Facility Rentals and Reservations Shaw University's Event and Conference Services is here to help you plan and host your next event. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, the University hosts numerous outside groups and organizations. We offer the rental of many of our campus buildings and classrooms, including historic Estey Hall, Thomas J. Boyd Chapel and the Willie E. Gary Student Center. In addition to our Raleigh campus, facilities are available for rent at our campuses. Submit Reservation Request Opens a New Window. Event Planning at Shaw University Our facilities offer access to audio-visual equipment, WI-FI, breakout rooms and on-site parking. When planning an event, determine your needs in detail: Event time Number of guests attending Type of event and desired set-up (banquet or lecture style) AV equipment needs Other equipment needs (stage, podium, etc.) Food and/or beverage needs Parking for visitors Budget (if applicable) The booking manager works with you to determine the best available room for your event and will discuss other options or requirements needed. A reservation confirmation is provided and an event booking manager is assigned to your event. By working directly with you and understanding your needs, goals and budget, the event manager will offer suggestions, guidance and solutions to meet or exceed expectations for a successful, safe and memorable event. The event manager is available throughout the event planning process. Thompson Catering Thompson Hospitality Opens a New Window. Thompson Hospitality Food Waiver Form Opens a New Window. For more information regarding facility rentals and reservations, please contact Chinita Elliott in the Office of Finance and Administration at 919-546-8574. Shaw University Faculty, Staff and Students Shaw University faculty and staff must complete the online Facility Reservation Form Opens a New Window. . There must be one faculty contact per event to serve as the point person. Divisions and departments, please include your budgetary information as needed. Campus rooms are available for use by students who are involved with University registered organizations and for University events or meetings sponsored by campus departments. For more information on booking student events, please contact Juanda Holley at 919-546-8522.