Denton and Ralph Cooley University Life Center

Services & Rates

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The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center is available for use upon advance reservation and subject to availability as confirmed by Auxiliary Enterprises.

Discounted UTHealth Rates apply for any UTHealth faculty member, employee, student, university-registered or university-recognized organization. Guest Rates apply to events which are organized by or involve a non-UTHealth entity.

With your event details, Auxiliary Enterprises will calculate fees for your particular event. Please note that all reservations for space, equipment, supplies and services are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Since multiple events may take place at the Cooley Center simultaneously, no item or service can be guaranteed without advance reservation.

Room Usage

Room Fees cover the set up of the room according to the organizer’s specifications, as well as the use of the room and its furnishings. Please note, a two-hour minimum is required for all reservations. Regular Rates apply for events held between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Higher Extended Hour Rates apply for all hours outside of that range, including all weekend hours.

Cooley Center Hourly Rates

*Regular Hours are Monday - Friday (8AM - 5PM)

Fiscal Year 2022

RoomUT Rate
Regular Hours
UT Rate
Extended Hours
Guest Rate
Regular Hours
Guest Rate
Extended Hours
1 Section - without lobby $31.50 $63.50 $79.50 $111.00
1 Section - with lobby $55.00 $110.00 $138.50 $193.50
2 Sections - without lobby $39.00 $78.00 $98.00 $137.50
2 Sections - with lobby $62.50 $125.00 $157.00 $219.50
3 Sections - without lobby $58.00 $116.50 $146.50 $204.50
3 Sections - with lobby $70.00 $140.00 $175.50 $245.50
4 Sections - (includes lobby) $79.50 $158.50 $199.00 $278.50
5 Sections - (includes lobby) $97.00 $194.00 $244.00 $341.00
6 Sections - (includes lobby) $104.50 $209.00 $262.50 $367.00
Add Kitchen $2.50 $5.00 $6.50 $8.50
Entire Facility $115.00 $230.00 $289.00 $403.50
Lobby only $23.50 $47.00 $59.00 $82.00
Patio $12.00 $24.00 $31.00 $40.00
Courtyard $24.00 $48.00 $62.00 $80.00

Note:

  • The Cooley Center has a two hour minimum charge
  • Once at least 4 sections are reserved, the lobby is automatically included

An Administrative Fee will be applied to each invoice as follows:

Invoice TotalAdmin Fee
Up to $75.00 $10.00
$75.01 to $200.00 $25.00
$200.01 to $1,000.00 $50.00
Over $1,000.00 $100.00

For questions about rates and procedures, contact the Cooley Center at (713) 486-4453 or Auxiliary Enterprises at (713) 500-8400.

  • Cooley Center Rates

    Cooley Center Hourly Rates

    *Regular Hours are Monday - Friday (8AM - 5PM)

    Fiscal Year 2022

    RoomUT Rate
    Regular Hours
    UT Rate
    Extended Hours
    Guest Rate
    Regular Hours
    Guest Rate
    Extended Hours
    1 Section - without lobby $31.50 $63.50 $79.50 $111.00
    1 Section - with lobby $55.00 $110.00 $138.50 $193.50
    2 Sections - without lobby $39.00 $78.00 $98.00 $137.50
    2 Sections - with lobby $62.50 $125.00 $157.00 $219.50
    3 Sections - without lobby $58.00 $116.50 $146.50 $204.50
    3 Sections - with lobby $70.00 $140.00 $175.50 $245.50
    4 Sections - (includes lobby) $79.50 $158.50 $199.00 $278.50
    5 Sections - (includes lobby) $97.00 $194.00 $244.00 $341.00
    6 Sections - (includes lobby) $104.50 $209.00 $262.50 $367.00
    Add Kitchen $2.50 $5.00 $6.50 $8.50
    Entire Facility $115.00 $230.00 $289.00 $403.50
    Lobby only $23.50 $47.00 $59.00 $82.00
    Patio $12.00 $24.00 $31.00 $40.00
    Courtyard $24.00 $48.00 $62.00 $80.00

    Note:

    • The Cooley Center has a two hour minimum charge
    • Once at least 4 sections are reserved, the lobby is automatically included

    An Administrative Fee will be applied to each invoice as follows:

    Invoice TotalAdmin Fee
    Up to $75.00 $10.00
    $75.01 to $200.00 $25.00
    $200.01 to $1,000.00 $50.00
    Over $1,000.00 $100.00

    For questions about rates and procedures, contact the Cooley Center at (713) 486-4453 or Auxiliary Enterprises at (713) 500-8400.

  • Housekeeping Rates

    GCA Housekeeping Services cleans all UTHealth facilities each week night including publicly shared areas. Larger events serving food/drinks and or events held on weekends are required to hire Housekeeping to remove trash, prepare room(s), bathroom(s), etc… for Monday morning events.

  • IH Services Rates

    Events with Food & Beverage with attendance from 50-100 starting after 5pm on M-F or on Weekends:

    • 1 Housekeeping Attendant for 4 hrs - $180

    Events with Food & Beverage with attendance of 100+ starting after 5pm on M-F or on Weekends:

    • 2 Housekeeping Attendants for 4 hrs - $380.00
  • TULIP Insurance Rates

    *Note that the purchase of TULIP coverage is only needed if a tenant user cannot provide their own liability coverage naming The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System and University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, PO Box 20026, Houston, TX 77225 as an additional insured. *

TULIP FAQs


Technology Services & Support

Technology Fees cover the use of the facility’s audiovisual equipment and technology services. The following equipment is available:

  • Computer
  • DVD Player
  • ELMO Digital Visual Presenter
  • Video Projection System
  • Audio System
  • and Microphones

Other technology services include:

  • Lecture capture
  • Teleconferencing
  • Video conferencing
  • and Webcasting

In-room information technology specialists are also available to support your event if needed.


Meeting Supplies

The Cooley Center has an inventory of additional supplies which may be used upon request, such as easels, moveable whiteboards, table linens, centerpieces, etc.


Kitchen Usage

Kitchen Fees cover the usage of the catering kitchen to support food and beverage service.


Parking

There is no free parking available at the Cooley Center. View Parking Map

Parking rates for the surface lot at Research Park Complex are:

Time Rate
0 minutes - 1 hour $4.00
1 hour - 1 hour 20 minutes $5.00
1 hour 20 minutes - 1 hour 40 minutes $6.00
1 hour 40 minutes - 2 hours $7.00
2 hours - 2 hours 20 minutes $8.00
2 hours 20 minutes - 2 hours 40 minutes $9.00
2 hours 40 minutes - 24 hours $10.00
Daily Maximum Charge / Lost Ticket Charge $10.00

Participants can pay for their own parking at walk-up kiosks, or event organizers can pre-pay for parking validations to distribute to event participants. Call UT Parking Services at (713) 500-3405 to purchase parking validations in advance of your event.


Security Services

Security Services are available through UT Police for all events, and are mandatory for any event where alcohol will be served. Call UT Police at (713) 792-2890 to arrange for security.


Security Deposits

Refundable security deposits are also charged to protect the Cooley Center against loss, damage and excess cleaning requirements resulting from any event.

For reservations or more information, please contact Auxiliary Enterprises at 713-486-4453 or aux_cooley@uth.tmc.edu.