Risa Commons

Capacity: 236-300

Risa Commons is located on the South40 of the Danforth Campus, directly across from the Swamp. This room best serves as a banquet hall, lecture space, or social gathering venue.


Service Level


Seating Capacity

Banquet, 236

Standard Set



Included Amenities

(13) 6ft x 30in folding tables

(16) 60in wood round tables

(32) 6ft x 30in wood rectangular tables

(320) padded wood chairs

(1) 8ft x 16ft Stage

(1) Fireplace

*Included amenities must be advanced with your event coordinator 14 days prior.

Included AV Equipment

(1) Podium with wired microphone

(2) Wireless channels*

*With any use of 2 wireless handheld mics and 2 lav mics.

(5) Projectors and (5) Screens

HDMI port & cord for projector input*

*Fits a PC, and client must provide the appropriate Mac adapter

*Included AV equipment must be advanced with your event coordinator 14 days prior.

Harvey Media Center AV Equipment Rentals Available (charges may apply).

Harvey Media Center can provide additional AV Equipment and Services for Campus Life event spaces.

Examples of additional HMC Event Services & AV include (but not limited to):

  • Dedicated AV technician
  • Panel discussion microphone package
  • Portable Fender PA system
  • Projector / screens
  • Cameras

It is advisable to request any necessary equipment as soon as possible and no less than 48 hours in advance. Equipment availability is not guaranteed. Please contact your event coordinator to discuss the use of non-university AV companies in this space.

Room Notes

Exclusive to:

Bon Appetit Catering

All food & beverage service in this space must be provided &  serviced by Bon Appetit.

ResLife Housekeeping Services

All setup/teardown & post-clean must be performed by ResLife Housekeeping in this space.

For an estimate of ResLife Housekeeping fees for setup, teardown & post-clean – contact your assigned event coordinator. 

Space Guidelines

Rental Rates

Request this Space

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.