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Conference Center Operating Guidelines

  • The Mary E. Rittling Conference Center (Conference Center) cannot be utilized for partisan political activity, political or interest group fundraisers or any event resulting in corporate or personal financial gain.
  • Attendance at any event held in the Conference Center must be by written invitation only. Events open to the public or by general announcement are strictly prohibited, unless specifically approved by the Conference Center coordinator.
  • Any Client reserving the Conference Center must be the same Client who will utilize the facility for the originally stated purpose.
  • One responsible person from the sponsoring organization or party must be present at the event from thirty (30) minutes prior, until the event is completed.
  • The Client is responsible for any and all damages to the building and its furnishings.
  • Events will be scheduled for no longer than two (2) days in length. Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Conference Center coordinator.
  • Shoes and shirts are required at all events.
  • No posters, charts, signs, decorations or other items are allowed to be attached to walls, doors, pillars, stairways or hung from the ceiling or light fixtures inside or upon the exterior of the Conference Center.
  • The throwing of rice, soap bubbles, silly string or confetti is not permitted inside or outside the Conference Center. The throwing of birdseed is permitted outside the Conference Center.
  • No animals are allowed inside or on the Conference Center grounds, except those used by persons with disabilities, in accordance with College policy.
  • Davidson County Community College is not responsible for damages or injury to persons caused by a Client’s arrangement with florists, bands or musicians, rental agencies or other outside contractors.
  • Davidson County Community College is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • No smoking is permitted inside the Conference Center or on College grounds.
  • The Conference Center shall operate in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Davidson County Community College is not responsible for disturbances during the event from outside noise.
  • No open flames (including candles) are allowed inside or outside the Conference Center in compliance with state fire regulations.
  • In the event of severe weather, the Conference Center will make every attempt to remain open. If you intend to cancel or postpone your event due to weather conditions, please call by 7:30 a.m. on the day of your event and discuss your plans with the Conference Center coordinator. The Conference Center is closed when the College closes for inclement weather.
  • Parking conditions adequate to accommodate all event attendees are not guaranteed.
  • Davidson County Community College reserves the right to decline service to any organization whose purpose in utilizing the Conference Center is incompatible with the educational mission of the College.
  • All music groups and DJs must be approved by the Conference Center coordinator. All amplified sound must meet any applicable Davidson County noise ordinance.
  • Davidson County Community College has first priority to the Conference Center facilities for College purposes.
DCCC remains open for business during COVID-19, with employees on staggered work schedules and teleworking to promote social distancing. Most summer classes are online. Summer hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am -12:00 pm. DCCC continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. For the latest information visit the DCCC Coronavirus Response web page.