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  • Bates West social room view from the podium

Bates West Social Room

The Bates West Social room is a spacious meeting room in the south area of campus that offers convenient parking options for your event.

At a Glance

  • Convenient parking options
  • Located next to Bates Diner
  • Spacious meeting room


Cost to Rent

Group Type Half Day (up to 7 hours) Whole Day (7+ hours)
Student Groups $100 $200
University Office or Department $100 $250
Sponsored by a University Department $150 $300

Fee Details
Your rental fee includes cleaning and setup.

Features & Amenities

Type Number of Guests
Banquet Seating 48 Guests
Conference Room 30 Guests
Classroom Seating 25 Guests
Lecture Seating 60 Guests

House Sound: No

Screen: Yes (1)

Projector: Yes (1)

Computer: Yes (1)

Equipment Type Student Groups University Departments Sponsored by a University Department
Polycom Teleconferencing (each, per day)  $50  $50  $50
Laser Pointer (each, per day)  $15  $15  $15
Power Cords and Strips  $5  $5  $5
  • Reservations are tentative until confirmed by the Conference Center.
  • No candles or open flames are permitted in the Bates West Social Room.
  • No dancing is allowed on the carpet of the Bates West Social Room. Portable dance floors are available through the Conference Center.
  • No tape, pins or sticky materials maybe placed on the walls, windows or ceilings of the Bates West Social Room. The Conference Center can assist with signage needs.
  • No glitter or confetti allowed in the venue space.
  • Event times are bases on 7-hour time slots and billing cannot exceed two 7-hour time slots in any one day.
  • Food and beverage for the Bates West Social Room  must be contracted through Horseshoe Catering.
  • Cancellations prior to one week of your event are no charge.
  • No shows will be charged the full rental amount.
  • University Student groups without a fund and department number must provide payment in the form of a check 3 business days prior to the event or your event/reservation will be cancelled.

Request Information

To speak with one of our event specialist and begin planning your next meeting or event, contact The Conference Center at the University of South Carolina at 803-777-6636.

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