Our space is for the UW campus community—for learning, discussion, reading groups, workshops, seminars, dissertation defenses, and other activities that contribute to the intellectual life of the university.

We share our space free of charge with faculty, graduate students, staff, and community groups whenever possible. See the criteria below.

Submit a room reservation request

Our Spaces

  1. Lecture hall (Communications Building room 120) - Available at 3:30 pm M-F, all day Sat/Sun
  2. Seminar room (202)
  3. Reading/reception room (204)
  4. Collaboration studio (218D)
  5. Classroom (226) - Available at 3:30 pm M-F, all day Sat/Sun


  1. Simpson Center sponsored projects
  2. Humanities, interdepartmental, and scholarly events
  3. Other UW units


  1. If you’d like, call us first at 206.543.3920 to see if your dates are available.
  2. If your date is within 48 hours, please call us for a timely response.
  3. For multiple reservations, please submit the form multiple times. For recurring events, complete the survey once, listing all dates. 

Other Services

  1. To request publicity through our website and weekly newsletter, submit your event to our calendar.
  2. See our funding and co-sponsorship information.
  3. We do not typically provide staffing or planning assistance for unaffiliated events in our space. Please call if you have questions.

Submit a room reservation request

For additional information, contact the Simpson Center at (206) 543-3920 or schadmin@uw.edu.

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