Music Building Room 101, popularly known as the Fishbowl, is located off the main lobby on the ground floor of the Music Building. A conference room and meeting space, the Fishbowl may be reserved by students for receptions following their degree recitals and by faculty and UW community members for other events and meetings, to be approved by appropriate School of Music staff on a case-by-case basis.
Students may reserve the Fishbowl Room for receptions depending on availability of the room. Once your recital date has been approved, we strongly advise you to make a reservation for the use of the Fishbowl immediately. Please note that the Fishbowl is not automatically reserved for you when you reserve Brechemin Auditorium. There is no charge for students to reserve the Fishbowl.
Contact the School of Music calendar administrator (Somcal@uw.edu) to make a reservation and to obtain a key. You cannot use the Fishbowl unless it has been reserved and approved.
Food and Alcohol
UW policy states that a catering company must provide food served at an event using UW facilities. You must also provide proof of a UW Temporary Food Permit. This permit can be acquired here.
If you have any questions about this required permit, please contact Abebe Aberra at (206) 616-1623. Please keep the School of Music calendar administrator (Somcal@uw.edu) informed throughout this process.
Anyone serving alcholic beverages during a reception in the Fishbowl is required to have a permit. The form as well as additional important information regarding alcohol service on campus can be found here.