James Madison University offers the use of several styles of meeting rooms. These include the Ballroom at Festival, a classroom in one of our academic buildings, or even the 620-seat Grafton-Stovall Theatre. The spaces available hold anywhere from 10 to 1000 individuals.

In most cases, the seats and tables in our meeting rooms can be removed or rearranged in a variety of configurations to meet your needs. Popular choices are auditorium style (rows of seats facing the front of the room), boardroom (seats on both sides of a central table), banquet (seats around several tables), or conference (rows of seats and rectangular tables). If your event requires a different setup, please let us know and we will make accommodations.

When selecting the meeting facilities for your event, consider the number of attendees, the length of the event, any technology or audiovisual requirements, and which area of the campus your group will be at that day. Provide us with this information, and we will search all available locations across campus to find one that meets all of your needs.

One of the advantages of hosting your event at James Madison University is having access to the technology that is available on our college campus. Many of the amenities that would cost extra at other facilities, such as Wi-Fi service or teleconference equipment, we provide for free. There are over one hundred wireless access points across campus, including the Festival Conference & Student Center and the University Recreation Center (UREC) in addition to almost all dining locations, academic buildings, and residence halls.

You can use our audiovisual equipment for your event. Most meeting rooms have projectors that you can use with your laptop or our computers, or you can request one of our high-tech classrooms. Also, if there is anything not currently in our inventory that you would like, don’t hesitate to ask, and we will help you make rental arrangements. No matter what technology your conference requires, JMU Conference Services is ready to meet your needs.

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