HUB Event Services has an array of audio visual equipment, sound systems, and staffing services to enhance meetings and events held in the HUB. It is important that clients understand and communicate their meeting and event needs so that HUB Event Services staff can outfit their event with the most appropriate equipment and services. All equipment rental fees are disclosed in the reservation confirmation.
Please Note: HUB equipment is not available for use in other campus buildings.

HUB Equipment

Audio Equipment

  • House PA: System for speakers, short videos, and light pre-recorded background music. May include up to 4 wired mics. Available in HUB Lyceum and both Ballrooms.
  • Built-in PA for Meeting Rooms: Available in HUB Rooms: 106, 145, 214, 250, 332, 337, 340. Includes 2 wired mics upon request.
  • Performance PA Package*: Available in HUB Lyceum (facing stage), North Ballroom (facing south), South Ballroom (facing south) and both Ballrooms (facing south) only. Includes up to 16 inputs (mics, direct inputs, etc.) and 2 monitor speakers.
  • HUB Lawn PA*: Includes 2 Mackie speakers, 8-channel mixer, up to 4 mics.
  • Mics and Direct Input Boxes: For use with HUB sound systems only.
  • Wireless Mics: Includes wireless or lapel mics. Use of more than 1 wireless mic MAY result in feedback. For use with HUB sound systems only.
  • Monitor Speakers: For use with HUB sound systems only.


  • Wireless Ethernet: Wifi is available in the HUB, accessible with UWNetID. Guest NetID can be obtained via UW sponsor.
  • Ethernet Hub: 7-port hub for wired ethernet access.

Event Equipment

  • Stage Sections: 6-feet by 8-feet sections available in 2-feet or 2-feet 8-inches high.
    – Small Stage: 1-4 sections

    – Medium Stage: 5-8 sections

    – Large Stage: 9+ sections

  • Lighting: There are 3 lighting packages available.

     – House Lighting – This is the basic lighting pre-programmed into the room.

      – Advanced Lighting Package – For ballrooms only. This includes all pre-set house lighting plus one custom set. Does not require a lighting technician

     – Performance Lighting Package – For Lyceum and ballrooms. Includes all preset lights plus up to 4 custom scenes. Requires a lighting technician.

  • Pipe & Drape: 10-foot wide curtain sections, in black.
  • Table Skirts: Purple table skirts. Not available for use with refreshment tables.
  • Sign Easels & Clip Stands: Available upon request. May incur fees.


  • Client Responsibility: All HUB clients are responsible for having a laptop and adapters for use with in-house data projectors in HUB meeting rooms and event spaces.
  • Computer Support: The HUB does not provide laptops or computer support for client computers.
  • Adapters: Clients are responsible for providing adapters/dongles for their PCs or Macs. The HUB does not provide adapters as part of HUB reservations.
  • Adapters for Sale: The HUB sells mini-display port/thunderbolt to VGA adapters at the HUB Main Desk for $20 – payable by cash/check/credit card or added to the existing HUB reservation. Sale of adapters is open only to existing HUB reservation clients.


  • Power Drop: Access to power closets. For extra electrical power available in the ballrooms and Lyceum. Does not include planning, diagramming, and setup fees.
  • Power Fees: Includes diagramming, planning, setup of equipment, and 3 to 5 electrical cords (based on venue). Available in meeting rooms and ballrooms.
  • Extension Cords: 3 to 5 free cords upon request (based on venue). All extension cords must be provided by the HUB. Power strips are NOT available or allowed.
  • Telephone with Digital Line: Not suitable for polycom/conference calls. Polycom conference calls require an adapter not available from the HUB.
  • Piano: Baby Grand available in the Ballroom. Upright Piano in the Lyceum. Not available in meeting rooms. Tuning services incur a tuning fee.
  • Coat Racks: Rolling coat racks accommodate large numbers of coats.
  • Flags: U.S. and Washington State flags.


  • Facilities Services Assistant (FSA): Required for all events in the ballrooms, Lyceum, multiple rooms, or as assigned.
  • Sound Operator: Required for any Performance PA rental or as assigned.
  • Event Staff: Ticket-takers, ID checkers, capacity monitors.


  • Data/Video Projector**: Includes screen, interactive whiteboard & LCD projector, screen, and sound if needed for video.
  • Smartboard & Projector**: Interactive whiteboard & LCD projector, screen, and sound if needed for video.
  • 55-inch LCD TV: On cart with VGA, HDMI, component composite inputs. Does not include DVD player, laptop, or other accessories.
  • DVD/CD Player: PA system and Projector/TV is required. For use with HUB projectors and TV only.
  • Video Camera/IMAG*: On tripod. Image magnification only. Recording services are NOT available. Requires platform (fees applicable).

HUB Client Responsibility

  • All computers and computer support/IT
  • Adapters for Apple (Mac) laptops
  • Presentation management or slide advancement, i.e. PowerPoint management

The HUB Provides

  • VGA & HDMI connection. Both CANNOT be used simultaneously
  • A SINGLE source connection for a SINGLE device (laptop/computers)
  • A connection at lectern/head table/front of room
  • Other locations may be accommodated upon request in the Ballrooms and Lyceum ONLY. Please plan in advance of your final AV/setup deadline outlined on confirmations


* Requires a Sound Operator or Facilities Services Assistant (FSA)
** The HUB does NOT provide computers or computer support. All clients are responsible for having a computer equipped to work with a data projector.