The College provides several areas for use by the general public and college sponsored organizations to hold events, including meetings, seminars, luncheons, performances, and banquets. Facilities scheduling is coordinated through the department of Procurement and Contracts. Please see the information below and contact 386-754-4226 or if you have any questions.

Available Facilities and Capacities   


  1. Howard Conference Center  (1,076 with bleachers extended — 1,876 with both bleachers out and chairs on the floor — 300 to 500 with tables in banquet set-up)
  2. Lake City Medical Center Auditorium  (100 without tables 85 with tables)
  3. Levy Performing Arts Center  (523 seats, including handicap seating)
  4. Olustee Fire Tower (Restricted Use)
  5. Pine Square  (200 with tables)
  6. Wilson S. River Media Center, Atrium  (197, May be used for receptions)
  7. Wilson S. River Media Center, Room 102  (Classroom-style seating will accommodate max of 60 — Audience-style seating will accommodate approx. 100 — Other configurations will dictate seating capacity)
  8. Wilson S. River Media Center, Room 153  (36… classroom-style seating ONLY)

Rental Procedures

A request form must be completed and approved. You can download the form here: Facilities Use Request
*Note: Save document before filling or information may be lost. Currently, digital signatures are not authorized. Please print, hand-sign, and either mail to our office or scan and email.

When making a request, please check “off-campus user” if it is not a college-sponsored event. Fees vary according to the type of user. Once the paperwork is completed it should be returned to the Procurement & Contracts Department for further distribution. This must be done at least 30 days prior to the event. It is important for paperwork to be returned in a timely manner so that arrangements can be made with the Gateway Grill for catering, custodial for the scheduling of post event clean-up, maintenance for facility set-up, audiovisual for public address systems, and public information for event promotion.
The form may be emailed to or mailed to:

Florida Gateway College
Procurement & Contracts
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007

*Note: Only upon receipt of the fully executed contract and payment of all fees, will the facility be reserved.

Do not rely solely on the reservation approval to confirm your needs. A follow-up phone call to the following service coordinators is helpful to prevent problems due to possible lost paperwork or errors in paperwork.

Gateway Grill, Charles (Ross) Harbourt, 386-754-4499,
Should your event require catering, The Grill has the first right of refusal to cater your event.

Custodial – GCA – Mary Newsome, 386-438-3178,
For additional trash receptacles, set-up of Conference Center and Lake City Medical Center Auditorium and post-event clean-up.

Maintenance- Ralph Medico, 386-754-4326,
Table and chair set-up of Pine Square, set-up of stage, bleachers, mats for HCC, set-up of risers, pianos in PAC.

Audiovisual – Mike McKee, 386-754-4329,
Public address, PowerPoint presentation set-up, video recording of event, etc.

Public Information Office, Stephen Culotti, 386-754-4247,
Newspaper publicity, recognition of your guests, photography during event and directional signage for arriving guests.   All requests should be made 2 weeks in advance.


Wire holders for directional signage are available in the Public Information Office for display on a limited basis, 386-754-4247.

A dry mount and lamination service for directional signage is available through the Audiovisual Department, 386-754-4329.

As a courtesy, please notify the Gateway Grill if you plan to have a large group on campus and are not providing a meal. The notification will allow cafeteria staff to plan for additional patrons. Many times unexpected large groups can overwhelm the staff during lunch rush.

It is the goal of the entire college family to ensure our guests have a positive experience while visiting our campus. By following these procedures we should reach that goal.


To review the full policy and procedure for College Facilities leasing, please visit the FGC Policies and Procedures webpage and scroll to Use of College Facilities (6Hx12:10-00).