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Special Events | Setup Styles

Setup Form

Please only submit a setup form if your request for space has been confirmed by the Director of Conference Services.


Please see below for examples of room setup styles.

Room Set Up Form

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  • Set Up Requirements

  • Please Note: All requests for A/V carts (projector and accompanying computer) must be submitted to faculty services..
  • Please use a rectangle to designate a long table, a circle to designate a round table, an "X" to designate a chair, "TC" to designate a Trashcan and "CR" to designate a coat rack. Label any tables being used for food/buffet accordingly.
  • To include: table skirting*, room decorating, early access, etc. *Please note: There is an additional cost for table skirting.

Auditorium/Theater Style: 

Rows of chairs facing the front of the room, usually divided by cent and/or side aisles. Appropriate for short lecture or larger groups that do not require extensive note-taking.








U-Shape Style: 

Six-or eight foot conference tables placed end to end in the room to form the shape of a U. Chairs are places around the outside of the U. Ideal for Board Room meetings with presentations at the front of the room.








Hollow Square Style: 

Six – or eight-foot conference tables placed in a rectangular outline with open space in the middle. Chairs are placed around the perimeter of the square. Appropriate for groups fewer than 40 where there is a group leader or panel seated at the head of the set up.








Conference Style: 

Six-foot or eight foot conference tables clustered in the center of the room to form one solid surface. Chairs are placed around the perimeter of the tables.








Classroom Style: 

Rows of tables with 2 or 3 chairs at each one, with tables arranged to face the front of the room. Most desirable for long lectures.








Banquet Style: 

Six- or eight-foot round conference tables places throughout the room with 6-8 chairs places around each table. Used for food functions, standard stables of either 60 or 72 inches in diameter to seat 8-12 people per table.








Please note (for Trinity Staff/Faculty Use Only): All requests for AV carts (projector, with accompanying computer) must be submitted to Faculty Services:

Should you have any questions or require additional assistance, please contact Conference Services at 202-884-9136 or via email:

For more information about Special Events at Trinity please contact 202-884-9136 or



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