DDQIC Event Commons is an open space, made for conferences or any other large gatherings.

The space can be used for student-led, faculty, non-profit and commercial events.

The space is located in the Rose Innovation Centre in Mitchell Hall.

Book the DDQIC Rose Event Commons


The Event Commons, captured are the tables and windows in the room.

Photo taken by Tom Ridout of Industryous Photography.

The Rose Innovation Hub is the central location for innovation and entrepreneurship activities at Queen's University. The space is home to dozens of innovation and entrepreneurship events, speakers, workshops, meet-ups, and conferences on a monthly basis. Do you want to host your event at the Rose Innovation Hub? The DDQIC Event Commons is the perfect space to host conferences or relatively large events. This dynamic space is open to students, faculty and members of the Kingston community.


Booking Information

The Event Commons is located in the heart of Queen's main campus, 10 minutes from downtown Kingston in Mitchell Hall. 

The Event Commons has a maximum capacity of 95 people. In light of COVID-19 restrictions, the capacity for non-academic events is 45 people. The space also has a variety of equipment available including:

  • Microphones 
  • Sound System  
  • Tables 
  • Chairs
  • Two Projectors 
  • Retractable Bleachers 

Event Commons rental and cleaning fees
Rate Queen's Departments & Student-led Organizations External Not-for-profit events Commercial events
Hourly $125 $125 $200
Half Day $400 $400 $550
Full Day $600 $600 $800
Evenings & weekends* +$50 +$50 +$50
Cleaning (Fridays & Saturdays only)** +$200 +$200 +$200

* The rental fee will reflect the total hours in the space, including setup & teardown 

* $50 will be added to bookings that extend beyond 5PM and on Saturdays and Sundays for on-call support, as these booking occur outside of regular Rose Innovation Hub business hours. 

**Events that are booked outside of the regular custodial service hours (Sunday-Thursday) will require a post-event clean of $200 minimum per day.  

* All rental and cleaning fees are subject to HST for parties external to Queen's University (i.e., not paying via Chartfield). 

If you are interested in booking the Event Commons for an event, please email ddqic.roombook@queensu.ca for more information. Please provide the name of your organization, anticipated event date and purpose of event in your email. Replies will be sent out every 2-5 business days.