Carnegie Mellon University

Simmons Auditorium

Simmons Auditorium in the Tepper Quad is a 5,600 square foot flexible event space. In conjunction with the Todd Kniola Lobby, the Simmons Auditorium is able to host conferences, banquets, large meetings, and social gatherings.

Reserve Simmons Auditorium via 25Live.


  • Soundproof airwall to divide the auditorium into two spaces (Simmons A and Simmons B)
  • 232 retractable bleacher seats for flexible seating (116 per side)
  • 300 chairs that can be set auditorium style (150 per side)
  • 2 podiums (1 per side)
  • 2 display screens for projecting and streaming (one per side)
  • Open source audio and video
  • Green room (restrictions apply)
  • Access to the Todd Kniola Lobby (restrictions apply)
  • Access to an exterior balcony (restrictions apply)
  • Catering and staging hallway (restrictions apply)
Audio-Visual Full and Self-Service support is available. Visit Media Services for more information.



  • Simmons Auditorium may be reserved six months prior to the event start date by members of the campus community.
  • All exterior groups and companies must use Conference and Event Services for access.
  • Please use 25Live to submit a reservation request (login required).
  • There may be a rental fee for additional furniture that will be charged directly to your Oracle string.
  • Simmons Auditorium will be accessible 30 minutes prior to the event unless other arrangements are made.
  • Do not tape, adhere or hang signs, banners or other items to any surface in Simmons Auditorium.
  • For event changes and cancellations, please send an email.
  • Cancellations must be received within seven days prior to the event to avoid a cancellation fee.
  • Chartwells is the preferred and primary catering vendor on campus.
  • The East Campus Parking Garage may be used for event parking.
  • Parking in the Tepper garage is not permitted.