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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
GroupNo FoodFood
U-M Student OrganizationsNo Charge$20
University Departments and Programs$224$375
Non-university Organizations$496$745

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

Seating Capacity

Assembly Hall Setup Types and Capacities
Setup TypeMax Capacity
Classroom Style64
Cleared Room200
Hollow Square56
Lecture Style without Reception130
Lecture Style with Reception100
Reception200
Rounds with 6 chairs84
Rounds with 8 chairs112
U-Shaped48

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.

Rackham Graduate School will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. We will return at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 26. During the holiday, there will be no processing of application materials and no updates to your Wolverine Access account. After we reopen, there will be a delay in processing application materials. Thank you for your patience as we process the high volume of materials.