In Spring 2023, the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) opened a physical learning and convening space in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. This will be the first time in the University’s history that its policy and international affairs school has had a dedicated, physical presence in the nation’s capital, and the effort is part of the School’s current strategic priorities. 
Having a presence in Washington, D.C. will allow us to:

  • Elevate the policy relevant work of our faculty.
  • Establish a greater SPIA identity in Washington.
  • Connect our students, faculty, and research centers directly to the deep policy expertise contained within Capitol Hill, think tank, and diplomatic communities.
  • Provide a convening space for SPIA gatherings, subject matter experts, policymakers, and academic leaders.
  • Have a space for alumni networking and engagement opportunities, professional networking, and other career-development activities.

The SPIA in D.C. site has up to five offices available for temporary hoteling use by SPIA faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Additionally, there are two conference rooms with A/V, a large open area that can accommodate up to 45 chairs with a podium and dedicated A/V, soft seating, and a pantry. A rooftop penthouse amenity space (400-person capacity) and larger conference room (100-person seated capacity) are also available for reservation.

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The D.C. office provides a convening space for SPIA gatherings, alumni and professional networking, and other career-development activities.

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If you are interested in using the D.C. office or hosting an event, please complete the following inquiry form.

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Here are some resources that will help you plan your visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Review the SPIA in D.C. office space use policy and complete the required inquiry form.

For space in the 4th floor suite, it is recommended you make a reservation 4-6 weeks in advance. The earliest you can reserve the rooftop space is six months in advance. Please note that the rooftop is not available on weekends.

Event spaces are available from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. The rooftop conference room can be reserved from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., and the rooftop lounge can be reserved from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Please keep in mind that a SPIA staff member must be present at all times during an event, and the venue manager may not always be available after hours.

Yes, there is an overtime charge for HVAC ($65 per hour) and engineers ($90 per hour). Additionally, there is a custodial fee ($50 per hour) after 6 p.m.

The office suite is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please see the recommended catering list, which has the appropriate information and insurance on file.

We have two conference rooms with AV capabilities on the fourth floor. Third-party vendors may be required for rooftop AV needs.

The venue manager is available to help facilitate matters and accommodate guests. They will work closely with building management concerning events utilizing the rooftop space.

Please email D’Angelo Anderson, venue manager, at spiadc@princeton.edu with any questions.


SPIA in D.C. Launches With a Demonstration of Its Vast Potential

Addressing more than 250 SPIA alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends on the rooftop deck at 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW – the School’s new home in Washington, D.C. – a bipartisan group of speakers lauded the SPIA in D.C. initiative at its May 10 launch as an important and worthy effort to repair what many see as a broken government.


SPIA alum & students in DC