Campus Life

University Union

Reserving Facilities

The University Union, located in the center of campus, offers more than 23,000 square feet of meeting space including large banquet space such as the Chesapeake Room and Potomac Lounge, as well as eight rooms that can accommodate smaller events.



Chesapeake Room

Occupancy: 342 Seated; 500 Reception

The Chesapeake Room is located on the third floor of the University Union building and overlooks Glen Woods. The room features hardwood floors, window treatments, flexible lighting, built-in sound systems and screens, and an outdoor balcony. The Chesapeake is also equipped with dividers, allowing the room to split into three smaller rooms. Parking is available at the adjacent Union Garage.

Chesapeake Rooms

Potomac Lounge


Potomac Lounge

Occupancy: 286 Seated; 400 Reception

The Potomac Lounge is located on the second floor of the University Union building and features a parquet dance floor,carpeting, fireplace, and a baby grand piano. Parking is available at the adjacent Union Garage.


Conference Rooms

Occupancy: up to 42 Open Square; up to 100 Theatre Seating

Eight conference rooms each featuring carpeted floors, integrated technology, wi-fi connectivity, phone and LAN lines. Parking is available at the adjacent Union Garage.

Conference Room


Facilities are reserved through Event and Conference Services staff who schedule, plan and assist all clients to ensure campus events successfully project the university’s commitment to excellence.

Campus rooms are available for use by students who are involved with University Registered Organizations (URO) and for university events or meetings sponsored by campus departments. Reservations are required.

1. Determine your needs in detail:

  • The time of your event
  • The number of guests who will attend
  • Type of event and desired set-up (e.g., banquet tables or lecture style)
  • Your AV equipment needs
  • Other equipment needed (stage, podium, etc.)
  • Whether you will serve food and beverages
  • Parking for visitors
  • Budget

2. Fill out the online Facility Reservation Form.

  • One student contact per URO to serve as the point person for all events
  • Departments, please include your budgetary information

The reservations unit works with each requestor to determine the best available room for the event requested and will discuss other options or requirements needed in order to have a successful event. A reservation confirmation is then forwarded to the requestor and an Event and Conference Services event manager is assigned to each event.

By working with you and understanding your needs, goals and budget, the event manager will offer suggestions, guidance and solutions to meet or exceed expectations to attain a successful, safe and memorable event. The event manager is available throughout the event.

University Union Info Desk
University Union, 2nd floor
Phone: 410-704-4636

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. - midnight
Saturday, 8 a.m. - midnight
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.






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