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Special Events Room, McKeldin 6137

NOTICE: As the Libraries' Phase 3 of recovery begins on August 2, 2021, please note that, until further notice, our support for the McKeldin Special Events Room will be limited, due to staffing and budget constraints. Although we will be able to accept some non-library meeting requests per week, we will not be able to support furniture setup changes and A/V setup requests beyond the two configurations of "Theater Style-Basic" and "Large Rectangle." We are currently reviewing our policies and services related to support of the McKeldin Special Events Room. More information will be provided soon.

Room Description

Located on the 6th floor of McKeldin Library, this is a large, bright room useful for a variety of purposes, especially lectures, group discussions and receptions. 

Size and Capacity:
This room is 1,890 square feet in size. It can easily accommodate 200 people standing or 100 people sitting. Maximum seating is currently 130, limited by the number of chairs owned by the Libraries.

Reservation Policy

The Special Events room is available for use during hours when McKeldin Library is open.  Events that will end after the library closes are not permitted.  Only library groups may reserve the room on weekends.

Priority is given to library groups. All other campus groups requesting to use this room must be affiliated with a UMD academic or administrative unit.

Student groups must also fill out an internal service request (ISR), and submit a hard copy of the ISR to the Dean's Office within 5 business days of requesting a reservation.

The room is designed for special events such as talks, workshops, and receptions. It is not available for recurring classes.

No events will be scheduled starting after 5pm. No event support (including IT assistance) will be available for events running past 5pm. Groups reserving the room past 5pm will be required to shut down all AV equipment and lock the room. If equipment is not shut down or room is not secured, groups will be liable and charged for any damages/missing equipment.

There are charges for room setup and equipment use in the Special Events Room.  Please see the links to the left for information on charges for room configurations and equipment.

Food is permitted in the room. To promote sustainability, we strongly encourage the use of compostable plates, cups, utensils, etc. (see approved list). Event liaisons (i.e. organizers) are expected to clean up after their event, ensure that all refuse (including food) is deposited in the appropriate bins (compost, recycling, trash), and return the room to its original state. Food deliveries should be brought in via the McKeldin Library loading dock and the freight elevators. The loading dock is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  NOTE: If a Friday event includes food, the refuse must be removed from the room and taken down to the loading dock dumpsters.

Click here to access the request form.