New York University students, faculty, staff and alumni, conference participants, and those attending scheduled events have access to the Kimmel Center. In addition, visitors who are guests of NYU students, faculty and staff have access to the Center.
General Guest Policy
Event & Conference Access
“Organization” is, generally, what is below defined as being either a “University Organization”, a “University-Sponsored Organization”, or a “Non-University Organization”. A “Reservation” is a booking in the Kimmel Center or the Global Center.
Event spaces in the Kimmel Center and the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life are intended for University events and events sponsored by University community members, organizations, programs, and offices.
External requests to NYU through the academic year need to be affiliated or sponsored by NYU departments and/or faculty.
External requests during the non-academic year will be accommodated based on the academic mission of the programming.
Space requests for alumni hosting private social events (weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, etc) will also be considered. An active alumni card is required and availability is limited to non-peak academic periods (weekends during January and June through early August.) Please complete the inquiry form for more information.
All non-NYU social and corporate events require a signed contract and a deposit of 50% of proposed invoice to hold the date. The deposit will be applied in full toward the total event costs. Second, a certificate of insurance for the special event is required 30 days prior to your event. Once a deposit has been made with a signed contract an events coordinator will reach out to ensure logistics, catering, and media are finalized. All events must be confirmed and full payment made no later than 10 days prior to the event date.
Canceling A Reservation
Usage of Space
There are two facilities that provide music practice spaces: the Shorin Music Performance Center (located on the sixth floor of the Kimmel Center) and the GC Music Practice Rooms (located on the Concourse level of the Global Center). In addition, the Kimmel Center allows eligible students to book space on the fourth and ninth floors of the Kimmel Center for rehearsals and auditions.
The Kimmel Center provides two types of lockers for individual student use: “Music Lockers” and “General-Use Lockers”.
Clubs & Organizations
Be advised that NYU registered student organizations hosting events at the Kimmel/Global Center with attendance over 100, or any event taking place in Rosenthal Pavilion, Grand Hall, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, C-95, room 914 and 802, must produce an authorization form for the event signed off by Stephen Polniaszek, Assistant Director, Center for Student Life and the club's advisor.
A fully realized production agenda detailing the nature (purpose) and scope of the event no later than thirty (30) days prior to the event. The agenda must include the names of all speakers (and their affiliations) invited to participate and who the audience will be comprised of. The club should also identify any external organizations that will be involved in the production of the event and shall provide links to any advertising for the event.
Please note there can be no changes to the production agenda within 30 days of the event without the approval of CSL's senior leadership.
Events failing to meet the aforementioned policies will not be confirmed by the Kimmel Events & Operations office.
Ticketing, Sales, Donations
School & Department Clubs:
General Room Reservations
“Schwartz Plaza” is located between Elmer Holmes Bobst Library (70 Washington Square South) and the Henry S. Gould Welcome Center (50 West 4th Street).
“Catering” refers to food services provided for events and Reservations in the Kimmel Center and the Global Center.
“Kimmel Digital Signage Network”, also called “KDSN” or, simply, “The Network”, is a system of TVs and computers that run signage, ads for events in the Kimmel & Global Centers, and general student notices. “Media” refers to the content running on the Network. “Dated media” is media tied to a specific event in the Kimmel & Global Centers; “undated media” is media for general consumption and, thus, not tied to a specific event.