Lecture Hall Rental | Columbia Journalism School

Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall

A flexible space featuring striking architecture and sweeping campus views

An ideal space for large lectures, conferences and film screenings, the renovated and modern Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall offers flexible options for events of up to 300 guests. Learn more about seating options and how to book below.

Layouts & Views

With extendable walls, the Lecture Hall offers flexible configurations for nearly any style of event. Please click on the images below to see close-ups of sample arrangements, or contact J-School Events to plan your event.

Lecture Hall with video screen
Lecture/Film Screening
Formal dinner setup with round tables: Events at Columbia Journalism School
Dinner Reception: Round Tables
Banquet Style Dinner
Dinner/Banquet: Rectangle Tables

Seating Information

The large and flexible Lecture Hall can accommodate up to 300 guests. See below for capacity by event style.

Style Maximum Capacity
Theater 250
Reception (standing) 300
Banquet (seated) 160



Rental Fees

Standard rental fees include tables, seating for up to 250 and audio-visual equipment. Additional options are also available.

Rental fee includes:

  • 250 chairs
  • 6 ft. tables
  • Audio/visual equipment including:
    • Macbook Pro laptop
    • Wireless & panel microphones
    • Cinema projector and retractable screen
  • Kitchen
  • Shared lobby space 

Additional costs:

  • Round tables
  • Table linens
  • Uplighting
  • Video recording and live-streaming
  • Labor and custodial fees


Julie Pozo-Cepeda, Associate Director, Events, 212-854-9891

For costs and availability, email [email protected].