Commonwealth Room

Commonwealth Room


The Commonwealth Room is a large meeting room with windows located at the south end of the 3rd floor of Newcomb Hall. The space has a door that connects it to Room 389. The Commonwealth Room is often utilized for meetings, lectures, fairs, and small banquets or luncheons.

Available Setups & Capacities

  • Total empty capacity: 100
  • Chairs in rows: 100
  • Banquet: 64 (8 tables)
  • Resource Fair: 18 tables
  • Board Room: 20
  • Chairs in Circle: 40
  • Classroom: 40 
  • U-Shape: 32
  • Hollow Square: 24

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  • 60" round tables (8 available)
  • 6' x 30" rectangular tables (18 available)
  • Blue plastic stacking chairs (100 available)
  • Window shades
  • Wooden Lectern
  • Dry-erase board

Available Audio-Visual Equipment (must request in EMS)


  • Ceiling mounted projector and drop-down screen


  • Ceiling mounted speaker system, 3 handheld wired microphones

Video Conferencing:

  • Two adjustable wall mounted webcams - select which individual camera to use on touch panel in room
  • Ceiling mounted whole room microphone

Reservation Scheduling

Additional time is automatically added to your reservation in order to give our staff proper time to setup and breakdown your events. When entering your event time, be aware that you will automatically have that additional time added to your reservation.

Commonwealth Room Auto Setup & Breakdown Times: 1.5 hour auto setup time and half hour breakdown

Specific Space Policies

  • None

Food Policy

  • UVA Catering is the only approved caterer for this space. No other food or drink may be served in the Commonwealth Room. Event organizers may request an exemption to this policy if UVA Catering is not able to prepare food necessary for the event - email Carol Anne Abbott at [email protected] for this request