Stern Student Center

Facility Features and Restrictions

Stern Student Center

Normal Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. midnight
  • Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Hours will vary during the summer term, academic holidays and campus-wide holidays.
  • Current hours of operation for the Stern Student Center may be found on the Stern Center website.

After Hours Operations

When possible, the Office of Student Life will allow organizations to host events in the Stern Student Center after hours. An after-hours facility fee will be charged to all organizations using the facility after hours. Current rates are available on the Fees web page.

ADA Accommodations

The Stern Student Center features an elevator, ADA accessible meeting rooms and restrooms.

Audio/Visual Assistance

  • The Office of Student Life can provide limited audio/visual resources for events held in the Stern Student Center.
  • For additional audio/visual resources, staffing and support, please contact Audio/Visual Event Support.


  • Only free-standing decorations or table decorations are allowed in this facility.
  • Hanging or taping materials to walls, ceilings, doors and windows is prohibited.
  • No changes or modifications may be made to any room and/or space.
  • All items, such as props and/or decorations, must be removed from the area immediately after the event.
  • Glitter, candles, open flames and fog machines are strictly prohibited.
  • Reserving organizations will be responsible for any damages and may risk temporarily losing their reservation privileges.


Stern Center Ballroom

Set Up Options

  • Banquet – seats a maximum of 200 people
  • Auditorium – seats a maximum of 300 people
  • Clear Floor – maximum capacity varies based on event setup requested
  • Seminar – seats a maximum of 150 people
  • Table Fair – a maximum of 50 tables are allowed
  • U Shape – seats a maximum of 42 people

Room Features

  • (2) 63-inch, flat-panel plasma screen TVs
  • (2) 50-inch, flat-panel plasma screen TVs
  • Public address system
  • Internet connection (both wired and wireless)
  • Cable TV access
  • Flags – USA & South Carolina
  • Stage (available upon request)
  • Dance floor (available upon request)

Meeting Rooms

Stern Center Meeting Room

Rooms Available

  • 201 – seats 28 people
  • 409 – seats 32 people

Set Up Option

  • All meeting rooms are set up in a seminar style with tables and chairs in rows facing the front of the room.

Room Features

  • Dry erase board
  • (2) synchronized LCD projectors
  • (2) viewing screens
  • Internet connection (both wired and wireless)
  • Cable TV connection


Stern Center Theater

Room Available

  • 206 – seats 40 people

Room Set Up Option

  • Theater is set up with fixed theater-style seating facing the front of the room.

Room Features

  • Surround-sound speakers
  • CD/DVD/VCR player built in (projects on viewing screen)
  • LCD projector
  • Viewing screen
  • Internet connection (both wired and wireless)
  • Cable TV access

Conference Rooms

Stern Center Conference Room

Rooms Available

  • 321 – seats 14 people
  • 322 – seats 12 people
  • 408 – seats 10 people

Room Setup Option

All conference rooms are set up with a large conference table in the center of the room, surrounded by chairs.

Room Features

  • Dry erase board
  • Internet connection (both wired and wireless)
  • LCD projector (not available in room 322)
  • Viewing screen (not available in room 322)


Stern Center Garden

Set Up Information

  • The Office of Student Life does not provide any setup assistance for the Stern Center Garden.
  • To request tables, chairs, trash cans or additional bins for recycling, contact the Office of Facilities Planning.
  • To request audio/visual equipment, contact Audio/Visual Event Support.