Student Union Facilities

Student Union

The entire Donald G. Bollinger Memorial Student Union complex may be rented based on availability and approval of the University.  The total square footage of the Student Union complex is 76,376.

 

Specifics of request will determine if other charges, besides rent, will apply.  The food service contractor is the designated food vendor for the Nicholls State University, including the Donald G. Bollinger Memorial Student Union.

Cotillion Ballroom

The Cotillion Ballroom is located in the Student Union and is utilized for banquets, receptions, meetings, dances, and functions requiring a large, modern facility.  The Cotillion Ballroom has access to a catering kitchen located at the back of the building.

 

Capacity

Standing

Lecture

Banquet

Ballroom

1000

700

450

 

Bollinger Suite (A Room + B Room)

The Bollinger Suite is located adjacent to the Cotillion Ballroom entrance at the back of the Student Union.  The suite consists of the A & B Rooms, which have portable walls separating the rooms.  The suite can be reserved as one large or two smaller facilities.  Food and beverage are allowed.  A catering kitchen is located behind the suite area.  (Dances are not allowed in this area because of the carpeted floor.)

 

Capacity

Standing

Lecture

Banquet

Suite

200

100

80

A Room

100

50

40

B Room

100

50

40

 

 

Mardi Gras Suite (Captain’s Room + Carnival Room)

The Mardi Gras Suite, comprised of the Captain’s Room and Carnival Room, is located off of the Cotillion Ballroom. This facility is a part of the Vernon F. Galliano Cafeteria. Only food and beverage from the food service contractor are permitted.

 

Capacity

Standing

Lecture

Banquet

Captain’s Room

80

60

55-60

Carnival Room

133

100

92-100

Bayou Suite

The Bayou Suite located on the Mezzanine level of the Student Union. Reservations for this area are limited due to the lack of elevator access to the upper floor area.  Food or beverages are allowed in this area with approval of the Office of Auxiliary Services.

 

Capacity

Standing

Lecture

Banquet

Bayou Suite

200

120

NA

 

Le Bijou Theater

Le Bijou Theater is located in the lobby of the Student Union.  Le Bijou Theater is utilized as a movie theater, artist and lecture room, and workshop/meeting area. Food and beverages are not allowed in the theater.

If a video technician is required to operate equipment, an hourly fee for an attendant will be charged.

 

Capacity:  180

 

Bowie Room

Bowie room is located in the Student Union hallway opposite of Le Melange Snack Bar.

 

Capacity

Standing

Lecture

Banquet

Bowie

50

30

NA

 

Lafitte Room

Lafitte room is located in the Student Union hallway opposite of Le Melange Snack Bar.

 

Capacity

Standing

Lecture

Banquet

Lafitte

50

30

NA

 

 

Century Club Room

The Century Club Room is located beneath John L. Guidry Stadium.  The Century Club Room is utilized for parties, receptions, meetings, workshops, etc.  The room has a limited kitchen facility.

 

The area underneath John L. Guidry Stadium is often used for a rain site for outdoor events, crawfish boils, and as a concession area for stadium events.

 

Capacity

Standing

Lecture

Banquet

Century Room

200 (281 Fire Codes)

150

100 (131 – Fire Codes)

Underneath Stadium Area

500

NA

150

 

John L. Guidry Stadium Rental Facilities

John L. Guidry Stadium, Nicholls’ football field, is available to outside promoters and groups.

 

Nicholls State reserves the right to let area high schools use the facility for football games and the district band festivals on a cost basis.  This means that these groups would pay all costs associated with set-up, servicing of the event, and clean up.  Examples of cost are:

 

Lighting                                                       Marking on field

Electrician on duty                                        Clean-up crew

University police

 

The press box and Colonel’s Brigade Sky Box are available for rent for events being held in the stadium.

 

The food service contractor is the designated concession vendor at John L. Guidry Stadium.

 

Sports Facilities

Didier Baseball Field, Lady Colonels Softball Field, athletic practice fields or facilities and the Intramural fields are reserved for use by outside groups through the Office of Auxiliary Services.  Charges shall be determined by the specifics of the request (See rates in the Appendix).

 

Tennis Courts

Academic classes, varsity tennis, intramural tennis, tennis club reservations, and student recreational reservations will be given priority court privileges.  However, Nicholls State University will accommodate requests from outside groups to use the tennis courts when scheduling permits.

 

Outside groups wishing to use the courts for special events must contact the Office of Auxiliary Services.  A Certificate of Insurance must be provided before the event may occur.  Charge for use will be assessed as indicated in the Student Affairs Procedure Manual.

 

Nicholls students, faculty, and staff with a current Nicholls I.D. are not charged for court use. All court users must check-in at the Intramural Office and pay guest fees when applicable.  Community members may join the Nicholls Tennis Club — allowing them the same privileges granted to Nicholls community members.  Contact the Office of Campus Recreation for details.  Campus organization requests for tennis court use should be made at the Intramural Office, Ayo Pool building.  Charges, if any, will be based on the specifics of the request.

J.J. Ayo Swimming Pool

The request for use of J. J. Ayo Pool is made through the Office of Auxiliary Services.  The Crawfish Aquatics South staff verifies availability of pool. One month’s notice should be given prior to the event.  Crawfish Aquatics shall determine minimum-staffing requirements for all pool functions, including lifeguards, custodians, maintenance personnel, etc.  Individuals or groups reserving the pool shall be responsible for paying rental charges and costs associated with the function.

Outdoor Areas

 

 

Outdoor lawn areas can be reserved through the Office of Auxiliary Services.  Charge (if any) for use by Nicholls students, faculty, staff, and organizations will be determined by the specifics of the request.  Please refer to the Appendix for rental rates.

 

The University recognizes its commitment to community service.  Charges for any outside group (non-Nicholls sponsored) use shall be determined by the specifics of the request.  The office verifying facility or outdoor availability prior to use of the facility or outdoor area must receive proof of appropriate insurance.  Please refer to the Appendix for rental rates.