Space Reservations

Residential Services manages a number of reservable spaces that exist to benefit residential students. The primary audience for events hosted in reservable spaces managed by Residential Services is residents of the Area in which the space is located, which more leeway provided to requests for outdoor space. The principle used to make reservations divides the reservable time in one day into thirds:

  1. Open access for residents
  2. Area-wide programming
  3. Residence-based instruction and academic support


  • All users and activities within residential facilities must comply with all policies and procedures outlined in the current Student Handbook.
  • Guests cannot remove furniture from the space. If a specific furniture set-up is required, please include details in the “other notes” section of the request form. The sponsoring host is financially responsible, at the cost of $50.00 per hour, for unanticipated resetting of any furniture or equipment.
  • Guests need to sort all trash and recycling into appropriate bins before the end of the event. The sponsoring host is financially responsible, at the cost of $50.00 per hour, for excessive cleaning.

Available Rooms

Virtual tours are available for many of our spaces.  Please click on the name of the space below to begin your tour. The capacity of the spaces listed below was determined prior to Covid-19 regulations. The current capacity of our reservable spaces is dependent upon both University and local government regulations. Please follow social distancing guidelines when use these spaces.

North Area

Reservable Space

# of People
 560 Lincoln 101A 50
 560 Lincoln 101B 50
 560 Lincoln 104 30
560 Lincoln Conference Room 8-10
 Elder 030 25
 Elder 032 15
 Elder Dining 206
 Elder G15 Lounge 60
Kemper Study Rooms* 4

North East Area

Reservable Space # of People
Fraternity Quad (between BM & Sargent)**
Lisa’s Café Patio**
Northeast Area Basketball Court**
Northeast Area Lawn (between Ayers and Slivka)**
Sargent Dining 186
Sargent Private Dining 12

South Area

Reservable Space

# of People
Allison 1021 16
Allison Dining 179
Allison East Mezzanine 25
Allison Private Dining Room 25
Allison West Mezzanine 25
Shepard B05 40
Shepard B06 (no technology) 12
Shepard B08/09 20
Shepard B20 (Kitchen) 20
Shepard B25 40
Shepard Study Rooms* 2-4
Sorority Quad (between 630 Emerson & Rogers)**
South Area Lawn (between Allison and Shepard)**

Southwest Area

Reservable Space

# of People
Foster-Walker East Dining 122
Foster-Walker West Dining 108
FW West Private Dining 23
Southwest Area Basketball Court**
Southwest Area Lawn**
Willard B06 10
Willard B72 50
Willard Great Room
  • *Please note that small private study rooms are not reservable through this process.  Study rooms at Kemper are first-come, first-served; study rooms at Shepard can be reserved using the touch pads outside of each room. 
  • ** Please initiate all outdoor space reservations through the Norris University Center’s Outdoor Event request process.

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