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Using Our Space

The Women's Center has three spaces between our two campuses that are available to use for meetings, social gatherings, study or work spaces, and places of respite.


Our Evanston location is located at 2000 Sheridan Road and has two rooms that can be used. Our Community Room is downstairs and our Library is upstairs. There is no elevator in this building. There is an accessible entrance on the West side of the building.

Community Room

community room view
The Community Room has a couch, four arm chairs and coffee table in the main sitting area.  It is the perfect place for a small meeting.  We also have rolling chairs that can be made into a circle to accommodate groups up to twenty. 
There are two rolling tables on the other side of the room.  Above these tables is a glass board.  We also have a wall mounted tv with HDMI access. The room is set up for Chrome Cast.
community room view


library view
The Library has a couch and four arm chairs around a coffee table in the main sitting area. There is also a long desk in the room that is perfect for catering, laying out materials, or as place to work.
There is plenty of space to bring in extra rolling chairs to seat about 10-12 comfortably. There is no A/V equipment in this room. 
library view


In Chicago, 710 Lake Shore Drive, Abbott Hall 1400, we have one large Community Room.  There is an elevator in this building.  Details about these spaces are outlined below.

Community Room

Our Chicago office has one large room for groups to meet.  There are two couches and four armchairs around a coffee table.  There are also three long tables that are perfect to use for catered food or materials.  The room is quite large and has plenty of space to bring rolling chairs into a big circle.  There are rolling chairs that can be in the room.  

Room Scheduling

To schedule the use of one of our rooms, please contact Melisa Stephen to check availability.  Both the Evanston and Chicago Campus spaces have a WildCard scanner that we can give you access to the room without staff present.  The Evanston space can be booked during the day or on evenings and weekends.  The Chicago space can only be booked during the day.  The rooms can only be booked by Northwestern affiliates for Northwestern specific events and meetings. 

Lactation Room

Our Evanston campus building has a lactation room on the first floor for nursing parents.  The room can be booked through the Work/Life and Family Resources Department. There is a lactation space adjacent to our Chicago Community Room on the South Side. The room can be booked through the Work/Life and Family Resources Department