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250 University Avenue, Box 116
California, Pennsylvania 15419

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Leisure travel | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:1000
Meeting
Rooms:100+
Maximum
Overnight:1350

About

About California University of Pennsylvania

Escape from the confines of your typical work environment and open your mind to a truly unique conference experience. One that stimulates the mind, refreshes the body and soul, and results in a meeting that is both creative and productive. Nestled in a scenic bend of the Monongahela River just 35 miles south of Pittsburgh, our 92-acre, tree-lined campus is the ideal setting for both large and small groups. With more than 100 different meeting venues, full service technology and meeting planner support, first-class menu options and hotel-style recreational amenities, Cal U's conference Services are second to none. Whether you're hosting an executive planning session for 10, sales training for 60 or an annual meeting for 600, find inspiration at California University of Pennsylvania. Now open, The Convocation Center at California University operates the largest indoor venue between Pittsburgh and Morgantown, WV. The Convocation Center houses a total of 142,000 square feet of event space, including a 6,000 seat arena. Book this space now!

 
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Washington, PA - 26
Pittsburgh, PA - 35
Morgantown, WV - 42

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Pittsburgh International - 60 minutes

CATERING
Choose from a delightful assortment of catering packages that range from suprisingly refreshing meeting snacks and beverages to amazing four-course formal dinners, or create your own culinary event to culminate a successful meeting. Our food service partner, AVI, is dedicated to providing the highest quality, most innovative and imaginative programs in the industry. Using only the finest quality ingredients, including local and organic meats and seasonal fruits and vegetables, their experienced chefs create menus that are pleasing to all the senses - and easy on your budget.

MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

1000 Attendees


100+ Spaces

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Theatre Style 700 | Classroom Style 313

TECHNOLOGY
Take advantage of the full gamut of technology services available from University Conference Services at California University of Pennslyvania. Don't compromise on technology at your next event. In fact, think outside the box and utilize the latest tools like Smart classrooms to enhance your overall meeting experience. At Cal U, University Conference Services not only porvides state-of-the-art AV and computer technology - we offer full-service, 24/7 support throughout your event. Let us help you customize an afforable, all-inclusive package to meet your specific requirements. Contact our professional meeting planners toll-free at 1-866-941-7437 or email conferences@calu.edu to discover how we can help you every step of the way!

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

1350 Overnight Guests


Residence Halls|Suite Style|Nearby Hotels


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Accommodations

Accommodations

1350
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style | 176 rooms | 354 beds | floorplan
Carter Hall
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Carter Hall

The overnight accomodations at Cal U are a welcome respite from a busy day of meetings. Our recently constructed residence halls feature amentities such as air conditioning, cable TV, laundry and recycling centers, fully equiped kitchens, lounges, and more. The residence halls offer a variety of configurations from single rooms to multiple-person suites, all with private or semi-private baths.
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| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style | 106 rooms | 217 beds | floorplan
Johnson Hall

The overnight accomodations at Cal U are a welcome respite from a busy day of meetings. Our recently constructed residence halls feature amentities such as air conditioning, cable TV, laundry and recycling centers, fully equiped kitchens, lounges, and more. The residence halls offer a variety of configurations from single rooms to multiple-person suites, all with private or semi-private baths.
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| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style | 119 rooms | 253 beds | floorplan
Building A

The overnight accomodations at Cal U are a welcome respite from a busy day of meetings. Our recently constructed residence halls feature amentities such as air conditioning, cable TV, laundry and recycling centers, fully equiped kitchens, lounges, and more. The residence halls offer a variety of configurations from single rooms to multiple-person suites, all with private or semi-private baths.
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| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style | 85 rooms | 174 beds | floorplan
Building B

The overnight accomodations at Cal U are a welcome respite from a busy day of meetings. Our recently constructed residence halls feature amentities such as air conditioning, cable TV, laundry and recycling centers, fully equiped kitchens, lounges, and more. The residence halls offer a variety of configurations from single rooms to multiple-person suites, all with private or semi-private baths.
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| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style | 129 rooms | 274 beds | floorplan
Building C

The overnight accomodations at Cal U are a welcome respite from a busy day of meetings. Our recently constructed residence halls feature amentities such as air conditioning, cable TV, laundry and recycling centers, fully equiped kitchens, lounges, and more. The residence halls offer a variety of configurations from single rooms to multiple-person suites, all with private or semi-private baths.
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| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style | 111 rooms | 228 beds | floorplan
Building E

The overnight accomodations at Cal U are a welcome respite from a busy day of meetings. Our recently constructed residence halls feature amentities such as air conditioning, cable TV, laundry and recycling centers, fully equiped kitchens, lounges, and more. The residence halls offer a variety of configurations from single rooms to multiple-person suites, all with private or semi-private baths.
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Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
1000
Overall
313
Classroom
Style


Meeting + Event Spaces
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More than 100 meeting and event rooms, including a 500-seat Performance Center, a 3,600-seat gymnasium and classrooms of all sizes, many equipped with SMART technology. Choose the venue best suited for your next event. Whether you require a high-tech meeting space with internet capabilities or a large hall to accommodate hundresd of guests, you'll find it all through Cal's University Conference Services. Below are just a few of our most popular meeting venues.
| 142,000 SQ FT | image

Opening in the Fall of 2011, the Convocation Center at California University will operate the largest indoor venue between Pittsburgh and Morgantown, WV. The Convocation Center will house a total of 142,000 square feet of event space, including a 6,000 seat arena. Book this space now!
| 6,000 SQ FT | image

Very large groups will find our newly renovated Steele Hall and the 630-seat Mainstage Theatre a comfortable place to meet. New theatre-style seats and other updated amentities add to the experience for both your conference attendees and your presenters. Steele Hall is a fully functional space with built-in ticket windows and registration desks, coat check and a lobby suitable for light food and beverage receptions.
| 1,750 SQ FT | image
The Vulcan Theatre

Planning a corpoate video screening, executive presentation or private movie screening? The Vulcan Theatre seats 143 people in fixed-seat theatre chairs with room for people with disabilities. A 10 x 18 foot stage makes the Vulcan theatre an excellent setting for seminars or panel discussions. When not in use as a seminar site, the Vulcan Theatre runs recently released movies that change regularly.
| 4,780 SQ FT | image

Enjoy the versatility of the Elmo Natali Performance Center. With a maximum seating capacity of 470, this room can be configured to suit the needs of your participants. A true multi-purpose room, it is ideal for a variety of activities from lectures and luncheons to banquets and concerts.
| 1,844 SQ FT | image

For an elegant reception or banquet, opt for the Grand Hall. Located in Old Main, the Grand Hall features historic architecture and stunning stained glass windows. It is a prestigious choice for any small social gathering.
| 1,116 SQ FT | image

Situated on the edge of campu, the kara Alumni House is a perfect location for both indoor and outdoor events. Enjoy a sit-down meal inside with an unobstructed view of the outdoors while allowing the sun to shine in. Or allow us to cater stations outside under the pergola on our veranda. Great for sophisticated gatherings, meetings and events.
| 500 SQ FT | image

One of the newest buildings on our property, Duda hall has 3 large lecture auditoriums and 7 classrooms all fully equipped with Elmo, SMART technology. Duda also offers a conference room ideal for small executive gatherings.
| 2,800 SQ FT | image

Newly renovated, Morgan Hall boasts a state-of-the-art classroom and spaceous lecture hall for groups up to 130 people. The double screen feature as well as Smart tecnologies is ideal for large presentations.
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Our newly renovated fitness facility, with two air-conditioned basketball courts, four lane lap pool, 33' climbing wall, indoor jogging track and an all-new fitness facility with the most advanced cardio and weight training equipment.
| 850 SQ FT | image

Take advantage of the fully fuctional kitchen, large-screen TV and oversized chairs of the Carter Multi-Purposoe Room when you want to create a casual atmosphere for small gatherings, meetings and events.
| 1,100 SQ FT | image
Eberly Hall

Classrooms of all sizes that seats from 24 to 99 are available. Many are fully equipped Smart classrooms with the latest in learning technology. Smart classrooms feature instructional computers that make it easy for the entire group to go online. Videoconferencing capabilities are also included in the group of options, as are Smart whiteboards, ELMO presentation equipment and more all packaged to make teaching and learning an interactive experience.
| 4,200 SQ FT | image
Gallagher Hall

Gallagher hall is perfect for large banquets. In addition, it has several classrooms with Elmo, SMART technology.
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Noss Hall

Ideal for private meetings, Noss Hall lends itself to 2 boardrooms seating 8 in each and a classroom equipped with instructional computer and whiteboard.
| 1,125 SQ FT | image
Gold Rush Sun Room

Appropriately named the sun room because 3 of the 4 corners are made up entirely of glass, which permits the unobstructed view of the outdoors while allowing the sun to shine in. Great for small gatherings, meetings and events.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability


Catering
Choose from a delightful assortment of catering packages that range from suprisingly refreshing meeting snacks and beverages to amazing four-course formal dinners, or create your own culinary event to culminate a successful meeting. Our food service partner, AVI, is dedicated to providing the highest quality, most innovative and imaginative programs in the industry. Using only the finest quality ingredients, including local and organic meats and seasonal fruits and vegetables, their experienced chefs create menus that are pleasing to all the senses - and easy on your budget.
Dining Options
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Enjoy a wide range of catering packages and menu options available for meeting and conferences at California Univesity of Pennsylvania. Treat conference attendees to tantalizing food and beverage selections that suit your taste and your budget. Below are a few of our on-site dining venues.
| Seating Capacity: 400 | image
The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush, located in the Natali Student center, looks more like an upscale restaurant. The main dining room is large and airy, featuring a glass wall that allows diners to enjoy the changing weather in air-conditioned or heated comfort. Two side rooms offer privacy for smaller groups of up to 40 people each.
| Seating Capacity: 190 | image
Cyber Fresh

Cyber Fresh temps your palette with made-to-order wraps and salads.
| Seating Capacity: 600 | image
Gallagher Dining Hall

Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining in a relaxing ambience. Choose from a variety of exciting cuisines including American entrees and vegetarian selections to ethnically inspired food and traditional favorites.
| Seating Capacity: 190 | image
Montana Joe's

A fun 'n' fast burger and chicken menu is available at Joe's Contemporary American Grill.
| Seating Capacity: 190 | image
Piazza

Get together for great food and great companionship! Let us introduce our Piazza Italian eatery, where every bite begins with fresh, naturally risen, custom-made dough filled with the freshest, tastiest toppings available!
| Seating Capacity: 65 | image
Taylor & Byrnes

Welcome to Taylor & Byrnes in the Natali Student Center, where gourmet meets convenience. Early arrivers will find fresh-baked bagels, muffins and fresh-ground Taylor & Byrnes gourmet coffee or cappuccino to help face the day; lunchtime diners can order up their own sandwiches from a wide offering of bagels and fresh-baked breads, including focaccia.
| Seating Capacity: 65 | image
Flatz

In our convenience store, you'll find a one stop quick fix for all of your needs. Come in for a bag of chips, bottled water, or ice cream bar. Or enjoy a gourmet sandwich or fresh fruit cup from Flatz, featuring gourmet flat bread sandwiches or quesadillas created by our chefs and heated on a pinini press for a quick and excellent meal.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Pittsburgh International - 60 minutes
Nearby Cities
Washington, PA - 26 miles | Pittsburgh, PA - 35 miles | Morgantown, WV - 42

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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The Meadows Racetrack and Casino located near California, PA. Your place for Gaming, Racing, Dining, Bowling, Nightlife and more!
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The Pennsylvania Covered Bridges are dedicated to the preservation and restoration of all remaining covered bridges through out the United States. Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Vermont have a combined total of over 550 authentic covered bridges with Pennsylvania leading with over 197. Many of the covered bridges still standing are over 150 years old.
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Located primarily in Fayette County, Ohiopyle State Park encompasses about 19,052 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Mountains.
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The Great Allegheny Passage, a 150-mile system of biking and hiking trails that connect Cumberland, MD and Pittsburgh, PA. The southern end of the trail, connecting Cumberland, MD to the C&O Canal towpath, created a continuous trail experience, 320 miles long, from Duquesne, near Pittsburgh, to Washington, DC.
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See what inspried Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and other architectural masterpieces. Raft the Youghiogheny, bike The Great Allegheny Passage, and ski Pennsylvania's highest mountains, all at PA's Laurel Highland's. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, and Idlwild's SoakZone are located here. The outdoor scenery is spectacular year-round.
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Enjoy a night at the theater or a day in an art gallery, at one of Pittsburgh's Downtown Cultural District Venues.
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VisitPittsburgh.com is the website of the official tourist promotion agency of Allegheny County. On this site, you will find up-to-date listings for Pittsburgh activities, events, festivals, transportation, sports, restaurants, cultural attractions, shops and more for Pittsburgh and Its Countryside. Our Welcome Centers are the place to pick up Pittsburgh brochures, city maps, restaurant and shopping guides, walking tours, and more. Visit a Welcome Center on your way to a great time in Pittsburgh!
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The Christian W. Klay Winery's home is a 1880's lovingly restored bank barn with Queen Anne cupolas situated as the base of the rolling hills in the beautiful Laurel Highlands. On the lower level of the winery, guests may sample wines from the Christian W. Klay collection while enjoying the magnificent views from the charming Palladian windows. The retail area offers an array of exquisite giftware and tempting gourmet foods.
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Situated only a short drive down Route 40 East, Fayette County has many world class attractions.
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PNC Park has quickly become a part of the fabric of Pittsburgh's proud sports tradition. Recognized around the country as the "best ballpark in America", PNC Park has spectacular sightlines, an intimate setting, and an exceptional atmosphere.
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Tanger Outlet Centers offer a large shopping outlet mall and more than 75 brand name factory outlet stores.
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The players and ice reflect greatness at Mellon Arena.
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Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol said, "In the future everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes."
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Carnegie Science Center boasts one of the world's most sophisticated interactive planetarium's, a four-story domed OMNIMAX Theater and a WWll submarine.
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We believe that any day is a great day to come to Kennywood! However, the lightest crowds tend to be on Sundays in May (closed first Sunday in May) or June, most any weekday throughout the summer, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July. Days that the weather forecast calls for some rain can be the best days to visit. The rain scares away those looking for "picture perfect" days, opening the doors for those who can have fun in spite of a few raindrops.
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The Steelers are playing like teams of old at Heinz Field.
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The Washington Wild Things professional baseball club of Washington, PA is a member of the independent Frontier League.
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The Pittsburgh Zoo is one of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the United States. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Highland Park, the zoo sits on 77 acres of park land where it exhibits over 4,000 animals representing 475 species, over 70 of which are threatened or endangered.

Services

Services

Services

Cal U's planning staff enjoys a solid reputation for service. Ask anyone who's hosted a camp program here. Words of priase consistently include "excellent facilities" and "we'll be back next year!" Escape from the confines of your typical work environment and open your mind to a truly unique conference experience. One that stimulates the mind, refreshes body and soul, and results in a meeting that is both creative and productive. Our dedicated staff of meeting professionals are ready to serve you!

Contact our conferences services team toll-free at 1-866-941-7437 or email conferences@calu.edu to discover how we can help you every step of the way, from information gathering to guest registration and entertainment to compilation of the final bill.

Don't compromise on technology at your next event. At Cal U, University Conference Services not only provies state-of-the-art AV and computer technology - we offer full-service, 24/7 support throughout your event. Let us help you customize an affordable, all-inclusive package to meet your specific requirements.

In addition to the many outdoor recreational areas on campus, we also offer our newly renovated Herron Hall fitness facility. It has two air-conditioned basketball courts, four lane lap pool, 33' climbing wall, indoor jogging track and an all-new fitness facility with the most advanced cardio and weight training equipment.

Our friendly staff of 7 lifeguards is always on duty during pool hours to ensure the safety of you and your guests.

Meet our 14 Conference Services Staff who can take care of ALL your conference needs ranging from (but not limited to) check-ins and check-outs; tours; directions; business services; and information.

Our friendly corps of 16 police officers is visible and available for the safety and security of your guests. Within our safe and friendly environment, their most frequently requested service is pointing you in the right direction.

Let us take care of all your business needs from faxing, printing, copying and telephone.

Free internet connection and WI-FI in all residence halls and meeting facilities.

All our residence halls and facilities are handicap accessible.

Technology

Technology

Description
Take advantage of the full gamut of technology services available from University Conference Services at California University of Pennslyvania. Don't compromise on technology at your next event. In fact, think outside the box and utilize the latest tools like Smart classrooms to enhance your overall meeting experience. At Cal U, University Conference Services not only porvides state-of-the-art AV and computer technology - we offer full-service, 24/7 support throughout your event. Let us help you customize an afforable, all-inclusive package to meet your specific requirements. Contact our professional meeting planners toll-free at 1-866-941-7437 or email conferences@calu.edu to discover how we can help you every step of the way!
Technology

Take advantage of the full gamut of technology services available from University Conference Services at California University of Pennsylvania.

Rooms of all sizes are available. Many are fully equipped Elmo Smart Technology with the latest in learning resources; Crestron, Elmo, infocus, whiteboard, DVD/VCR/CD, drop screen, flatscreens, remote, computer, microphone and sound.

All meeting spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual technology and we offer full-service 24/7 support throughout your event.

Every residence hall boasts a state-of-the-art computer room with printing capabilities. In addition, we also offer venue space perfect for a training with individual computers for each attendee to enhance your overall meeting experience.

Don't let being out of the office or away fom home slow you down. Wireless Internet capability is available in all residence and meeting facilities.

All residence halls are secure with key and magnetic lock mechanisms with check points at the entrance and wing of every hall. Help boxes that dial directly to public safety is located at the entrance of all residence.

Plug into a training session or a lecture series in another city or state. Our tech team provides full support services. Our state-of-the-art conference rooms support videoconferencing with H.320 and H.323 capabilities.

Testimonials

Testimonials


"We have used other facilities for our conferences, but none compare to Cal U."

"Every need was met. Excellent staff!"

"Technical support was especially helpful."

"You do a terrific job in all aspects, and I would recommend Cal U Conference Services to others."

"The residence hall is beautiful!"

"Overall the residence hall accomodations were impressive...rooms were exceptionally clean & spacious."

"We were impressed with the A/V staff's work ethic. They were also polite, respectful, and above all, patient."

"The event staff was amazing."

"Many of our registrants praised the staff for their high level of respect, professionalism, and persistence. The staff also made registration & checkout easy for our guests."

"Special thanks to the CalU conference staff for their granite dependability, patience, professionalism, and attention to detail. We look foward to coming back."



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