Event Operations

The HGSE Event Operations Department is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to make your next event a success. Our services include:

  • Space Reservations 
  • Furniture Setups 
  • Event Security 
  • Staffing Support 
  • Event Signage
  • Catering Services

During normal business hours, our conference services team is on call for anything you need related to your event, from last minute furniture changes to temperature problems, we are here to help!

Get Started 

Planning an event can be intimidating.  Our staff is here to assist you in anyway.  We recommend taking the following steps to get started.

  1. Review the Event and Catering Policies.
  2. Review the Best Practices.
  3. Research space availability on your preferred date(s) and submit your event request via the Events Reservation System.

Once your request is submitted in the Event Reservation System you will receive a notification that our team has begun to process your request and we will reach out to you as soon as possible when more information is available.  Please do not advertise your event until your event request has been confirmed. 

Please Note: Most of our meeting spaces on campus are classrooms first. The Registrars Office holds the space through the first week of the each semester for scheduling purposes. We can not confirm any reservations until the academic course schedule has been finalized. Please bear with us during this time of the year, we will finalize your request as soon as possible

Please feel free to reach out to the team with any event related questions.

Room Scheduling
Sarah Timmins, Senior Scheduling & Events Coordinator  – roomrequest@gse.harvard.edu
John Nomes, Room & Billing Coordinator - john_nomes@gse.harvard.edu

Event Logistics
Sarah Hocking, Events Manager - sarah_gimilaro@gse.harvard.edu
Sarah Timmins, Senior Scheduling & Events Coordinator – roomrequest@gse.harvard.edu
Brian Mahoney, Events Coordinator - brian_mahoney@gse.harvard.edu
Carolyn Croisier, Director of Events - Operations – carolyn_croisier@gse.harvard.edu


Michael Goodwin, General Manager - michael_goodwin@gse.harvard.edu
Amanda McKenney, Catering Sales Manager - amanda_mckenney@gse.harvard.edu
Amber Kulis, Catering Sales Manager - amber_kulis@gse.harvard.edu



Partnering with you to create a successful event is our main objective.  Feedback is always welcome.  Please send any comments, questions or concerns to Carolyn Croisier.