The University of Colorado Boulder offers many wonderful venues for you to host an event. The majority of our scheduling is done through the CU Events Planning & Catering office, 303-492-8833. Larger conferences and multiple day events should contact CU Conference Services, 303-492-5151.

Events policy and guidance

Text: All students, faculty, staff and others interested in hosting an event on campus should read and familiarize themselves with the campus Events and Activities Policy, as well as the Event and Activities Guidance. The two documents outline all requirements and procedures related to hosting campus events. Starting the application/approval process for your event as early as possible will help ensure a smooth process and successful event.

Events with Alcohol

If you represent a non-University organization or are a private individual planning an event with alcohol on the CU Boulder campus, please contact the Campus Manager of Alcohol Service at 303-492-4558 or  The Campus Manager of Alcohol Service will assist you in choosing a venue and scheduling your event and answer any questions you have about alcohol service on campus.

Information for University employees on scheduling an event with alcohol .

Events with Alcohol

Space on Campus

From ballrooms to boardrooms, the University of Colorado Boulder has a wide variety of meeting and event space that can be rented by the public. We have several on-site caterers, and many of our venues allow outside catering. For the location of the venues listed below, visit the online campus map.

Multiple Venues Across Campus

Additional Campus Venues

    • ATLAS Building - 150-seat auditorium, small seminar rooms, 25-seat and 40-seat classrooms and performance and exhibit spaces.
      Contact: ATLAS Scheduling  303-735-4577
    • British & Irish Studies - A signature meeting room atop Norlin Library.
      Contact: Brandy Minardi  303-492-7511
    • Center for Community (C4C) - Dynamic and flexible meeting spaces are anchored by a top-flight dining facility.
      Contact: Michael Reynoso  303-492-2837
    • CIRES - Auditorium and atrium.
      Contact: Daniel Keane 
    • CU Events Center - Facility features arena with seating capacity of 11,064 and 2 practice gyms and a Club Room providing options for hosting events.
      Contact: Carly Herm  303-735-4588
    • CU Museum of Natural History - Conveniently located just off Broadway in the Henderson Building, the museum features five exhibit galleries with rotating exhibits. Two galleries, Paleontology Hall and BioLounge, available for rental.  
      Contact: Samantha Eads  303-735-5015
    • Discovery Learning Center - The Bechtel Collaboratory, seats up to 108 people and can be divided into three smaller rooms if desired. Videoconferencing. Murray Reading Room and DLC Atrium Lobby can be reserved separately or in conjunction.
      Contact: College of Engineering & Applied Science Dean’s Office 303-492-5071
    • Engineering Lobby - Ground floor lobby area with gallery space, coffee bar and seating.
      Contact: College of Engineering & Applied Science Dean’s Office 303-492-5071
    • Fiske Planetarium - Planetarium, lobby and classrooms available for reservation. Multimedia services available.
      Contact: Francisco Salas  303-492-5002
    • Folsom Field & Premium Spaces - Club Level, Rooftop Terrace, Touchdown Club.
      Contact: Chandler Barone  303-492-3213 or Valerie Erwin  303-492-9790
    • Gamow Tower Commons Room - Graduate study lounge on the 11th floor of the Gamow Tower in the Duane Physics Building. Spectacular 360-degree view of the Boulder area.
      Contact: Physics Information Desk  303-492-6952
    • Idea Forge (Miramontes Baca Education Building) - Several spaces serve as versatile event spaces for groups, specifically the Commons and Project-Based Learning Studio.
      Contact: Victoria Lanaghan  303-735-1117
    • Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building - Rooms of varying sizes and configurations available for rent including a 4th floor conference room, a 200-seat auditorium and an outdoor terrace area.  
      Contact:  Angela Janacek  303-735-3788
    • JILA Auditorium - An auditorium located in the JILA building.
      Contact:  Kim Monteleone  303-492-5749
    • Koenig Alumni Center - Beautifully restored residence with catering kitchen and surrounding gardens with gazebo shelter.
      Contact:  303-492-8484
    • Leeds School of Business - Classrooms and meeting facilities. 
      Conference Rooms: contact the Welcome Desk 303-492-0467
      Classrooms in Leeds: contact the UMC 303-492-8833.
    • Macky Auditorium - One of the premiere concert halls on the front range, Macky Auditorium seats 2,040. Full technical support available.
      Contact: Rudy Betancourt  303-492-8423
    • Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre - With seating for up to 1007 and views of the Flatirons, the Mary Rippon Theatre is a beautiful location for large and small scale events.
      Contact: Jonathan Dunkle  303-492-3168
    • Muenzinger Courtyard - A large outdoor space located centrally to the Porter Biosciences, Muenzinger and MCDB Buildings.
      Contact: Kate Bell  303-492-8092
    • Old Main Chapel - A beautifully refurbished multi-level theatre space in the campus' oldest building.
      Contact: CU Events Planning & Catering 303-492-8833
    • Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) - Conveniently located just off of Foothills Pkwy on Colorado Ave, offering flexible meeting spaces with ample lobby space, mountain views, and a café with a coffee bar. 
      Contact: Katie Lamb 303-735-2399
    • University Theatre - The venues are typically scheduled with classes. Theatres and rehearsal spaces may occasionally be available.
      Contact: Lara Maerz  303-492-3037
    • Wolf Law Building - Many rooms available for rent and can accommodate almost any size event. Wittemeyer Courtroom capacity of 255, with smaller seminar rooms for groups of 20 or less. Student Commons and outdoor deck also available.
      Contact: Law Front Desk  303-492-8047

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