Ern Commons

Ern Outside

Ern Inside

The Ern Commons is located at 714 Alderman Road in between Balz-Dobie and Watson-Webb houses. Named after former Vice President for Student Affairs, Ernie Ern, the facility is able to accommodate a variety of events including dances, banquet-style dinners, and performances.

Map

Setups & Audio Visual Technology

Theater: 233 max (without a stage)
Banquet meal: 176max
Hollow Square: 60 max
Standing Reception: 350

Microphones:

  • wireless handheld mics*
  • wireless lapel mics*
  • corded handheld mics

*only 3 wireless mics can be used at one time

Projection:

  • Projector
  • Screen
  • DVD/Blu Ray Player

Other Amenities

  • 8 foot tables
  • 5 foot round tables
  • Chairs
  • Podium
  • Stage
  • Storage room with sink for caterers (Note: this space can be catered by any catering company)
  • Outdoor reception patio

Sample diagrams of events at the Ern Commons:

Floor Plan

Floor Plan

Floor Plan

To request an event at the Ern Commons, please log into the SOURCE and in your request, include as many details about your event as possible. An event planner will be in contact with you within 48 business hours. If you have a question about the space, please call the ODOS Event Planning Office at Newcomb Hall at 434-924-3203.