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Duffield Hall is dedicated to teaching and research in science and engineering. As such, the building is used by students and researchers 24 hours a day, all year long. Areas can be sectioned off for specific use but the building is never closed. If you are considering using Duffield for an event, you should be prepared to be a co-user along with students, faculty, and researchers. Pedestrian through-traffic and daily student and campus business may limit plans to use large areas for an exclusive purpose.

  • Colloquium Room

    The Frederick Young Colloquium Room overlooks the Engineering Quad and offers panoramic views of West Hill. Best for smaller groups, the room accommodates up to 25 for conference and seminar set-up.

  • Atria

    The Duffield Hall Atria are often used for poster sessions and large banquets. The four atria spaces may be reserved separately or in combination.

  • Lacroute Plaza

    This outdoor terrace can accommodate up to 600 in address set-up and up to 176 in banquet set-up. It may be reserved in combination with one or more of the atria.
    Please note: Due to construction Lacroute Plaza will not be available through 2018

  • Seminar Rooms

    The Staley and McCurdy seminar rooms are semi-private spaces for use by individuals and groups affiliated with Duffield Hall. Capacity of each room is up to 20 (10 around table, 10 at periphery, plus others that can be brought in).

  • Interaction Space

    The Interaction Space is located on the 3rd floor north end of the building. It is an open area that looks down on the atrium from one side and out to Campus Drive on the other side. The space can easily accommodate seating up to 24 people comfortably. The space is open and conversation can be heard from the adjoining hallway.

Those wishing to reserve Duffield Hall space should submit a completed copy of the online reservation form. Final confirmation will be made upon receipt of the submitted Rental Contract. If you later discover that changes are necessary for your event, please contact the Duffield Hall coordinator immediately at 607 255-4109 or

Each event must assign an event coordinator who will be the point of contact for reservation must be present during the entire event and cleanup.