Meeting and Event Spaces

The Usdan University Center and Fayerweather buildings provide a place for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater Middletown community to interact both socially and intellectually. A variety of cultural, social, educational and recreational activities take place in these versatile venues.

  • The buildings have large and small meeting rooms, a 2900 sq.ft. ballroom, rehearsal and dining spaces, and an outdoor patio and terrace.
  • All rooms have state-of-the-art multi-media equipment, wireless internet, and on-site technology support.
  • Wesleyan dining by Bon Appetit is able to provide on-site catering.  Visit their website for menus and pricing.
  • Clients work one-on-one with a professional event coordinator to plan events from start to finish.

Wesleyan University faculty, staff and students are invited to use the Web Room Request System (EMS) to request a space on campus.  Access this system through your electronic portfolio.  Faculty and Staff: Look for the Room Request link in the Tools and Links section.  Students: Look for the Room Request link in the Student Life at Wesleyan section.

If you are an external client interested in renting a space Wesleyan University, please contact  University Events and Scheduling, at 860.685.2280 or events-sched@wesleyan.edu

Information About Spaces

Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

Our premier space, and for larger social gatherings, Beckham Hall is a 2900 sq. ft. ballroom with beautiful vaulted ceilings, hard wood floors and upper and lower lobbies that are accessible to those with diabilities.  Seating for dinner is just over 200.  Named after Edgar F. Beckham '58, Wesleyan's first African American Dean of the College.

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      Beckham Hall - Dining Style

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      Beckham Hall with rented chairs

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      Beckham Hall- Lecture set-up

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      Beckham Hall - Standing Room


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      Beckham Hall- Alternate Set-up

      Setup TypeCapacity
      Board Style (U Shape) 120
      Board/Seminar Style 120
      Classroom Style 126
      Dining Style 205
      Dining Style (Round Tables) 205
      Information Fair (Expo Style) 200
      Lecture Style 440
      Lecture Style (semi-circle) 200
      Lecture Style (with aisle) 440
      Standing Capacity/Reception 500

Daniel Family Commons, Usdan 300

The Daniel Family Commons, located on the third floor of Usdan, offers a spacious dining area with windows along two walls. Enjoy cocktails by the fireplace in the lounge or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the center of campus. This room seats 130 comfortably for dinner and over 300 for standing receptions.

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      The as-is setup in the dining room is 15 5' round tables with six chairs around each, and 3 3' square tables with 4 chairs around each for a total seating of 102. The standing capacity of the dining room without any furniture is 228.

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      Daniel Family Commons (DFC) Lecture set-up

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      DFC Lounge - The as-is setup in the lounge is arm chairs and coffee tables in clusters. The standing capacity of the lounge with the existing furniture pushed against the walls is 100. The standing capacity of the lounge without furniture is 140.

      Setup TypeCapacity
      Board Style (Hollow Center) 82
      Board/Seminar Style 82
      Dining Style 147
      Dining Style (Round Tables) 147
      Dining Style (Rounds/Rectngle) 140
      Lecture Style 235
      Standing Capacity/Reception 328

Taylor Meeting Room, Usdan 108

Large size conference room which can accomodate a variety of room set up's such as board/seminar style, dinners and lectures.

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      The as -is set up is Board Style (with hallow center) – (14) 5 ft. rolling tables with 2 upholstered rolling chairs at each table, (2) rows of 10 upholstered silver legged no armed chairs set along the East and West walls (total seating for 48).  (2) 5 ft. rolling tables along the South wall to serve as buffet.

       

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      Alternative set-up

      Setup TypeCapacity
      Board Style (Hollow Center) 48
      Board Style (U Shape) 48
      Board/Seminar Style 48
      Classroom Style 36
      Dining Style (Rect Tables) 42
      Dining Style (Round Tables) 50
      Lecture Style 80
      Lecture Style (with aisle) 80
      Standing Capacity/Reception 100

Andersen Meeting Room, Usdan 110

Medium size conference room which can accomodate a variety of room set up's such as board/seminar style, dinners and lectures.

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      The as -is set up is Board Style (with hallow center) – (10) 5 ft. rolling tables with 2 upholstered rolling chairs at each table, and 10 upholstered silver legged no armed chairs set along the window wall (total seating for 30). There is a large built-in countertop in the room to serve as a buffet.

       

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      Dining Style

       

      Setup TypeCapacity
      Board Style (Hollow Center) 30
      Board/Seminar Style 30
      Classroom Style 30
      Dining Style 32
      Dining Style (Rect Tables) 32
      Dining Style (Round Tables) 32
      Information Fair (Expo Style) 30
      Lecture Style 55
      Lecture Style (with aisle) 55
      Standing Capacity/Reception 55

Ullian Meeting Room, Usdan 114

Small conference room with one large seminar table. 

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      Usdan 114

      Total of seating of 12.  10 chairs at the table and two extra chairs in the room.  This room has no windows and is best served for interviews or powerpoint presentations.  There is a small built-in countertop in the room to serve as a buffet.

Hicks Meeting Room, Usdan 136

Medium size conference room with one large seminar table.

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      Usdan 136

      Total of seating of 16. 12 chairs at the table and four extra chairs in the room. This room has no windows and is best served for interviews or powerpoint presentations. There is a large built-in countertop in the room to serve as a buffet.

Usdan Gregory Cafe and Lounge

Located on the main level of the Usdan Center, this open area provides dining seating for "The Cafe at Usdan", which provides grab and go sandwiches and salads, coffee and more.  Comfortable sofas and chairs are available in the lounge, as well as eight computer kiosks that can be used to check email or browse the internet.

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      Gregory Cafe

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      Gregory Cafe

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      Gregory Lounge

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      Gregory Lounge

Usdan Huss Courtyard

Overlooking Andrus Field, the Huss Courtyard is an outdoor area with fixed seating for 40.  Tables with umbrellas are provided for shade. Additional tables and seating can be provided.  There is also an open patio area that can easily accomodate a small stage for a performance, or an information fair.

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      Usdan Huss Courtyard
      Tables shown in this picture have umbrellas to provide shade.  There are 10 tables with four chairs each as well as benches on the courtyard. All furniture is permanently fixed.

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      Usdan Huss Courtyard with additional rented tables, chairs, and umbrellas.