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Meeting Venues

Meeting Venues with Exhibit Space Seating w/o tables Exhibit Space SQ Feet
Seating w/ tables
Alfond Sports Arena 5,500 16,000 1,000
Field House n/a 24,000 2,000
Collins Center for the Arts Balcony  Orchestra
                588 825 n/a  n/a
Bodwell Lounge n/a 700 80
Buchanan Alumni House 150 1,000 100
Hauck Auditorium 514 Stage 2,400
Memorial Gym 1,400 8,000 500
Memorial Union n/a Hauck Lobby 1,000 500
Minsky Recital Hall 276 Stage 700 n/a
The Pavilion Theatre 89 n/a n/a
Soderberg Center Lobby 1,000 80
Wells Conference Center 600 7,000 450

Note: Click on the above names for floor plans.
*350-Theatre style seating for 350 in a lecture hall (Room 100)
**6 classrooms with total seating capacity for 296 at tables and chairs.
246 seats at fixed tables and 50 are at movable tables.

Is there a rental charge for meeting space? Are there any other charges such as custodial, housekeeping, etc.?
The 2013 Conference Services Administration Fee (CSAF) for conference groups is $7.75/person/day. Rates for only meeting room usage begin @ $50.00/day. The CSAF covers the cost of all conference space (including break-out rooms, luncheons, dinners, and special evening sessions) and conference coordination services. There may be additional custodial service charges for after-hours events or programs. Other non-academic facilities may have separate rental/usage fees. Large groups often require fire and safety personnel coverage at an additional cost.

Are there any time limitations which would prevent early morning opening or late evening closings?
As a general rule, no. With adequate notification, custodial coverage can be arranged.

Air Conditioned?
Major lecture halls and auditoriums are air-conditioned. Classrooms in the Donald P. Corbett Business Building,  (1st floor),Memorial Union and the Woolley Room are also air conditioned. Because Maine summers are mild, usually air-conditioning is not necessary.

Walking distances?
Most venues are withing easy walking distance of 5-10 minutes.

Do these classrooms and lecture halls have chalkboards or white boards?
Yes, and most have projection screens with overhead projectors.

Are chairs permanently fixed, or can they be rearranged?
The auditoriums and lecture halls have permanently fixed seating; most classrooms have movable seating.

Buchanan Meeting Rooms

Hill Auditorium & Conference Room Policy (PDF)

Memorial Union Rooms



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Contact Information

Conference Services Division
5713 Chadbourne Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5713
Phone: (207) 581-4092 | Fax: (207) 581-4097E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469