COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

RICE takes numerous precautions to promote a safe environment for our employees, stakeholders, partners, and guests. These precautions include the following:

  • Requirement that all guests wear masks, observe social distancing guidelines, and comply with other safety rules and regulations. Safety signs are posted throughout RICE’s facilities.
  • 2-hour cleaning rotations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sanitation stations throughout the building and antibacterial soap in each bathroom.
  • Building treatment with long-acting disinfectant spray.
  • No-contact thermometers to monitor temperatures.
  • Waivers for all stakeholders and guests to sign upon arrival. These waivers are kept at the front desk and at the stakeholder desk on the third floor.

SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES FOR EVENT COORDINATORS AND GUEST

The maximum capacity for each meeting space is adjusted to satisfy the safety guidelines of 6 feet apart for social distancing as required by Fulton County , the CDC, and the City of Atlanta.

Symposium
30 people max

Podcast room
4 people max

Zoom Room
2 people max

Boardroom
8 people max

Photo Studio
2 people max

Think Tank
12 people max

Event Types

All events hosted through RICE are aligned with our mission and goals.

Entrepreneurship
Finance
Real Estate
Innovation
Ownership
Business
Community
Growth

Meeting Spaces

Rice Speaker event min
stakeholder orientation
Symposium

Max Capacity: 30

Non-stakeholder Rate: $200
Stakeholder Rate: $100
Nonprofit/City/Public Service/Partner Rate: $150

Time: 4-Hour Min

Add-Ons: AV (Flat Fee $100), Dedicated Tech 4 Hour Min. $250

Boardroom

Max Capacity: 8

Non-stakeholder Rate: $40
Stakeholder Rate: $20
Nonprofit/City/Public Service/Partner Rate: $30

Time: 1-Hour Min

Zoom Room

Max Capacity: 2

Non-stakeholder Rate: $25
Stakeholder Rate: $15
Nonprofit/City/Public Service/Partner Rate: $20

Time: 1-Hour Min

Podcast Room

Max Capacity: 4

Non-stakeholder Rate: $50
Stakeholder Rate: $25
Nonprofit/City/Public Service/Partner Rate: $30

Time: 1-Hour Min

Photo Studio

Max Capacity: 2

Non-stakeholder Rate: $50
Stakeholder Rate: $25
Nonprofit/City/Public Service/Partner Rate: $30

Time: 1-Hour Min

Think Tank

Max Capacity: 12

Non-stakeholder Rate: $50 Stakeholder
Stakeholder Rate: $25
Nonprofit/City/Public Service/Partner Rate: $30

Time: 1-Hour Min

Rules and Responsibilities

General Rules

Activities that involve loud noises and movements are not allowed in RICE hourly rental spaces or premises.

Each room is equipped with tables and chairs for the optimal number of users.

Partisan political activities, private parties, and sectarian religious activities are prohibited at RICE.

Smoking and alcohol are prohibited on all RICE premises. Burning of candles, incense, or other materials is prohibited.

All RICE rentals must be reserved and scheduled at least 14 days in advance.

Non-refundable room reservation fees and room rental payments must be received before any use of the room.

Rental Periods

1. Rooms are rented on the hour only in one-hour increments. Portions of an hour count as an hour. Rental must include all time needed for practice, setup and cleanup. Time for setup and takedown must be included in the rental time period even if it involves contracting with the RICE staff to move furniture.

2. Renters must clear the room of all belongings, furniture and people so the room is available on the half-hour for the next renters.

Rooms Use/Furniture

1. All rooms are rented “as is.” Furniture should remain in the room. Other tables and chairs may be available upon request. Renters are responsible for setting up, cleaning, and returning any additional furniture brought into the room.

2. Do not use tape or tacks on the floors or walls.

3. Renters shall only use the premises and grounds for the purposes declared in this agreement and shall not assign any interest in this agreement to any other person or party without first obtaining the written consent of RICE.

Reservations/Payment

1. Space is reserved when a rental agreement has been signed and advanced payment has been made.

2. Payment must be in the form of a check payable to RICE or another form acceptable to RICE. A $35.00 fee will be charged for all returned checks. Receipts will be provided to renter if requested.

Cancellation/Refunds

1. Notice of cancellation must be given in writing at least 1 week (7 days) in advance of the date reserved.

2. Room reservation fees are not refundable.

3. With proper notice of cancellation, a rent refund may be made.

4. Allow two weeks for refund processing.

Parking

1. Program participants should be encouraged to use alternative transportation means to reach RICE. Inform your group members of alternative means of transportation. Call MARTA for bus scheduling and routing information. Try carpooling.

2. Parking space in the RICE parking lot is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Program participants should come to events early to find parking.

3. Program participants should respect the on-street parking that is used by neighborhood residents.

4. We recommend staffing at least 2 people to help direct your attendees within the RICE building. It is ideal to have them assist your attendees at the main entrance and near the elevator on the third floor.

RICE Building Policies

1. Smoking and alcohol consumption are prohibited on the property. Burning of candles, incense, or other materials is also prohibited.

2. RICE is not responsible for items lost or stolen from the Center premises and grounds. Check with the security staff person on duty regarding lost and found items.

3. Renters shall be responsible for compliance with all rules and regulations governing use of the Center, and for any and all damage to the building, equipment, or grounds, and agrees to clean up the premises after each use and to leave the premises in good order and repair.

4. RICE shall not be responsible for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during, or arising out of occupancy and use of the building or grounds by the renter. Renters must agrees to hold RICE harmless from liability on account of any injury or damage arising out of such use.

5. A parent or other responsible adult must supervise children at all times. Children cannot be unaccompanied in the building or on the grounds at any time.

6. Renters shall not use the premises in any way that will unreasonably annoy RICE tenants or occupants of adjacent properties.

7. In order to maintain building security and public safety, renters must agree to follow the directions of RICE security personnel.

Book Your Event

Affordable co-working, convening, meeting and makerspace in Atlanta.