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Portico Room, McKeldin 2109

Room Description

Located on the 2nd floor of McKeldin Library, this is a moderately sized room with access to an outdoor patio area. The space can be used for a variety of purposes, especially lectures, group discussions and receptions. 

Size and Capacity:
Maximum seating capacity for the room is limited to 32. However, the room can accommodate up to 50-60 people standing.

Reservation Policy

The Portico 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. 

The room is intended for use by library partners and campus administration for special events. It is not available for recurring classes. Student groups and clubs will not be permitted to reserve the room in most cases.

All reservation requests must be sent to Chris Davis (, and will be routed to the Dean for approval. Requests must be submitted no less than 5 business days in advance. 

Reservation Fees

There is a fee for setup within the Portico Room. An administrative fee will also be charged for each hour that the room is reserved. See "Portico Room Fees" page for additional details and cancellation policies. 

Food Policy

Food is permitted in the room. Event liaisons (i.e. organizers) are expected to clean up after their event, put all refuse in the trash bins, and return the room to its original state.

If there will be food at the event, someone from the group must be available to meet the caterers. A $30 charge will be assessed if someone from the event is not present to sign for the order. 

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.

Room Setup

Standard setup for the room includes 6-8 round tables with 4 chairs each. If this setup will not meet your group’s needs, please let us know and we may be able to accommodate a custom setup. Rearrangement of the outdoor portico space is discouraged.

The following technology/equipment is offered for use in the room:

  • Monitor
  • Laptop
  • DVD Player
  • Whiteboard