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Reserving Space: Descriptions and Rates

Areas of the DeBruce Center are available for meetings, activations, and private events, but within specific time frames and with consideration given to student athlete activities taking place within the space. To inquire about a specific date and time to reserve space for your event, please contact the KU Memorial Union's Event Services office by phone 785-864-4651 or email eventservices@ku.edu.

TheDeBruce Center is open to the public 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed tp the public on Sundays. The Rules Concourse and Courtside Café may not be reserved when the DeBruce Center is open to the public.

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Events held at the DeBruce Center are subject to the same policies applied to reserving space at the KU Memorial Union. A complete list of policies and frequently asked questions can be found here.

Registered KU student organizations and KU departments may reserve space in the DeBruce Center with no additional charges when space is available; however, room and equipment reservation rates may apply to KU entities if any of the following apply to the event in question:

  • There is an admission charge or registration fee
  • The event is hosted by an affiliate corporation to the University of Kansas
  • Less than 50% of the people attending the event are current KU students, faculty and staff.

Reservation Rates and Special Charges:

Courtside Café Dining Area | 5,965 square feet, seats 206 (151 chairs, 55 at benches), maximum occupancy 213
$500.00 University / $1,000.00 Non-KU Group

DeBruce Center Mezzanine | 1,730 square feet, seats 56 (52 at tables and 4 at bar stools), maximum occupancy 56
$200.00 University / $400.00 Non-KU Group

DeBruce Center Main Level | seating for 330, maximum occupancy 680
$1,200.00 University / $2,400.00 Non-KU Group

Selective Opening Charge | $500.00 to open the event facility on a day when it is scheduled to be closed. Requests for a selective opening must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the event date. Additional extended hours charges at $100.00 per hour will apply if facility is open beyond 8 hours. Room rental conditions may apply.

Extended Hours Charge | $100.00 per hour, to extend beyond normal operating hours, with a minimum charge for one (1) hour. Requests for extended hours must be submitted at least 1 week prior to the event date.

All events at the DeBruce Center must end by 12:00 a.m.

As a reminder, if space is not available at the DeBruce Center, room reservations are also available at the Kansas Union.

Contact Information:

Event Services
Kansas Union, room #476
1301 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045

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