Room Scheduling

The WJH Building Operations Office does the scheduling for most of the classrooms in William James.  The three WJH academic departments each control a few rooms of their own.  Note: Classrooms for courses and tutorials are pre-booked in advance by the Registrar's Office, (based on room requests fed to them by the departments, using the new FAS system, and are approved or declined by either the WJH Operations Office or the academic departments that control their own respective spaces.  Requestors will be notified by email.

Sections should be booked through the RoomBook system as well, but will not be reviewed until Study Cards are in, to allow courses and enrollments to settle down once "Shopping Period" is over.  All section requests will either be approved or declined by the end of the second week of classes.  

One-time events may also be booked through the RoomBook system, but courses and sections will always take precedence.  One-time events may be bumped to make room for a course, or may be approved or declined only after the second week of classes.  Please note that there is a rental charge to non-WJH departments and others for the use of select rooms in WJH.  If you have questions, please email

Rooms Available for Classes, Sections, and Meetings (Some Restrictions Apply):

Room B1: (basement) Lecture room.  Fixed seating, computer network capability, whiteboards, audio/visual projection system, holds 136.  WJH Bldg Ops books.  

Room B3: (basement) Café/Lounge, kitchenette, vending machines. common space, open to the Harvard Community.  No classes or sections, but may be booked for special events as a break room for conferences, etc. in conjunction with basement classroom spaces.  WJH Bldg Ops books.  

Room B4: (basement) Seminar room, audio/visual projector system, and holds 26, 16 around the table, the rest around the perimeter; audio/visual flat screen system.  WJH Bldg Ops books.  

Room B6: (basement) Lecture room,  audio/visual projector system, movable desk chairs, holds 23.  WJH Bldg Ops books.  

Room 105: Lecture room, fixed seating holds 59, audio/visual projector system.  WJH Bldg Ops books.  

Room 226: Psychology only, no classes, no sections, Conference room holds 15
Please contact the Psychology Dept. Office. (5-3800)

Room 303: Seminar room, holds 20; Flat screen projector system; 2 chalkboards, 1 whiteboard.  WJH Bldg Ops books.  

Room 305: Social Studies only.  Seminar room, holds 30, 16 around the table; LCD projector system; 1 chalkboard, 1 whiteboard

Room 350: Social Studies only.  Seminar room, holds 15 around the table; LCD projector system; 1 chalkboard, 1 whiteboard; Opens to Lounge

Room 401: Seminar room, holds 30, 16 around the table;  Flat screen projection system. 3 whiteboards, 1 chalkboard.  WJH Bldg Ops books.  

Room 450: Sociology only, Seminar room, holds 35, 16 around the table; audio/visual projector system; LCD projector, 2 whiteboards

Room 453: Sociology only, Meeting room, holds 10; Flat screen projection system; 1 whiteboard; round table

Room 501: Sociology only, Seminar room, holds 30, 16 around the table; whiteboard, audio/visual projector system

Room 601: Sociology only, Seminar room, no sections, holds 35, 16 around the table; chalboard, audio/visual projector system

Room 802: Psychology only, Meeting room, holds 12, no classes or sections. Whiteboard, no AV system.  Please contact the Psychology Dept. Office (5-3800)  

Room 950: Psychology only, Seminar room, holds 24, 10 around the table; whiteboard, flat screen projection system.  WJH Bldg Ops books.   

Room 1050: Psychology 10th Floor Labs only, Conference room, holds 20, no classes or sections; audio/visual projector system, whiteboard.  Please contact Tracy Reuter (4-8357)

Room 1251: Psychology only, Meeting room, holds 12, no sections.  Please contact the Psychology Dept. Office (5-3800)  No built-in AV system, chalkboard.

Room 1303: Computer classroom, 10 networked stations, 2-way mirror (observes subjects in room 1305), A/V and computer projection system, plus audio system for monitoring events in 1305 in conjunction with the 2-way mirror.  WJH Bldg Ops books room.  Contact HUIT at for computer support, and Media Services (5-9460, or for AV projection support.

Room 1305: Psychology only, Seminar room, holds 40, 18 around the table; whiteboard, audio/visual projector system, ceiling microphones feed sound system in 1303 for observation via 2-way mirror wall.  WJH Bldg Ops books.  

Room 1465: Psychology only, Meeting room, holds 15, no sections. Whiteboards, flat screen projection system.  Please contact Catherine Holland for bookings at Holland,

Room 1550: Penthouse multi-function room, opens onto balcony; holds 35 seated, 70 standing; sectional tables seat 18; Ad hoc use only, no classes or sections; built-in A/V system.  WJH Bldg Ops books.  

WJH Courtyard: (aka Pebble Park) A walled, sunken garden attached to the east end of the plaza; picnic tables and chairs, and benches. May be booked for special events.  The Building Operations Office has a volleyball net that can be loaned out for use there.  WJH Bldg Ops books.  

WJH Library (Now a Common Space/Lounge): 1st Floor, just off the main lobby entrance.  The old Social Relations Library has been converted to a common space lounge/study space by day, and is open from 8 AM to 9 PM, Monday through Friday.  There is a small room in what used to be the old circulation/reception office that has two computers and printers for use by the Harvard community, and study areas on both the first floor and mezzanine levels.  After-hours events (starting after 4 PM) may be booked for the lower level only (leaving the mezzanine level open for public use).  This space will soon be listed in FAS RoomBook.  For now, please contact WJH Building Operations for details at 5-3801 or send email to