The Wells Fargo Auditorium may be used by University affiliated groups for the following purposes:
- Cultural events such as lectures, videos, broadcasts, and performances
- Academic programs sponsored by university departments and organizations
- University business such as workshops, administrative forums, and ceremonies
- Events sponsored by student organizations that are registered with the ASUN or GSA Student Activities Offices
The auditorium is not available for non-University sponsored groups, regular classes after 5:30 p.m., or on-going regularly scheduled meetings.
FAQs and contact information
Sound and A/V in the auditorium or use of other equipment, for any purpose but screening videos, must be approved by an Event Technology specialist. Special Event organizers should contact the Event Technology Coordinator, Ryan Nichols, if you require sound or projection outside of the standard teaching podium available.
Food and drink
Food and drink are not allowed in the auditorium. For special events, lobby space outside of the auditorium may be scheduled for concessions and other activities. Catering arrangements are the responsibility of the event organizer.
The auditorium is cleaned daily Monday through Friday. Weekend custodial support is provided only by special arrangement. Those scheduling weekend events will be required to contact Libraries Administration Office at (775) 682-5684 or LibraryAdmin@unr.edu at least five business days in advance of a scheduled weekend event to arrange for cleaning. There will be a custodial support weekend charge, a minimum of two hours.
Lobby space outside of the auditorium may be scheduled in conjunction with the auditorium space. The lobby space may be used for registration tables, catering, or similar activities. The Knowledge Center does not provide security for furnishings or displays left in the lobby before or after event hours. Fire safety codes prohibit locking the first-floor entrance to the lobby. It is the responsibility of event coordinators to schedule staff to control non-participant access through the lobby.
Capacity and seating
The auditorium, located on the first floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, has a maximum capacity of 163 people. Reservations will not be accepted for groups expected to exceed this capacity. Seating is theater-style and fixed.
Scheduling and hours
The auditorium is available from one-half hour after the opening of the Knowledge Center to one-half hour before closing, including weekends. Regular hours during fall and spring semesters follow. The schedule varies for holidays and academic breaks.
- Monday through Thursday: 8:30 am – 11:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am–5:30 pm
- Saturday: 11:30 am–5:30 pm
- Sunday: 11:30 am–11:30 pm
Deadlines: Please submit requests to use the auditorium at least 7-10 business days in advance.
If approved, the reservation will be confirmed in PackLife to the requester with important information about the reservation. Your cooperation is appreciated.