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photo of a dance in the union ballroom from 1949


Free space rental for Registered Student Organizations and OU Departments will take effect on Oct. 8, 2018

Large Rooms

Our large rooms at the Oklahoma Memorial Union can accommodate between 90 and 875 guests receptions style. These include our 6,100 square foot ballroom with wood floors and antique chandeliers and the beautifully furnished Beaird Lounge – OU's "living room." Many of the rooms are unfurnished and fully customizable to your needs.

photo of the associates room

Location: Third Floor, North

Square Footage: 1,054

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: Sound and Screen

Reception-Style Capacity: 100

Lecture-Style Capacity: 90

Banquet Round Capacity: 64

Classroom-Style Capacity: 48

Conference-Style Capacity: 24

The Associates Room is located on the third floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union adjacent the ballroom. The room features wide decorative moldings, carved wooden cornice and can also be joined to the governors, regents and ballroom by retractable walls for larger events.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$325$0$0
beaird lounge

Location: Second Floor, Central

Square Footage: 5,311

Existing Furniture: Yes, cannot be removed

Integrated AV & Tech: N/A

Reception-Style Capacity: 200

Lecture-Style Capacity: N/A

Banquet Round Capacity: N/A

Classroom-Style Capacity: N/A

Conference-Style Capacity: N/A

Named for Ted Beaird, the first director of the Oklahoma Memorial Union, Beaird Lounge offers a comfortable, yet formal, area to rest in overstuffed chairs and sofas while you chat with a friend or read for a few minutes. Permanent furnishings include sofas, arm chairs, a baby grand piano, and fireplace.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
Sunday-FridaySunday-FridaySunday-Friday
$1,000$0$0
SaturdaySaturdaySaturday
$1,500$0$0
clarke anderson room

Location: First Floor, North

Square Footage: 3,900

Existing Furniture: Yes, cannot be removed

Integrated AV & Tech: Booth data ports

Reception-Style Capacity: 250

Lecture-Style Capacity: N/A

Banquet Round Capacity: N/A

Classroom-Style Capacity: N/A

Conference-Style Capacity: N/A

 

Dedicated in 1998, the Clarke-Anderson room honors Linda and D. Kent Anderson and their family. Linda Clarke Anderson was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and was one of the founders of the Crimson Club. The room features high wood booths, Sooner Sports Memorabilia and the retired Sooner Schooner.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$575$0$0
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Location: First Floor, South

Square Footage: 1,941

Existing Furniture: Yes, cannot be removed

Integrated AV & Tech: Mounted TV

Reception-Style Capacity: 100

Lecture-Style Capacity: N/A

Banquet Round Capacity: N/A

Classroom-Style Capacity: N/A

Conference-Style Capacity: N/A

Crossroads Lounge is located on the first floor of the building by Crossroads restaurant. The space is a comfortable and informal television lounge that offers students, faculty, and staff an area to study or relax.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$375$0$0
courtyard

Location: Outside, West

Square Footage: 8,600

Existing Furniture: Yes, cannot be removed

Integrated AV & Tech: N/A

Reception-Style Capacity: 350

Lecture-Style Capacity: N/A

Banquet Round Capacity: 126

Classroom-Style Capacity: N/A

Conference-Style Capacity: N/A

The Conoco Leadership Courtyard, created by the completion of the Archie W. Dunham-Conoco Student Leadership Center, provides a quiet seating area for students, faculty and staff to enjoy lunch or study breaks. The courtyard features limestone pavers, a fountain, patio tables and umbrellas.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$650$0$0
frontier room

Location: Second Floor Mezzanine, North

Square Footage: 1,279

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: Sound

Reception-Style Capacity: 100

Lecture-Style Capacity: 100

Banquet Round Capacity: 72

Classroom-Style Capacity: 50

Conference-Style Capacity: 20

The Frontier Room is located on the Union's mezzanine level and is decorated with 19th and early 20th century photographs of the Oklahoma Frontier Country from the University's  nationally renown Western History Collection.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$200$0$0
gra rooms

Location: Third Floor, North

Square Footage: 2,785

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: Sound and Screens

Reception-Style Capacity: 275

Lecture-Style Capacity: 230

Banquet Round Capacity: 168

Classroom-Style Capacity: 120

Conference-Style Capacity: N/A

Retractable walls move to combine the Governors, Regents and Associates Rooms (or GRA Rooms) for large events that are perhaps not quite large enough for the ballroom. The combined space is well appointed with antique chandeliers and carved wood cornices. The Governors and Regents Rooms or the Regents and Associates Rooms can also be combined separately, talk to our reservations staff for pricing.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$900$0$0
heritage room

Location: Second Floor Mezzanine, North

Square Footage: 1,522

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: Sound

Reception-Style Capacity: 100

Lecture-Style Capacity: 100

Banquet Round Capacity: 80

Classroom-Style Capacity: 50

Conference-Style Capacity: 24

The Heritage Room is located on the Union's mezzanine level and is decorated with 19th and early 20th century photographs documenting the heritage of the State of Oklahoma. The photographs are part of the University's nationally renown Western History Collection.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$200$0$0
meacham auditorium

Location: Second Floor , South

Square Footage: 4,332

Existing Furniture: Yes

Integrated AV & Tech: See Descritpion

Reception-Style Capacity: N/A

Lecture-Style Capacity: 360

Banquet Round Capacity: N/A

Classroom-Style Capacity: N/A

Conference-Style Capacity: N/A

Meacham Auditorium honors former Arts & Sciences Dean, Edgar Meacham. A 2011 renovation included new carpet, stage curtains, seating and improved audio-visual capabilities.  Meacham Auditorium contains a 40 channel console audio mixer including multiple monitor mixes for bands and multi-variety acts, full light dimming capabilities including color LED lights, a full video presentation system with "seamless" switching from a variety of sources, a 15K lumen projector capable of producing High Definition images from HD sources, a line-array speaker system with a 7.1 Dolby Pro Logic surround system, wireless and instrument/vocal microphones, 35 mm and 16 mm film projection systems in addition to Blu-Ray capabilities. Technical Assistance from the union is required at a cost of $40 per hour.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$1,000$0$0
ballroom

Location: Third Floor, Central

Square Footage: 6,100

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: Sound

Reception-Style Capacity: 600

Lecture-Style Capacity: 600

Banquet Round Capacity: 350

Classroom-Style Capacity: 340

Conference-Style Capacity: N/A

The ballroom of the Oklahoma Memorial Union was named by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents in 2004 in honor of Molly Shi Boren in recognition of the tenth anniversary of her service as First Lady of the University. The ballroom's parquet wood floor, arched windows, and antique chandeliers make its elegance unique in Oklahoma. This space is large enough to have a dinner and dance in the same room, a DJ and band, banquet, or lecture. The rental of the ballroom also includes the outdoor terrace that overlooks the courtyard and Parrington Oval.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
Sunday-FridaySunday-FridaySunday-Friday
$2,000$0$0
SaturdaySaturdaySaturday
$3,000$0$0
ballroom and gra rooms

Location: Third Floor, Central

Square Footage: 8,885

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: Sound and Screens

Reception-Style Capacity: 875

Lecture-Style Capacity: 830

Banquet Round Capacity: 518

Classroom-Style Capacity: 464

Conference-Style Capacity: N/A

For larger banquets, weddings and other events, The Molly Shi Boren Ballroom can be connected to the adjacent Governors, Regents and Associates Rooms by retractable walls. This allows for receptions with up to 875 guests and seated dinners for up to 518. The matching styles of the rooms allow for seamless transistions when opened up in this way.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
Sunday-FridaySunday-FridaySunday-Friday
$2,900$0$0
SaturdaySaturdaySaturday
$3,900$0$0
regents room

Location: Third Floor, North

Square Footage: 1,048

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: Sound and Screen

Reception-Style Capacity: 100

Lecture-Style Capacity: 90

Banquet Round Capacity: 64

Classroom-Style Capacity: 48

Conference-Style Capacity: 24

The Regents Room is located on the third floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union adjacent the ballroom. The room features wide decorative moldings, carved wooden cornice and can also be joined to the governors, regents and ballroom by retractable walls for larger events.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$325
$0$0
scholars room

Location: Third Floor, North

Square Footage: 1,452

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: Sound and Screen

Reception-Style Capacity: 150

Lecture-Style Capacity: 150

Banquet Round Capacity: 96

Classroom-Style Capacity: 84

Conference-Style Capacity: 40

The Scholars Room is located on the third floor of the union and is an excellent space for smaller banquets or conference events, able to seat up to 96 guests at dining rounds. The room features wide moldings, plaster sconces, antique chandeliers as well as integrated sound and a retractable screen.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$450$0$0
will rogers room

Location: First Floor, North

Square Footage: 4,027

Existing Furniture: Yes, cannot be removed

Integrated AV & Tech: N/A

Reception-Style Capacity: 350

Lecture-Style Capacity: N/A

Banquet Round Capacity: N/A

Classroom-Style Capacity: N/A

Conference-Style Capacity: N/A

The Will Rogers room is a dinning and common area for students located on the first floor of the Union. The room is named for the famed Oklahoma writer, actor, comedian and political pundit, Will Rogers. The room features an original mural from the 1950s chronicling Rogers life, an upright piano, dance floor and juke box. The Will Rogers Room cannot be booked for events starting before 5 p.m.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$650$0$0

Medium Rooms

Our medium-sized rooms at the Oklahoma Memorial Union can accommodate between 40 and 75 guests receptions style. These rooms are unfurnished and fully customizable to your needs.

governors room

Location: Third Floor, North

Square Footage: 683

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: Sound and Screen

Reception-Style Capacity: 75

Lecture-Style Capacity: 50

Banquet Round Capacity: 40

Classroom-Style Capacity: 24

Conference-Style Capacity: 22

The Governors Room is located on the third floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union adjacent the ballroom. The room features wide decorative moldings, carved wooden cornice and can also be joined to the Regents, Associates and Ballroom by retractable walls for larger events.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$250$0$0
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Location: First Floor, South

Square Footage: 875

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: N/A

Reception-Style Capacity: 75

Lecture-Style Capacity: 50

Banquet Round Capacity: 48

Classroom-Style Capacity: 45

Conference-Style Capacity: 28

This Study Room is named in recognition of the Edward E. and Helen T. Bartlett Foundation’s long and generous history of scholarship support for students on the Norman campus and faculty support for the College of Public Health at the OU Health Sciences Center. It is located on the first floor of the Union across from Crossroads Restaurant. The room is ideal for organizational meetings and activities.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$80$0$0
traditions room

Location: Second Floor, Central

Square Footage: 432

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: N/A

Reception-Style Capacity: 40

Lecture-Style Capacity: 30

Banquet Round Capacity: 16

Classroom-Style Capacity: 24

Conference-Style Capacity: 16

Dedicated in 2001, the Dr. David F. Schrage OU Traditions room honors former Director of University Housing and Food Services and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, David F. Schrage. "Dr. Dave" three times earned the highest honor given by students, the Outstanding Administrator Award and is a mentor, friend, and colleague to thousands. The room is decorated with photographs of past and recent OU traditions.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$100$0$0

Small Rooms

Our small rooms at the Oklahoma Memorial Union can accommodate between 8 and 30 guests conference style. Most of these rooms are already fully furnished with no set up required. These rooms are great for small dinners, meetings and dressing rooms.

alma wilson room

Location: Second Floor, Central

Square Footage: 629

Existing Furniture: Yes, cannot be removed

Integrated AV & Tech: N/A

Reception-Style Capacity: N/A

Lecture-Style Capacity: N/A

Banquet Round Capacity: N/A

Classroom-Style Capacity: N/A

Conference-Style Capacity: 18

Dedicated in 1998, the Alma Wilson room honors the first woman in the history of Oklahoma to serve as Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. A dedicated friend of the University, Alma Wilson served on the Board of Directors of the OU Alumni Association and as a Trustee of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. The room is one of the most beautiful in the union and is furnished with a large, custom conference table, 18 leather rolling chairs and features original light fixtures from 1928.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate    
$100$0$0
david l. boren lounge

Location: Second Floor, Central

Square Footage: 520

Existing Furniture: Yes, cannot be removed

Integrated AV & Tech: N/A

Reception-Style Capacity: 30

Lecture-Style Capacity: N/A

Banquet Round Capacity: N/A

Classroom-Style Capacity: N/A

Conference-Style Capacity: N/A

The David L. Boren Lounge was named by the OU Board of Regents in 2001 to mark David L. Boren's 60th birthday in recognition of his devotion to students. David L. Boren served as Governor of Oklahoma from 1975-1979, U.S. Senator from 1979-1994 and became the University's thirteenth President on November 17, 1994. The Lounge features a large window overlooking the courtyard and furnishings that include a sofa, arm chairs and study tables.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$125$0$0
john houchin room

Location: Second Floor, Central

Square Footage: 201

Existing Furniture: Yes, cannot be removed

Integrated AV & Tech: N/A

Reception-Style Capacity: N/A

Lecture-Style Capacity: N/A

Banquet Round Capacity: N/A

Classroom-Style Capacity: N/A

Conference-Style Capacity: 8

The John Houchin room honors former chairman of the Phillips Petroleum Company, OU Regent and Trustee of the OU Foundation, Inc., John M. Houchin. The room is furnished with a conference table and eight chairs, chandelier and tapestries.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$65$0$0
louise houchin room

Location: Second Floor, Central

Square Footage: 232

Existing Furniture: Yes, cannot be removed

Integrated AV & Tech: N/A

Reception-Style Capacity: N/A

Lecture-Style Capacity: N/A

Banquet Round Capacity: N/A

Classroom-Style Capacity: N/A

Conference-Style Capacity: 8

The Louise Houchin room honors wife of former OU Regent, John M. Houchin. Louise Houchin was a great friend and former student of the University of Oklahoma. The room features wood wainscoting and is furnished with eight chairs and a round conference table.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$65$0$0
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Location: Second Floor, Central

Square Footage: 213

Existing Furniture: Yes, cannot be removed

Integrated AV & Tech: N/A

Reception-Style Capacity: 20

Lecture-Style Capacity: 15

Banquet Round Capacity: 8

Classroom-Style Capacity: 9

Conference-Style Capacity: 12

The Pioneer Room is unfurnished and is decorated with 19th and early 20th century photographs documenting the pioneer movement into the Oklahoma Territory. The photographs are part of the University's nationally renown Western History Collection.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$65$0$0
presidents room

Location: Second Floor, Central

Square Footage: 520

Existing Furniture: Yes, cannot be removed

Integrated AV & Tech: N/A

Reception-Style Capacity: N/A

Lecture-Style Capacity: N/A

Banquet Round Capacity: N/A

Classroom-Style Capacity: N/A

Conference-Style Capacity: 20

The Presidents Room features portraits of each of the University's 13 Presidents and is beautifully decorated with tapestries, Oriental rug and antique light fixtures. The room is furnished with two conference tables and 20 chairs. 

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$100$0$0