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:
For internal clients looking to reserve a room, contact Room Reservations:
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.
|| Stage 41’ x 16.5’
| Square Feet
| Capacity (Theatre)
|| 389 fixed
| Capacity (Classroom
| Capacity (Conference)
| Capacity (Banquet - tables of 8)
| Capacity (Standing Reception)
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
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
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.
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.