Strange Commons, Main Hall
The John G. Strange Student Commons off the lobby, contains a sofa and armchairs, several comfortable study areas with tables and two computer stations exclusively for student use.

Thomas A. Steitz Hall of Science Atrium
The Thomas Steitz Hall of Science Atrium, a great open space, is ideal for lunches and receptions.  The glass walls and ceiling create an environment that allows one to make the most of the natural lighting whether the early morning sunlight or the glow of twilight.

Art Center Main Lobby
Built in 1989, the Wriston Art Center houses Studio Art and Art History facilities.  The lobby a long and narrow, yet open space is great for receptions following gallery shows.  Outside groups with a focus on the visual arts will find this space especially fitting.

Milwaukee-Downer Room
The room was dedicated as the Milwaukee-Downer Room at the Sesquicentennial Celebration of Milwaukee-Downer College on October 13, 2001.The Milwaukee-Downer Room is now the permanent home for materials related to the history of Milwaukee-Downer College and also houses the university’s extensive Rare Book Collection.

Lincoln Reading Room
The Lincoln Reading Room on the first floor of the Seeley G. Mudd Library, is home to a pair of outstanding collections of books, prints, pamphlets and letters related to Abraham Lincoln, slavery, the American Civil War, and Reconstruction. The French Collection, donated by Robert S. French ’48 includes more than 1,500 items, with an emphasis on Lincoln. The Larson collection, given by Keville Larson ’20, contains some 400 items dealing with the Civil War.

Rates for Lounges/Reception Areas

Type of RoomCapacityRates*
Academic LoungesVaries$175/$125
Thomas Steitz Science Hall Atrium200$600/$360
Art Center Lobby50$300/$180
Milwaukee Downer Room (Library)20$300/$180
Lincoln Reading Room10$250/$150


Prices listed as Full Day Price/Half Day Price

*Nonprofit 501c(3) organizations receive a 25% discount