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Thanksgiving Holiday

Rackham Graduate School will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 24 and we will reopen at 8:00 am on Monday, November 30.

East and West Conference Rooms

The East and West Conference Rooms on the fourth floor are used for a wide variety of events. Mirror images of each other, the Conference Rooms are set up auditorium style with a lectern at the front of the room. Excellent spaces for meetings, lectures, receptions, meals, and as conference breakout rooms. Terrace access is available just outside of these rooms.

East and West Conference Room Use Rates (per room)
Group No Food Food
U-M Student Organizations No Charge No Charge
University Departments and Programs $100 $155
Non-university Organizations $310 $370

Seating Capacity

East and West Conference Room Setup Types and Capacities
Setup Type Max Capacity
Classroom Style 24
Cleared Room 50
Hollow Square 32
Lecture Style without Reception 50
Lecture Style with Reception 50
Reception 50
Rounds with 6 chairs 36
Rounds with 8 chairs 48
U-Shaped 24

Equipment Available

  • Ethernet Access
  • Video Projector
  • Slide Projector
  • Document Camera
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Cassette Player
  • Permanent Projection Screen
  • Speaker phone (for campus, local, or calling card calls)
  • Archival audio recording capabilities

Other Amenities

  • New drapes
  • Solar shades for light control
  • New custom designed carpet
  • Refurbished light fixtures
  • New sound System

Room Limitations

  • Per State of Michigan Fire Law the capacity of this room is limited to 50 for all events
  • Perimeter furniture must remain in room

U-M Student Organizations

MSA-registered student groups are not charged a room use fee. If a student organization fails to cancel a room reservation at least 14 days prior to the scheduled event (45 days for the Amphitheatre and/or Assembly Hall), the group will be charged for the University Department No Food rate.