Host your next event at the Memorial Union

Choose from our selection of meeting rooms and large event spaces - indoors or outdoors. We provide the service, support and resources to help make your event a success.

 

The Memorial Union has 15 indoor rooms — ranging from board and conference rooms to presentation spaces to large-scale reception venues — that are available to the OSU and greater off-campus community. For outdoor events, the Memorial Union Quad and Student Experience Center Plaza are available for student organizations and OSU Departments to host tabling activities or larger events.

Click here to go directly to outdoor spaces

 

Rates & Fees

 

Room Capabilities

Air-conditioning*

Wireless connection (ask our reservations office for details)

Audio-Visual equipment

Phone connection

Side tables for catering

Flip chart easel with paper and markers

*The Memorial Union Ballroom is not air-conditioned.

 

 

Reservation Policies

For an up-to-date guide to our reservation policies, click here.


 

Sound Permits
WEEKDAY PLAZA SOUND PERMIT

Monday - Thursday from 8am – 11pm, Friday 8am – 4pm

 

WEEKDAY QUAD SOUND PERMIT

Monday - Thursday from 8am – 11pm, Friday 8am – 4pm

 

WEEKEND SOUND PERMIT

Friday 4pm - 11pm, Sat. & Sun 8 am - 11pm

 

Other Permits
Alcohol

Alcohol Registration forms should be submitted to the Office of Risk Management at least three weeks prior to the event.

 

Candles

While battery-operated candles are encouraged, in some instances candles and open flame decorative lighting may be approved and granted an operational permit.

 

Drone Usage

The recreational use of unmanned aircraft systems including drones over the MU Quad, SEC Plaza and inside MU-owned buildings is prohibited. For inquiries, contact the OSU Office of Research.

 

CATERING

For an up-to-date list of approved catering companies, click here.

 

FOOD POLICIES

Food Policies  Outdoor Food Policies  Pepsi Products

 

 

 

Reservations

We are migrating to a new online reservation software.  As part of that process, EMS is not currently available for online reservations.  Please send reservation requests to [email protected].  We hope to have our new system operational by August 1st.  Thank you!

 


Memorial Union Ballroom

Ground Level
Hardwood floor, Stage

 

For more information on possible set-ups, contact MU Reservations + Events at (541) 737-2416 or [email protected].

Multipurpose Room, 13

Ground Level

 

Room Configurations + Capacities

Circle of Chairs (42)   |   Classroom with AV (60)   |   Classroom w/out AV (60)   |   Hollow Square (54)   |   Reception   |   Rectangles (114)   |   Round Tables with AV (72)   |   Round Tables w/out AV (96)   |   Theater-style with AV (110)   |   Theater-style w/out AV (120)   |   U-Shape with AV (36)  |   Empty room

Horizon Room, 49

Mezzanine Level
Use of the Horizon Lounge

 

Configuration tables coming soon.

For more information on possible set-ups, contact MU Reservations + Events at (541) 737-2416 or [email protected].

Main Lounge

Mezzanine Level

 

For more information on possible set-ups, contact MU Reservations + Events at (541) 737-2416 or [email protected].

Joyce Powell - Journey Room, 104

First Floor
Foyer/reception area, Talisman Room access, balcony access from foyer

 

The Leadership Center was created with funds donated by the family of Joyce Goudy Powell, a successful OSU alumnus whose life was tragically cut short. Joyce believed the experience she gained from involvement with MU activities and programs gave her the skills she needed to succeed; hence creation of a space dedicated to providing leadership opportunities.

 

Room Configurations + Capacities

Standard Set-up (60)   |   Standard Round Tables (44)   |   4ft Round Tables (36)   |   5ft Round Tables (40)   |   Circle of Chairs (30)   |   Classroom-style (42)   |    Hollow Square (30)   |   Reception-style   |   U-Shape (21)

Joyce Powell - Talisman Room, 105

First Floor
Conference table for 6, soft seating for 10, foyer/reception area, Journey Room access, balcony access from foyer

 

This space is designed for face‐to‐face dialogue and is normally a technology‐free space. It is luxuriously appointed with soft leather seating and a small conference table.

 

Room Configuration

Standard set-up

Room 109

First Floor 

Presentation Package + Video Conferencing

 

Room Configurations + Capacities

Classroom-style (50)   |   Reception-style   |   Rounds and Theater (92)   |   Theater (100)   |   U-Shape (30)   |   5ft Round Tables (72)

Asian Pacific American Room, 206

Second Floor
Connecting interior doors to 207

 

This room is dedicated to the 15.5 million U.S. residents who identify as Asian and/or Pacific Islander.

 

Room Configurations + Capacities

Standard set-up (50)   |   4ft Round Tables (35)   |   5ft Round Tables (35)   |   Circle of Chairs (28)   |   Classroom-style (27)   |   Hollow Square (30)   |   Reception

Allworth Conference Room, 207

Second Floor
Informal soft-seating, connecting interior doors to 206 + 208

 

This uniquely appointed conference room is dedicated in honor of the first MU Director, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and World War 1 hero, Major Edward C. Allworth.

 

Room Configuration

Standard set-up

La Raza Room, 208

Second Floor
Connecting interior door to 207

 

La Raza literally translates to “the race” and denotes this room’s dedication to people of Latin, Hispanic, Chicano, and Mexican heritages. Renowned Mexican artist Hector Hernandez designed and painted a mural created specifically for this space.

 

Room Configurations + Capacities

Standard set-up (50)   |   4ft Round Tables (35)   |   5ft Round Tables (35)   |   Circle of Chairs (30)   |   Classroom-style (36)   |   Hollow Square (30)   |   Reception

American Indian Room, 211

Second Floor

 

Indigenous peoples from North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska, comprise a large number of distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of which survive as intact political communities. This space is dedicated in honor of all indigenous people.

 

Room Configurations + Capacities

Standard set-up (36)   |   Hollow Square (25)   |   U-Shape (21)

MLK Jr. Conference Room, 212

Second Floor
Connecting interior doors to 211 and 213

 

This room is dedicated to the memory and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929‐April 4, 1968). Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement.

 

Room Configuration

Standard set-up

Pan-Afrikan Sankofa, 213

Second Floor
Connecting interior doors to 212

 

Pan‐Afrikan is a term that seeks unification of all people of the African Diaspora. “Sankofa” symbolizes people taking from their past what is good and using it to make positive changes in their future. This room honors this culture and belief.

 

Room Configurations + Capacities

Standard set-up (50)   |   Standard Round Tables (36)   |   4ft Round Tables (30)   |   Circle of Chairs (32)   |   Classroom-style (36)   |   Hollow Square (30)   |   U-Shape (21)   |   Reception

Thought Lab, 215

Second Floor
Two glass white boards with markers

 

Room Configurations + Capacities

Standard set-up (24)   |   Classroom-style (24)   |   U-Shape (21)

Jack Porter Board Room, 221

Second Floor
Doors to Main Lounge balcony, fireplace (no fires permitted), informal soft seating

 

Jack F. Porter, Class of 1912, was an original MU Board of Directors member and served on the Board until his death in 1983. This formal conference room is dedicated in his memory.

 

Room Configurations + Capacities

Standard set-up

Council Room, 222

Second Floor
Doors to Main Lounge balcony, fireplace (no fires permitted), informal soft seating

 

This formal conference room that includes a small soft seating area is dedicated to the memory of George Stevens, MU Director, 1963‐1990.

 

Room Configurations + Capacities

Standard set-up

Memorial Union Quad

Only Student Organizations and OSU Departments can host quad events.

 

MU Quad layout

SEC Plaza

Between the new SEC and the MU, the plaza features a rain-proof overhead structure that enables groups and events use of outdoor space even during inclement weather.  

 

SEC Plaza layout