Marietta Campus Event Spaces

  Joe Mack Wilson Student Center
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The Student Center is the hub of on-campus life at KSU – Marietta campus-- providing social and cultural activities for students. Located near the main entrance and surrounded by parking options, this space can host a variety of events.

  • The Student Center is the hub of campus life at the KSU Marietta campus providing social and cultural activities for students. Located near the main entrance and surrounded by parking options, this space can host a variety of events. 

    Meeting Rooms

    There are five meeting rooms available on the upper level in the Student Center in a variety of sizes and configurations. The Dogwood Room on the lower level can be used for meetings as well.

    Ballrooms A and B

    There are two Ballrooms in the Student Center that can be reserved separately or together.  The space is wonderful for meetings, lectures, banquets, dances or just about any event type.  Both Ballrooms have state-of-the-art AV equipment.

    Theatre

    The recently renovated Dance Theatre is home to the KSU Dance Company.  It seats 450 people and is available for event requests.  All requests go through an approval process by the Theater Manager.  The second floor lobby area in the Student Center can be combined with the Dance Theater and used as a reception or check-in area.

    Please click here for more information.

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  Outdoor SpaceKSU Department of Event and Venue Management Outdoor Space Header

The Marietta campus outdoor areas offer ample space including an amphitheater, large field between the dorms and Globe area to host events of all kinds.

  • Area between the Residence Halls

    Conveniently located in the center of campus, this spacious green area includes ample event space. With easy load-in access, this versatile space is ideal for a variety of events such as carnivals, concerts, movie nights, festivals, and picnics. Tents are welcome in this area as long as the Environmental Health and Safety regulations are followed regarding their setup and removal.  Please note, access to power is limited in this space.

    Amphitheater

    The Amphitheater is located close to the area between the Residence Halls and behind the Lawrence V. Johnson Library.  The Amphitheater will seat 200 people and can be used as is with seating on the grass or chairs can be added.  There is a small, elevated stage at the front of the venue and sound and lighting can be used if requested. This venue is excellent for movies, cookouts or competitions.

    Globe

    The Globe sits in the middle of the plaza separating the Student Center and the Marietta Administration building, next to Sycamore Grove. Conveniently located close to the main entrance of campus, and in an area that students walk through frequently, this is an ideal outdoor event space for organizational fairs and information tables.  

    Stinger’s Outdoor Walkway

    Located in front of Stinger’s Restaurant, this versatile walkway has easy load-in access and plenty of space to set up tables on either side of the walkway with ample access in-between. This area is perfect for those who want their event to be seen by the students, since it is situated outside of the only dining hall on campus.

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  Event CenterKSU Department of Event and Venue Management Event Center Header

The Event Center is the largest mixed-use facility on Kennesaw State’s Marietta Campus. The venue hosts events ranging from sporting events, formal dinners, open houses, orientations, and many others. 

  • For internal events, please submit an Internal Event Request in KSU Reservations to request the space for your event. For external events, please fill out the following form

    PLEASE NOTE: Your request for this venue is not confirmed until you are notified by the Department of Event and Venue Management. Do not publicize, sign contractual agreements, or notify guests of your event until you receive a confirmation. 

    About the Event Center  

    • Maximum Occupancy is 1,864 people.

      • 1502 bleachers seats with the ability to have 362 floor seats 

    • 2 locker rooms

    • 2 flex meeting spaces

    • Large atrium/foyer complete with a built-in concessions area

    • The court is a standard NCAA regulation basketball court

      • 9,240 sq ft (this is with one side of the bleachers out and the other retracted)

    • The court area with both sets of bleachers retracted is 11,300 sq ft (about twice the area of a basketball court).

    • Built in LED video wall/AV sound system 

    Setup

    • The Event Center does not come pre-set. All items for an event must be rented through the Department of Event and Venue Management.

      • The gymnasium floor must be covered for all non-athletic events. (Requires a minimum of 4 hours to cover the floor and 4 hours to remove). 

    • Requests for the Event Center should be made three to six months in advance of the desired event date. 

    • If the event is approved, the Department of Event and Venue Management will send a confirmation along with any expected costs to the requester. 

     Directions and Parking 

    Address to the Event Center: 635 Walter Kelly Road Marietta, GA 30060 

    Parking location and directions vary based on event and will be provided by your event coordinator. Parking charges may apply. 

    Handicapped Parking: Designated parking for those with special needs is available in all campus parking areas. Patrons must display the required state issued handicapped-parking permit. The closest handicapped parking area is in lot P 21. 

    Prohibited Items

    Security has the right to inspect any item at any time for the purpose of safety. Prohibited items must be returned to cars or disposed of upon entering the venue and will not be accepted by employees. There will be no place offered to store any of these items.

    • Aerosol/pressurized cans
    • Animals (except service animals and service-in-training)
    • Artificial noisemakers including airhorns, whistles, musical instruments, etc.
    • Banners, posters, and flags larger than 4’x3’
    • Flyers, handouts, advertisements
    • Glassware of any kind
    • Glitter
    • Helium balloons
    • Illegal substances, drugs, and chemicals of any kind
    • Inflatables
    • Instruments of any kind
    • Laser pointers
    • Open flames
    • Poles or staffs of any kind (metal, plastic, wooden)
    • Weapons, flares, fireworks, and smoke devices
    • Use of e-cigarettes, vapes, juuls, dip, chew, etc.

    *Event management reserves the right to make exceptions upon its discretion.

    Questions and Contact Information 

    If you have questions regarding events at the Event Center, please email events@kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-6252. 


  Executive Dining RoomKSU Department of Event and Venue Management Executive Dining Room Header

The Executive Dining Room is located underneath Stinger’s dining hall. It is a non-academic University facility with the primary purpose of accommodating Presidential and VIP events.

  • The Executive Dining Room is located underneath Stinger’s dining hall.  It is a non-academic University facility with the primary purpose of accommodating Presidential and VIP events. 

    It is available for use by KSU faculty, staff and Registered Student Organizations for meetings, presentations, receptions and banquets. 

    The maximum number of guests is 48 for all set ups except receptions.  For receptions, the maximum number of guests is 75 (with the furniture removed). 

    All events in the Dining Room are required to have KSU Catering as part of the event.  Outside catering or bringing in food is not permitted.

    All requests for the Executive Dining Room are to be submitted through EMS.  The requests are reviewed and determined if appropriate for the space by the Office of University Events.

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  Alternative Spaces
Marietta Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Kennesaw State

The following spaces are considered as alternative event venues. These are not booked through Department of Event and Venue Management but are available upon request.

A hub of activity on the Marietta campus, the Recreation and Wellness Center provides an intimate space for the campus community to engage in fitness and recreation activities

  • A hub of activity on the Marietta campus, the Recreation and Wellness Center provides an intimate space for the campus community to engage in fitness and recreation activities.  Located near the entrance to the Marietta campus, the facility includes a two-court gymnasium, 2 racquetball courts, a fitness studio, a meeting room, 6-lane 25-yard indoor pool, and an outdoor patio. 

    In addition to the facility, the Department of Sports of Recreation oversees the disc golf course.  Please contact the Department of Sports and Recreation for more information.

    To request space in this facility and/or the disc golf course, please complete this form.

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