Alumni House Rental Information
Looking for a place convenient to the UNMC campus that would be perfect for your department retreat, reception, a holiday party or meeting? Consider the UNMC Alumni House at 518 South 38th Street. The two-story, elegant, century-old home can accommodate most events in a private and comfortable atmosphere.
UNMC faculty, employees, alumni, students or volunteers may use the house for University events or private affairs for a nominal charge. The house is also available for private use. The house can accommodate up to 150 people between the two floors for a stand-up reception or 80 people for a sit-down dinner.
Parking is available on the street, and in the lot to the west of the facility.
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Please call for rates. UNMC employees, students and dues paying members of the UNMC Alumni Association receive a 25% discount on facility rental fee.
Please contact UNMC Alumni Relations office to check for availability. A $100 deposit is required to hold the date of the event. We accept checks or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard). The deposit will serve as a security deposit and will be returned after the event when there is no damage and the building is left as it was found. Full payment for facility rental is due 24 hours prior to event. Cancellation needs to be made one week prior to the event; $50 will be charged if cancelled after the allotted time.
A four-room layout, featuring an intimate library furnished with cozy seating, grand piano and gorgeous fireplace. The elegant dining room with large table can be used as a food display. Resting adjacent to the dining room are the kitchen facilities that includes a stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, and plenty of preparation space. Two 6’ tables, six 3’ square tables, 3 high-round cocktail tables and two dozen chairs are available for the first floor.
The spacious second floor features 13 square tables and 58 chairs to accommodate any number of functions. Extra tables and chairs listed in the first floor accommodations may be added to the current table and chair arrangement on the second floor with the floor permitting up to 84 guests. Renting the second floor alone does not include use of the kitchen.
All amenities above included.
Rates Do Not Include:
- Dishes, stemware, silverware and utensils
- Dishwasher usage
- Audiovisual equipment
- Table cloths and napkins
- Additional items must be rented from an outside vendor. Any additional tables and/or chairs, tablecloths and napkins are the responsibility of the renter.
To schedule your event, please call:
UNMC Alumni House
518 South 38th Street
History of the Mansion
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Morseman commissioned Mr. Henninger, designer of the Dairy Building for the Omaha Trans-Mississippi Exposition to design their new residence at 518 South 38th Street in 1923. The three-story Jacobean home was built in the prestigious Gold Coast area of Omaha. The home was built with paving bricks and features large open rooms with hand carved paneling and woodwork, leaded windows, and bronzed lamps. The house was one of the first in Omaha to feature a recreational basement and attached heated garage, with servant’s quarters above. The single-family residence was sold to the Omaha Woman’s Club in 1963.
The OWC was organized in 1893. Club members joined as young women and bravely marched into the political arena, demanding to be heard and determined to make a difference on local, national, and international social issues. The OWC was one of a kind in Omaha and stood for elevating the lives and minds of Women.
The OWC agreed to gift their clubhouse to the NU Foundation in 1997, and then leased the property to UNMC. In February 2009 the house became the new home of The UNMC Alumni Relations office.
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