Tisch Commons

A large open space with hardwood floors

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

Rental Fee

University-Administered Events $150 per day — SU groups waived
Housekeeping fees may apply
University-Affiliated Personal Events $1000 per day
Includes housekeeping fees
Corporate/Community Events $2000 per day
Includes housekeeping fees

Space Options

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


Space Guidelines

  • Events hosted in these spaces must comply with the guidelines for all space rentals.
  • Tisch Commons is available for reservation before 10 a.m. and after 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Weekend reservations (Saturday/Sunday) are available throughout the day and evening.
  • This space is exclusive to WFF housekeeping services. Clients may not move the furniture.
  • Tisch Commons is not a private space. No measures may be taken to restrict or redirect university traffic through the space.
  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Space Amenities

  • Approximately 130 standard chairs
  • Approximately 20 pub-height chairs
  • Twenty-one 66 inch round tables
  • Eight 6 foot x 30 inch tables
  • Lounge seating for 15
  • Podium
  • Fireplace
  • Portable stage*
  • 9 x12 foot large screen*

Equipment and Audio-Visual Features

  • 4 wireless handheld microphones
  • iPod/MP3 player connections
  • 4 full-height microphone stands
  • 4 table top microphone stands
  • House sound system suitable for the following uses:
    • Background music
    • Single person speaking
    • Lecture or presentation
    • Announcements
    • Panel discussion for up to 4 microphones
Additional Equipment and Services Cost
Large Projection Package

  • Projector
  • Screen 12×12
  • DVD/Cable Tuner
  • Speaker system
  • Set-up/Tear-down and 2 hours of tech time
Small Projection Package

  • Projector
  • Screen 5×5
  • House sound system
  • Set-up and Tear-down
Panel Microphone Package

  • Includes up to 8 tabletop microphones
  • Set-up/Tear-down and 2 hours of tech time
Staffed by a technician $30/hour
Staffed by a technician if scheduled within 2 weeks of the event $40/hour

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 nonuniversity AV companies in this space.