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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 via the web

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.

Have a date in mind and want to know if it's free? Look here.

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.

Have a date in mind and want to know if it's free? Look here.

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.


Events scheduled before or after normal building hours of (M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm) require the presence of a staff member. The rates as of August 25, 2008 are:

$45/hour for student groups
$55/hour for University departments
$65/hour for non-University affiliations

Terms and Conditions

Dodd Research Center public spaces are available for use by reservation only. Requests for information and reservation requests may be made through our online reservation system.

Requests for events outside of building hours 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 two days prior to the scheduled event. In the event a reservation is not cancelled within the two-day time frame and the event is scheduled during non-building hours, we will charge the duration of the original event reservation.

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