Commonwealth Ballroom

Located on the 2nd floor in Squires Student Center, The Commonwealth Ballroom is a multi-purpose facility with a large stage. Great for small concerts, banquets, dances, receptions, etc. Capacity varies from 450 – 1800 depending on the desired set-up.

Old Dominion Ballroom

Great space for banquets, dances, receptions, etc. Capacity varies from 150-500 depending on event type and room setup. Room is not dividable, but does have a large balcony overlooking the main floor. The ballroom is accessible from the 1st and 2nd floors with the main entrance located just across from the Ticket Office at the east entrance of the Squires Student Center.

Colonial Hall

650 seat theatre/classroom style facility located on the 2nd floor of Squires Student Center. Great venue for movies, small concerts, and speakers. This space has a green room that also serves as a meditation space.

Haymarket Theatre

This 500 seat theatre located on the 2nd floor in Squires Student Center. This venue is perfect for plays, recitals, and speakers. Dressing rooms are located beneath the stage.

Graduate Life Auditorium

546 seat auditorium located on the 1st floor of the Graduate Life Center. This venue is great for speakers, small recitals, small concerts, etc. One green room is located at stage left.

Graduate Life Multipurpose Room

Located on the first floor of the Graduate Life Center, the Multipurpose Room is a great location for banquets, dances, meetings, and receptions for capacities ranging from 50 – 220 depending on the desired set-up.

Burruss Auditorium

A 3000-seat, five-section auditorium with all seating located on the same level. This venue is perfect for large recitals, speakers, and concerts. Wheelchair seating is located in the right-center section at the middle cross aisle.

War Memorial Chapel

A non-denominational chapel with 28 pews that may seat 200 people comfortably.

This venue is open to the public from 6am – 12am as a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of daily campus life.

If a student organization would like to reserve the War Memorial Chapel, an initialed copy of the War Memorial Chapel and Scheduling Guidelines must be on file with the Event Planning Office.

Major Venue Reservation Process

If you would like to reserve a Major Venue, please note that reservations must be made a minimum of 21 business days prior to the event date. See How to Reserve Space for reservation instructions. Please also review the Event Planning Timeline to ensure your reservation will be able to meet the various deadlines for forms that may be required.

Once you have your space reserved, a meeting must be scheduled with an Event Planning Advisor either immediately, or at least 6 weeks prior to your event date, depending on how far in advance the reservation is made. An authorized contact must be present during this meeting unless otherwise arranged. Please come prepared with the following for the most efficient meeting:

  • Be able to talk through the event from start to finish.
  • Determine if you need any other spaces other than the rooms you have reserved. (Dressing rooms, reception rooms, break out rooms, etc.)
  • Have an estimated attendee number
  • Know if you will be having food or alcohol, and if those items will be catered or not.
  • Determine the set-up you may be interested in.
  • Decide if whether Production Services support is desired. Event Planning will refer events to Production Services for anything greater than room installed sound, a projector, and a microphone.
  • If your organization has held this event before, let us know if you would like the same set-up as in previous years.

Don’t hesitate to contact the Event Planning Office with any questions or clarifications you may need. Our team looks forward to working with you!