Event Planning

Office of Event Planning

Room: 9113

The Office of Event Planning develops and disseminates policies to ensure effective coordination and efficient management of Graduate Center special events, including the doctoral commencement; advises faculty, directors of centers and institutes, and heads of offices about organizing and sponsoring special events, lecture series, conferences, receptions, and dinners; and manages rental of space to outside groups.

For more information on renting space, contact Special Events:
E-mail: specialevents@gc.cuny.edu
Telephone: 1-212-817-7150

For internal clients looking to reserve a room, contact Room Reservations:
E-mail: roomres@gc.cuny.edu
Telephone: 1-212-817-7159

Concourse Level: Harold M. Proshansky Auditorium/Concourse Lobby and Breakout Rooms

The Harold M. Proshansky Auditorium opens directly onto this spacious lobby that can accommodate a seated lunch for 240 guests or a reception for 480 guests. Five flexible adjoining conference rooms seat 40 each and enable a large group to break out for small meetings. Conference rooms may also be combined to accommodate walk-around product displays.

Lobby Size: 40' x 127', 5,080 sq. ft.
Lobby Capacity: 240 seated, 266 standing, 489 standing w/ breakout rooms

Breakout Room Size: 5 rooms, 19' x 28' each, 532 sq. ft. each
Breakout Room Capacity: 40 seats each. All rooms may be combined.

 Dimensions  Stage 41’ x 16.5’
 Square Feet  660
 Capacity (Theatre)  389 fixed
 Capacity (Classroom  n/a
 Capacity (Conference)  n/a
 Capacity (Banquet - tables of 8)  n/a
 Capacity (Standing Reception)  n/a


First Floor: Martin E. Segal Theatre

A wood-paneled "black box" theatre with movable seating for 70 provides the ultimate in flexibility for a film/video screening, reception, luncheon, or business meeting. The separate technical booth and clear space assure a barrier-free area for arranging seats, tables, and a podium.

Size: 31' x 44', 1,364 sq. ft.
Capacity: 70 seated or 70 standing

First Floor: Baisley Powell Elebash Recital Hall and Lobby

Designed for the acoustical needs of music and spoken-word presentations, this elegant, gently raked hall seats 180. Each comfortable, fixed seat has a fold-away tablet arm and looks onto a beautiful wood-paneled "thrust" stage, where you may customize the stage set-up for your meeting. The Recital Hall opens onto a bright, spacious lobby that provides an ideal location for breakfast, conference registration, or even a post-event cocktail reception.

Stage Size: 30' wide at front x 26' deep, 780 sq. ft.
Hall Capacity: 180 fixed seats

Lobby Size: 25' x 57', 1,425 sq. ft.
Lobby Capacity: Flexible seating for 64, 150 standing

Eighth Floor: Dining Commons with Private Adjacent Dining Rooms

Guests can enjoy an astounding view of the Empire State Building at a gala dinner or evening reception in this exquisite, glass-domed room for 236 seated guests. Four private adjacent dining areas can be opened to expand capacity to 300 seats. The connecting state-of-the-art kitchen prepares cuisine for events throughout the building, and can accommodate any request from casual continental breakfast, to self-service buffet lunch, to elegant, butlered dinner service.

Dining Commons Size: 65' x 56', 3,640 sq. ft.
Dining Commons Capacity: 236 seated, 262 standing
With 4 private adjacent rooms, 300 seated, 342 standing

Private Dining Room Size: 4 rooms, 14' x 26' each, 364 sq. ft. each
Private Dining Room Capacity: 20 seats each. Two rooms may be combined.

Ninth Floor: Conference Room Suite

These four flexible rooms can seat 40 each or may be combined. All rooms feature wall-mounted blackboards and an amplification system, and they can be fitted with a video player and monitor.

Size: 4 rooms, 32' x 24' each, 768 sq. ft. each
Capacity: 40 seats each.
All may be combined.