Room Reservations

Cabot Has many 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. 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 is 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. 

How to:

Cabot rooms are now on RoomBook! Check it out:

Alternately, you can email the House Administrator ( with your request. Please include all of the following information in your email:

  1. The name of your event, or which group you are representing
  2. The space you are requesting (check the events calendar to make sure it’s available)
  3. The start and end times of your event
  4. The expected number of people at your event
  5. Whether or not alcohol will be served, or any of these are true:
  6. 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. 

There are a few rooms designed to be resources which are meant to be open for everyone, and not for private reservation. Those include: 

The Nook

The Cranny

The Gym

The Library

If you are reserving a space for a party, please see the parties section. 


Reservable Rooms: 


Cabot Living Room
Location: Cabot Hall (E-Entry)

Capacity: 244 standing,
65 seated for dinner
Amenities: 2 pianos (Steinway), fireplace, couches, chairs


Whitman Common Room
Location: Whitman Hall (G-Entry)

Holds: 42 seated
Amenities: 1 piano, couches, chairs



Briggs Common Room

Location: Briggs Hall (B&C entry)

Holds: 42 seated
Amenities: 1 piano, couches, chairs, & meeting table


Barnard Common Room (Music Room)
Location: Barnard Hall (M/N-Entry)

Holds: 42 seated Amenities: 1 piano, couches, chairs, & sound equipment


Bertram Common Room
Location: Bertram Hall, (K Entry)

Holds: 42 seated

Amenities: Television, couches, chairs, & meeting table

Lansing Room
Location: Bertram Hall, (L Entry)

Holds: 42 seated

Amenities: Meeting table, couches, chairs, chalkboard

Senior Common Room
Location: Barnard Hall, (A-Entry)

Holds: 60 standing, 30 seated

Amenities: Meeting table, couches, chairs

Not reservable by students, unless by special permission. 



Cabot Theater (JCR)
Location: Between Cabot & Whitman Halls (F-Entry)

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 seated

Amenities: 60” TV with cable, DVD, & computer connection, couches & chairs, alcove. 

Private Dining Room

Location: Adjacent to main Cabot dining room

Holds: 20 seated

Amenities: Tables & chairs (arrangable)

Dance Studio

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