DUC Tisch Commons

Capacity: 160-250

Premier-level space160-250Banquet – 160 Seats

Tisch Commons is located on the main level of the Danforth University Center on the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis.

Space Options

Tisch-Standard-SetStandard Set: Table and Lounge Seating for ~160 Tisch-BuffetMaximum seating for a buffet dinner: 160 (with dinner served from within the space) Tisch-Theater-Style-for-100Maximum seating for a lecture: Theater-style for 100 Tisch-Reception-PodsReception Pods

Included Amenities

(130 approx.) standard wood/padded chairs

(24 approx.) pub-height wood/padded chairs

(21) 48 inch round tables

(9) pub-height tables

(8) 6-ft x 30-in folding tables 

(15) leather lounge seats

(1) Podium

(1) Stage 8ft x 16ft 

(1) 9 x12 foot large screen


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

Included AV Equipment

(3) wireless handheld microphones

(1) 9ft x 12ft large screen

(1) portable projector cart

(1) DI Box for 3.5mm auxilary input jack (sound) 

(4) full-height microphone stands

(4) table top microphone stands

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

House sound system suitable for the following: 
background music; single person speaking; lecture or presentation; announcements.

Additional AV Equipment And Services For A Fee ($)

Event Management and the Harvey Media Center offer A/V services and equipment in Premier event spaces that are not part of the “standard offering” of the space. We consider these items “above and beyond” the standard equipment in the space. These items are billable to all Student Affairs departments, SU & university recognized student groups, University departments, and external clients.

For a complete list of additional premier space A/V equipment and services, for a fee, please review the attachment here:

Harvey Media Center (HMC) offers audio and video equipment for rental to students, staff, and faculty of Washington University in St. Louis. Equipment is rented at a minimal cost and available for pickup from Harvey Media Center in the DUC. We also provide technical consultations to assist with events in Campus Life spaces.

Departments or student groups who are interested in renting self service AV equipment or scheduling a cosultation can submit your request through Harvey Media Center.

Food and Beverage
Tisch Commons Specific

  • This is a premier-level space.
  • Tisch Commons is the only premier-level space in which you are permitted to either use the on-campus caterer or bring food / beverages in from an external source.
  • Departments and groups are highly encouraged to utilize the on-campus caterer, Sodexo, for all food and beverage service in this space. There are several logistical and operational challenges to hosting external caterers in this space that must be considered. Your assigned event coordinator will work with you to review these challenges.
  • You must place your food and beverage order with Sodexo, no later than 7 business days prior to the event and then provide a copy of the order to your assigned event coordinator no later than 7 days prior.
  • You are permitted to bring in food and beverages into the event space provided:
    • Your assigned event coordinator has approved the external food and beverage provider.
    • Food & beverages are provided by a licensed restaurant, caterer or pre-packaged retail items.
    • No homemade, pot luck or self-prepared foods are permitted.
    • No hot plates, open flames (including sternos) or heat lamps
  • All food and beverage waste must be removed from the room by your caterer.
  • Full-Service Event Setup/Post-Clean: On-campus housekeeping must setup, teardown and post-clean the event space on your behalf. This must be scheduled with your assigned event coordinator no later than 14 business days before your event. Their is an hourly charge for this service billed directly to your department / group by housekeeping. Your assigned event coordinator can schedule this with housekeeping on your behalf.
  • Premier-level event spaces do not permit departments or groups to: setup the space, manipulate the furniture, reset the space or post-clean on their own. These services must be performed by the on-campus housekeeping event services team.
  • You must have indicate in your Reserve A Space reservation that you plan to serve food or beverages at your event. Reservations that do not properly indicate this may no be permitted to service food / beverages.