Lang Plaza at Macdonald Hall | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Lang Plaza at Macdonald Hall

Welcome to Lang Plaza. This outdoor space is a place for Lang students, faculty and staff to meet, study and enjoy. It is also a bookable space where they can host a meeting, a class or an event. 

People sitting around the fire pit in Lang plaza.

As part of the transformational $21-million gift from Stu and Kim Lang to name the U of G's business school, the 3,400-square-metre plaza at Macdonald Hall features an inspiring water fountain, nature-inspired fire pit, plenty of green space and lots of outdoor seating. This space officially opened on September 15th, 2021 and has been utilized by Lang students to host events, enjoy some fresh air between classes and for our faculty and staff to host meetings. With COVID-19 restrictions currently in place, Lang Plaza can hold up to 100 people. If you're looking for a smaller place to gather over coffee or tea, the fire pit is available as an alternative space.

To book this space, email Louise McIntyre ( with the following details:

  • Name or purpose of the event
  • Date
  • Time
  • If you require the whole plaza or just the fire pit. If you require the whole plaza, please indicate whether you'd like the fire pit on or off.

In addition to booking this through our Dean's Office, if you are selling food, merchandise, raffle tickets, or displaying promotional materials, you need to submit a Sales and Solicitation form through Hospitality Services. The form can be found here and must be submitted to Student organizations also must go through the Student Events & Risk Management (SE&RM) process on prior to booking the space, see below for more information. 



Catering is done through Hospitality Services, if you require catering, click here. Casual catering includes things like coffee, tea, cookies, sandwiches dropped off right to you. Inquiries for casual catering can be sent to Full Service catering includes full room setup, linen and decor, menu planning and full service. Inquiries for full service catering can be sent to

Naming Opportunities within Lang Plaza

If you're interested in learning more about naming opportunities within Lang Plaza, click here.