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George Washington University offers a variety of venues for everything from a small meeting to a major university event. Whether you’re looking to host an event on the Foggy Bottom campus through Events & Venues or need classroom space in our Mount Vernon  or Virginia campus, GW has a venue that is right for you. 

 

Events & Venues

Cloyd Heck Marvin Center

More commonly referred to as "Marvin Center," this campus community facility offers a variety of programs and services to the entire GW community, including dining, lounges, offices, a theatre, and rooms for meeting and studying.

Book a space in the Cloyd Heck Marvin Center. 


Lisner Auditorium

This historic, 1,409-seat theatre hosts a wide range of concerts, theater performances, and other events from local, national and international performers and speakers, including Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly's "Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium" in October.

For more information on Lisner Auditorium's reservable spaces, visit the Lisner Auditorium website.

Jack Morton Auditorium,
Media and Public Affairs

This 244-seat venue offers full TV production capability as well as digital sound and video recording and video conferencing and hosts a variety of speakers and panels, including a class taught by world-renowned celebrity chef Jose Andres, which begins in January.

Book a space in the Jack Morton Auditorium.

City View Room and State Room

City View Room and State Room,
1957 E Street

Located on the 7th Floor of 1957 E Street, these rooms are perfect for a variety of meetings, receptions and other events and offer a tremendous view of downtown D.C. and the National Mall. 

Book a space in the City View Room and State Room.

Alumni House

Alumni House, 1918 F Street

The parlor of this beautifully furnished dwelling is classically decorated in the old American style, giving it a comfortable living room feel that provides an exciting setting for a gathering. 

Book a space in the Alumni House, 1918 F Street.

 

Academic Classroom Scheduling

Academic Classroom Scheduling

Academic classrooms and labs can be rented out through Academic Technologies for events such as seminars and workshops. To look up available classrooms on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon Campus and make a reservation, visit the Academic Technologies room reservation system.

 

Athletic Venues

Charles E. Smith Center

Charles E. Smith Center

The Smith Center is the home of the majority of GW's 22 varsity sports teams and also houses practice spaces for club sports and classroom space for exercise science classes, as well as office space for the Department of Athletics and Recreation. The venue also hosts concerts and other performances.

Lerner Health and Wellness Center

Lerner Health and Wellness Center

Available for use by students, faculty and staff, Lerner offers two gymnasia, a jogging track, a pool, racquetball and squash suits, and a fitness center.

Bancroft Park

Bancroft Park

Located in Arlington, this newly renovated 500-seat park offers great views of GW's baseball team, which plays its home games here.

Mount Vernon Athletic Complex

Mount Vernon Athletic Complex

The GW-Mount Vernon Athletics Facility opened in 2001 and is home to the Colonials' soccer, lacrosse, tennis and softball teams 

 

Mount Vernon Campus

Academic Building Classrooms

Nestled in the Foxhall neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C., the Mount Vernon campus includes the Academic Building, home to several classroom spaces.

For academic classroom scheduling, visit the Academic Technologies website

Ames Hall

Ames Hall

This newly-renovated Ames Hall is home to several additional academic classrooms. To book space in Ames Hall, visit the Mount Vernon events request form.

Eckles Library

Eckles Library

The Eckles Library is home to two event venues: the set conference room, which holds 12 people, and the auditorium, which boasts a versatile space with a white board and retractable screen.

To book space in Eckles Library, visit the Mount Vernon events request form.

Hand Chapel

Hand Chapel

Nestled amongst the trees, the chapel boasts an open space with hardwood flooring with fixed pews on both sides and the mezzanine level. It is available for events only from Friday evening to Sunday evening.

To book the Hand Chapel, visit the Mount Vernon events request form.

Post Hall

Post Hall

Located on the main floor of the Academic Building, this historic space boasts hardwood floors, chandelier lighting and a terrace that overlooks the beautiful Mount Vernon Campus.

To book space in Post Hall, visit the Mount Vernon events request form.

West Hall

West Hall

This building is home to two large meeting rooms B108 and B215 and several medium and small meeting rooms.  Most rooms have built-in audio visual capabilities to include projectors and speakers. 

To book space in West Hall, visit the Mount Vernon events request form.

 

Virginia Science & Technology Campus

Virginia Science & Technology Campus

Virginia Science & Technology Campus

The Virginia Science and Technology Campus was established in 1991 as GW’s flagship research and technology center. Situated on 100 acres in Loudoun County, Virginia, it is strategically positioned in the center of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor.