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.
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 (email@example.com) with the following details:
- Name or purpose of the event
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Student organizations also must go through the Student Events & Risk Management (SE&RM) process on GryphLife.ca 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 email@example.com. Full Service catering includes full room setup, linen and decor, menu planning and full service. Inquiries for full service catering can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend a Student Events & Risk Management Training. Contact email@example.com to book a training session.
Book the space.
Submit a Sales and Solicitation form through Hospitality Services.
Submit your event on GryphLife.ca a minimum of two weeks prior to your event.
Ensure attendees are limited to University of Guelph community members (students, staff, and faculty) and approved external guests.
Confirm that the number of attendees does not exceed the Province or our WDG Public Health guideline for indoor and/or outdoor gatherings.
Ensure all attendees complete the University of Guelph COVID-19 Screening Form before attending each event.
Ensure attendees wear a face mask for indoor and outdoor events.
Ensure hand sanitizers are available at the event and that all attendees sanitize their hands at the start and end of an event.
Ensure all furniture and equipment being used at the event are disinfected before and after the event.
Collect phone numbers or email addresses of all attendees during each event.
Naming Opportunities within Lang Plaza
If you're interested in learning more about naming opportunities within Lang Plaza, click here.