Cabot Has six common rooms available for private reservation by students throughout the school year. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis, however, priority goes to Cabot House members for events that serve the House community.
Room reservations are accepted between 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday (with approval as a party if appropriate). Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance on a weekday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in order to be approved. Bookings made on Friday after 5 p.m. or Saturday or Sunday may be responded to the following week.
All bookings must conform to state & local laws regarding room occupancy, crowd control regulations, alcohol regulations and all University policies. http://osl.fas.harvard.edu/event-registration Therefore, bookings are not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from Amanda.
For members of the Cabot community, requests are granted on a first-come, first serve basis. Groups that are not based in Cabot (sororities/fraternities, student groups, clubs, sports groups) are not given priority, and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The Senior Common Room and the Cabot Living Room are not able to be reserved by students, but can be reserved by tutors, staff, and SCR members.
Any room reservation that meets the criteria of a party must be registered as a party as described here.
Common rooms are available for informal use unless otherwise reserved. Cabot House reserves the right to deny any request at the recommendation of the senior staff.
- The name of your event, or which group you are representing
- The space you are requesting (check the events calendar to make sure it’s available)
- The start and end times of your event
- The expected number of people at your event
- Whether or not alcohol will be served, or any of these are true: http://osl.fas.harvard.edu/event-registration
- Any special requests regarding space (catering/equipment use) Note: you are welcome to cater yourself, and expenses will be reimbursed (please save receipts!). However, you can also ask for HUDS catering, which is provided for events open to all Cabot students & tutors, as our budget allows.
If you have questions about the appropriateness of your event, please contact Amanda early with your request.
If you are reserving a space for a party, please see the parties section.
Cabot Living Room
Capacity: 244 standing,
Briggs Common Room
Location: Briggs Hall (B&C entry)
Holds: 42 seated
Barnard Common Room (Music Room)
Bertram Common Room
Holds: 42 seatedAmenities: Television, couches, chairs, & meeting table
Holds: 42 seated
Amenities: Meeting table, couches, chairs, chalkboard
Senior Common Room
Holds: 60 standing, 30 seated
Amenities: Meeting table, couches, chairs
Not reservable by students, unless by special permission.
Cabot Theater (JCR)
Holds: 120 seated; 400+ standing
Amenities: stage, ping pong table, skee ball,foosball, couches, chairs, soda machines.
Location: Between Cabot & Whitman Halls, adjacent to Theater main
Holds: 100 seatedAmenities: 60” TV with cable, DVD, & computer connection, couches & chairs, alcove.
Private Dining Room
Location: Adjacent to main Cabot dining room
Holds: 20 seatedAmenities: Tables & chairs (arrangable)
Location: Bertram Basement
Holds: 15 (approx)Amenities: Marley floor, dance bars, mirror wall
Cabot House Library
Location: Eliot Hall
Holds: 15 (approx.)Amenities: periodicals (NY Times, New Yorker, Economist), Books, Tables, couches