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Reserving Space

Additional charges may apply depending on the venue you wish to reserve. To secure a reservation for a meeting or other event, please contact us.

Nelson Commons

Recently renovated, Nelson Commons has private dining rooms and main reception areas perfect for weddings, dinners and banquets.

Major Events in Baker University Center

For assistance in planning an event that involves more than one space, multiple days, sophisticated production, will attract a large crowd or will otherwise be out of the ordinary, contact Event Services. They specialize in renting spaces on Ohio University campus.

Outdoor Events

Many outdoor spaces throughout campus provide beautiful backdrops for any event. Such places would include Emeriti Park, College Green, The Ridges, and Tail-Great Park.

We recommend securing an alternate location in case of inclement weather. At times, southeastern Ohio weather is unpredictable. Some rain location sites may include: Nelson Dining Hall and Baker University Center's Ballroom. Speak with your catering professional for a recommendation.

OHIO Catering can assist you with tent, table, and chair rentals, linen service, place settings, coordinating trash removal personnel, and the many other key details required for a successful outdoor event.


Outdoor space is available for use in accordance with University Policy 01.044 "Use of Outdoor Spaces."

Reserving a Space

The administration of the policy on use of outdoor spaces is the responsibility of Baker University Center Administration. To make a reservation, contact Event Services.