The primary use of the OAC Ballroom is to function, first and foremost, as a learning venue and meeting space for the students, faculty and staff of The University of Texas at Tyler. It is the responsibility of the Office of Scheduling & Conference Services to maintain that these specific needs take priority before reviewing and approving UT Tyler mission-relevant requests from external clientele.

UT Tyler faculty, staff and registered student organizations can request the OAC ballroom using Astra. Quick video tutorials for student organizations are available if needed.

External clientele are welcome to request this venue for conferences, banquets, small graduations or galas, etc. Please use the online event request form found here.

Event Scheduling Guidelines for the Ornelas Activity Center Ballroom

Venue Spaces

OAC Ballroom and Atrium Room Diagram

OAC Ballroom Event Photos

Venue Fee Schedule


    • Total Size of Meeting Space: 5,450 sq ft
    • Breakout Rooms: 4
    • Banquet Seating Capacity: 320
    • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
    • Allows Catering: yes
    • Free Parking: yes
    • Free Wifi: yes


3402 Old Omen Rd
Tyler, TX 75707



Phone: (903) 565-5888