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Assembly Hall

The Rackham Assembly Hall, located across the hall from the Amphitheatre, is used primarily for receptions and meals as well as mid-sized lectures and workshops. This room has an alcove at either end that can be closed off to make the room smaller or to create break-out rooms. With access to the fourth floor terrace, the Assembly Hall has the kind of atmosphere most groups are seeking for formal dinners for donors, alumni, and out-of-town guests.

Assembly Hall Room Use Rates
Group No Food Food
U-M Student Organizations No Charge $23
University Departments and Programs $258 $431
Non-university Organizations $570 $857

Room use rates are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Seating Capacity

Assembly Hall Setup Types and Capacities
Setup Type Max Capacity
Classroom Style 64
Cleared Room 200
Hollow Square 56
Lecture Style without Reception 130
Lecture Style with Reception 100
Reception 200
Rounds with 6 chairs 84
Rounds with 8 chairs 112
U-Shaped 48

Equipment Available

  • Folding tables (8’ x 30” or 60” rounds)
  • Stackable chairs
  • Ethernet access (also in both Alcoves)
  • Audio feed from Amphitheatre for overflow audience
  • Video projector
  • Slide projector
  • Document camera
  • DVD player
  • VCR
  • CD player
  • Cassette player
  • Permanent projection screen
  • Wireless microphones
  • Archival audio recording capabilities

Other Amenities

  • Terrace access
  • Alcoves may be shut off with permanent dividers
  • Each Alcove contains an 11’ x 42” table which are ideal for refreshment setup
  • New drapes
  • New sound-system

Room Limitations

  • The Alcove tables cannot be removed
  • The Assembly Hall and Alcove rugs cannot be removed
  • While the Alcoves can be separated with dividers, the dividers are not sound-proof
  • Perimeter furniture must remain in room

U-M Student Organizations

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.