The primary purpose of the building is to provide classroom, research, and study space; however, several areas in the Miller Learning Center are conducive to hosting events. Reservation of these spaces is through the Miller Learning Center by submitting the online request form or contacting Chris Dial (firstname.lastname@example.org). Failure to comply with Miller Learning Center and University policies or Federal, State and local law may result in the cancellation of future reservations and/or restriction from the use of Miller Learning Center facilities. Discrimination in the use of these facilities regarding disability, race, religion or nationality is prohibited.
Only University of Georgia departments and registered student organizations are eligible to reserve event spaces in the MLC. These departments and organizations are fully responsible for coordination of the event, compliance with the policies and procedures outlined below, and damage to facilities and equipment during their event. Someone from the sponsoring department or student organization must be on site during the reservation time, including setup, to assist with the coordination. If it is necessary for MLC staff to coordinate the event, an administration fee of up to $50.00 will be assessed.
Failure to comply with the Miller Learning Center conduct policy, University of Georgia policies, or federal, state and local laws may result in the cancellation of future reservations and/or restriction from the use of Miller Learning Center facilities. Discrimination in the use of these facilities regarding disability, race, religion or nationality is prohibited.
• UGA events: events arranged by a registered student organization or UGA department. Reservations must be requested by members of the student organization or University faculty/staff. Attendance is limited to students or University personnel.
• UGA-related events: events arranged by a registered student organization or UGA department. Attendance is not limited to University personnel or students.
• Private events: The Miller Learning Center is not available for private events or commercial solicitation.
After we receive your event form we will contact you to make sure our space meets your event needs.
|Event Space||UGA Event Fee||UGA-affiliated Event Fee||Game Day Event Fee||Description|
|Frank Daniel Foley, Jr. Rotunda||$150||$300||$450||
The Frank Daniel Foley, Jr. Rotunda contains varying sizes of large solid cherry tables and chairs, soft seating and open spaces that can accommodate a small buffet, or informal presentation space. 250 people can be accommodated in this space.
This space is most conducive to receptions or social gatherings. Please be advised that this space cannot be closed off to building patrons. This will limit the times that the space may be reserved. Exceptions may be made during low building usage times such as weekends, intersession, or summer semester.
The North Tower is an intimate space with doors allowing privacy.
The North Tower has chairs to seat 30 with small round coffee tables or up to 50 with added seating. Two 8-foot tables and chairs are also provided. The furniture in this space can be rearranged but must be returned to its original state.
This space is most conducive to small lectures, public readings or small receptions. Discussions may not work as well due to the acoustical echo caused by the design of the tower. The room has ample electrical outlets and data ports, but because of the light levels, doesn't lend itself to projection use.
|Sidney Samuel Thomas Reading Room||$100||$200||$300||
The Sidney Samuel Thomas Reading Room is a traditional library space with eight 10-foot, solid cherry tables, 64 leather-bottomed chairs and book-lined shelves. An additional 36 soft seats are in the room. The eight solid cherry tables are extremely heavy; therefore, there is minimal flexibility for the user to rearrange the set-up. If an alternate set-up is desired, the group or department must make prior arrangements with FMD Support Services to move the furniture before and after events.
There are few electrical outlets in the room and no data ports. The room is conducive to a small lecture, reading, or possibly a small reception. It is an intimate space with doors allowing privacy.
This room is primarily intended for quiet study; therefore, it is not readily available as an event space. Exceptions may be made during low building usage times such as weekends, intersession, or summer semester.
The Jacqueline and John Head Terrace is an outdoor amphitheater style space that is conducive to outdoor classroom space, lectures, readings, receptions and social gatherings.
The Head Terrace is located on the North side of the building between the Miller Learning Center and the Fine Arts Building . Due to the close proximity of this space to classrooms, research/study space, and the University Theatre, only low-level background music and speaker amplification may be allowed.
Requests for the MLC Head Terrace must be submitted at least 30 days prior to your event. Requests submitted after this time period may be declined.
The sponsoring organization or department is required to meet with MLC staff no later than 15 days prior to the event to discuss the nature of the event and any technical/electrical requirements. If the sponsoring organization or department fails to hold this meeting, all technical/electrical access will be denied. MLC administration reserves the right to cancel any Head Terrace events that have not followed the above procedure.
|South Plaza Lawn||$100||$200||$300|
|East or West Triangle Lawn||$25||$50||$100|
Room Reset Fee - Furniture that has been rearranged and not put back into the original room layout may be subject to a room reset fee.
Administrative Fee - Event host must be onsite for any deliveries such as catering, furniture, equipment, etc.. If you cannot be there for a delivery and you need us to step in to guild set up for the event an administrative fee will be added. This fee can be applied to other miscellaneous services requested by the event.
Late Cancelation fee - Cancelations must be made at least 3 business days before the date of your event. If not, you will be subject to the late cancellation charge, which is half of the reservation fee.
Day of Cancelation - Cancelations made within 24 hours of the start time of the event will be subject to the full cost of reservation fee.
FMD Cleaning - FMD will assess the event space after the event has taken place. If the space requires cleaning before returning to standard use, FMD will clean the space and the group/department will be charged a cleaning fee of $35.00 per hour / per custodian to clean the space.
Damages - Any damages caused by the event to property of university, will be charged for the replacement or repair cost of that property.
**The reservation charge does not reflect any services or equipment obtained through other departments such as CTL equipment rental or FMD Support Services.
- Speedtype - Payment will be initiated via our office, and the charge will need to be accepted via UGA Financials.
- Chart String - Payment will be initiated via our office, and the charge will need to be accepted via UGA Financials.
- Card - Pay by credit or debit card via the MLC estore.
- Check - Payment can be made in person at MLC 204 or mailed.
- Checks should be made out to UGA Libraries Miller Learning Center.
- Mail checks to:
- Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30619
- Miller Learning Center
- Cash - Payments must be made in person at MLC 204.
Event spaces must be reserved at least five business days prior to the event and may be reserved no more than six months in advance of the event. Events that require early openings or late closings must be made at least ten business days prior to the reservation to ensure proper building staffing. Exceptions to this priority schedule will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. These exceptions must be requested in writing to Shannon Bennett (email@example.com) and might include such things as conferences and events that need to be publicized over six months in advance.
These spaces are considered special event meeting spaces. Because we want to have the space available for special events that may be scheduled throughout the semester, we will not schedule long-term, regular or recurring meetings or events in this space.
Please note that because of the academic nature of this building, no activities will be scheduled in the event spaces during Midterms, the week before and the week of Final Exams so that all of these spaces will be available for quiet study during these periods.
Reservation requests should be made by submitting the online request form. Reservation confirmations will be returned by e-mail as well. Cancellations must be made 3 full business days in advance of the event to avoid paying a late cancellation fee and/or any pre-arranged furniture or security fees. Cancellations received within 24 hours of the start time of the event will still be subject to paying the full amount of the reservation cost.
What About Home Football Game Days?
The MLC accepts requests for Home Football/Game Day Reservations from University Departments and Student Organizations only. No private events are allowed. All requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis and approval will be determined based on (but not limited to) the following factors:
Location(s) being requested
Furniture needs (Inside events only)
Time of event
Number of attendees
Presence of food/caterer
Presence of alcohol
Security presence required
Set-up/Tear-down time needed
Set-up/Tear-down assistance required
MLC administrative presence required
A request for MLC event space on game days is not approved or finalized until you receive a reservation confirmation. Depending on the magnitude of your event, a meeting with MLC Administration may be necessary prior to approving your event.
If an event approval is granted, base pricing for gamedays will be charged at the amounts listed here. Additional charges will be determined based on (but not limited too) the factors listed above to cover staffing and clean-up costs. An FMD cleaning fee will be applied to ALL game day reservations. In addition to the event space and cleaning fees, other charges may apply.
Furniture for outside event spaces will not be provided by the MLC. The customer must make arrangements for furniture to be delivered, set-up and picked up by FMD or provide their own. Find out more information on equipment at FMD's site. All FMD charges will be billed separately.
The customer/representative from the University Department or Student Organization must be onsite to meet with FMD, caterer or any other outside entity when requested items are delivered and picked up. The MLC is not responsible for any missing or stolen items. Approval to deliver/pick up off of Baldwin Street in the turnaround between Fine Arts and Military Science must be obtained from the UGA Police Department (706-542-2200 or at Gameday Gameplan - select "Police & Campus Policy Questions").
This policy is for MLC Event Spaces only. If you are wanting to reserve an MLC Classroom on a game day, you will need to contact the Campus Reservations Office in the Tate Center.
All UGA Game Day Policies must be followed.
Please start your request by filling out the MLC Event Reservation Form. We will follow-up with you about questions, approval status, and pricing within a week.
How Do I Request Use of the Building Outside of Normal Operating Hours, on Holidays, or When the Building Is Closed?
Requests to use the building outside of normal operating hours will require MLC security personnel to be on duty and must be made at least 10 business days prior to the event. MLC security staff will be required to be on duty for early openings and late closings outside of normal operating hours at $30 per hour. There will be a minimum charge of $90 for early openings outside of normal operating hours. Cancellation of this request must be made by calling 706-542-7000 at least 3 full business days in advance of the event to avoid paying these charges.
Requests to use the building during UGA Holidays or dates that the MLC is scheduled to be closed must be considered and approved before any reservation is made. If approved, two (2) MLC security staff will be required to be on duty throughout the course of the event at $15 per hour, per security staff ($30 per hour). There will be minimum charge of $120 for scheduling these staff persons.
MLC administrators reserve the right to close the building and cancel all activities if necessary due to emergency situations and/or inclement weather. If UGA makes the decision to close due to inclement weather, the MLC will also close. When a decision has to be made outside of normal business hours and/or class time to close the MLC, MLC administrators will announce their decision via the in house intercom system.
Presentation, Audio Visual Equipment: The event spaces in the Miller Learning Center do not come equipped with audio/visual technology. The inability to darken the natural light in these spaces can make viewing challenging. Due to the close proximity of the events spaces and classrooms, amplified sound units or other noisy activities must be approved at the time of the reservation request. It is necessary for all activities in the building to coexist therefore approval will only be granted if the MLC staff feels that your request will not disrupt other activities in the building.
- Furniture: Furniture in the event spaces may be rearranged as needed within reason. Failure to leave a room as it was found may result in a reset fee. This fee will be assessed depending on the number of people and time it take to reset the space.
- To arrange for furniture to be rearranged before and after events please contact FMD Support Services.
Food is allowed in the event spaces. Use of tobacco products is prohibited. Due to the academic nature of the building, alcohol is prohibited without prior approval. To request approval to serve alcohol at an event, contacting Chris Dial (firstname.lastname@example.org). With the inclusion of food with your event, there may be a clean-up fee assessed. At the conclusion of your event, the Facilities Management Division (formally the Physical Plant Division) will clean the area and determine if a clean-up fee is required. The fee will be $35.00 per person/hour. To potentially avoid this fee, the event areas must be left clean including proper removal of trash from the garbage cans.
The cherry tables in the MLC must not be used to serve food in order to prevent damage to the wood finishes. Folding tables must be rented for this purpose, you can do this in the reservation form or by contacting contacting Chris Dial (email@example.com). In some cases, arrangements can be made to use existing tables with proper protective covering. These coverings must protect the wood from all hot or cold elements and also moisture. It is important that all caterers are aware of this policy.
Sponsoring departments or organizations are welcome to cater events themselves, use Tate Center Catering or an outside caterer. Prior approval and arrangements for use of food during an event must be received at the time of the reservation request. This ensures that MLC staff knows the caterer who will be handling the event and can assist them as necessary.
Caterers should be aware that the MLC does not have appropriate “set-up” areas for food preparation; food should be prepared off-site and ready to serve. MLC staff can assist caterers in finding a staging area near the event space for carts, trays, and additional food if needed.
Off-campus Caterers should be made aware that they must have approval to park on campus. The MLC loading dock can be used for loading/unloading but not for long time parking. The sponsoring Department or Student Organization must make arrangements with the MLC to gain access through the MLC Loading Dock Gate for their caterer. These arrangements should be made at least 3 business days in advance. The MLC is not responsible for any ticket and/or towing charges that could occur. It is the sponsoring department or student organizations responsibility to arrange parking through UGA Parking Services.
Use of anything that could damage or deface the facility is prohibited, including, but not limited to, open flame, painting, taping, stapling, gluing, nailing, glitter and stickers. Failure to comply with this policy will result in the department, sponsoring organization or individual paying for the repairs and/or clean up fees.