AHEC Managed Venues
The Auraria Campus Event Services (ACES) offers a broad range of venues and support services that will accommodate a variety of events. ACES is committed to making your next event memorable.
The Office of University Events works in collaboration with AHEC to help clients navigate the event planning process, including identifying the best venue to host your event. Because of the uniqueness of our campus, event venues and space reservations can seem complicated. Our goal is to help you through this process ensuring your upcoming event is a success.
While our office helps manage the MSU Denver event spaces, AHEC manages the remaining campus event spaces. The breakdown and details of each space is outlined below.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding booking an event, including assistance with filling out the OUE intake form, please reach out to our team at [email protected].
To book JSSB and AES spaces, please fill out this request form and select the spaces you would like to book. The system should indicate which spaces are available. Please note, you must select a date at least 8 days out from today’s date in order for the system to populate available venues.
To book the CAVEA theater and CAVEA breakout spaces (2), please fill out the OUE intake form.
For events expecting 90+ attendees, we recommend contacting AHEC to book a larger space on campus.
If you need assistance with submitting your space request, please reach out directly to Ned Hoewisch at [email protected].
To book an AHEC space, please visit Auraria Campus Event Services (ACES) to learn more about the services they can provide for your next event. To book an AHEC space, please email [email protected]. You can view a full list of AHEC spaces here.
King Center Spaces
The King Center is different than other AHEC spaces as it’s primary function is lab and instructional space for the programs for which they were built.
The King Center is only available for summer season rentals mid-May through mid-August. Once the fall semester begins, the facility returns to its intended purpose of supporting the campus’ Performing Arts departments as instructional, lab, and performance space. Performance and support facilities may not be scheduled by any other programs for use during the fall and spring academic semesters. This includes use by any other on-campus departments, student organizations, or off-campus commercial clients.
King Center Chit System
Each of the Deans overseeing the performing arts departments and each of the Executive officers (President or Chancellor) of the resident institutions may request an exception to this once every fall and spring semester. These exceptions of usage are called a chit. The request needs to be submitted to the tri‐institutional King Center Advisory Committee for review and approval.
If approved, these exceptions would be free of charges and limited to a length of four hours. Any use beyond four hours would be assessed the standard campus rental fee.
Contact Adam Popovich to discuss your individual needs, or to obtain more information on policies and space availability.
For more information, please visit the King Center’s website.
For MSU Denver space reservations, each venue may be scheduled by recognized student organizations, campus departments, and members of the community. When spaces are scheduled, the individual and/or the group must accept certain conditions of use as follows: (Note: These conditions also apply to all special use facilities)
For AHEC space reservations, please review AHEC event services policies and procedures here.