What is Eventbrite?

Eventbrite is a Web-based event and ticketing system that enables individuals and groups to set up free and ticketed events.

With Eventbrite, you can manage seating, ticket sales, distribution, and other aspects of event management. You can also use Eventbrite to schedule and manage training classes.

Eventbrite is available to all current students, faculty, and staff.

For more information about Eventbrite, contact your Account Manager or visit the Eventbrite Web site

What can Eventbrite do?

Eventbrite offers the following:

  • Ability to handle credit card sales while meeting the technical security needs as defined by the Office of Financial Services and the University Information Security Office.
  • Quick and easy method to host events and facilitate online and in- person sales and distribution.
  • Scalable from small to large campus activities.
  • Web-based solution, accessible by tablets and smart phones.
  • Real-time monitoring and analytics to manage an activity or event.

Is Eventbrite the right tool for me?

Eventbrite is the right tool for you if your event is on a small scale and/or is student-focused.

We recommend Cvent if your event is of high importance and includes tracking registrants. Click here to request access to Cvent.

How do I get started with Eventbrite?

Before you can use Eventbrite, you will need an Eventbrite account. You will also need to have an administrative NetID for the account (you will not be able to use your personal NetID). To have an account created, send an e-mail request to eventbritehelp@georgetown.edu. Once you have an Eventbrite account, you can create your event.

Is there a cost to create an Eventbrite event?

There is no cost to create an event. Events are also free if you will not be charging people to attend your event. However, if you will be charging people, Eventbrite charges a percentage per ticket for each ticket you sell, as well as a service charge per ticket sold. For more information, visit the Eventbrite pricing Web page.   

How much does it cost to host an Eventbrite event?

However, if you create a ticketed event that requires a fee from participants, you will be charged per ticket sold, as well as for a service charge for each ticket. You can elect to include these costs in the price of the ticket, or you can choose to not pass on the costs and instead pay for them yourself. 

Do I need to get approval before I create an event in Eventbrite?

You must first have an account. You will also need an administrative NetID for this account. Contact your Account Manager to request an account. 

Who is eligible to use Eventbrite?

All current Georgetown students, faculty, and staff are eligible to use Eventbrite. 

What types of event(s) can I create in Eventbrite? Any restrictions on the type of event I can create?

You can create any type of event in Eventbrite. There is no restriction on the type of event you can create. 

Is there a limit to how many people I can invite to an event in Eventbrite?

There is no limit to the number of people you can invite to your event. 

Can I invite non-Georgetown people to my event, even if the event is hosted at Georgetown?


Can I make my Eventbrite event private?

Yes. When you create your event, you can choose from various privacy settings

How can I advertise my Eventbrite event?

After you create an event, you will receive a URL that you can send out to all persons you want to invite to your event. 

Can I use Eventbrite on Windows and Mac computers?


Can I use Eventbrite on my mobile device?

Yes. Eventbrite offers an app for both iOS and Android devices. 

How secure is Eventbrite?

Eventbrite is secure enough to accept credit card payments. Georgetown also contracted with Eventbrite to provide data protection. 

Who can I contact for more information/help/questions?

Contact your Account Manager for additional details about Eventbrite as well as assistance.