Reserve space at Beckman

Reserve space at Beckman

We look forward to welcoming you

The Beckman Institute is a space meant to enhance collaboration. Its beautiful conference and meeting rooms allow researchers and others on campus to exchange ideas at meetings, conferences, workshops, receptions, and dinners.



A photo of the Beckman Atrium's new furniture, which includes highly interactive elements like chairs that spin and rock.
Guests browse food at a reception in the atrium of the Beckman Institute.

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A research group talks over lunch catered in Beckman's fifth-floor tower room.

Rooms and rates

The Beckman Institute’s spaces range from intimate spaces that seat 10 all the way up to 175 people in Room 1005 for a reception.

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Guidelines for using Beckman spaces

Learn more about what we expect of those who use Beckman's spaces.

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Space reservations are granted in priority order to:

  • Beckman research groups hosting events related to their research activities
  • Central and campus administrative units hosting events important to the campus as a whole
  • Units hosting events related to Beckman's research areas
  • Off-campus organizations hosting events whose activities are directly related to institute research
  • Campus units hosting events of academic importance to the campus as a whole but are unrelated to institute research
  • Off-campus organizations whose events are unrelated to the institute will rarely be granted approval


    The Beckman Institute may allow other organizations, from both on- and off-campus, to reserve space. However, that will only happen when the event doesn't interfere with other planned activities, and when such events appear to serve the best interests of the University of Illinois. Registered Student Organizations will not be granted approval for hosting their events.

    Special conditions regarding use of space in the Beckman 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.


Authorized caterers for Beckman events


Contact us

Phone (office) 217-244-8379