Palmer Commons

We’ve transitioned to a flat hourly rate for rooms that have built-in audio-visual equipment. These rooms include the Great Lakes Room, Forum Hall, Plaza Room and our Executive Boardroom. The rooms are fully equipmed with AV and there is a 3 hour minimum reserve time. We are here to make your events easier for you. No more carrying your own equipment across campus. One of our skilled staff members will have the AV ready to go when you walk in your room!



Great Lakes Room

The Great Lakes Room is a 3200-square-foot divisible multipurpose room. It accommodates up to 224 seats for meals and 300 seats for auditorium style events. Inside the room there are four 4K Laser Projectors with the option of displaying on 4 individual 75x120 drop down projection screens. The 30-foot windows in the surrounding atrium afford a beautiful view of Palmer Field and the architecture of the Hill Area buildings.

Included in the Great Lakes Room bundled rental rate is an Audio Visual Package with the following pieces of equipment:

  • 3 Overhead 4K Laser Projectors
  • Internal Sound System
  • Podium
  • Podium Microphone
  • Ethernet
  • Wireless Internet
  • HDMI Cables and Connections
  • Slide Advancer

This room is capable of lecture capture services as well as live streaming via YouTube or zoom, Google meet or bluejeans. Additional audio visual equipment is available upon request. 

Non UM Department $200/Hour

UM Department $100/Hour

UM Student Organization $0/Hour (AV/Furnishings charged by the unit or hour)



Forum Hall

Forum Hall is a 140-seat state-of-the-art auditorium that offers a wide array of audio/visual services to fit almost any presentation need. The built in 4K Laser Projector displays on a 110x176 high contrast screen, making the most detailed images displayed in industry standard high definition. We offer ADA accessible seating on two levels in Forum Hall: on the main floor via the fourth floor entrance as well as the rear of the auditorium via the fifth floor entrance. This room has exquisite views of Palmer Field and Hill Residence Halls.

Included in the Forum Hall bundled room rental rate is an Audio Visual package with the following pieces of equipment:

  • 1 Overhead 4K Laser Projector 
  • Sound system
  • Podium
  • Podium Microphone
  • Ethernet
  • Wireless Internet
  • HDMI Cables and Connectors
  • Slide Advancer

This room is capable of lecture capture services as well as live streaming via YouTube or zoom, Google meet or bluejeans. Additional audio visual equipment is available upon request. 

Non UM Department $210/Hour

UM Department $105/Hour

UM Student Organization $0/Hour (AV/Furnishings are charged by the unit or hour)



Great Lakes North Central or South Central

The Great Lakes North Central or South Central is a 2400-square-foot multipurpose ballroom. The space splits into 2 sections that can used in combination with each other or as separate spaces. The entire room accommodates up to 144 seats for meals and 200 seats for auditorium style events.

North/Central provides 3 4K Laser Projectors with the option of displaying on 1 or 2 separate 75x120 drop down projection screens. South/Central provides 2 projectors to display on 1 or 2 separate drop down screens. The reception atrium space just outside the ballroom has 30-foot windows that have exquisite views of Palmer Field and the Hill Residence Halls.

Included in the Great Lakes North or South Central bundled room rental rate is an Audio Visual package with the following pieces of equipment:

  • 3 (North) or 2 (South) 4K Laser Projectors 
  • Internal Sound System
  • Podium
  • Podium Microphone
  • Ethernet
  • Wireless Internet 
  • HDMI Cables and Connectors
  • Slide Advancer

This room is capable of lecture capture recording services, live internet streaming via YouTube, zoom, Google meet or bluejeans. Additional audio visual equipment is available upon request.

North Central​

Non UM Department $160/Hour

UM Department $80/Hour

Student Organizations $0/Hour (AV/Furnishings are charged by the unit or hour)

South Central

Non UM Department $150/Hour

UM Department $75/Hour

Student Organizations $0/Hour (AV/Furnishings are charged by the unit or hour)



Great Lakes Central

The Great Lakes Central is a 1600-square-foot multipurpose ballroom. The space splits into 1 section.  The entire room accommodates up to 80 seats for meals and 120 seats for auditorium style events. Inside the room there is 1 4K Laser Projectors with the option of displaying on a 75x120 drop down projection screens. The reception atrium space just outside the ballroom has 30-foot windows that have exquisite views of Palmer Field and the Hill Residence Halls.

Included in the Great Lakes Central bundled room rental rate is an audio visual package with the following pieces of equipment:

  • 1 Overhead 4K Laser Projector 
  • Internal Sound System
  • Podium
  • Podium Microphone
  • Ethernet
  • Wireless Internet
  • HDMI Cables and Connections
  • Slide Advancer

This room is capable of lecture capture recording services, live internet streaming via YouTube, zoom, Google meet or bluejeans. Additional audio visual equipment is available upon request.

Non UM Department $100/Hour

UM Department $50/Hour

UM Student Organization $0/Hour (AV/Furnishings are charged by the unit or hour)



Great Lakes South or North

The Great Lakes North or South is an 800-square-foot multipurpose ballroom. Each section accommodates up to 48 seats for meals and 65 seats for auditorium style events. Inside of North there are 2 4K Laser Projectors with the option of displaying on 2 separate 75x120 drop down projection screens. Inside of South there is 1 4K Laser Projector. The reception atrium space just outside the ballroom has 30-foot windows that have exquisite views of Palmer Field and the Hill Residence Halls.

Included in the Great Lakes North or South bundled room rental rate is an audio visual package with the following pieces of equipment:

  • 2 4K Laser Projectors (North) or 1 4K Laser Projector (South)
  • Internal Sound System
  • Podium
  • Podium Microphone
  • Ethernet
  • Wireless Internet
  • HDMI Cables and Connections
  • Slide Advancer

This room is capable of lecture capture recording services, live internet streaming via YouTube, zoom, Google meet or bluejeans. Additional audio visual equipment is available upon request.

Great Lakes North

Non UM Department $60/Hour

UM Department $30/Hour

UM Student Organization $0/Hour (AV/Furnishings are charged by the unit or hour)

Great Lakes South

Non UM Department $55/Hour

UM Department $27.50/Hour

UM Student Organization $0/Hour (AV/Furnishings are charged by the unit or hour)



Executive Boardroom 5

This one of a kind meeting space has been recently upgraded with built in audio visual equipment and new chairs!  Included in the bundled rate for the executive boardroom is a glass whiteboard and markers, an 86 inch Smart TV and JBL external speakers. The Smart TV has the capability to display wirelessly, or through an HDMI input mounted on the wall. Clients are able to use the TV in place of a portable projector. Our Meeting Owl Pro is a 360 degree that automatically follows the person who is speaking. This additional  system is ideal for video conferencing in this space. Ask about adding our Meeting Owl to your conference!

Included in Executive Boardroom 5 bundled rate rental is an additional audio visual package with the following pieces of equipment:

  • 86 inch Smart TV with the option of wireless Bluetooth display
  • JBL Wall Mounted Speakers
  • Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
  • Ethernet
  • Wireless Internet
  • HDMI Cables and Connections
  • Slide Advancer

This room is capable of video conferencing and additional audio visual equipment is available upon request.

Non UM Department $100/Hour 

UM Department $50/Hour

UM Student Organization $0/Hour (AV/Furnishings are charged by the unit or hour)



Plaza Room

The Plaza Room is a computer lab or boardroom adjacent to Palmer Commons' main lobby located on the third floor. With an projector, a twenty-seat boardroom table and fifteen stations featuring PC and Mac terminals, this room is perfect for boardroom-style meetings or training sessions.

Included in the Plaza Room bundled rate rental is an audio visual package with the following pieces of equipment:

  • Data Projector
  • External Speakers
  • Ethernet
  • Wireless Internet
  • HDMI Cables and Connections
  • Slide Advancer

This room is capable of live streaming via with zoom, Google meet or bluejeans. Additional audio visual equipment is available upon request. 

Non UM Department $80/Hour

UM Department $40/Hour

UM Student Organization $0/Hour (AV/Furnishings are charged by the unit or hour)