Event Planning and Conference Services
The goal of the office is to provide the best possible assistance to all groups who choose to hold an event on the UMBC campus, whether they are an on campus department, student organization or off campus client. Once initial contact has been made to our office, the Event Planning and Conference Services staff will assist you with room selection, reservation forms and/or contracting for your event. The Event Planning and Conference Services office will assist the event sponsor by making the arrangements for contract clients and guiding campus clients to the appropriate on campus service provider. Billing and insurance questions can also be directed to our office as we will be the primary contact for all services that may require billing for specific events. Facilities available for rent include The Commons meeting rooms, UC Ballroom and Ballroom lounge, athletic facilities including athletic fields and swimming pools, as well as meeting, seminar and class rooms. Catering is available on campus through the UMBC food service, Chartwells.
Meeting and event facilities on the University Center’s third floor are available for use by the campus and community agencies. The ballroom and lounge areas provide new, high tech lighting for special events. Recently renovated meeting rooms include two large capacity (125, 200) spaces ideal for small conference groups. The University Center Facilities are reserved through the Campus Scheduling and Guest Services Office, The Commons, Suite 335.
The Commons Operations staff provides technical services within The Commons and University Center Third Floor programming spaces. Services include sound reinforcement, staging and lighting for most special events.