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The Center for Visual Arts at Southern Oregon University has two classrooms avalilable to rent to university employees and students as well as the general public. Rates are determined based on the admission structure of the event, the type of affiliation with the university and which facility is being requested.

Rental requests may only be considered after the prioritization of class scheduling has occurred each term. As these dates fluctuate term to term, contact the CVA Office Manager for more information after you have read this page to answer your basic questions.

Important Documents

Please review the following documents prior to contacting the CVA Office Manager with your rental request.

Rental Guidelines

Facilities Use Agreement

Facilities

Meese Auditorium* - Art Building Room 101
Capacity: 156
Features:
  • Fixed seating
  • tiered/sloped seating
  • raised stage area
  • LCD projector
  • MAC desktop computer
  • surround sound speakers
  • VCR
  • DVD player
  • dry erase board
  • podium
  • five (5) chairs for stage presentation seating only
  • wireless clip-microphone
  • carpet
Olsrud Classroom* - Art Building Room 124
Capacity: 45
Features:
  • Moveable chairs with attached desks
  • overhead projector
  • LCD projector
  • MAC desktop computer
  • two (2) dry erase boards
  • podium
  • slide projector
  • natural lighting
  • full window-coverings
  • carpet

*The lobby area which includes a seating area and fireplace are available for use with the rental of either facility.

Rates

The Basic Rental Rate is a per use charge for the use of the Meese Auditorium (AB101) and the lobby OR the Olsrud Classroom (AB124) and the lobby.

Rental rates vary depending on an event’s sponsorship and whether admission is charged. Rates are based on a four-hour rental period. Events under four hours are not pro-rated and events over four hours will be assessed extra charges. Rates do not include the use of any SOU equipment or extra personnel that may be required.

There is a non-refundable $50 processing fee, which will be applied toward the final rental amount.

NOTE: Events at which freewill offerings are collected are considered as admission fee events per the State of Oregon.

Rates are as follows:

Events sponsored by the Art Department and/or other SOU Department.

Facility

Admission Structure

Hourly Rate

Meese Auditorium Free Admission Processing Fee--$50.00*
Meese Auditorium Admission Charged   $150.00*
Olsrud Classroom Free Admission   Processing Fee--$50.00*
Olsrud Classroom Admission Charged   $100.00*

 

Outside events co-sponsored by SOU Department.

Note: Co-sponsorship is available to non-SOU, nonprofit groups that can demonstrate affiliation or relationship with a SOU Department or Club. The outside group bears the financial responsibility for the event, but the SOU sponsor agrees to assume responsibility should the outside group default.

 Facility

 Admission Structure

 Hourly Rate

Meese Auditorium Free Admission $150.00*
Meese Auditorium Admission Charged   $300.00*
Olsrud Classroom Free Admission   $100.00*
Olsrud Classroom Admission Charged   $200.00*

 

Outside non-profit or private renters.

Facility

Admission Structure

Hourly Rate

Meese Auditorium Free Admission $300.00*
Meese Auditorium Admission Charged  $600.00*
Olsrud Classroom Free Admission  $200.00*
Olsrud Classroom Admission Charged  $400.00*

*Extra fees may be assessed for custodial or security services, additional time requested for event, or for events held during usual non-operational hours as deemed necessary by the CVA Office Manager.