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University of Connecticut Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

Facilities for Public Use

Reservations for the Dodd Research Center's public rooms are made by contacting University Events and Conference Services (860-486-1001).

Information about the facilities can be found in our Facility Use Guidelines. PDF (PDF requires Adobe Acrobat Reader; 107 KB)

Konover Auditorium

Doris & Simon Konover Auditorium

The Konover Auditorium, named in honor of Doris & Simon Konover, seats 185 people and accommodates persons with mobility and hearing disabilities. A full range of audio visual equipment is available.

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Instructions for how to use the Audio Visual Technologies (word file) (pdf file)

Video conferencing is available through through iTV. Requests for this service can be made here.

Public Lounge

Public Lounge

A public lounge and a fully-equipped kitchen, appropriate for receptions no larger than 75 people, are located adjacent to the Auditorium. The facilities are equipped to accommodate sit-down meals for no more than 35 people.

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Conference Room 162

Conference Room 162

This meeting room accommodates groups of 20. It is equipped with a computer station that can be used for presentations.

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A virtual "tour" of the public areas of the building is also available.

General Guidelines for Use of Rooms in the Dodd Research Center

University of Connecticut departments and other associations and organizations affiliated with the University may use Dodd Research Center facilities for special events and programs, particularly public presentations featuring University faculty or visiting lecturers.

Dodd Research Center facilities may not be scheduled for regular classroom use or other regularly recurring activities that are primarily of an internal nature.


Please contact University Events and Conference Services ( / 860.486.1001) to inquire about rates.

Terms and Conditions

All requests must be received at least two weeks in advance of the anticipated use. A designated contact is required to assume responsibility for any event scheduled in the Dodd Research Center. That person must be present during the event.


Cancellations must be received no later than ten business days prior to the scheduled event. In the event a reservation is not cancelled within the time frame you will be charged for the duration of the original event reservation.

University Events and Conference Services reserves the right to deny the use of Dodd Research Center public spaces to departments, persons, or organizations that fail to observe these policies.