volunteering with Union Productions, email email@example.com.
How To Utilize UP
Are you an RA, Campus Leader, or a member of an RSO, SGA Agency, or Greek Organization? Would you like to know how to best utilize all that Union Productions has to offer? Here’s how:
- Use UP’s calendar of over 150 events per year. Engage and entertain your residents or members by bringing them to one of our many events!
- Co-sponsor events with UP. Click here for more information about co-sponsorships.
Event policies will vary by location, but general policies for all performances include:
- FSU student admission is FREE with a valid gold FSUID.
- We accept all major credit cards for general public.
- No Outside Food/Drink
- No Smoking, Vaping or Tobacco Products. Florida State University is a tobacco free campus.
- No Professional Cameras
- No Audio or Visual Recording
- No Crowdsurfing and/or Stage Diving
We value the experiences of our patrons and attendees at all of our events. Any inappropriate behavior that does not adhere to Florida State University community standards and infringes on the positive experiences of others will not be tolerated and you may be asked to leave.
The Florida State University Student Conduct of Conduct outlines FSU’s community standards and can be found here.
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