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Ballroom Event Policies

Ballroom Affiliation and Availability

  • The Power Center Ballroom is available for use by Duquesne University alumni and affiliated partners.  All events are subject to an approval process.
  •  Contact the Event Coordinator to further discuss date availability.

Ballroom Accessibility

  • The ballroom will be available to you one hour prior to the event start and 30 minutes following the event end time, unless otherwise coordinated with the Ballroom Events Coordinator
  • The ballroom may not always be accessible by the Forbes Avenue entrance—review current building hours prior to arrival.

Building Hours

  • The earliest the ballroom can be opened is 6:30am
  • The latest event end time is 10:30pm
  • Contact Event Coordinator for building hours

Decoration Restrictions

  • Taping anything to the walls, doors, windows, and audio/visual equipment is not permitted within the ballroom, Forbes Ave. and 5the floor lobbies and Sklar skywalk - easels are available for sign display
  • Confetti, silly string and aerosol sprays of any kind are not permitted
  • Candles are not permitted

Electric Needs

Food and Beverage

  • All food and beverages for events must be coordinated through and served by Duquesne University Catering Services
  • Food and beverage from outside sources is not permitted
  • Cash bars are not permitted
  • It is the responsibility of the group using the ballroom to provide their own alcohol (internal events excluded); bar set up and and bartenders can be coordinated through Duquesne University Catering Services

Room Set Up

  • All physical room set up needs should be coordinated with your Events Coordinator and confirmed 3 business days prior to your event date
  • If physical alterations are needed on the day of they event, they should be communicated to the on-site Events Coordinator


  • There is no available space for storing items prior to or after events
  • All items brought in for an event must be removed at the end of the event
  • Any items left behind may be discarded