Event Management

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Online Reservations

  • Student Organizations must have a web reservation account and have their SOFO account up to date in order to reserve space online.
  • To set up an account and to reserve space go to reservenorris.northwestern.edu
  • We are available to student organizations and Northwestern departments.

Reservation Forms

In Person Reservations

Reserve space in person at 8:30am-5pm in the Event Management Office, 3rd Floor, Norris Center

Northwestern Catering

For information about Northwestern Catering, Menus and Forms click here.

Areas of Event Management


M-F 8:30am to 5pm | (847) 491-2330

  • Reservations in the Norris Center: Meeting rooms, McCormick Auditorium, Louis Room
  • Reservations at Shanley Pavilion, Cahn Auditorium, and Guild Lounge
  • Catering reservations throughout campus
  • Outdoor event reservations
  • One-on-one event planning and coordination
  • Ryan Auditorium reservations can be completed through the Norris Event Planning Office by email the request to Norris-events@northwestern.edu.


  • Oversee the daily building operations of the Norris University Center
  • Provide technical services and event support for events in the Norris University Center
  • See the Operations page for more information about the Operations team
  • See the Technical Services page for more information about the Norris Technical Services team.