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CAC Facilities

Lobby 13 (13)

The lobby of the Bush Building (13) is available for certain types of events. Since it is an entrance lobby, it needs to be maintained as an open passageway for the public. Access to the doors, elevators, and stairways cannot be blocked or restricted in any way. Decorations must be flame-retardant and cannot obscure exit signs or exit doors. It is appropriate for receptions, career fairs, poster sessions, etc. When using the lobby for an event, please be considerate of the nearby classroom and keep noise levels to a minimum. Furniture setups and support services for Lobby 13 are provided by CAC. If your event requires more than a few tables and chairs, you will need to make arrangements with a CAC manager to rent furniture. Standing room reception capacity is 736. If setting up in center of lobby, you will need a 4' aisle around the perimeter of the room. The maximum seating is 359 with tables and chairs. Rope off center if tables are setup in center of lobby. Breakers for the lobby lights are in the lobby classroom. Note: during the winter months and in the evenings, the lobby can get very cold.

Lobby 13 has a limited inventory of equipment available. All other equipment must be rented from external parties with the guidance of a CAC manager.