Facility Use & Co-Sponsorship Requests

The Hall Center for the Humanities is a designated research center at the University of Kansas with purpose-built facilities dedicated to the support of research in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, and the dissemination of that research to a broader public.

Rental: Center facilities are available on a rental basis to Hall Center affiliated groups and organizations whose proposed activity is consistent with the Center’s purpose. Facility descriptions and associated costs are available on our Facilities and Parking page.

Co-Sponsorship: The Hall Center also co-sponsors a variety of events throughout the year. In the case of Hall Center affiliated groups and organizations, co-sponsoring includes a waiver of the facility use fees. It may also include any or all of the following: shared costs for receptions and speaker fees, logistical support, and assistance with publicity. On occasion, the Hall Center may also choose to co-sponsor events with non-affiliated groups and organizations.

Request Process: We look at a variety of factors when making a decision about which events to approve for rental or co-sponsorship. These include adherence to the facilities use policies, current priorities, staff availability, and scheduling considerations. Requests for weekend events are rarely successful because of Hall Center staffing constraints. Priority in scheduling is given to Hall Center events. Approval of a similar event in the past does not mean a new event can be accommodated. Hall Center facilities may not be used for personal events, and charging admission fees to attend events hosted at the Hall Center is prohibited.

Request for spring semester facility use and/or co-sponsorship must be received by November 1. Requests for fall semester facility use or co-sponsorship must be received by June 1.

Please submit requests to Hall Center Assistant Director Andrew Hodgson at ahodgson@ku.edu.