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William T. Driscoll Student Center

William T. Driscoll Student Center

Events and Meetings


Room Reservations

The Driscoll Student Center has a variety of meeting spaces to accommodate groups of 15 to 300 people. Our large ballroom/gallery and smaller meeting spaces are especially convenient for conferences and other activities. When teamed up with Sodexo for catering services, the Driscoll Student Center is an exceptional place to host your next event.

Below there are descriptions of our event and meeting locations, as well as room reservations policies and procedures. To find room locations in the Driscoll Student Center, take a look at the building maps.

If you have any questions while reserving a space in the Driscoll Student Center, please contact our Reservations Team at driscollreservations@du.edu or by calling 303-871-4698.

How to Reserve

  • Event requests should be placed at least a week prior to the first event date; however, we suggest placing requests at least two weeks in advance for larger events.
  • Student organizations and DU departments may place room reservation request though 25Live.
  • You will need to log in with your DU ID and password.
  • Click the "Create an Event" button and fill in the form that appears.
  • Click Submit once finished.

Submitting a request in 25Live DOES NOT mean your reservation is automatically confirmed. You will receive a confirmation email in response to your request, if we are able to reserve the space for your event. If the space cannot be reserved, we will notify you and suggest alternate locations or times. In some cases, we may request additional information before confirming your event. Your prompt response to that email will help speed along the confirmation process and will prevent conflict with other groups wanting to use the space for the same date and time.

Note: Please select Meeting as your Event Type for all your requests. When prompted to select "Internal Event", "External Event", or "I Don't Know," please select the "Internal Event" option.

External groups should contact Conference and Event Services to place their request and get estimated event charges.

 

governor's Ballroom And Driscoll gallery

Description and Photo

The Governor's Ballroom is a spacious open environment great for large-capacity conferences, meetings, receptions and other special events.

The Gallery is located just outside the Governor's Ballroom. The Ballroom and Gallery are always reserved together, however you are not required to use both rooms for your event and you will only be charged for the space that you use.

Ballroom Gallery

Capacity
Ballroom
Banquet Style: 280
Theater Style: 350
Standing: 400

Gallery
Banquet Style: 100
Boardroom Style: 100
Classroom Style: 120
Theater Style: 150
Standing: 175

All capacities are based on standard set-up, if the event requires other equipment such as staging, catering tables, or registration tables, the capacities will decrease according to the amount of space required for equipment. All capacities are in accordance with Fire Code and may NOT exceed these numbers.


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Equipment

Pricing
  • All organizations will incur a $50 setup fee for the Gallery and/or $75 setup fee for the Ballroom, depending on the space(s) used for the event.
  • Student Organizations: besides the applicable setup fee(s), there is no hourly charge for student organizations to use the Driscoll Ballroom or Gallery
  • Student Life Departments: in addition to the applicable setup fee(s), there is a $35/hour charge for the use of the Gallery and a $50/hour charge for the use of the Ballroom (if both spaces will be used, the hourly charge for the Gallery will be waived)
  • Internal DU Departments: in addition to the applicable setup fee(s), there is a $50/hour charge for the use of the Gallery and a $75/hour charge for the use of the Ballroom (if both spaces will be used, the hourly charge for the Gallery will be waived)
  • Staging Equipment: if your event requires a stage, a $50 charge will apply to each stage piece requested (there is a maximum of six stage pieces)
  • Special Opening Fee: events that take place outside of regular building hours incur an additional $30/hour fee for every hour outside of building hours; partial hours are rounded up to the next full hour (i.e., 15 minutes = 1 hour)
  • Cleaning Fee: events in the Driscoll Ballroom and/or Gallery that take place on Friday or Saturday incur an additional cleaning fee, since the space does not have a regular cleaning schedule on these days (please contact Facilities for estimated costs)
Event Checklist

Besides placing your reservation, the following steps must also be considered when planning your event.

Budget Number
A budget number must be provided with all Ballroom and/or Gallery reservations. We reserve the right to cancel events incurring a charge if we do not receive a budget number within seven business days of the event.

The estimated charges for your event will be included with your confirmation email as an attached invoice. Event billings are conducted at the end of the month and the event charges will be withdrawn from the account associated with the provided budget number.

Cancellation
Please notify us of a cancellation at least three business days before the beginning of your event. If you do not notify us of a cancellation, you will be responsible for all the charges associated with your event. Your group is responsible for cancelling any services that were not arranged with the Driscoll Student Center, such as catering and event media rentals.

Catering
DU Flavours by Sodexo is the exclusive caterer for the Driscoll Student Center. Any external catering for your event must not exceed $150, unless there is an acceptable reason to choose another vendor. Please discuss your external catering arrangement with Sodexo prior to hosting your event to ensure that your arrangement is approved by Sodexo.

Room Layout
The Driscoll Ballroom and Gallery have a fully customizable setup. Please leave your preferred setup details in the "Event Comments" box while placing your request or by replying to your confirmation email.

Please note that we may not be able to accommodate certain custom layouts. Our ability to fulfill a custom layout request depends on furniture inventory, amount of available setup time, and room capacity restrictions.

After-Hours Events
Requests for event outside of Driscoll Student Center building hours are approved on a case-by-case basis. If you anticipate that your request will fall outside of our building hours please place your request early, so that we have enough time to approve it before your event. There is an additional hourly fee that applies to events held outside of building hours.

Parking
Parking arrangements should be made with Parking Services. The Driscoll Student Center is not responsible for parking tickets that may be issued.

Cleaning Fee
Events in the Driscoll Ballroom and/or Galley that take place on Friday or Saturday incur an additional cleaning fee, since the space does not have a regular cleaning schedule on these days. We will facilitate the cleaning arrangements on your behalf and a custodial request for your event will be placed. We will list your event's budget number when placing a custodial request and Facilities will charge your account for the cleaning. You can reduce the charges by making sure an event venue is tidy after the event. Please contact Facilities for estimated cleaning costs.

 

Fireside (DSC 125)

Description and Photo

The Fireside Room is a comfortable room ideal for small team discussions and meetings. There is enough seating for eight at the boardroom table that is in the center of the room and there is additional soft seating around the perimeter of the room. The Fireside Room also features a gas fireplace. 

Fireside Room Fireside Room

Capacity
Boardroom Style: 8-20

All capacities are based on standard set-up, if the event requires other equipment such as staging, catering tables, or registration tables, the capacities will decrease according to the amount of space required for equipment. All capacities are in accordance with Fire Code and may NOT exceed these numbers.


Fireside Room Layout

 

 

Pricing
  • Student Organizations: there are no charges for student organizations
  • Student Life Departments: there are no charges for departments affiliated with Student Life
  • Internal DU Departments: there is a $15/hour fee for any internal DU department
  • Special Opening Fee: events that take place outside of regular building hours incur an additional $30/hour fee for every hour outside of building hours; partial hours are rounded up to the next full hour (i.e., 15 minutes = 1 hour)
Event Checklist

Besides placing your reservation, the following steps must also be considered when planning your event.

Budget Number
In some cases, organizations requesting our meeting rooms and ballrooms may incur charges for the use of the spaces. The estimated charges for your event will be included with your confirmation email as an attached invoice. Event billings are conducted at the end of the month and the event charges will be withdrawn from the account associated with the provided budget number.

To ensure that your request is processed in a timely manner, please include your organization's budget number when placing your request. We reserve the right to cancel events incurring a charge if we do not receive a budget number within seven business days of the event.

Cancellation
Please notify us of a cancellation at least three business days before the beginning of your event. If you do not notify us of a cancellation, you will be responsible for all the charges associated with your event. Your group is responsible for cancelling any services that were not arranged with the Driscoll Student Center, such as catering and event media rentals.

Catering
DU Flavours by Sodexo is the exclusive caterer for the Driscoll Student Center. Any external catering for your event must not exceed $150, unless there is an acceptable reason to choose another vendor. Please discuss your external catering arrangement with Sodexo prior to hosting your event to ensure that your arrangement is approved by Sodexo.

Room Layout
The Fireside Room can be set in a boardroom style. If no setup details are provided in the space request, the space will be set in its default layout or the most appropriate layout to accommodate the expected headcount. The layout assigned to your room is listed on your event confirmation. Custom layouts can be requested by leaving your preferred setup details in the "Event Comments" box while placing your request or by replying to your confirmation email.

Please note that we may not be able to accommodate certain custom layouts. Our ability to fulfill a custom layout request depends on furniture inventory, amount of available setup time, and room capacity restrictions.

After-Hours Events
Requests for event outside of Driscoll Student Center building hours are approved on a case-by-case basis. If you anticipate that your request will fall outside of our building hours please place your request early, so that we have enough time to approve it before your event. There is an additional hourly fee that applies to events held outside of building hours.

Parking
Parking arrangements should be made with Parking Services. The Driscoll Student Center is not responsible for parking tickets that may be issued.

Commerce (DSC 127)

Description and Photo

The Commerce Room is ideal for smaller group meetings or presentations. The room can accommodate a variety of setup styles and can be reserved as a breakout meeting room for larger events. 

Commerce Room

Capacity
Boardroom Style: 28
Classroom Style: 24
Theater Style: 40
Standing: 40

All capacities are based on standard set-up, if the event requires other equipment such as staging, catering tables, or registration tables, the capacities will decrease according to the amount of space required for equipment. All capacities are in accordance with Fire Code and may NOT exceed these numbers.


Commerce Room Layout

Setups

Equipment

 

Pricing
  • Student Organizations: there are no charges for student organizations
  • Student Life Departments: there are no charges for departments affiliated with Student Life
  • Internal DU Departments: there is a $15/hour fee for any internal DU department
  • Special Opening Fee: events that take place outside of regular building hours incur an additional $30/hour fee for every hour outside of building hours; partial hours are rounded up to the next full hour (i.e., 15 minutes = 1 hour)
Event Checklist

Besides placing your reservation, the following steps must also be considered when planning your event.

Budget Number
In some cases, organizations requesting our meeting rooms and ballrooms may incur charges for the use of the spaces. The estimated charges for your event will be included with your confirmation email as an attached invoice. Event billings are conducted at the end of the month and the event charges will be withdrawn from the account associated with the provided budget number.

To ensure that your request is processed in a timely manner, please include your organization's budget number when placing your request. We reserve the right to cancel events incurring a charge if we do not receive a budget number within seven business days of the event.

Cancellation
Please notify us of a cancellation at least three business days before the beginning of your event. If you do not notify us of a cancellation, you will be responsible for all the charges associated with your event. Your group is responsible for cancelling any services that were not arranged with the Driscoll Student Center, such as catering and event media rentals.

Catering
DU Flavours by Sodexo is the exclusive caterer for the Driscoll Student Center. Any external catering for your event must not exceed $150, unless there is an acceptable reason to choose another vendor. Please discuss your external catering arrangement with Sodexo prior to hosting your event to ensure that your arrangement is approved by Sodexo.

Room Layout
The Commerce Room can be set in either a boardroom, classroom, theater, or standing styles. If no setup details are provided in the space request, the space will be set in its default layout or the most appropriate layout to accommodate the expected headcount. The layout assigned to your room is listed on your event confirmation. Custom layouts can be requested by leaving your preferred setup details in the "Event Comments" box while placing your request or by replying to your confirmation email.

Please note that we may not be able to accommodate certain custom layouts. Our ability to fulfill a custom layout request depends on furniture inventory, amount of available setup time, and room capacity restrictions.

After-Hours Events
Requests for event outside of Driscoll Student Center building hours are approved on a case-by-case basis. If you anticipate that your request will fall outside of our building hours please place your request early, so that we have enough time to approve it before your event. There is an additional hourly fee that applies to events held outside of building hours.

Parking
Parking arrangements should be made with Parking Services. The Driscoll Student Center is not responsible for parking tickets that may be issued.

1880 (DSC 135)

Description and Photo

Suite 1880 is one of our larger meeting rooms and is equipped with audio/visual technology. This room is ideal for larger meetings, presentations, or catered events.

Suite 1880 Suite 1880

Capacity
Boardroom Style: 32
Classroom Style: 36
Theater Style: 55
Standing: 60

All capacities are based on standard set-up, if the event requires other equipment such as staging, catering tables, or registration tables, the capacities will decrease according to the amount of space required for equipment. All capacities are in accordance with Fire Code and may NOT exceed these numbers.


Suite 1880 Layout

Setups Equipment

Pricing
  • Student Organizations: there are no charges for student organizations
  • Student Life Departments: there are no charges for departments affiliated with Student Life
  • Internal DU Departments: there is a $25/hour fee for any internal DU department
  • Special Opening Fee: events that take place outside of regular building hours incur an additional $30/hour fee for every hour outside of building hours; partial hours are rounded up to the next full hour (i.e., 15 minutes = 1 hour)
Event Checklist

Besides placing your reservation, the following steps must also be considered when planning your event.

Budget Number
In some cases, organizations requesting our meeting rooms and ballrooms may incur charges for the use of the spaces. The estimated charges for your event will be included with your confirmation email as an attached invoice. Event billings are conducted at the end of the month and the event charges will be withdrawn from the account associated with the provided budget number.

To ensure that your request is processed in a timely manner, please include your organization's budget number when placing your request. We reserve the right to cancel events incurring a charge if we do not receive a budget number within seven business days of the event.

Cancellation
Please notify us of a cancellation at least three business days before the beginning of your event. If you do not notify us of a cancellation, you will be responsible for all the charges associated with your event. Your group is responsible for cancelling any services that were not arranged with the Driscoll Student Center, such as catering and event media rentals.

Catering
DU Flavours by Sodexo is the exclusive caterer for the Driscoll Student Center. Any external catering for your event must not exceed $150, unless there is an acceptable reason to choose another vendor. Please discuss your external catering arrangement with Sodexo prior to hosting your event to ensure that your arrangement is approved by Sodexo.

Room Layout
Suite 1880 can be set in either a boardroom, classroom, theater, or standing styles. If no setup details are provided in the space request, the space will be set in its default layout or the most appropriate layout to accommodate the expected headcount. The layout assigned to your room is listed on your event confirmation. Custom layouts can be requested by leaving your preferred setup details in the "Event Comments" box while placing your request or by replying to your confirmation email.

Please note that we may not be able to accommodate certain custom layouts. Our ability to fulfill a custom layout request depends on furniture inventory, amount of available setup time, and room capacity restrictions.

After-Hours Events
Requests for event outside of Driscoll Student Center building hours are approved on a case-by-case basis. If you anticipate that your request will fall outside of our building hours please place your request early, so that we have enough time to approve it before your event. There is an additional hourly fee that applies to events held outside of building hours.

Parking
Parking arrangements should be made with Parking Services. The Driscoll Student Center is not responsible for parking tickets that may be issued.

1864 (DSC 145)

Description and Photo

Suite 1864 is our largest meeting room and comes equipped with audio/visual technology. This room is ideal for larger meetings, presentations, or catered events.

Suite 1864

Capacity
Boardroom Style: 32
Classroom Style: 36
Theater Style: 60
Standing: 60

All capacities are based on standard set-up, if the event requires other equipment such as staging, catering tables, or registration tables, the capacities will decrease according to the amount of space required for equipment. All capacities are in accordance with Fire Code and may NOT exceed these numbers.


Suite 1864 Layout

Setups Equipment

 

Pricing
  • Student Organizations: there are no charges for student organizations
  • Student Life Departments: there are no charges for departments affiliated with Student Life
  • Internal DU Departments: there is a $25/hour fee for any internal DU department
  • Special Opening Fee: events that take place outside of regular building hours incur an additional $30/hour fee for every hour outside of building hours; partial hours are rounded up to the next full hour (i.e., 15 minutes = 1 hour)
Event Checklist

Besides placing your reservation, the following steps must also be considered when planning your event.

Budget Number
In some cases, organizations requesting our meeting rooms and ballrooms may incur charges for the use of the spaces. The estimated charges for your event will be included with your confirmation email as an attached invoice. Event billings are conducted at the end of the month and the event charges will be withdrawn from the account associated with the provided budget number.

To ensure that your request is processed in a timely manner, please include your organization's budget number when placing your request. We reserve the right to cancel events incurring a charge if we do not receive a budget number within seven business days of the event.

Cancellation
Please notify us of a cancellation at least three business days before the beginning of your event. If you do not notify us of a cancellation, you will be responsible for all the charges associated with your event. Your group is responsible for cancelling any services that were not arranged with the Driscoll Student Center, such as catering and event media rentals.

Catering
DU Flavours by Sodexo is the exclusive caterer for the Driscoll Student Center. Any external catering for your event must not exceed $150, unless there is an acceptable reason to choose another vendor. Please discuss your external catering arrangement with Sodexo prior to hosting your event to ensure that your arrangement is approved by Sodexo.

Room Layout
Suite 1864 can be set in either a boardroom, classroom, theater, or standing styles. If no setup details are provided in the space request, the space will be set in its default layout or the most appropriate layout to accommodate the expected headcount. The layout assigned to your room is listed on your event confirmation. Custom layouts can be requested by leaving your preferred setup details in the "Event Comments" box while placing your request or by replying to your confirmation email.

Please note that we may not be able to accommodate certain custom layouts. Our ability to fulfill a custom layout request depends on furniture inventory, amount of available setup time, and room capacity restrictions.

After-Hours Events
Requests for event outside of Driscoll Student Center building hours are approved on a case-by-case basis. If you anticipate that your request will fall outside of our building hours please place your request early, so that we have enough time to approve it before your event. There is an additional hourly fee that applies to events held outside of building hours.

Parking
Parking arrangements should be made with Parking Services. The Driscoll Student Center is not responsible for parking tickets that may be issued.

Driscoll Underground

Description and Photo

The Driscoll Underground is a casual meeting space for informal team meetings or small networking events. The space is set in a lounge style, with a large-screen television, two pool tables, soft seating, and also tables and chairs.

 Driscoll Underground Entrance

Capacity
Lounge Style: 150
Banquet Style: 30

All capacities are based on standard set-up, if the event requires other equipment such as staging, catering tables, or registration tables, the capacities will decrease according to the amount of space required for equipment. All capacities are in accordance with Fire Code and may NOT exceed these numbers.

 
Pricing
  • There are no charges for the use of the Driscoll Underground, when the space is reserved with the default lounge style setup
  • There is a $50 setup fee if a request is made to change from the default lounge style setup
  • Special Opening Fee: events that take place outside of regular building hours incur an additional $30/hour fee for every hour outside of building hours; partial hours are rounded up to the next full hour (i.e., 15 minutes=1 hour)
Event Checklist

Besides placing your reservation, the following steps must also be considered when planning your event.

Budget Number
In some cases, organizations requesting our meeting rooms and ballrooms may incur charges for the use of the spaces. The estimated charges for your event will be included with your confirmation email as an attached invoice. Event billings are conducted at the end of the month and the event charges will be withdrawn from the account associated with the provided budget number.

To ensure that your request is processed in a timely manner, please include your organization's budget number when placing your request. We reserve the right to cancel events incurring a charge if we do not receive a budget number within seven business days of the event.

Cancellation
Please notify us of a cancellation at least three business days before the beginning of your event. If you do not notify us of a cancellation, you will be responsible for all the charges associated with your event. Your group is responsible for cancelling any services that were not arranged with the Driscoll Student Center, such as catering and event media rentals.

Catering
DU Flavours by Sodexo is the exclusive caterer for the Driscoll Student Center. Any external catering for your event must not exceed $150, unless there is an acceptable reason to choose another vendor. Please discuss your external catering arrangement with Sodexo prior to hosting your event to ensure that your arrangement is approved by Sodexo.

Room Layout
The Underground comes standard with a lounge setup, but can also be changed to a banquet style setup. If no setup details are provided in the space request, the space will be set in its default layout or the most appropriate layout to accommodate the expected headcount. The layout assigned to your room is listed on your event confirmation. Custom layouts can be requested by leaving your preferred setup details in the "Event Comments" box while placing your request or by replying to your confirmation email.

Please note that we may not be able to accommodate certain custom layouts. Our ability to fulfill a custom layout request depends on furniture inventory, amount of available setup time, and room capacity restrictions.

After-Hours Events
Requests for event outside of Driscoll Student Center building hours are approved on a case-by-case basis. If you anticipate that your request will fall outside of our building hours please place your request early, so that we have enough time to approve it before your event. There is an additional hourly fee that applies to events held outside of building hours.

Parking
Parking arrangements should be made with Parking Services. The Driscoll Student Center is not responsible for parking tickets that may be issued.

Driscoll Sidelines Pub

Description and Photo
The Driscoll Sidelines Pub is home to Subway and can only be reserved outside of Subway's business hours. The space is ideal for casual meetings and comes standard with Subway's setup. The space can also be converted to a banquet style setup or emptied.

Capacity
Lounge Style: 75
Banquet Style: 75
Standing: 130

All capacities are based on standard set-up, if the event requires other equipment such as staging, catering tables, or registration tables, the capacities will decrease according to the amount of space required for equipment. All capacities are in accordance with Fire Code and may NOT exceed these numbers.

 
Pricing
  • There are no charges for the use of the Driscoll Sidelines Pub, when the space is reserved with the default lounge style setup
  • There is a $50 setup fee if a request is made to change from the default lounge style setup
  • Special Opening Fee: events that take place outside of regular building hours incur an additional $30/hour fee for every hour outside of building hours; partial hours are rounded up to the next full hour (i.e., 15 minutes=1 hour)
  • Cleaning Fee: groups reserving the Sidelines Pub must return the room to a clean condition after the event; a $75 fee will be applied if the room is not returned to its original condition after the event
Event Checklist

Besides placing your reservation, the following steps must also be considered when planning your event.

Budget Number
In some cases, organizations requesting our meeting rooms and ballrooms may incur charges for the use of the spaces. The estimated charges for your event will be included with your confirmation email as an attached invoice. Event billings are conducted at the end of the month and the event charges will be withdrawn from the account associated with the provided budget number.

To ensure that your request is processed in a timely manner, please include your organization's budget number when placing your request. We reserve the right to cancel events incurring a charge if we do not receive a budget number within seven business days of the event.

Cancellation
Please notify us of a cancellation at least three business days before the beginning of your event. If you do not notify us of a cancellation, you will be responsible for all the charges associated with your event. Your group is responsible for cancelling any services that were not arranged with the Driscoll Student Center, such as catering and event media rentals.

Catering
DU Flavours by Sodexo is the exclusive caterer for the Driscoll Student Center. Any external catering for your event must not exceed $150, unless there is an acceptable reason to choose another vendor. Please discuss your external catering arrangement with Sodexo prior to hosting your event to ensure that your arrangement is approved by Sodexo.

Room Layout
The Sidelines Pub comes standard with Subway's setup, but it can also be changed to a banquet or standing style setup. If no setup details are provided in the space request, the space will be set in its default layout or the most appropriate layout to accommodate the expected headcount. The layout assigned to your room is listed on your event confirmation. Custom layouts can be requested by leaving your preferred setup details in the "Event Comments" box while placing your request or by replying to your confirmation email.

Please note that we may not be able to accommodate certain custom layouts. Our ability to fulfill a custom layout request depends on furniture inventory, amount of available setup time, and room capacity restrictions.

After-Hours Events
Requests for event outside of Driscoll Student Center building hours are approved on a case-by-case basis. If you anticipate that your request will fall outside of our building hours please place your request early, so that we have enough time to approve it before your event. There is an additional hourly fee that applies to events held outside of building hours.

Parking
Parking arrangements should be made with Parking Services. The Driscoll Student Center is not responsible for parking tickets that may be issued.

Driscoll Campus Green

Description and Photo

The Driscoll Campus Green is located between Sturm Hall and the Ricketson Law Building. The green is ideal for large outdoor events. Please note that reserving this space requires you to work with several departments to ensure that the space is ready for your event.

Pricing
  • There are no charges for the use of the Driscoll Campus Green
Important Considerations

When planning an event on the lawn, there are several departments you will need to coordinate with based upon the specific needs of your event. You may need to coordinate the following services:

  • Setup of tables and chairs
  • Request to have sprinklers turned off
  • Electricity requirements
  • Trash/Recycling Bins
  • Audio Visual Support
  • Restroom Facilities
  • Grounds Cleanup/Custodial Services

 

Student organizations should refer to the Event Planning Guide on the Student Life website.

Internal organizations can consult the Internal Events Planning Guide for more information on coordinating these services.