Event Venues

Event Spaces & Lecture Halls

Convening Center Auditorium Exec Case Study Lecture Halls
A customizable space that allows for a range of events, including banquets, receptions, galleries, conferences, panels, plenaries, meetings. 227 fix-seated auditorium that offers formal event space for lectures, panel discussions, staff & faculty meetings, and presentations. A 75-fix seated case study room that is suited for faculty & staff meetings, academic seminars, workshops, and high-level board meetings. Two 100 fix-seated theater-style lecture halls are available for a more informal events, ideal for screenings, lectures presentations, more.

Convening Center

Primary Uses: Conferences, banquets, receptions,
lectures, plenaries, meetings, social events. 

Venue Features: Private event lobby, catering space,
loading dock access, handicap accessible. The center
can be converted to four separate, partitioned units,
each with A/V (projector/screen) capacities.

Department Event Portal

Student Organization Portal

External Request Form

Maximum Capacities

  • 400 standing (Rm A: 160 & Rm B/C/D each: 49)
  • 200 seated
  • 150 banquet (8 seats max per table)

Space Dimensions (approximate)

  • Convening Center: 2,350 sq ft
  • Rm A: 500 sq ft & B/C/D (each): 400 sq ft
  • Convening Lobby: 1,582.5 sq ft
Pricing

Full day rate

8 hours max

Half day rate

4 hours max (M-F only)

Internal (SPH)* $750 $375
Sponsored (SPH) $1000 $500
University (GW) $2000 $1000
Sponsored (GW) $3000 $1500
External $3500 $1750

The Convening Center can be converted into two, three, or four units. Please contact SPHspace@gwu.edu for additional information, including prices of individual units.

Convening Center lobby, furniture & A/V equipment are included in the booking fee.

* Internal events with 75% of attendees being SPH-affiliated are not subject to booking fees.

Auditorium

Primary uses: Lectures, screenings, webinars, 
panels, presentations, faculty/staff meetings.

Maximum capacity: 227 fixed-seating (theater).

Venue features: Equipped with A/V technologies,
including video, webcasting, projector & screen.

Overflow: 175 seats (non-fixed) can be added
to the Convening Center to serve as overflow.

Department Event Portal

Student Organization Portal

External Request Form

Pricing

Full day rate

8 hours max

Half day rate

4 hours max (M-F only)

Internal (SPH)* $500 $250
Sponsored (SPH) $750 $375
University (GW) $1000 $500
Sponsored (GW) $1500 $750
External $2000 $1000

The SPH main lobby serves as registration and reception space for the Auditorium, and is included in the booking fee, as well as furniture & A/V equipment.

* Internal events with 75% of attendees being SPH-affiliated are not subject to booking fees.

Executive Case Study

Primary uses: Executive meetings, workshops,
academic seminars, high-level meetings, presentations.

Maximum capacity: 75 fixed-seating (theater).

Venue features: Remote access, shared lobby space,
desks equipped with microphone and outlet access.

Department Event Portal

Student Organization Portal

External Request Form

Pricing

Full day rate

8 hours max

Half day rate

4 hours max (M-F only)

Internal (SPH)* $350 $175
Sponsored (SPH) $500 $250
University (GW) $750 $375
Sponsored (GW) $1000 $500
External $1500 $750

Seventh-floor lobby serves as reception space for the Executive Case Study, as well as furniture & A/V equipment, is included in the booking fee.

* Internal events with 75% of attendees being SPH-affiliated are not subject to booking fees.

Lecture Halls (B Level)

Primary uses: Lectures, screenings, webinars,
presentations, department & student organization meetings.

Maximum Capacities: 100 fixed-seating (each).

Venue Features: Lobby, projector & screen, remote access.

Department Event Portal

Student Organization Portal

External Request Form

Pricing

Full day rate

8 hours max

Half day rate

4 hours max (M-F only)

Internal (SPH)* $150 $75
Sponsored (SPH) $250 $125
University (GW) $500 $250
Sponsored (GW) $750 $375
External $1000 $500

The B-level lobby (max capacity: 75) serves as reception space, as well as furniture & A/V equipment, is included in the booking fee.

* Internal events with 75% of attendees being SPH-affiliated are not subject to booking fees.

Classrooms

There are 14 classrooms each equipped with a white board and projector/screen. Classroom seating capacities range from 20 to 50.

Contact SPHspace@gwu.edu to request a classroom. Food/beverage, except bottled water, is not permitted in classrooms. Masks required in classrooms.

SPH Events does not manage requests for general classrooms use, but rather when classrooms are needed as additional breakout or meeting space for events.

For questions or help with booking SPH event spaces, lecture halls, and classrooms, or if you would like to request additional information, please contact SPHspace@gwu.edu.
 

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