2021 UROC Room Rental Guidelines
The University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) will begin offering limited conference space rentals beginning September 1, 2021. Also, beginning Tuesday, September 7, the UROC facility will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and from 8:30 to 5 p.m. on Fridays.
UROC is following Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and University of Minnesota protocols by requiring well-fitted, protective masks be worn and social distancing maintained at all times within the building.
All visitors are required to provide their own masks, and organization reserving rooms must provide adequate masks for all of their attendees. Additionally, UROC will require daily electronic check-in of all visitors, including staff and faculty, to the facility. UROC room rental and parking lot reservations are available on a limited basis based on MDH and University safety protocols.
Please note that while the building’s lobby and private offices will be open, use of UROC free-access public computers will not be available at this time. The University of Minnesota Technology Empowerment Office (TEC) located within UROC is closed to all in-person visits. The TEC office will offer free remote computer classes per the training schedule located on the TEC website. To schedule a remote class email [email protected] or call 1-605-550-9410.
Organizations interested in using UROC's parking lot and grounds for a community-focused event, must complete the Parking Lot Request Form. Please note that in all cases, the UROC building will remain closed and staff will not be on hand to assist with events. During this time, the building's equipment including tables, chairs, and other items will not be available for use—including the facility's bathrooms and outdoor water supplies. Please be prepared to furnish all items needed for your outdoor event including parking cones, chairs, tables, and water supplies.