Room Request Form

We are currently accepting reservations for Autumn 2023 and Winter 2024.

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. If you’d like, call us first at 206.543.3920 to see if your dates are available. Rooms are not available on weekends or state holidays.

Not sure if you’re eligible? Please ask.

COVID Prevention

The Simpson Center for the Humanities is following University of Washington requirements for in-person events. Visitors to the Simpson Center must follow UW COVID Prevention Guidelines.

Our Spaces

  1. Lecture Hall (Communications 120) [Capacity 95] - Available at 3:30 pm M-F
  2. Seminar Room (Communications 202) [Capacity 35]
  3. Reception Room (Communications 204) [Capacity 35]
  4. Meeting Room (Communications 218D) [Capacity 18]
  5. Classroom (Communications 226) [Capacity 50] - Available at 3:30 pm M-F

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

On very rare occasions, we must release reservations in favor of events we are sponsoring or hosting. We will make every effort to help with rescheduling.

By submitting this request, you agree to follow all Simpson Center facility policies (available by request from and provided with room reservation), and UW food, alcohol, and space-use policies.

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