Excelsior Ballroom

An empty view of Excelsior Ballroom with its large open floor and stage.

About the Space

The Thwing Ballroom is a grand space that provides an elegant backdrop to your banquet, conference, lecture or other special event. This space features a wooden dance floor, a built in stage, a projector and screen, and a podium with a microphone. Tables and chairs can be arranged in numerous configurations to fit your needs.

Rental Rates

Affiliation Hourly Rate Minimum Fee
Recognized Student Organizations $68.00* N/A
Campus Departments $136.00 $408.00
Nonprofit/Affiliate Groups $375.00 $975.00
External Groups $475.00 $1,275.00

Additional fees may apply. Please review our policies and procedures prior to booking.

*Group will receive 100% discount for a maximum of 8 hours; 8 hours must be within normal building hours and includes set-up, event/program and break-down; maximum hours are at the discretion of Student Center staff; any additional hours reserved within normal building hours will be charged at a hourly rate as listed.

Select one of the following three furniture options to be included in your reservation:

Option 1: Up to (5) 6' Tables; Up to (25) 54" Round Tables; and Up to (200) Chairs

Option 2: Up to (300) Chairs and up to (5) 6' Tables

Option 3: Up to (42) 6' Tables and up to (84) Chairs


The following equipment is also included in each reservation:

  • (1) Podium with Microphone
  • (2) Handheld Wireless Microphones
  • (1) Sound Cord
  • (1) Projector
  • (1) Standing Projector Screen


Additional Tables, Chairs, a Laptop and other equipment can also be added to the space.