Room and Event Spaces Provided by Event Planning Services

The Lory Student Center features an assortment of flexible spaces of varying sizes.  Event spaces include the Grand Ballroom, North Ballroom, Cherokee Park Ballroom, and the LSC Theatre. Also available are 29 meeting rooms of varying sizes. All rooms can be set in various ways to accommodate event needs. The capacities and pricing for each room can be found below.

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Room and Event Spaces in the Lory Student Center

Grand Ballroom

The Grand Ballroom is newly renovated with all new finishes, lighting, audio visual, and catering service areas. The room can be divided into smaller sections and the west section features western views of the Rocky Mountains and the historic Aggie ‘A’.

The Grand Ballroom features state-of-the-art technology.  Four 16′ x 10′ screens are located on the north wall featuring Christie 3-chip DLP 11,550 lumen projectors and a fifth projector and screen is on the east wall. Lighting is provided by over 400 LED fixtures and 16 custom chandeliers. Performance lighting is available in many different configurations. The house sound system has over 50 speakers providing complete coverage of the room and concert audio systems are available from Technical Services. All systems can be operated from within four technical booths by student audio visual technicians.

North Ballroom

The North Ballroom is a medium sized ballroom located on the north side of the upper level. This carpeted ballroom is great for large lectures, workshop classrooms, banquets and resource fairs.

The North Ballroom features an LCD projector and house sound system for video and PowerPoint presentations. Additional audio equipment is available upon request, and while all of our rooms offer wireless internet connections to CSU’s network, presenters may be provided with a hard internet connection when requested.

Cherokee Park Ballroom

The Cherokee Park Ballroom is a small ballroom located on the north side of the upper level. This space can be booked for individual events, or paired with the attached University Club for a more versatile setting. This ballroom features a wooden floor, and beautiful cherry wainscoting to create a perfect setting for lectures, workshop classroom, banquets, and resource fairs.

The Cherokee Park Ballroom features dual 90″ flat screen displays and house sound system for video and PowerPoint presentations. Additional audio equipment is available upon request, and while all of our rooms offer wireless internet connections to CSU’s network, presenters may be provided with a hard internet connection when requested.

Catering for events in all ballrooms is available upon request.

Capacities and Pricing

Please note capacities will be affected by staging, buffet tables and technical needs.

 DimensionsLectureConferenceU-ShapeClassroomBanquetPricing 1
Grand Ballroom200' x 70'1500n/an/a684760$490 |$725 | $1650
1 Section 48' x 70'3308466180160$160 |$280 | $550
Ballroom D55' x 70'3609069198200$185 |$335 | $675
2 Sections (A/B or B/C)96' x 70'660n/an/a360360$300 |$520 | $1075
2 Sections (C/D)104' x 70'700n/an/a360400$300 |$520 | $1075
3 Sections (A/B/C)141' x 70'900n/an/a522560$405 |$640 | $1350
3 Sections (B/C/D)152' x 70'950n/an/a522560$405 |$640 | $1350
North Ballroom80' x 49'3609060180168$160 |$250 | $550
Cherokee Park Ballroom60' x 39'15066459096$160 |$250 | $550

1 The three above price points are in order of Student Organizations, Departments, and Off-Campus Entities.

Theatre

The Lory Student Center Theatre can be transformed to host lecture, films, banquets, entertainment, and concerts. The highlight of the facility is a retractable seating system that allows for the space to be used as a theatre or ballroom. The theatre also features high-definition projection, concert quality sound and lighting, and a trained technical staff. Catering for events in this space is available upon request.

Capacities and Pricing

Please note capacities will be affected by staging, buffet tables, and technical needs.

 DimensionsLecture 2ConferenceU-ShapeClassroomBanquetPricing 1
Theater60' x 70'450n/an/a100200$270 |$490 | $850

1 The three above price points are in order of Student Organizations, Departments, and Off-Campus Entities.

2 The seating system seats 285. Additional chairs are added to floor (95) and balcony (70) to reach the maximum seating of 450.

Technical Capabilities

The theatre features a DLP High-Definition projector, a professional line-array sound system, and a professional lighting system with conventional and intelligent lighting. Technical services staff can help make every event run smoothly and will be available for assistance throughout your event (additional labor/equipment charges may apply).

Reservations

To view currently booked rooms, track reservations or print daily event sheets, visit our publicly available and searchable room schedule.

Meeting Rooms

The LSC has a variety of Meeting Rooms available for use.  Each set of rooms incorporate varied artwork and window views which provide each with a unique and functional meeting space. Catering for events is available upon request.

Capacity and Pricing

 DimensionsLectureConferenceU-ShapeClassroomBanquetPricing 1 * **
13418' x 24'3618151816NA** | NA** | Not Available
14016' x 25'3618151816NA** | NA** | Not Available
14413' x 25'25129128NA** | NA** | Not Available
21215' x 25'251291216NA** | NA** | Not Available
226-28, 328-3020' x 30'4224182724NA** | NA** | $245
226, 228, 328, 33020' x 15'241291816NA** | NA** | $120
30025' x 29'5030243640NA** | $35 | $120
304-06, 308-1026' x 40'8036274848NA** | NA** | $245
304, 306, 308, 31026' x 20'4024181824NA** | NA** | $120
372-74, 376-7826' x 40'8036304848NA** | NA** | $245
372, 374, 376, 37826' x 20'4018181824NA** | NA** | $120
31226' x 34'8036274848NA** | NA** | $145
32222' x 42'7236304840NA** | NA** | $145
32422' x 34'5630243032NA** | NA** | $145
38012' x 31'n/a14n/an/an/aNA** | NA** | $145
38247' x 40'18054428496NA** | $35 | $260
38625' x 40'10036306064NA** | $35 | $260
39012' x 19' n/a12n/an/an/aNA** | NA** | $145
39212' x 19'n/a12n/an/an/aNA** | NA** | $145
Greyrock35' x 40'9048367280$60 | $75 | $260
La Porte19' x 23'n/a16n/an/an/aNA** | $65 | $150*
Virginia Dale30' x 19'4024182424NA** | $65 | $150*

1 The three above price points are in order of Student Organizations, Departments, and Off-Campus Entities.

* Individual U-Club Members receive a 20% discount on room rates

** Room charges will apply to University groups charging admission or a registration fee.

Technical Capabilities

The meeting rooms all feature state of the art audiovisual equipment.  Flat screen displays are in all rooms except 382 and Greyrock, which feature projectors.  Additional audio equipment is available upon request, as is a phone line for an additional fee. While all of our rooms offer wireless internet connections to CSU’s network, presenters may be provided with a hard internet connection when requested.

Reservations

To view currently booked rooms, track reservations or print daily event sheets, visit our publicly available and searchable room schedule.

Longs Peak Room

The Longs Peak Dining Room and Lounge is located on the south end of Level 300. The room looks out over the LSC Plaza and features a fireplace, stone and wood finishes, and a lounge for catering.  Catering for events in this space is available upon request.

Capacity and Pricing

 DimensionsLectureConferenceU-ShapeClassroomBanquetPricing 1
Longs Peak Room28' x 62'12048426380$85 | $130 | $275

1 The three above price points are in order of Student Organizations, Departments, and Off-Campus Entities.

Technical Capabilities

The Longs Peak Dining room has a 90″ flat panel display, house sound, and decorative pendant lighting. The lounge has a 70″ flat panel display and audio capable of showing a separate computer source or the same source as the dining room.

Reservations

To view currently booked rooms, track reservations or print daily event sheets, visit our publicly available and searchable room schedule.

University Club

The University Club is an elegant, formal, fixed lounge space located just outside of the Cherokee Park Ballroom. This space can be booked with Cherokee Park Ballroom or independently. It is an exemplary location for an intimate reception, retirement party, or group function. The lounge features luxuriously upholstered furniture, views of the foothills, and a Steinway Grand Piano. Catering for events in this space is available upon request.

(+ Individual U-Club Members receive a 20% discount on room rates)

 Capacities and Pricing

Please note capacities will be affected by staging, buffet tables and technical needs.

 DimensionsLectureConferenceU-ShapeClassroomBanquetPricing 1
University Club$90| $140 | $260*
Cherokee Park only39' x 60'15066459096$160 | $250 | $550*
Cherokee Park & U. Club$160 | $250 | $550*
LaPorte Roomn/a16n/an/an/aNA** | $70 | $150*
Virginia Dale Room30' x 60'4024182424NA** | $70 | $150*

1 The three above price points are in order of Student Organizations, Departments, and Off-Campus Entities.

* Individual U-Club Members receive a 20% discount on room rates

Technical Capabilities

The University Club has a house sound system to accompany microphones or additional audio equipment as requested. A plasma T.V. is also available upon request for video presentations.

Reservations

To view currently booked rooms, track reservations or print daily event sheets, visit our publicly available and searchable room schedule.

Senate Chambers

The Senate Chambers is located near the south entrance to the LSC.  It has 48 fixed seats, with an additionally gallery of seats in the back. The room also contains two 80” flat screen TVs and a mounted projector perfect for any event. Catering for events in this room is available upon request.

Pricing

Pricing for Senate Chambers is as follows: No Charge* for Student Organizations, $80 for Departments, and $260 for Off-Campus entities.

* Room charges will apply to University groups charging admission or a registration fee.

Reservations

To view currently booked rooms, track reservations or print daily event sheets, visit our publicly available and searchable room schedule.

The Plaza

The Lory Student Center Plaza is a free speech zone where departments and registered student organizations can reserve a table to provide CSU’s community with information about events, groups, and topics without monetary exchange or solicitation. The Plaza allows amplified sound in a designated sound space to one client per business day. Please note that all use of the Lory Student Center’s equipment, including tables, chairs and sound equipment, is weather permitting. Catering for events in this space is available upon request.

– For more information about student organizations, please visit the SLiCE office located on the main level of the Lory Student Center.
– To view the Plaza’s policies, please visit the information regarding Peaceful Assembly.
– If you are looking to solicit goods or collect donations or if you are not affiliated with a department or student organization, please visit the Flea Market to book space.

Sutherland Community Garden

The Sutherland Community Garden is located on the west side of the Lory Student Center, and features a large open grass lawn, patio areas with seating, and natural vegetation.  It is named for Thomas Sutherland, professor emeritus in the CSU Department of Animal Sciences at CSU for 26 years.

Tamasag

Tamasag Retreat Center, located in Bellevue, Colorado, offers a beautiful and serene meeting spot for non-profit organizations and campus departments. Available Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and limited to 35 individuals per day, Tamasag is ideal for office retreats. The warming oven, refrigerator, and microwave located in the Great Room provide a versatile space for refreshments through Lory Student Center Catering, potluck, or caterer of your choice. Catering for events in this space is available upon request.

Pricing

Pricing for the Tamasag is as follows: $235 for Student Organizations, Departments, and Off-Campus entities.

Suggestions for a pleasant visit:

– Fishing, boating, swimming, ice-skating, hunting, camping and outdoor fires are restricted at Tamasag.
– Tamasag is a smoke and alcohol free environment.
– All guests agree to remain on the footpaths to ensure continued beauty of the grounds.
– Please note that parking is limited, and guests are encouraged to carpool.
– A telephone is provided for local calls, and guests are responsible for answering all incoming calls during their visit.

For more information about this retreat center and the features associated with it, please call the Event Planning Office at 970-491-0229.

To schedule a visit, or to learn more about the history of Tamasag, please visit The Griffin Foundation.

Tamasag Retreat Center
4825 County Road 52E
Bellvue, Colorado

Reservations

To view currently booked rooms, track reservations or print daily event sheets, visit our publicly available and searchable room schedule.

Thank you for scheduling your event in the Lory Student Center. We look forward to working with you. In order to keep these facilities in ideal condition, the following guidelines must be followed for all events scheduled in the Grand Ballroom (or any section of the ballroom including A, B, C, and D Ballrooms), the North Ballroom, the Theatre, and the University Club, and Cherokee Park Room. We thank you for your cooperation.

  • In general, the venue is ready according to your requests approximately 1-2 hours before your event is scheduled to begin for you to come in and prepare for your event. Please let the Event Planning staff know the time you need to be in the space, so that personnel are schedule and the venue is unlocked. For earlier access times additional fees will be incurred.
  • All set-up requests and decorations should be discussed in detail with an Event Planning Coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event date.
  • No display materials of any sort may be affixed to the walls, doors, windows, room partitions, curtains, and floors. Please ask for portable cloth dividers, pipe and drape, or sign stands from Event Planning to attach any displays.
  • No tape (including duct, masking, and clear tape) is permitted in the venue. The use of nails, screws, or thumbtacks is prohibited in the venue. Please discuss with an Event Planning Coordinator the option of special rigging for hanging items.
  • Banners may be hung from designated points on the ballroom ceiling. Please drop off your banner at least 24 hours in advance of your event. The Event Services staff will hang all banners and remove them within 24 hours after the event.
  • Any food or beverage spills on the floor must be cleaned up immediately. If assistance is needed with a spill, please contact the Building Manager at 970-215-7112 or Catering personnel.
  • The Lory Student Center assumes no responsibility for any items left in the Ballroom or Theatre after your event. Please remove all of your items by the end of the event.
  • It is your responsibility to return the ballroom to its original set-up condition after the event. All trash must be discarded in waste receptacles. All cardboard boxes must be flattened and delivered to the Loading Dock for recycling. All decorations must be removed or discarded. We request that you not use confetti or glitter in your decorations due to the extensive clean up required and additional fees incurred. Please let the Event Planning staff know if you need additional trash receptacles. If the venue is in not left in its original condition, your organization will be charged a cleaning, trash removal, and possible damage fee depending on the condition of the space.
  • All decorations must meet minimum safety standards as interpreted by Environmental Health and Safety. Fire codes prohibit the use of hay, straw, cornstalks, or other dry tinder in the venue. All balloons must be secured within the facility.
  • Emergency exits and service doors are not to be blocked with any furniture, decorations, or equipment.The use of paint, glue, or aerosol spray products is not permitted in the Ballroom/Theatre or nearby facilities including the West Balcony.
  • All candles must be in an enclosed in a fire resistant container. Please have all candles and containers approved by the Catering Coordinator prior to the event.
  • All smoke, fog, confetti, and bubble machines and Light Show projectors using any type of liquid or dry ice are strictly prohibited in the ballroom. Please discuss any special effects planned with an Event Planning Coordinator in advance in advance of your event.
  • Partition divider walls in the Grand Ballroom must be opened and closed by Event Planning Services staff only.
  • Event Planning Services staff will regulate light and sound controls. Please submit all detailed light and sound requirements when submitting set-up plans two weeks prior to your event. Additional equipment and trained staff are available to help run your event with a two-week notice.
  • The use of any sharp objects in a performance that may injure attendees and damage floors, walls, or ceilings is prohibited. Please ask your performers to explain if any props are used for a performance or activity in advance of the event.

Failure to adhere to any of guidelines will result in additional fees to the organization. These fees include:

  • Extra cleaning, including confetti, glitter, or trash removal (labor charge)
  • Extra set-up costs (labor charge)
  • Cost of repairs to facility (replacement cost and labor)
  • Cost from loss or theft of equipment (replacement cost and labor charge)
  • Fire Department response for failing to follow the above guidelines ($200.00 per response)