MSUN Activity, Event, and Meeting Spaces

In effect as of June 1, 2020

MSU-Northern facilities are currently open for approved activities and events ONLY. Public access to facilities is restricted to these activities and events.

The maximum capacity for any activity or event is 50 people.

Social distancing measures (6 feet per participant) are required at all campus activities and events.

MSU-Northern summer courses are being offered in an online format. MSUN will resume face to face instruction in the Fall of 2020, while adhering to all public health directives.


If a space is NOT listed, it is NOT available for public use. Please contact Tammy Boles (265-3732) to reserve an approved space. 

Bookstore - Open to the public

The MSU-Northern Bookstore is now open during regular hours, Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Capacity will be limited to 10 patrons at a time, and the check-out line is spaced out so customers can maintain 6 feet of distance from each other. The counter and register area will be disinfected after each customer interaction.

Library - Appointment Only Building Access

The Vande Bogart Library building access is limited to use of computers on the main level. MSU-Northern users with valid Student ID's can make an appointment by calling the library at 265-3706. A limited number of appointment slots will be available daily: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM and 2:00 PM-4:00 PM, Monday through Friday and should be made 24 hours in advance. The library doors remain locked, please call 265-3706 when you arrive for your appointment.

A limited number of laptops are available for checkout. Laptops checked out are due at the end of the term.

SUB Fitness Center - MSUN employee and student access only

The Fitness Center will be open for use by current university employees and students ONLY Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm - 7pm. Please enter through the front doors of the Student Union Building (SUB) and wash your hands in the downstairs restroom prior to entering the Fitness Center. Sign in on the form provided at the entrance of the Center (name and phone number), and maintain 6 feet of distance from any other attendee while exercising. When finished, sanitize any equipment used with the provided products and wash hands in the SUB restroom before exiting the building.

Conference Rooms Social Distancing Capacity Hours of Operation
Cowan Hall 202 8-5
Brockmann Center - 2nd Floor 6 8-5
Brockmann Center - 1st Floor  8-5
SUB Fireside Room  8 8-5


Computer Access Social Distancing Capacity Accessible Hours    
Library (See note above) 10 10-4


Activity/Event Rooms Social Distancing Capacity Hours of Operation
Armory Gymnasium, Floor Only 50  Subject to availability
Ballroom, Student Union Bldg 50   Subject to availability
Diesel Tech Center, lower lobby 30   Subject to availability
Fitness Center, Student Union Bldg
(see note above)
 T and Th, 5 - 7pm
Hagener 101 70  Subject to availability
Hensler Auditorium, ATC 37 + 1 presenter at the podium = 38  Subject to availability
Little Theatre, Cowan Hall Auditorium: 25
Stage: 10
Backstage: 10
Women's Dressing Room: 6
Men's Dressing Room: 4
 Subject to availability


Classrooms Social Distancing Capacity Hours of Operation
Brockmann 212 12 + 1 presenter = 13 Subject to availability
Cowan 300 17 + 1 presenter = 18 Subject to availability
Cowan 319 16 + 1 presenter = 17 Subject to availability
Pershing 208 (Music Room) 16 + 1 presenter = 17 Subject to availability



Until further notice, the following facilities are open for university business ONLY:

Advanced Fuels
Automotive Technology
Metals Technology
Vande Bogart Library