Rooms and Rates

The Memorial Student Center houses various meeting rooms and banquet facilities.

Don Morris Room 

DMR Alumni Dinner
Don Morris Room for Alumni Dinner

The Don Morris Room is the largest of the rooms in the Student Center. It is designed for a variety of uses such as banquets, large conferences, seminars and entertainment events including dances, concerts and other functions.

Type of Event Cost Capacity
Lecture $  450.00 400-600
Workshop $  450.00 400-600
Dinner $  450.00 400-600
Dance* $1,500.00 400-600
Prom* $1,500.00 400-600
Wedding Reception* $ 1,500.00 400-600

*Plus one Marshall University Public Safety Officer at organization’s expense. If the group is charging an admission or vendor fee, the rental cost will increase by $300. Wedding Receptions, Dances and Proms include a 2-day Rental.


East Side Facilities

These include Don Morris Room, Shawkey Dining Room, John Marshall Room and John Spotts Room.  If all these facilities are reserved for an event, cost will be $850.00 ($500.00 savings).

 BE-5 Multipurpose Room 

The BE-5 Multipurpose Room is suitable for meetings, banquets, wedding receptions, job fairs, conferences and lectures.  The main facility (BE-5) is a 4,000 square foot room suitable for groups up to 240 persons. It boasts state of the art technology including smart classroom capabilities, a multimedia podium, wired ethernet network connection at the podium, wireless networking throughout the room, 5 high definition projection systems, a 52″ LCD television in the foyer that can be synced with the video feed from the main room, and programmable lighting that can be dimmed by remote control.

A separate reception area, complete with seating and a coat room, serves as a foyer to the main room. A secondary small conference room (BE-4) opens off the foyer and offers additional meeting space or can be used for event staging by groups using the main room.

BE5 set for dinner
BE5 Dinner

 

Type of Event Cost Capacity
Lecture $  350.00 200-240
Workshop $ 350.00 200-240
Dinner $ 350.00 200-240
Dance* $1,000.00 200-240
Wedding Reception* $1,000.00 200-240
Prom $1,000.00  200-240

*Plus one Marshall University Public Safety Officer at organization’s expense. If the group is charging an admission or vendor fee, the rental cost will increase by $200. Wedding Receptions, Dances and Proms include a 2-day Rental.


Shawkey Dining Room 

The Shawkey Dining Room is located off the Don Morris Room and is designed to accommodate a variety of functions such as small banquets, receptions, and conferences.

Shawkey Dining Room is $300.00 with capacity for 60 – 100 individuals.


John Marshall Dining Room

The John Marshall Room is located off the Don Morris Room and overlooks the Marshall University campus. It is a formal dining room and only used for formal dining occasions including banquets, dinners, and receptions. This facility is available for private functions Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight.

John Marshall Dining Room is $350.00 with capacity for 120 individuals.


John Spotts Room (capacity 22)

John Spotts Room, located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center, is the perfect setting for small dinners and meetings. The room also includes an 80” monitor for presentations and private restroom facilities.

Cost: $250


Other Meeting Facilities include:



MSW 2W22 Workshop Set-Up Capacity 75 $150
MSC 2W37 Lecture Capacity 40 $75
MSC 2E10 Conference Table Capacity 30 $60
MSC 2W9 Conference Table Capacity 12 $45
MSC 2W10 Conference Table Capacity 12 $45
MSC 1W23 Conference Table Capacity 10 $50
Marco’s Lecture Capacity 100-150 $150
Lobby/Plaza Table $150
Lobby Reception $300
Plaza** Reception $250

**Additional costs may be applied based on set-up needs.


Additional Information

All events serving alcohol require one Marshall Police Officer at group’s expense.  Three (3) hour minimum at $40.00 per hour.

All proms require one Marshall Police Officer at group’s expense.

If an event involves a DJ and/or band, the break-down of equipment must be completed within two (2) hours after the conclusion of the event.  A charge of $105.00 will be charged after these two (2) hours.

All food must be catered by Sodexo at sodexocatering@marshall.edu OR 304-696-2534.