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The Taylor Center has two spaces available for reservations

Spaces Available

Taylor Conference Room

  • Conference room can accommodate up to 8 people.

Design Thinking Classroom

  • Design thinking classroom can accommodate up to 50 people.

Who Can Reserve the Space

SISE instructors, Taylor staff, SE professors, and Taylor student fellows can request to reserve a room.
Tayloradvised student organizations, student ventures involved in Taylor programming, and campus and community partners are permitted to reserve Taylor as space allows. 
  • Priority will be given to activities that relate directly to Taylor Center work.
  • Outside events may be considered if the intent of the activity that aligns with the mission, ethical standards and culture of Taylor/SISE and at least one Taylor affiliate is present for the duration of the event.
  • Groups external to Tulane University will be required to reserve the space through Tulane’s facility use request, available at
  • Outside classes or events are more likely to be considered if they are meeting outside of work hours, Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 5 PM. Events past 9pm will not be approved.
  • During work hours, one-off events are more likely to be considered than regularly-occurring meetings/events.

Open Hours

Taylor operations are dependent on the Howard Tilton Library operation schedule. Generally, reservation requests are considered during the times listed below. Proposals for exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 9 PM*

*From the Howard Tilton Late Night Access Policy: At 8:00 PM each night, access to the Howard Tilton Library will be limited to active Tulane affiliates and anyone with a Howard-Tilton Memorial Library borrowing card. No one will be asked to leave the building after 8:00 PM, unless they are in violation of the library code of conduct. Patrons in the building prior to 8:00 PM are welcome to continue to use the building, but if they leave and try to re-enter, they will need to show an ID.*

Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM to 8 PM

How to Reserve Space at Taylor

  • Requests must be submitted at least five (5) business days prior to the event. Late submission may not be accommodated.
  • Taylor-advised student organizations, and student ventures involved in Taylor programming are permitted to request reservations as space allows.
  • Students and community partners should copy their direct Taylor staff/faculty contact on all e-mail reservation requests.
  • To request space, visit EMS


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