Events at the Milken Institute School of Public Health


SPH Events focuses on and prioritizes events that align with and promote the priorities of the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and has several event venues & meeting spaces. The following spaces may be requested by the GW community, as well as external organizations. To learn more about these spaces, including capacities & rates, please visit SPH Event Venues.

With the exception of events supported by the SPH Dean's office and SPH Academic Affairs & Student Services, SPH Events does not allow events on weekends or public holidays. 

SPH Events does not book or manage classroom requests, lounges & student study spaces, or the building lobby. Classroom requests should be made via EMS; requests for staff conference rooms should be directed to the respective department administrator

For assistance with event venues outside of the Milken Institute School of Public Health, please visit GW Events & Venues

Convening Center

Convening Center

Customizable space ideal for banquets, receptions, meetings, panels, conferences, workshops, plenaries, social events.



227 fix-seated auditorium that offers formal space for lectures, webinars, panel discussions, staff & faculty assemblies.

Exec Case Study

Exec Case Study

75-fix seated case study that is suited for executive meetings, presentations, high-level meetings, academic seminars.

Lecture Halls

Lecture Halls

Two 100 fix-seated theater-style lecture halls suited for more informal events, such as screenings, lectures, webinars, presentations.

Submit an Event Request

The Milken Institute School of Public Health uses the university event space booking portal for requests. Requests made by GW departments and student organizations* should submit requests using the appropriate link below. For all individuals and groups outside of the GW community, please complete the External Client Request Form. Requests for external and sponsored events submitted under 60 days from the requested start date will not be considered. Once a request is submitted, you will receive a response within three-to-four business days. 

Event requests by any department & organization that owes money from a previous event will not be approved until all payments have been made.

*Student organization events must first be approved by the Office of Student Life via GW Engage before submitting an event space request.

This portal is only used for events. Step-by-step-instructions for requesting an event space can be found here; instructions for requesting a space for multi-day events can be found here.

Certain event spaces serve as classrooms, including our auditorium and lecture halls. Even if their use is academic in nature, requests must still be made via the events portal. We cannot confirm their availability nor approve requests until the upcoming semester's class schedule is finalized at the start of the semester.

Planning & Support

SPH Events offers event set up services, furniture & equipment use, A/V support, housekeeping, and more. To learn more about how we can help bring your event to fruition, as well as event policies, guides, and resources, please visit Event Planning & Support.


In addition, the Events team at the Milken Institute School of Public Health offers several useful resources to help guide, inform, and support event organizers.

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