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DON TYSON CENTER FOR
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

The Don Tyson center is located right off I-49, making it easily accessible for both local residents and those coming from out of state. It is a short 4 minute drive from the University of Arkansas campus, an 8 minute drive to the Fayetteville business district, and a 10 minute drive to the Fayetteville square, making it ideally located for any event. The Don Tyson center has several spaces available for rent, including board rooms, conference rooms, and an event hall. We can accommodate groups of many sizes, and would love to talk to you about your next event. Events we have hosted in the past include, but are not limited to: meetings, trainings, workshops, awards ceremonies, lectures, company retreats, school visits, and more. All events held at the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences must be related to the Division of Agriculture’s mission. The Don Tyson Center strives to make planning your event as stress-free as possible by providing many amenities with each of our rentals. The center has several spaces for food to be served, whether you decide to offer refreshments or a full meal. While caterers must be approved in advance, we do not have a required list that clients must choose from, leaving you free to create your ideal event and room to work with your event budget. In addition to your chosen space, the following is included in any rental at our facility: An on-site event manager to help answer any questions Basic technical capabilities (dependent on space) Chairs, seminar tables, and cocktail tables* A limited catering kitchen for plating and warming food Free parking Free wi-fi for event guests *Number available may be limited.

Waldrip Hall

Waldrip Hall, the center’s largest event space, has beautiful views and seats up to 300 people. Its flexible seating allows for the space to be arranged in a variety of ways, including:

• Theater seating with no tables (seats up to 300)
• Seminar seating with tables, such as for a class (seats up to 240)
• Large rectangular tables for dining (seats up to 216)
• Round tables for dining (seats up to 220)
In addition to the many seating arrangements available, Waldrip Hall has direct access to a catering kitchen and several places to set up food and drinks. The space is also equip with a computer, large screen, podium with attached microphone, one lavalier microphone, one wireless microphone, video calling capabilities (such as Zoom), and a slide advancer.

To request a booking, please submit the form below. All requests will be carefully evaluated, and you will receive a confirmation by email if your event has been approved.

Waldrip Hall

Waldrip Hall, the center’s largest event space, has beautiful views and seats up to 300 people. Its flexible seating allows for the space to be arranged in a variety of ways, including:

• Theater seating with no tables (seats up to 300)
• Seminar seating with tables, such as for a class (seats up to 240)
• Large rectangular tables for dining (seats up to 216)
• Round tables for dining (seats up to 220)
In addition to the many seating arrangements available, Waldrip Hall has direct access to a catering kitchen and several places to set up food and drinks. The space is also equip with a computer, large screen, podium with attached microphone, one lavalier microphone, one wireless microphone, video calling capabilities (such as Zoom), and a slide advancer.

To request a booking, please submit the form below. All requests will be carefully evaluated, and you will receive a confirmation by email if your event has been approved.

Meeting Room

The Don Tyson Center offers a variety of small meeting spaces, which can also be used for small events such as retreats.

  • Our large board room seats up to 16, and has a computer and large screen in addition to both conference and video calling capabilities.
  • Our small board room seats up to 12, and has a computer and large screen in addition to both conference and video calling capabilities.
  • A limited number of conference rooms are available for simple meetings without any technological needs. These rooms seat up to 8.
**Please note: We do not supply adaptors, HDMI cables, or other device-specific connectors. Please plan accordingly if you need to connect your device to the in-room system, and speak with the Event Manager about the options available to you.

To request a booking, please submit the following form. All requests will be carefully evaluated, and you will receive a confirmation by email if your event has been approved.

Meeting Room

The Don Tyson Center offers a variety of small meeting spaces, which can also be used for small events such as retreats.

  • Our large board room seats up to 16, and has a computer and large screen in addition to both conference and video calling capabilities.
  • Our small board room seats up to 12, and has a computer and large screen in addition to both conference and video calling capabilities.
  • A limited number of conference rooms are available for simple meetings without any technological needs. These rooms seat up to 8.
**Please note: We do not supply adaptors, HDMI cables, or other device-specific connectors. Please plan accordingly if you need to connect your device to the in-room system, and speak with the Event Manager about the options available to you.

To request a booking, please submit the following form. All requests will be carefully evaluated, and you will receive a confirmation by email if your event has been approved.

For questions or to request a quote,

please email Elizabeth Tappana at eatappan@uark.edu or call 479-502-9835.

Bookings can be requested by submitting one of the following forms above.