Meeting Room Policies and Procedures

Space Reservations

  • Reservations for a one-day event/meeting must be made at least two business days in advance of the reservation request, unless otherwise noted. Early submission of your reservation request form improves the likelihood of identifying preferred/available space.
  • All event request submissions must receive prior approval by the Director where the space is located and MCDA Operations Coordinator for the Institutes and Senior Secretary for Peabody Hall. All attendees should check in and sign the guest book upon arrival.
  • If the space is not found in a clean and orderly state, attendees should notify a staff member immediately upon arrival. Failure to do so may result in your organization being held responsible for a violation of the policies below. The space must be returned to the original set-up that you found it.
  • Cancellation of a reservation should be confirmed by contacting the Operations Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the reservation, whenever possible.
  • Due to noise ordinances, events held at the Institutes that include the use of outdoor speakers must not go beyond the hour of 10:00 pm. After this time, noise levels should be kept to a minimum by moving speakers/loud sounds inside of the Institute. Space reservations at Peabody Hall will be handled on a case-by-case basis as there are multiple departments that work in the close vicinity, including academic buildings.

Reservation Time

Meetings should start and end at the scheduled time. This should include the time needed to restore facilities to its original state. Meetings, programs, events may not be extended without the approval of the Director or area staff.

Waiting Area

Visitors/guests are welcome to use the waiting room areas. For events held during normal hours of operation noise levels within the waiting room area should be kept to a minimum as to not impede regular business operations and/or any other programs/events.

Staff Work Areas & Computers

Workstations are reserved for staff use only. Use of staff computers is not allowed. Visitors at the institutes are welcome to use the computer lab for personal use. While using the computers do not, 1.) download any programs onto computers, 2.) spill food/drink onto computer components, work/computer components, 3.) do not leave food debris, trash, etc. around work table/computer table, 4.) abuse office equipment in any manner.


Telephones/fax machines are to be used by the staff only. Anyone needing to make a phone call/fax must get permission from the Director prior to use.

Food/ Clean-up

Food is allowed at meetings and events, but must be arranged at the time of reservation. Each individual/organization is responsible for ensuring that the food served is in compliance with UF's food policy and the reserved space is cleaned and left in an orderly manner before departure. Damage to office facility/equipment resulting from the abuse of facility space may result in a replacement fine/carpet cleaning fee charged to the individual/organization. Repeated violations may result in a suspension of space reservation privileges.


Equipment request should be made at the time of the reservation request. Problems with office equipment should be reported to the staff on duty. Abuse of office equipment resulting in damage may result in charges being assessed to the individual/organization.

A/V Availability: The IBC Large Meeting Room is equipped with A/V projector and screen (user would need to provide their own computer) and La Casita has a screen (user would need to provide their own computer/projector, if needed). Peabody Hall Room 411 is equipped with a projector/screen (user would need to provide their own computer). Please consult a staff member if you need assistance operating the equipment.

Non UF Groups

Groups not affiliated with the University of Florida may request use of facilities at no cost during regular office hours.

If you agree to the terms listed above you may proceed by clicking on the reservation button below.
If you do not agree you are not permitted to reserve a space.