Room Request Form

We are currently accepting reservations for Winter, Spring, and Summer* 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. We also have access to two larger rooms: a lecture hall and a classroom, which we are authorized to reserve on behalf of projects and events formally supported by Simpson Center funding or co-sponsorship.

Note: Faculty leads of collaborative current projects do not need to use this form, and can contact program & event manager Caitlin Palo directly for all room reservation requests.

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 and reservation process 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.

*During the month of August, the Simpson Center is unavailable as a venue for events and activities.

Facilities Reservation

To reserve our facilities, submit a room reservation request.


Our Spaces

  1. Seminar Room (Communications 202) [Capacity 35]
  2. Reception Room (Communications 204) [Capacity 35]
  3. Meeting Room (Communications 218D) [Capacity 18] (light refreshments only)

Affiliated Spaces

  1. Lecture Hall (Communications 120) [Capacity 95] - Available at 3:30 pm M-F, after instructional hours.
  2. Classroom (Communications 226) [Capacity 50] - Available at 3:30 pm M-F, after instructional hours.

To request use of the Lecture Hall (CMU 120) or Classroom (CMU 226) for events that are not either co-sponsored by the Simpson Center or part of a currently funded project, please contact UW Event services directly by using their request form.

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.
  4. 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.

For additional information, contact the Simpson Center at 206.543.3920 or 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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