Frequently Asked Questions

How many seats are in the auditorium?
The Barnes & Noble College Auditorium has 486 seats.

Can I bring in my own food?
No.  Outside food is not allowed in the Conference Center.  Please discuss any catering needs with the Conference Center staff.

How do I book a room in the facility?
Please call (708) 709-3602 to book space in the Conference Center.

Is insurance required?
At the college’s discretion, a liability policy may be required.

Do you have catering?
Yes.  The Conference Center serves Fratello’s catering.  A menu can be obtained from the Conference Center staff.

What are your hours?
The Conference Center is available for rental Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Where do I park?
Patrons of the Conference Center may find free parking in the lots labeled “C” and “D.”  Access to these lots is south off Vollmer Road.

Do you have WiFi?
Yes.  The Conference Center offers free WiFi for guests.

Is smoking allowed on campus?
No.  Prairie State College is a Smoke-Free Campus.

What are the meeting rooms equipped with?
The Conference Center meeting rooms have complimentary screens, and flipcharts with paper.  Laptop computers and LCD projectors can be rented for a daily fee.

Is there a deposit required to book an event?
Yes.  A 25% deposit and a Credit Card is required.  First time customers also need to submit a W-9.