Student Centers

Setup Styles

Standard Room Setups

In many of our venues, we offer standard setups that are based on our most frequently requested layouts. Our standard room setup styles are offered below. Custom setups are available by request for an additional one-time fee, pending review and approval of your event manager.

Banquet Style

Looking for the perfect setup for a group dinner or banquet? Banquet style is the most common setup for events serving meals, using 60″ round tables with up to 10 chairs around each table.

Banquet Style Setup Image, with seats shown around a round banquet table

Banquet Style

Ida Noyes Third Floor Theater in Banquet Style

Ida Noyes Hall Theatre  Banquet Style

Stand-up Reception

Stand-up receptions are the ideal, flexible setup to allow participants in your event to socialize. This setup uses high-boy tables scattered throughout the room. Please contact your Event Coordinator to discuss renting floor-length linens with ties to give your event that formal touch.

Stand-up Reception Setup Image

Stand-Up Reception

Photo of Stand-up Reception at Ida Noyes Hall
High-Boy Tables with Ties

Theater (Lecture) Style

Theater style is ideal for lectures, presentations, and group meetings of any size. It consists of chairs in rows facing a panel table or podium at the front of the room.

Image of a Theater-Style Setup, with chairs facing in one-direction toward the event's speaker

Theater Style

Conference Room

For larger groups, conference room style consists of 6-foot tables arranged in a square with chairs around the outside. For smaller groups, both Ida Noyes Hall and Reynolds Club have dedicated conference room spaces (see Meeting Room 117 and Reynolds Club 002a) with boardroom setup for up to 12 people. This setup facilitates discussion and is ideal for group meetings and discussion sessions.

Image of a conference setup, in which tables set in a rectangular, hollow-square format with chairs seated around the outside of the tables

Conference Room Style