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Facility Rental Information

Rental Guide


During regular business hours, room rentals are free of charge to non-profit groups and governmental agencies. Outside of regular business hours, normal fees apply.

Choose Ohio University Southern for Your Next Event

Ohio University Southern offers unique and inviting spaces for a multitude of events conveniently located to residents in the Tri-State region.


Ohio University Southern features a diverse selection of spaces for your next meeting, function or special event. Whether a dramatic gala, craft show, party, seminar or conference, Ohio University Southern offers a unique way to host your next important event.


Additional charges apply for additional preparations and personnel per event. 

No alcohol, candles or glitter are permitted.
No items/material are permitted to be adhered to walls. Furniture cannot be moved. Any special set-up needs must be requested in advance by completing the Room Reservation Form.

For a quote, more information and/or to reserve space for your event at Ohio University Southern call: 740.533.4611


Ohio University Southern Room Reservation Form

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Standard Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM



Rental Cancellation Policy

Room rental cancellations received one week prior to your scheduled event will receive a refund less a 25% penalty. All cancellations made within a week of your scheduled event are non-refundable. Date changes are permitted and are subject to a $50 change fee.

Get to know our facilities:

If you're planning on using your own laptop for your presentation, please note that it is not supported in the Riffe Rotunda. You will need to use the computer in the Rotunda with the 4-screen video wall.

Laptops are supported in other classrooms, and in the Bowman Auditorium, but you need to bring your own adapter. Our rooms only support VGA connections.

If wireless microphones are requested for the Riffe Rotunda, only 1 wireless microphone (handheld OR lapel, not both) is available.

Available Locations




Lecture Hall (B&C)
Seating Capacity: 212

Suggested: seminars, performances, award presentations



Lecture Hall

Lecture Hall A
Seating Capacity: 90

Suggested: seminars, performances, award presentations




Lecture Hall

Lecture Hall D
Seating Capacity: 90

Suggested: seminars, performances, award presentations




Entire Auditorium
Seating Capacity: 392

Suggested: seminars, performances, award presentations



Ohio Room

Ohio Room
Seating Capacity: 25

Suggested: meetings, seminars



1804 Room

1804 Room
Seating Capacity: 25

Suggested: meetings, seminars



Lounge area

Patio with Room

Suggested: food staging for meetings, reception area




Patio Only
Seating Capacity: 40

Suggested: parties, networking





Suggested: catering staging area



Cafe area

Southernmost Café
Seating Capacity:
34 inside, 12 outside

Suggested: parties



Large conference table

Caucus Room
Seating Capacity: 51

Suggested: seminars




Seating Capacity: 31

Suggested: training meetings




Computer lab

Computer Lab
Seating Capacity: 24

Suggested: training collaboration




Seating Capacity - Banquet (Table & Chairs): 188 MAX

Seating Capacity - Concert: 375 MAX

Suggested: performances, weddings, showers 




Tiered Classroom
Seating Capacity: 52

Suggested: training, meetings.





Tom’s Place
Seating Capacity: 16

Suggested: small parties




Standard Classroom
Seating Capacity: 17-20
Suggested: training, seminars

Large Classroom
Seating Capacity: 30-32
Suggested: training, seminars​​​





MAINTENANCE FEE - After Standard Business Hours
1) Addition Maint. Fees Outside of Standard Business Hours =



   $175.00 4-hrs (min)
   $350.00 8-hrs

IT SUPPORT - After Std. Business Hours
3) Additional IT Support
Monday-Friday (after 4 PM) - FLAT FEE =
Weekends - FLAT FEE =






Exceptions / Special Notes:
1) The rental fees for federal, state, and local government funded entities are waived during standard business hours. Any event or portion thereof outside of standard business hours are charged the Additonal Fees-Outside of Standard Business Hours as listed above.

2) Shafer Courtyard fee is determined for each event based upon support services required.

3) All rates subject to change based upon special circumstances of the event.

4) Special Law enforcement/security needs shall be an additional charge as per the event.