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With all of the student programming in Grafton-Stovall Theatre, why would you ever need to leave campus? UPB pops the popcorn and holds movie screenings Wednesday-Saturday nights during the JMU academic year.

With theater style seating for over 500 attendees, an expansive stage, and a state of the art digital projection system, Grafton would make the perfect place for your next big JMU event!

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Hosting a popular public speaker? Presenting on a topic the JMU student body or faculty would be engaged in? Want to ensure your next event has the space necessary to succeed? Our large meeting rooms fit the bill perfectly. Featuring several set-ups to cover any event style you might need, our large meeting rooms are here for events that you’re sure will attract the largest audiences.

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The Union Ballroom is located on the 5th floor. This huge space offers a variety of set-up options for high capacity banquets, presentations, and other large-scale events. Below, you’ll find a complete listing of set up types and capacities.

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Our medium-sized rooms offer the perfect presentation, demonstration, or club meeting space. These rooms range in capacity and provide a wide range of versatility. While 302, 305, 400 and 402 are fixed seating, 306 and 404 are flexible and can be set in many variations.

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TDU, All For You!

By the students, for the students, TDU is the Union’s student playground. Put on a play, host a concert, or just come and hang out with your friends. The options all belong to you in this expansive and flexible lounge and entertainment hub.

That’s not to say you have to plan an event to enjoy TDU. Our comfy couches make lounging with friends a must, and when you’re feeling competitive, enjoy a round of 8-ball at the pool tables or throw a game of darts.  

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Want to host an event on the outdoor spaces around the Union? These spaces include three patio locations on the 3rd floor level and six available tables at the Hillside entrance to TDU, as well as chalking locations for advertising. Power and sound may be available at all TDU tables on a first come first served basis beginning when TDU opens until 10 p.m.. The foot traffic out and about makes it the perfect place to hand out flyers, hold fundraisers when the weather’s right, and put on unique outdoor experiences for every interested passerby.

Small Classrooms
With tables and chairs designed for instructional and workshop-style activity, our small classrooms have got a variety of arrangement types suited to creating a unique learning or productive meeting experience.

Our smallest meeting rooms offer boardroom-style arrangements for more formal round-table discussion and business arrangements. Equipped with presentation technology, you’re sure to be able to impress your next client or your coworkers with an appointment

The Union features a number of avenues for advertising for your next big campus event. Get the word out with a fun, banner, or go a little more low-key with a table tent in TDU! It’s all up to you in the Union!

Read below for more information on each type of advertising. Each type can be reserved in the Virtual Event Management Software, if you’re Student Event planner certified. Check out the Event Management Website for the most up-to-date policies on using each type of advertising space.

Banner Spaces

There are spaces for banners on the second floor of the Union and in TDU. These large posters are seen by all of the foot traffic throughout the Union and are easily the largest visual space for advertising available. Banner sizes are specific to the location they are placed. The Union 2nd floor vending area lounge 6′ x 3′, TDU 3′ x 5′, Commons Hill (outdoor) 8′ x 3′. Banners that do not meet the size requirements may be declined for placement.

Table Tents

Want the crowd at TDU to know when your next big gig or org meeting is happening? Table tents can be reserved for the tables in TDU for up to one week. Get the social lunch and dinner crowds to make your event the centerpiece of their conversation using table tents.

Hanging Flyers

The Union Event Services staff can stamp any flyer you want to hang on general purpose bulletin boards around campus. There are several cork-boards around the Union where you can hang approved flyers. Flyers can not be larger than 11″ x 17″. For a complete list of university posting policies go to, Posting Policies

Collection Boxes

There are spaces for two collection boxes in TDU, two on the second floor at the Event Services desk and two on the third floor of the Union. These boxes can be used for charity drives for donations like clothing or canned food. These stay in place throughout your reservation period.


Chalking on the Commons not only adds color to everyone’s day, but it’s a great way to get passersby pumped for your event! A complete list of chalking locations can be found HERE

Other Advertising Options

For a complete list of your advertising options click HERE

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