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The Ohio Union is a 318,000 square foot premier venue that is used by our students, university departments and corporate clients. It is the perfect place to host your next conference, meeting, holiday celebration, seminar, reception, banquet or special event.  Our dynamic spaces and professional event services team will make your event one to remember. Most of our rooms are flexible and can be set up in banquet, theater and classroom style to best suit your event needs.

To see our building layout, please review our building map.

Hays Cape Room

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One of our five small meeting rooms on the third floor, the Hays Cape Room is great for your group meetings, roundtables, or presentations.  With one full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, the natural light and view of the South Oval is sure to eliminate that “gray box” feeling of your typical meeting space.

Included Built-In AV:

  • LCD projector
  • Sony Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Player
  • Cablevision with select HD channels
  • Wireless Crestron control
  • YPbPr auxiliary inputs
  • VGA input
  • Data and Phone
  • 1/8 inch audio jack
  • Grafikeye lighting control
  • Phone line*
  • Microphones*

      *Items with AV charges

Fun/Fast Facts:

  • Hays Cape graduated from The Ohio State University in 1930.
  • Cape was a member of Beta Alpha Psi Honorary, the Varsity tennis team, Varsity “O,” and Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity.


Banquet Layout:

Seats: Maximum 30 guests

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Classroom Layout:

Seats: Maximum 30 guests

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Theater Layout:

Seats: Maximum 42 guests

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