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Bill Mitsch Wetland Collection Room

The Heffner building is the perfect location for your next workshop, meeting, or employee retreat!

Our classroom fits 65 guests and is perfect for presentation-style workshops, short courses, or large meetings. If you prefer a more intimate setting, our collection room fits 20 comfortably and has a fantastic view of our prairie and storm water wetland. Three sides of the room are covered in floor-to-ceiling windows, providing natural lighting and ample opportunity for a glimpse of wildlife.

Have questions about either space? Send an email to Krystal Pocock, our research and outreach coordinator.

Ready to book a room? Read how to reserve below!

Room Details

Classroom (Heffner building room 108, max capacity = 65)

    • Podium with AV equipment (e.g., computer, projector, screens, cameras for seamless virtual participation and/or recording your meeting or session)
    • Seating: Tablet desks

Bill Mitsch Wetland Collection Room (Heffner building room 101, max capacity = 25)

Bill Mitsch Wetland Collection Room
    • Gorgeous view of our stormwater wetland and Lowrie shortgrass prairie
    • Podium with AV equipment (e.g., HDMI connection for PC only, projector)
    • Large meeting table with rolling chairs
    • Sink and long cabinet
    • Close proximity to kitchenette with fridge, coffee maker, and sink






The Heffner Wetland Research and Education building is equipped with restrooms, a small lobby with couch and chairs, and a kitchenette. Please contact staff or reference the ORWRP Room Reservation Policy form for additional information regarding on-site amenities.

We strive to offer high-quality support for research, instructional, and outreach activities. To meet this goal, we ask that you submit a Reservation Request 30 days in advance. Once you submit a request, an ORWRP staff member will be in touch to confirm your booking and/or suggest an alternative date if the requested room is unavailable. Requests are approved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prior to the scheduled event, the Room Reservation Policy must be signed and returned to ORWRP staff. We will have a copy on-hand for you to sign upon arrival.



Room Rental Time Weekday Rate Weekday Rate with OSU discount applied Weekend Rate (non-discounted)
Bill Mitsch Wetland Collection Room 2-hours $90.00 $70.00 $375.00
Day* $250.00 $190.00
Classroom 2-hours $125.00 $95.00 $525.00
Day* $350.00 $265.00
*Day rentals are available from 8am-4pm. Rooms may be scheduled outside of these hours for an additional fee depending on staff availability.