Reservable Spaces

Reservable Spaces

Reservable spaces inside the Student*University Center can accommodate groups ranging in size from 15 to 950 for meetings, lectures, conferences, receptions, banquets, concerts, exhibits and other functions. Several attractive outdoor plazas and Hurt Park are popular, informal sites for special events, fairs and festivals.

The Event Management Office coordinates reservations for all of the center’s indoor and outdoor venues, as well as for display cases, easel poster and banner spaces, and information and commercial solicitation tables. For information about display spaces and tables, see Advertising & PostingDisplay Areas & Information Tables and Commercial Solicitation.

To reserve indoor or outdoor spaces, see Make a Reservation and Off-Campus Clients. Off-campus clients must request reservations for Hurt Park through the City of Atlanta. For more information or to inquire about space availability, contact Event Management, 345 Student Center, scucevents@gsu.edu or 404-413-1870.

Rental Rates & Room Capacities

There is no room rental charge for chartered student organizations and university departments that are utilizing the space solely for their members, not charging a fee to participate and not co-sponsoring in conjunction with an entity unaffiliated with Georgia State University. For fees for off-campus clients, ticketed events by student organizations or university departments, and events co-sponsored with an unaffiliated entity by a student organization or university department, download Room Capacities & Rental Rates.

Room Descriptions

State Ballroom & Salons
The multipurpose State Ballroom on the first floor of the Student Center has a seating capacity of 950 for a lecture or 615 for a banquet. To accommodate smaller functions, the State Ballroom can be divided into three separate rooms — the Court, House and Senate salons — and two combination spaces — Court Salon/House Salon and House Salon/Senate Salon. Each section of the room is equipped with independent sound capabilities.

Speakers Auditorium
This 425-seat auditorium on the lobby level of the Student Center is equipped with rear projection and a comprehensive sound system.

Golden Key Board Room
This board room on the second floor of the Student Center can accommodate 16 seats around the table plus 16 seats around the room’s perimeter. Built-in audiovisual equipment, rich room furnishings and a private reception area are elements that enhance individual meetings. The executive design and furnishing for the meeting environment were made possible by a generous donation from the Golden Key International Honour Society, which was founded by a Georgia State University alumnus.

VIP Room
Distinctively decorated and arranged for a quaint reception or special meeting, this room on the second floor of the University Center can host receptions for around 40 people.

General Meeting Rooms
General meeting rooms include the  Capital, Caucus, Dalton, Dorchester, Lanier, Lucerne and Sinclair suites on the second floor of the Student Center and several rooms on the second and fourth floors of the University Center. Some rooms in the University Center can be combined into larger spaces. Seating capacities range from 15 to 80 people per room. Access to audiovisual equipment enables these rooms to accommodate a variety of events.

Gallery Lounge
Both a lounge and an art exhibition space, the L-shaped Gallery Lounge on the third floor of the Student Center is a comfortable, relaxed, enclosed area that may be reserved for receptions. In addition, Georgia State University students, faculty, staff, organizations and departments may apply to exhibit artwork or sponsor an exhibit in the space through Campus Events. For more information about the Gallery Lounge’s configuration or exhibiting artwork, download the Gallery Guide (The document requires Adobe Reader to view).

Eligibility for Outdoor Venues

Campus plazas may be reserved only by chartered student organizations and university departments. Reservations for Hurt Park may be requested by student organizations, university departments and organizations unaffiliated with Georgia State University. Student organizations and university departments may request reservations of plazas and Hurt Park through Event Management. Off-campus clients must request reservations for Hurt Park through the City of Atlanta.

Plaza & Park Policies

Library Plaza
Between Pullen Library and Sparks Hall

  • Library Plaza features a permanent stage for use by chartered student organizations and university departments.
  • The stage is not equipped with speakers, microphones or other amplification devices. The sponsoring organization is responsible for coordinating audiovisual needs.
  • Electricity can be provided for the stage, but must be requested at the time of the reservation request.
  • The stage may be reserved from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however, events and activities that require sound amplification, such as musical performances and speaker presentations, may only occur between 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Sound may not disrupt university activities, and the Student*University Center reserves the right to monitor sound levels and modify volume or cancel disruptive events. The sound level must not exceed 85 decibels.
  • Portable audio devices, MP3 players, compact disc players, radios, instruments and other sound devices may not be operated without personal earphones on Library Plaza.
  • Banners, signs or backdrops may not be attached to buildings, trees, doors, light poles or walls on Library Plaza.

Unity Plaza
Adjacent to the Student Center’s Courtland Street entrance at the corner of Courtland and Gilmer streets

  • All set-up and audiovisual requests must be made through the Event Management Office.
  • Events and activities that require sound amplification, such as musical performances and speaker presentations, may occur between 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m. and other times as approved.
  • Sound may not disrupt university activities, and the Student*University Center reserves the right to monitor sound levels and modify volume or cancel disruptive events. The sound level must not exceed 85 decibels.
  • Portable audio devices, MP3 players, compact disc players, radios, instruments and other sound devices may not be operated without personal earphones on Unity Plaza.
  • Motorized vehicles, bicycles, roller blades and skateboards may not be operated on Unity Plaza.
  • All food service in Unity Plaza must be provided by PantherDining Catering.
  • Banners, signs or backdrops may not be attached to buildings, trees, doors, light poles or walls on Unity Plaza.

Urban Life Plaza
Between the University Center and Urban Life Center

  • All set-up, equipment and electrical requests must be made through Facilities Management Services.
  • Events and activities that require sound amplification, such as musical performances and speaker presentations, must be approved in advance.
  • Sound may not disrupt university activities, and the Student*University Center reserves the right to monitor sound levels and modify volume or cancel disruptive events.
  • Portable audio devices, MP3 players, compact disc players, radios, instruments and other sound devices may not be operated without personal earphones on Urban Life Plaza.
  • Motorized vehicles, bicycles, roller blades and skateboards may not be operated on Urban Life Plaza.
  • Banners, signs or backdrops may not be attached to buildings, trees, doors, light poles or walls on Urban Life Plaza.

Hurt Park
Across from Dahlberg Hall, bounded by Courtland Street, Gilmer Street and Edgewood Avenue

  • Ownership of Hurt Park is shared between Georgia State University and the City of Atlanta. Student organizations and university departments may reserve Hurt Park through the Student*University Center Event Management Office. Clients not affiliated with the university must request reservations for Hurt Park through the City of Atlanta.
  • A Georgia State University Hurt Park Request Form must be submitted along with additional information required by the City of Atlanta under its park ordinance. For more information, contact the Student*University Center Event Management Office.
  • The director of the Student*University Center must approve any use of Hurt Park for commercial activities.
  • All food service in Hurt Park must be provided by PantherDining Catering, or a health permit must be issued by Fulton County Health Department authorizing another food provider.
  • All set-up, equipment and electrical requests by university-affiliated clients must be made through Facilities Management Services. Requests by clients not affiliated with the university must be made through the City of Atlanta.