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Student Center Room Descriptions and Photos

Atrium AB or CD—These rooms are mainly used for meetings and training sessions. Audio-visual equipment is built-in, but must be requested at least 5 business days in advance.

Max Capacities:

Rooms  Auditorium Classroom
Hollow Square
 Atrium AB
 X X
 30
 Atrium CD
 X 36
X

 

Ballroom 8

Ballroom 3

Ballroom 6

Ballroom - These rooms are mainly used for small speaking engagements, luncheons, dinners, receptions, conferences, exhibitions, break out rooms, career fairs, and meetings. 
  • Ballroom East or West
    Max Capacity: 80 (rounds)
  • Ballroom Central
    Max Capacity: 80 (rounds)
  • Ballroom West-Central (combined)
    Max Capacity: 160 (rounds)
  • Ballroom East-Central (combined)
    Max Capacity: 160 (rounds)
  • Ballroom East-Central-West (combined)
    Max capacity: 500 (auditorium); 400 (rounds)


Commons—This is the most visited area on campus. It is a beautiful open atrium with a glass ceiling. Lectures, press conferences, rallies and special events are held in this area.
Max capacity: 120


The Crossing—The Crossing space is located on the main level of the Student Center next to the Commons area. Outside vendors, student organizations and departments use this space for sales, promotion and fundraising.

The Forum—This room is mainly used for lectures, meetings, multimedia presentations, and demonstrations.
Max capacity: 100


Portico A—This room is used for small meetings.
Max capacity: 12


Portico B-C-D—This room can be divided into two smaller rooms (B and CD).
Max capacity: 60 (auditorium)

Portico E—This room may be used for small meetings.
Max capacity: 10 at the conference table, 18 in the room.

Pre-function Area/Centennial Hall—In conjunction with SMU's Centennial Celebration and its look ahead to the next 100 years, the University has transformed the lower level of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center into Centennial Hall. The centerpiece of this space is the exhibition "A Second Century of Achievement." The state-of-the-art, interactive display is designed to engage visitors of all ages in the life and future of the University. Centennial Hall is the site of major University events, involving prospective and current students and their families, alumni events and reunions, other campus events, and those hosted by community and corporate groups.

The space provides limited seating in front of the Theatre, Forum, and Promenades.

Promenades—This room is used for conferences, as a buffet or catering holding room, small meetings, small lectures, hospitality room, and much more.
Max capacity: 100


The Theatre—This room is mainly used for large lectures, and movie screenings.
Max capacity: 470


The Varsity—This room is mainly used for small performances, award presentations, medium-size lectures, and gatherings. The Varsity is used as a general eating space during the business day and is reservable during the day. Events where only participants are allowed in the room must book after 7:00pm. This room has a baby grand piano, three big-screen televisions, and furniture for eating. The room leads out to a beautiful courtyard that can be used for your event.
Max capacity: 188

The West Bridge—This is the area outside of the west side of Hughes-Trigg. Students and campus departments may reserve a table and two chairs from the Mane Desk to promote their organization, promote upcoming events or fund-raise.


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