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Simpson Center for the Humanities


Seminar table in Communications 202

We are currently accepting reservations for Autumn 2021 and Winter 2022. We will accept reservations for Spring and Summer Quarter 2022 starting on February 1.

Welcome. Our space is for you, the University of Washington campus community. We make our meeting spaces available free of charge for activities that contribute to the intellectual life of the university.

First priority goes to Simpson Center projects and activities, second to other scholarly groups related to the humanities, broadly envisioned. When space is available, we welcome other UW and community groups, including reading groups, workshops, seminars, dissertation defenses, and departmental retreats. We ask that you follow our guidelines and leave the space as you found it.

Learn about our rooms below and submit a request through our space request form. If you’d like, call us first at 206.543.3920 to see if your dates are available. Not sure if you’re eligible? Please ask.

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

Maps and directions

Other Services

  1. To request to be listed in our web calendar and weekly newsletter, submit your event information.
  2. See our funding and co-sponsorship information.
  3. We do not typically provide A/V support, staffing, or planning assistance for unaffiliated events.

For additional information, contact the Simpson Center at (206) 543-3920 or