Public Spaces

Things to Consider

  • Spaces are usually first come, first serve so be sure to make reservations early.
  • If you no longer need a space, change the reservation as soon as possible.
  • Be sure to review the event confirmation email details regarding catering, audio/visual needs, and any rules regarding the space
  • Make sure your event is accessible; Accessible event planning guide
Norris Student Center

Norris offers a number of spaces to host small and large scale events.

Full details can be found here.

Advanced Scheduling

  • Certain groups/departments can reserve space in Norris in advance through their advanced scheduling process.
  • Contact Norris Student Center Events Planning:
  • M-F 8:30am to 5pm | (847) 491-2330 for more information.
  • This process is reserved for large-scale, signature events that have established themselves as fixtures in certain spaces for specific times of year.
Norris Satellite Venues

Norris also manages a number of locations around campus.

Full details can be found here.

Venues Managed by Norris

Guild Lounge/ Scott Hall

Ryan Auditorium/ Technological Institute

Cahn Auditorium

Lutkin Auditorium

Academic Buildings & Classroom Spaces

The Registrar's Office manages several classrooms and spaces in academic buildings across campus. Reservations are made through 25Live.

Commonly Used Classrooms Spaces

  • Annenberg
  • Harris
  • Kresge
  • Parkes Hall Classrooms
  • TECH Institute
Student Affairs Conference Rooms

A small number of conference room spaces are available through Student Affairs and can be booked through Outlook:

  • Searle Health Services, Rooms 3.220 (40 person occupancy) and 3.226 (15 person occupancy)
  • Scott Hall, Lower Level Conference Room
  • Burdick Room - in Scott Hall
Black House & Multicultural Center
  • Black House (1914 Sheridan Rd.)
  • Multicultural Center (1936 Sheridan Rd.)
  • contact: msa@northwestern.edu

Policies & Procedures

By reserving and using rooms at either the Black House or the Muliticultural Center (MCC), you are responsible for following building policies and procedures.

Room Details

  • 1914 Sheridan: 1st Floor Conference Room (aka Room 107, seats 12-16 at the tables and has extra chairs in the back room, has a mobile whiteboard and a flat screen TV with an HDMI cable to plug in your laptop)
  • 1914 Sheridan: 3rd Floor Conference Room (aka Room 301, seats 12-15 comfortably, has a mobile whiteboard)
  • 1936 Sheridan: 1st Floor Conference Room (aka Room 107, seats 16-20 comfortably, has a glass board and a flat screen TV with an HDMI cable to plug in your laptop)
Segal Visitor Center

The Segal Visitors Center (SVC) is operated by the Office of Undergraduate Admission from 8:30AM-5PM Monday through Friday, and on select Saturdays
and Sundays.

For more information you can view this PDF about the Segal Visitor's Center