O'Brien Hall Events Space

The O'Brien Hall Events Space (Michels Family Forum), OB150A/B is a dividable ballroom-type space with flexible seating for events up to 300 people.

In the default "seminar configuration" with tables as shown below the whole space seats 150.  With the divider wall lowered, the space can become two rooms with 75 seats each.

The room can be configured to hold as many as 300 with chairs only in a "lecture configuration" (this layout requires advanced coordination). Event organizers are responsible for moving any furniture before and after your event.

The north gallery space just outside of the room is a great place for a reception or networking component.

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Events space layout

How to request use of the event space:

Please be aware the event space is used as a classroom most weekdays prior to 2:00 p.m., we are unable to host morning or lunch events in this space while classes are in session.  Availability varies after 2pm on other weekdays.

Please email Kelly, k.mcdonald@marquette.edu with your desired date and time and she will start the approval process for booking this space.

Dividing Wall

For instructions on the partition wall, see this page

If you need to change the wall position the key and controls are in 150A on the south wall.

A/V Technology

The event space currently hosts two independent AV Systems which can be "joined" and controlled from the master podium in 150B. 

  • See this page for more detailed instructions on AV systems
  • Each side has up to four mics, or eight mics when the rooms are joined (wall open). 2 mics per side are available on the podium, use of more mics requires coordination.
  • Podium PC (MU login required)
  • HDMI laptop hookup for audio and video
  • Wireless presentation via Crestron AirMedia
  • Projectors and screens around the perimeter of each room
  • Presenter-tracking cameras that are connected to podium PC or laptop for use with Teams
  • Cable TV
  • Guest WiFi access
  • For questions about A/V capabilities please contact joseph.stathus@marquette.edu. We can provide a tutorial on the AV operations before your event, but do not have the ability to "staff" individual events.