Here at Atent for Rent we are gearing up for the busiest of our seasons- Commencement Season. The 10,000+ square foot tents are being washed, chairs and stages being inventoried, and pipe and drape counted and cleaned.
Boston is known for a few things, notably its health care, its historic charm, and its many top rated colleges. In celebration of the graduates completing years of intense schooling, the colleges and the universities in the area plan weekend-long events. While students wrap up their final exams and papers, colleges and universities focus on beautifying their grounds and preparing for thousands of attendees.
The third weekend in May is historically the busiest for Atent for Rent. This year is no different. We prepare for commencement season starting as early as the year prior, working with university officials to make the following year’s commencement that much more memorable than the last. Not only does the actual installation take a lot of planning, but also requires many logistics in preparation for the events. Towns require multiple permits, public safety officials on site, and crowd control to ensure the safety off all graduates and attendees.
During commencement season this year, we will install over 335,000 square feet of fabric. That is the equivalent of 7.69 acres, 71 NBA basketball courts, over 6 White Houses, and nearly 4 Versailles Palaces! In addition to the tents, we provide nearly 60,000 chairs. Then we do flooring, staging, and lighting for nearly all of these tents. Needless to say, we stay busy here during commencement season. Our crew of 60, office staff of 8, and fleet of 12 trucks and 2 tractor trailers work around the clock to meet the needs of our clients. Take a look at this incredible time-lapse video installing one of the large commencement tents.
To all the graduates in and around Boston- Congratulations!