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Events and use of space may be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Events can be booked no more than 1 year in advance. Any event that requires food or that falls outside of the regular work hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance and have all forms fully completed at least 2 weeks in advance. No more than one after-hours atria event (beyond 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. window) will be scheduled per day to limit time required by support personnel.

While reservations are on a first come, first serve basis, priority will be given in the following order: College of Engineering events and Engineering departments, other Cornell departments, Cornell-affiliated groups sponsored by a Cornell department, and Cornell student organizations. Any group to be bumped by a higher priority user will be notified as soon as we are notified of the change.

According to New York State's Alcohol Beverage Law, it is illegal to serve alcoholic beverages to anyone under the age of 21 years. The group renting the Duffield Hall space is responsible for observing and enforcing this law and all other policies associated with campus events. Food and beverages may be served in the Duffield Hall atria; on the plaza; in first, second, and third floor conference rooms; and in the colloquium room. Eating or drinking is not permitted in the elevators or lab areas. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in Duffield Hall.

Please review the other policies listed here prior to submitting the reservation form.