University Forum

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  • Forum

    Room Capacity

    • Standing: 800

    The University Forum is a circular gathering area between the Commons, Chapel, Science Center, and Heilman Dining Center. This area may be used for a variety of programs, but must be reserved in advance if one of the following conditions applies:

    • A group of twenty (20) or more is anticipated
    • Food or beverages will be served
    • Setup is required
    • AV, sound, or lighting equipment is needed

    It is the sponsoring organization’s responsibility to inform the Events Office of all events, classes, or programs in this area and to request any equipment, food, or beverages before approval.

    Last-minute requests may not be honored. In order to maximize use of the Forum, more than one (1) group may reserve space in the Forum pending approval from the Events Office.

    The Forum is broken down into the following areas:

    • Upper Forum
    • Lower Forum
    • Chapel Patio
    • Science Center Patio
    • WC Patio of the Tyler Haynes Common

    Forum Regulations

    • The Forum may only be reserved by approved student organizations, staff and faculty departments, and University affiliated groups or guests (i.e. summer conferences). Please fill out a reservation request form
    • There is no rain location available in the event of inclement weather. You may reserve a rain location elsewhere on campus with the Events Office
    • Amplified sound is allowed only on weekdays from 12:00 to 1:00pm and from 5:00pm to 11pm and on weekends from 9:00am to 11:00pm, depending on other events in adjacent area. The Events Office reserves the right to adjust sound levels as deemed appropriate at any time
    • The Forum may not be booked at the same time as an event happening in the Chapel or other adjacent areas due to noise concerns. However, spaces may be booked in conjunction for a single event
    • Events cannot run past 11:00pm on weekdays and weekends
    • The Forum is a dry area; alcohol will only be permitted following a special request submitted to the Events Office and appropriate departments
    • If the press is invited to an event, you must notify University Communications at least 48 hours in advance or the event will be cancelled
    • For safety reasons, no form of open fire, burning, or combustible materials will be allowed
    • Sponsoring organizations are responsible for leaving the area in the same condition it was found Trash should be placed in the trash bags and cans provided. Return all borrowed equipment to its proper location
    • Vehicle access is prohibited. The Events Office must approve use of the access road by the Chapel for delivery of equipment, etc.
    • The sponsoring organization will need to provide lighting, sound, and stage equipment. There is limited electrical capacity
    • Restroom facilities are located inside the Tyler Haynes Commons
    • Organizations may reserve table space in the Forum from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Tables will be setup by the Events Office and will not impede the main walkway. The maximum number of tables allowed is three (3), with two (2) chairs at each table and one (1) table per organization
    • Outside vendors are prohibited from selling or soliciting in the Forum. Only recognized organizations may sell items for fundraisers