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Room Reservations

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Greetings to organizations and individuals requesting space in the School of Public Health and Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI) facility located at 1601-03 West Taylor Street in Chicago, Illinois. Here you will find information on hosting an event in our facility, as well as the how to make a reservation using our SPH Online Room Reservation System.

The information found in these web pages will help you secure the right space and assist you in preparing for your event. While the SPH Online Reservation System will guide you through the process, you may receive additional assistance in making your space selection by emailing or calling at (312) 413-2012.

Hours of Operation:

  • Standard building hours during school semesters are 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Make A Reservation

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Please refer to this video to learn how to navigate the virtual EMS system.

To learn about:

  • Logging-in – start at the 02:50:00 mark
  • Creating a Reservation – start at the 06:25:00 mark
  • Modifying an Existing Reservation – start at the 16:00:00 mark

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Space Assignment & Classrooms

Space requests are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. SPH classrooms are reserved firstly for academic/instructional support. As such, courses take precedence over all event reservations. Event reservations for classroom spaces are considered and approved only after classes are scheduled and confirmed for any given term. Classroom availability for events becomes available at the end of the second week of classes of a given semester.

Classroom space requests for events taking place in a future semester will be processed as tentative requests. Upon confirmation of a semester’s course schedule, tentative classroom space requests for events will be processed & approved if the requested classroom remains with open availability. Requestors will be notified if their request for a classroom space has become unavailable due to a course conflict. If the space request for an event needs to be reassigned to a new space due to course scheduling needs, every attempt will be made to accommodate the user with similar space.

Setup/Breakdown Time for Event Request

Rooms will only be unlocked based on the times specified on your booking request. Users cannot enter the room prior to the start time of the scheduled event. If you need setup or tear-down time, please factor that into your request. The times you specify for the beginning and end of your  event should take into account any setup and tear-down.

Audio/Visual Technical Support

Requests for technical support and/or equipment needs must be indicated at the time of the reservation request. For a list of items and pricing, click here.

Event Listing

All events held in the SPH facility will be listed in the SPH Events Calendar. If your event is open to the public, please provide registration contact information.

Photocopying and Faxing

Unfortunately, these services are not available for public use.

Building Contacts

To contact the SPH front desk personnel or for general information services please call us at (312) 413-2012 or via email at

For other building related inquiries, contact the Facilities Operations Coordinator, Saulo Barrera, via telephone at (312) 996-0692 or by email at (

In Case of Emergency

UIC Police: (312) 996-4357
UIC Fire: (312) 996-3473
UIC Routing: (312) 996-7511

Have a safe and healthy event!