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Student Innovation Hall, SIH 87-1600 Room Reservations
RIT completed renovations to the Student Innovation Hall, SIH 87-1600, in November 2013. Due to these renovations, carefully review the several changes detailed below before submitting your online inquiry. Once you know the space is available and the Innovation Committee has approved your event, please use this link to complete the online room reservation form:
A Committee reviews all reservation requests. The Student Innovation Hall encourages requests for multidisciplinary, innovative activities that align with RIT’s mission and meet the goals of the Simone Center and the MAGIC Center. Please note that a room reservation submission is an inquiry until a confirmation is received from Student Innovation Hall.
The event space maximum occupancy limits:
o 200 standing only (no chairs, no tables)
o 150 chairs only, theatre-style
o 72 hexagon-shaped tables, 6 seats each
o 50 classroom style, tables with chairs
A reservation includes:
o The round space contained within the three white walls* (see Map below)
o Set-up and tear-down of Student Innovation Hall’s tables and chairs
o Podium (height adjustable)
o 1 projector and screen (no laptop provided)
o 2 wireless microphones: (1) lavaliere (hands free), and (1) hand- held
o Student Worker to assist with audio/visual needs throughout event
o 3 banquet tables ƚ, if needed
o Your event flyer displayed on a digital monitor at entrance to Hall (please email electronic file (JPG, PNG, PPT, or PDF landscape 1920 x 1080) to email@example.com)
There are eight offices located within the Student Innovation Hall. Therefore, people are coming and going for meetings; employees are taking phone calls, making copies, heating food in the microwave, etc.
There are five additional spaces that turnover regularly: two rooms where Simone Center mentors meet with student teams; a 22-seat MAGIC Lab that students are frequently moving in-and-out of (in view of the audience); and a 12-seat meeting room used for MAGIC collaborative projects.
For a weekday meeting with more than 35 people and lasting longer than 3 hours. The organizer must bring additional staff to monitor attendees’ use of the Lobby for phone calls or small group conversations, to ensure that the business of SFS is not disrupted.
The three curved walls are projection screens. Nothing can be taped to or leaned against them. The glass wall adjacent to the John J. Peters Student Lounge is a mural by Nancy Gong. Again, nothing can be taped to or leaned against it.
o Use of confetti, glitter, and chemicals of any kind is strictly prohibited.
o The space is not available to host dinners and banquets.
o If interested in a Friday evening event, be aware that a group of 15 – 20 students plays board games in the John J. Peters Student Lounge located in the Lobby just outside the Hall.
What is NOT included in a reservation:
Laptop - If you would like to pre-test your laptop and presentation prior to the day of your event, please contact the Student Help Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org, 585-475-2305, to schedule.
Catering Orders – it is recommended that catering requests be made through Brick City Catering or RIT’s Dining Express; all requests must be made directly with the caterer. For catered events with many attendees, Catering will require a significant amount of time to set-up/tear down. Please account for this in your set-up/tear down time requirements.
Additional items – If needed, you can rent all of the following items through the FMS online Event Request Form. It’s important to contact the Student Innovation Hall Help Desk first, 5-2305, to discuss rental equipment delivery and pick-up times, so as not to interfere with another event:
o ƚ Banquet tables - If more than 3 banquet tables are needed (please consider your Catering, registration, and vendor table needs)
o Tablecloths – if needed, and not provided by your caterer
o Coat racks - remember to also request hangers for the coat racks
o Custodial Services – important when catering a large group, all day event, or multi-day event
* Other areas within Student Innovation Hall that are not included in this room request are:
o 1680 – MAGIC Production Studio
o The seating area outside of 1680 and the hallway that runs behind 1680
o Outside of the MAGIC Center offices 1670/1671/1673/1675
o 1660 – MAGIC Lab
o 1630/1632/1636/1638 – Simone Center Coaching Rooms A – D
o Between Coaching Room D and the MAGIC Lab
o The hallway outside of 1632/1636/1650