There are a variety of spaces in the USU that can fit your event's needs. All spaces are smart technology capable with wifi, computers, and projectors available. If you are looking to reserve a table in the USU arcade or another space in the facility, please visit other spaces.
The Ballroom is 9,000 sq ft and is the largest indoor programming space on the CSUSM campus. The room also has operable walls that can divide the space into as many as 4 smaller spaces to accommodate a variety of events both large and small. The full ballroom can seat approximately 450 guests banquet style and close to 1,000 lecture style depending on setup.
The meeting room is great for smaller events and similar to the ballroom is flexible with divider walls that mean it can become two smaller rooms if needed. Both rooms come fully equiped with smart technology and separate entrances with plenty of natural light or blackout shades.
The amphitheater is a unique space in that it is the only formal outdoor performance area at CSUSM. The amphitheater can seat around 400 people. One unique aspect is that the stage level at bottom of the amphitheater connects to the ballroom. It is possible for an unique event to utilize both spaces either simultaneously, or have an event in the amphitheater and have people flow into the ballroom for the post celebration or reception.
The USU has many other interesting spaces that could accomodate your event request. Events in these non-event spaces include our Rooftop Patio, Arcade, East and West Pavilions, Activity Center, and more. These requests must be made with special considerations regarding student access to the spaces and the hours of availability. Please read more on the other spaces page to learn more about these spaces.