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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)
GroupNo FoodFood
U-M Student OrganizationsNo Charge$20
University Departments and Programs$121$188
Non-university Organizations$310$370

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

Seating Capacity

East and West Conference Room Setup Types and Capacities
Setup TypeMax Capacity
Classroom Style24
Cleared Room50
Hollow Square32
Lecture Style without Reception50
Lecture Style with Reception50
Reception50
Rounds with 6 chairs36
Rounds with 8 chairs48
U-Shaped24

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

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.