Grainger Hall offers a wide variety of spaces to host conferences, meetings and other special occasions.  Explore the different rooms available and their seating configurations. To view a picture of the room click on a setup type listed for that room.

  • Conference Rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Special Areas
  • MBA Wing
  • Room Setups

Conference rooms are located on floors 3-5 in the west wing

Room 5120 Capitol Conference Room

Setup Capacity
Herringbone* (Standard Setup) 66
Lecture 100
Banquet 66
Conference Square
42
Group Pods 56
U-Shape 40
Reception 100

Room 5121

Setup Capacity
Conference Square* (Standard Setup) 16

Room 4151 Director's Room

Setup Capacity
Lecture* (Standard Setup) 78
Conference 18

Room 4161

Setup Capacity
Conference* (Standard Setup) 12

Room 3190

Setup Capacity
Conference Square* (Standard Setup) 32
Classroom 18
Banquet 50
U-Shape 27
Group Pods 16
Herringbone 32

Room 3180

Setup Capacity
Herringbone* (Standard Setup) 40
Classroom 16
Banquet 40
U-Shape 20
Group Pods 16
Conference Square 20

Room 3070

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 49

Room 3111

Setup Capacity
Conference* (Standard Setup) 14

Room 1266 Executive Dining Room

Setup Capacity
Rounds* (Standard Setup) 66
Crescent Rounds 55

Grainger Hall is the primary instructional space for the Wisconsin School of Business Undergraduate, Masters, full-time and part-time MBA and PhD courses.  In addition, the University of Wisconsin campus relies on Grainger Hall for instructional space.  As a result, space assignments are made using the following criteria:

  • First priority – Undergraduate Business and PhD Courses and Course-Related Activities
  • Second priority – Undergraduate Business and PhD Events
  • Third priority – Wisconsin School of Business Department/Center and Student Organization events
  • Fourth priority – University of Wisconsin Department and Student Organization events
  • Fifth priority –Non-University events, with sponsorship by a campus department

Classrooms are located on floors one and two of the west wing.

Room 1070 & 1080

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 24
Conference Square 20
U-Shape 16

Room 1100 Morgridge Auditorium

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 280

Room 1140

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 43

Room 1170, 1180 & 1190

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 43

Room 1175, 1185 & 1195

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 60

Room 1270 & 1280

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 54

Room 1295

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 98

Room 2080 Nicholas Lecture Hall

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 135

Room 2120 Kellner Lecture Hall

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 130

Room 2165

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 27
Conference Square 24
U-Shape 24

Room 2167

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 36
Conference Square 36
U-Shape 30

Room 2170, 2180 & 2190

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 47

Room 2175

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 27
Conference Square 20
U-Shape 18

Room 2185 & 2195

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 27
Conference Square 20
U-Shape 18

Room 2270 & 2280

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 47

Room 2290 Computer Lab Classroom

Setup Capacity
Fixed Seating, Student Computers 42

*Please send all requests for this room to Conference Services at confservices@bus.wisc.edu.

Room 2294 Computer Lab Classroom

Setup Capacity
Fixed Seating, Student Computers 50

*Please send all requests for this room to Conference Services at confservices@bus.wisc.edu.

Special Use Facilities (Atriums, Dining Spaces)

Room 1266 Executive Dining Room

Setup Capacity
Rounds* (Standard Setup) 66
Crescent Rounds 55

Room 1530 Cafe Dining

Setup Capacity
As Is 128

Please direct any questions regarding this space to confservices@bus.wisc.edu.

West Atrium

Setup Capacity
As Is 300

The West Atrium has four tables with four stools each. The space as a whole can be requested for special event setups or individual tables can be reserved. Please direct any questions regarding this space to confservices@bus.wisc.edu.

The East Wing of Grainger Hall was made possible by the generous contributions from the Grainger Foundation, Jeffrey and Julie Diermeier, and additional gift funds. This space is designated for MBA programs and related activities. Space in Grainger Hall’s new addition will be granted based on the following criteria:

  • First Priority: MBA Courses and Course-Related Activities
  • Second Priority: MBA Events – MBA Program/Centers/Specializations
  • Third Priority: Outreach – Wisconsin School of Business Non-MBA Departmental Board Meetings and Outreach Activities involving Alumni and Corporate Partners
  • Fourth Priority: University of Wisconsin Department Events with Special Approval from the MBA Department
  • Fifth Priority: Non-University Events with Sponsorship by a Campus Department and Special Approval from the MBA Department

All spaces are in the new addition on the east side of Grainger Hall.

Room 1305 East Atrium

Setup Capacity
As Is 300

Room 1310 Plenary Room

Setup Capacity
Rounds* (Standard Setup) 150
Crescent Rounds 113
Half Rounds 117
Lecture 255

Room 2335 Diermeier Classroom

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 65

Room 2339

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 66

Room 2510

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 66

Room 2520

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 60
Group Pods 60

Room 3325

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 20
Group Pods 20
Conference Square 20

Room 3335

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 56
Group Pods 56

Room 3339

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 20
Group Pods 20
Conference Square 16

Room 3560

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 30
Group Pods 30

Room 4349

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 30
Group Pods 30
Conference Square 24
U-Shape 20

Room 4580

Setup Capacity
Classroom* (Standard Setup) 30
Group Pods 30
Conference Square 24
U-Shape 16

Banquet

Tables pushed together to form rows, with aisles left in between the rows and chairs set up on both sides of the rectangular tables. This setup is most useful for dining and maximizes the room’s space.

Conference

Tables pushed completely together in a square with no space left in the middle; chairs are arranged on the perimeter of the tables. This set up is ideal for a conference, meeting, or conference call where individuals need to be in closer proximity.

Herringbone

Tables angled in towards a head speaker table with 5 chairs arranged around each table. This setup is ideal for a presentation, as the speaker is easily visible to the audience.

Lecture

Chairs arranged in rows according to the number of audience members. This setup is ideal for a lecture, speech, or movie presentation when tables are not needed. Allows for the most efficient use of the room space.

Square

Tables arranged in a square shape with space in the middle and chairs situated evenly around the perimeter. Ideal for larger meetings where a conference setup would be less efficient.

U-Shape

Tables arranged in u-shape to face a head table with chairs situated on the outer perimeter. Ideal for a conference or meeting with a head speaker, but allows for discussion between audience members.

Classroom

Tables arranged in rows with space in between each table; 2-3 chairs situated on one side of the table, facing a speaker or presenter. Ideal for a presentation where the audience does not need to interact with one another. Less efficient than a herringbone setup.

Rounds

Round tables with between 6 -8 people at each table.

Half Rounds

Half of a round table with chairs around the arc of the table

Crescent Rounds

Full round table, with chairs set to face forward only.  No chairs are set on the side towards the speaker/presentation.