Facility Rates

Rates listed are for all University of Minnesota and non-profit groups. Please contact the Conference Center for business rates.
 For audiovisual/technical support rates, visit technical support rates.

Space Rates

Cowles Auditorium

Size: 2,427 sq. ft.

Capacity: 250

Rate 0-4 hours: $375
; 4-8 hours: $450
; 8+ hours: $525

Includes: auditorium podium & microphone,
auditorium LCD projector, 7 atrium tables, 49 atrium chairs

Atrium

Size: 5,500 sq. ft.

Capacity: 250 reception; 250 seated dining

The Atrium is included with Cowles Auditorium rental.

Stassen Room 170

Size: 573 sq. ft.

Capacity: 24

Rate 0-4 hours: $80
; 4-8 hours: $100; 
8+ hours: $115

Conference Room 180
Size: 1,754 sq. ft.

Capacity: 60

Rate 0-4 hours: $175; 
4-8 hours: $200
; 8+ hours: $225

Conference Room 186

Size: 480 sq. ft.

Capacity: 24

Rate 0-4 hours: $80; 
4-8 hours: $100; 
8+ hours: $115

Wilkins Room 215

Size: 973 sq. ft.

Capacity: 55

Rate 0-4 hours: $120
; 4-8 hours: $135
; 8+ hours: $150

Humphrey Forum
Size: 2,495 sq. ft.

Capacity: up to 75 depending upon furniture configuration

Rate 0-4 hours: $200; 4-8 hours: $250; 
8+ hours: $300

Additional fees for the Atrium/Auditorium:

  • Atrium chair (after first 49): $2.50
  • 60" round table (after first 7): $9
  • 6' table with linen & skirting: $15
  • 6' table without linen & skirting: $7
  • Panel table with chairs: $15

Cancellation Policy

Confirmed events that are cancelled are subject to the following charges:
• 61-90 days before event: 30% of room fee
• 31-60 days before event: 40% of room fee
• Under 30 days before event: 50% of room fee; 100% of auditorium/atrium fee
• Week of event: 100% of room fee
If you need to cancel your request, email notification is required.

Additional charges may be incurred for weekend events and if the room setup is different than the standard arrangement. An on-site management and facilities management fee may also apply for evening and weekend events.

The Conference Center owns additional equipment for your use. Arrangements for items not owned by the center can be made at an extra cost.

Conference Center

Bridget McCoy
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-6598