Events at the GW School of Public Health

The Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) contains several event spaces, as well as classrooms and meeting spaces, to enhance your event experience. The following spaces may be requested by the GW community, as well as external organizations. To learn more about these spaces, including room capacities and daily rates, please visit SPH Event Venues.

Convening Center

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


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

Exec Case Study

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

Lecture Halls

Two 100 fix-seated theater-style lecture halls suited for a more informal space, ideal for screenings, lectures, webinars, presentations.

The SPH Events does not manage departmental conference rooms. Staff and faculty can make reservations through their department administrator. Visit SPH Facilities for more information about reserving a conference room.

Submit an Event Request

The Milken Institute School of Public Health uses the university space booking portal for requests. Staff and faculty should submit requests here; student organizations should submit requests using this linkFor all individuals and groups outside of the GW community, please complete the External Client Request Form

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.

Submission of an event space request is not an automatic approval to host an event. Once a request is approved, you will receive a follow-up to your request within three-to-four business days to discuss next steps. Departments planning high-priority events should contact as early as possible to verify availability prior to submitting a request.

For assistance with University Events & Venues outside of the Milken Institute School of Public Health, please visit University Events & Venues.

This portal is only used for events; requests submitted by the GW community for classroom space must be made through EMS

Planning & Support

SPH Events is here to assist you with planning your event. We offer event set up & breakdown 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 planning guidelines & policies, list of available event furniture and A/V equipment, and additional event resources, please visit Event Planning & Support.