Office of Space Reservations

Circular, white-cloth-topped dinning tables sit in front of a projector screen in prepairation for a conference presentation in Beckman Institute's Atrium

The Space Reservations group manages the use and scheduling of seminar and meeting rooms that can be used in support of research programs.

Call 217-244-8379 or email spaceres@​ for more information.

The Beckman Institute provides a single physical location to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborative research by University faculty, staff, and students. To support the exchange of scientific and technical information through meetings, conferences, and workshops, the Beckman Institute boasts a number of beautiful seminar and meeting rooms.

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  • In view of the special mission of the Institute, the following are special conditions regarding use of space in the Institute (in order of priority):
  • Groups conducting research in the Beckman Institute whose events are related to their research activities.
  • Central and campus administrative units holding events important to the campus as a whole.
  • Units or individuals working in areas scientifically or technically related to Institute research areas.
  • Off-campus organizations whose activities are directly related to the Institute research areas.
  • Campus units or individuals holding events of academic importance to the campus as a whole but are unrelated to Institute research programs.
  • Off-campus organizations whose events are unrelated to the Institute will rarely be granted approval.

Use of Institute facilities may be accorded to organizations other than those categorized above, within or outside the University, when such use does not interfere with other planned activities, and when the best interests of the University would appear to be served. The special conditions regarding use of space in the Institute are listed in the Campus Administrative Manual under University Premises and Facilities, which covers the limitations on admission fees, contributions, and use of University facilities for private gain.

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