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Okazaki Community Meeting Room

The College of Social Work’s new Wilford W. and Dorothy P. Goodwill Humanitarian Building was designed to meet the needs of the College, the University of Utah, and the larger community. In addition to offices and state of the art classroom space, the Goodwill Humanitarian Building also features the Okazaki Community Meeting Room, available to campus groups and community agencies.

The Okazaki Community Meeting Room offers:

  • A great location on the edge of campus, with plenty of nearby parking
  • Versatile space that can accommodate groups of varying sizes
  • State of the art audio and visual equipment
  • A small kitchen for preparing food, including a refrigerator and sink
  • Classrooms available for rent as breakout session space



Rental Pricings

Effective January 24, 2024


  • 1 Side: $750 per 4 hr block
  • Both Sides: $1500 per 4 hr block
  • Security Deposit: 50% of the total rental cost


  • 1 Side: $1000 per 4 hr block
  • Both Sides: $2000 per 4 hr block
  • Security Deposit: 50% of the total rental cost

Add On: Breakout Session Classrooms

  • SW 251 (seats 50): $150 per 4 hr block
  • SW 255 or SW 257 (seat 30): $100 per 4 hr block

Linen Rentals:

Linens must be ordered at least 2 weeks prior to the event. A variety of colors are available.

  • $5.00 each



Reservation Policy:

Reservations may be made up to one year in advance, and no later than 2 weeks prior to the event. To make a reservation, please contact Aspen Read (, Scheduling Specialist. A reservation is confirmed when the signed contract is returned to the Scheduling Specialist.

Deposit Policy:

For rental charges of $750 or more, 50% of the total estimated rental amount is due within 10 days from the date the reservation is made. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and personal checks are accepted. The security deposit goes toward the cost of the rental and is subject to the cancellation refund schedule listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Aspen Read (


Final payment is due 5 days prior to the date the reservation takes place (including weekends and holidays).


Setting up and Clean-up:

The setting up and clean-up of tables and chairs, except for the round tables, is the responsibility of the renter. All chairs and tables (except round) are on rollers for ease of use. A checklist of what is expected will be sent with the contract. If the Scheduling Specialist finds that the room was not cleaned to the expected standard, additional cleaning fees may apply.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

If cancellation is necessary, please contact Aspen Read as soon as possible. The refund schedule is as follows: 

  • 45+ days prior to the event: full refund of deposit
  • 30+ days prior to the event: full refund minus $50 cancellation fee
  • 10+ days prior to the event: 50% refund of deposit
  • Fewer than 10 days prior to the event: no refund



The Community Meeting Room consists of side A & B that can be rented separately or together. There is a removable divider wall separating the two sides.

Each side is 45’ x 40’ with a maximum capacity of 75 for a total maximum capacity of 150 guests seated lecture style. For seated dinners the capacity is 50 people per side.

 Each side has its own projector and sound equipment that can be controlled separately or together if both sides are being used.

Last Updated: 1/24/24