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Kanbar Reservation Policies

The policies and procedures for the reservation of space in the Kanbar Campus Center will follow those laid out in East Falls Campus of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) Room Reservation Policy.

Building Philosophy

The Kanbar Campus Center, in its operation, is a non-academic facility that is available for meetings, University events and extra-curricular activities. Reservation requests for classes will not be considered however academic events and activity is supported.

Reservable Space and Room Information

LEVEL 3 (click here for floor plan) 

Meeting Room 300

Seating capacity 18, Conference Table, AV / Network, Projector, Scree

Meeting Room 302

Seating capacity 18, Conference Table, AV / Network, Projector, Screen

Meeting Room 306

Seating capacity 42, Lecture Style, AV/ plasma, netbook

Meeting Room 312

Seating capacity 26, Conference Table and Parameter seating, AV / Network, Projector, Screen, Catering Tables

Presentation Room 314

Seating capacity 24, Lecture Style, AV / Network, Projector, Screen

Meeting Room 319

Seating capacity 4, Lounge stye

Kanbar Terrace

90 Person Capacity


Seating Capacity 27, Table and lounge style seating

LEVEL 2 (click here for floor plan)

Performance Space

Seating capacity 192 lecture style, 160 banquet style AV / Network, Projector, Screen, Wireless and wired Microphone options, VIDEO/CD/DVD, radio and cable, specialized room lighting

Living Room

Seating capacity 31, Lounge style

Living Room Patio

Patio seating

Lockyer Lounge

Seating Capacity 24, Lounge style and Dining Room style “Ted’s” Barista Seating capacity 79, Lounge style and Dining Room style, 2 pool tables and 1 ping pong table, Wall mounted TV, adjustable lighting, in-house PA

Miller Lounge

Seating Capacity 18, Lounge style

Gallery Wall “Ted’s”

Exhibit hardware for display

Vending Table (2)

1 table, 2 chairs

LEVEL 1 (click here for floor plan)

Private Dining Room 106

Seating capacity 18, Conference Tables

Common Thread

Seating capacity 182, Dining Room style, adjustable lighting, in-house PA

Gallery Wall Common Thread

Exhibit hardware for display

Common Thread Patio

Patio Seating

Building Technology

The Kanbar Campus Center is well equipped with technology resources. Specific resources are listed above by room. In addition, the building is on our wireless network throughout (Please note that in order for anyone/guests to access the network from outside the University community, arrangements must be made through OIR (The Office of Information Resources) to obtain a username and password.

A laptop computer is available to be used in the conference rooms and in the Performance Space. The laptop must be requested and is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The Kanbar Campus Center Gallery Policy

As the core co-curricular facility, the Kanbar Center offers an exciting opportunity to share
with the University community works of art and design created by students, faculty and
external artists/designers whose work supports the University mission.

This policy implements a specific understanding for use of galleries in the Kanbar Campus
Center for student, faculty or staff shows in those spaces. Kanbar gallery spaces include the
specified wall area in the Common Thread located on the 1st level and the specified wall area
in “Ted’s” located on the 2nd level (see attached elevation). Exhibited art work will be confined
to these spaces only. Shows/exhibitions will not be permanent but will rotate, reflecting the
diversity of programs and the range of student and faculty talent.

Similar to the process for use of all common space in the building, gallery space will be
reserved through the Office of the Director of the Kanbar Campus Center. It is not required
but advisable to schedule shows/exhibitions, 6 months in advance. In addition to reserving
gallery space, completion of the online reservation form is also required.

It is the responsibility of each school and/or departmental dean to ensure that
shows/exhibitions sponsored by their school / department meets, or exceeds policy
requirements including the following.

  • The faculty / staff organizer of the exhibit and hosting school dean will work with physical plant staff to determine in advance how work will be hung on thin cords/wires using the system provided. Faculty organizer also will work with the exhibiting artists/designers who should be present for the hanging of the works.
  • Exhibiting artists/designers are responsible for framing their own work or otherwise preparing it for display and are also responsible for delivering and picking up their work at an agreed time.
  • The hanging or taking down of work must not create damage to the Kanbar Campus Center. Work shall not interfere with entrance or egress in any spaces in the building.
  • The dean of the school / department and faculty / staff organizer of the show can refuse to exhibit any works that are deemed inappropriate, unsafe or offensive to the University community or general public.
  • Gallery exhibitions are not commercial entities and should not be promoted or encouraged on that basis. That is, no price tags or indications that items are for sale can be included in the show. Although a catalog may be produced it should not give the impression of a commercial gallery show. In addition, the University should receive no percentage of any sales that might occur. 
  • The University is not responsible in any way for damaged or stolen works at any time during the hanging or taking down or during exhibitions 
  • Gallery openings will be scheduled so they do not interfere with other events previously scheduled to occur in the Kanbar Campus Center. The duration of exhibitions can be for four to eight weeks and is agreed upon at the time the exhibition is scheduled. 
  • In the event galleries are used for exhibits of non-faculty/student work, such requests must be sponsored by a school dean, approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and scheduled only if not conflicting with internal requests. Kanbar Campus Center Gallery Usage Approval.

Other Important Faculty Information

The Kanbar Terrace has no furniture and availability of University furniture is limited. Furniture rentals may be required for approved events.

Certain areas of the building require special approval. All requests are reviewed by the Assistant Dean of Students / Director of the Campus Center and Student Activities. Additional event information may be required and/or a meeting may be needed to discuss the details of the request.

Any requested area in the Kanbar Campus Center considered a “Common Space” is approved on a limited basis only. Limiting the use of “Common Areas” for events is essential in our efforts to keep the building’s operations and services available to students and the campus community at all times during scheduled hours. The following are considered “Common Spaces”: Balcony, Living Room, Lockyer Lounge, Ted’s, the Miller Lounge and Common Thread.