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The Nevin Welcome Center’s airy, two-story open lobby may be rented as a reception area. With walls of windows facing north and south, educational displays, and a changing art exhibit, this lovely space can accommodate up to 40 people. This rental option is offered only during “off” hours, when the building is closed to the public.


Up to 40 people.


This space is only available during “off” hours when the Welcome Center is closed to the public.


$150 flat fee for Cornell departments.
$200 flat fee for groups external to Cornell.
For Cornell Student Groups: $50 per hour from the start (set up) of the event until the end (clean up) OR the Cornell department fee, whichever is less.

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