Room Reservations

We have a number of lounges and meeting rooms available for student organization, staff, and faculty use at Merrill College. Please download and review the room reservation policy documents before making a reservation.

Baobab Lounge

Baobab Lounge

Dedicated primarily as a student lounge and may be booked for use by student groups.
The Baobab Lounge has the following amenities:

  • Television, DVD, and digital computer inputs (DVI); surround sound system
  • Seating on couches and chairs, several tables
  • Piano, snack machine
  • Available for student org use

Capacity: 20 seated, 30 standing
Access: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Baobab Lounge Reservations Policies

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Charles E. Merrill Lounge

May be reserved by staff and faculty for academic-related events and activities, e.g. colloquia, workshops, or guest lectures.
The Charles E. Merrill Lounge has the following amenities:

  • Television, DVD, and digital computer inputs (DVI); sound system
  • Conference table for 16
  • 20 extra chairs
  • Not available as a class meeting space

Capacity: 20 seated, 45 standing
Access: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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Note: If an event shows as "BUSY" on the Calendar, the time slot is RESERVED.

Casa Latina 3rd Floor

Casa Latina is a quiet study area for students. The 3rd-floor loft may be reserved for group use until 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Casa Latina 3rd floor has the following amenities:

  • Seating on couches and chairs
  • One large conference table
  • Chalkboard

Capacity: 20 seated, 25 standing
Access: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Casa Latina Reservation Policies

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Cultural Center at Merrill

*To keep in mind when reserving this space: If you request a reservation only 1-2 weeks in advance, we likely won’t have the space or staff to accommodate you; spring quarter events book up months in advance; and any event planned within the first two weeks of the quarter should be booked at least a month in advance.*

Cultural Center at Merrill

Designed to hold lectures, dinners, theater performances, and other large-scale events.
The Cultural Center at Merrill has the following equipment:

  • 30 tables, 400 chairs
  • Stage
  • Screen, projector, computer/DVD player
  • PA system, microphones
  • Theatrical lighting

Capacity: 550 seated, 750 standing
Access: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Cultural Center at Merrill Reservation Policies

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Merrill Plaza

Merrill Plaza

This outdoor space is located in the social center of Merrill and may be reserved for occasional events. Due to its proximity to classrooms and residential buildings, the Merrill Plaza is subject to usage limits outlined by the Student Policies and Regulations Handbook, University Policies, and the Use of University Properties for Free Speech.
The Merrill Plaza has the following amenities:

  • Outdoor picnic tables

Access: Variable; coordinate with the facility manager.

Use of the Merrill Plaza does not include the lawn.

Student Policies and Regulation Handbook (see sections 30.00 and 40.00)
Use of University Properties for Free Speech

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