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Indiana University of Pennsylvania

425 John Sutton Hall
1011 South Drive

Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1046

4800Largest Group
75+Meeting Rooms
3500 overnight lodging from late May to early August. Limited lodging available during the academic months.Overnight Guests
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The conference center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers a picturesque, historic campus with both indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities. Whether you are looking to book a corporate training or retreat, or you are planning your next business conference, the rural Indiana, PA setting provides access to hiking, biking, picnic, and camping areas. IUP’s campus is conveniently located to many great restaurants and shopping areas, as well. Read below to see why Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers some of the best conference centers and banquet halls for nearly any Indiana, PA event!


Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Pittsburgh - 50
Harrisburg - 122
Philadelphia - 215 Johnstown - 25 Altoona - 40
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Pittsburgh International / 90
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania has meeting rooms available year-round. Overnight accommodations on campus are available from late May to early August. Limited overnight housing (30-500) available during the academic months.
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Air conditioned Suite/Apt Style
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3500 overnight lodging from late May to early August. Limited lodging available during the academic months.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers satellite downlinks and state-of-the-art a/v equipment plus Wi-Fi connectivity. IUP provides the ideal setting for live, interactive meeting & communication events.
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The Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus has full catering service available as well as an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall, and two branded dining halls, featuring Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Burger Studio, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Firestone Pizza and Pasta.
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Considered a "one-stop shop", IUP Conference Services will customize each event to the specific requirements of the client.
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Please contact IUP Conference Services' Director at 724-357-2227, to discuss group rental policies for your next Indiana, Pennsylvania event.
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex The 148,500 square-foot Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC) has become the heart of confernce, entertainment, and athletic activities at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and throughout the region. The Kavalchick Complex offers more than 23,000 square feet of multi-use meeting space, including Torretti Auditiorum and featuring the Ed Fry Arena as the centerpiece of the facility. 

Ed Fry Arena Ed Fry Arena is the centerpiece of the Kolvalchick Convention and Athletic Complex with seating for 5,000. The Arena can transfrom to include an 8-foot high black pipe and drape to accomodate more than 80 10x10 booths; more than 100 6ft. banquet tables; and more than 1,000 padded (arena style) folding chairs. 

Toretti Auditorium The Toretti Auditorium is an 8,500 square foot space, with seating for up to 632 guests. The Auditorium has a dedicated entrance on the Wayne Avenue side of the complex, giving it the potential to hold independent events. The theater style space features its own, independent, 28x15 foot drop-down screen and mounted projector, professional audio system, lighting system, and curtaining system.

Additional KCAC Spaces: The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex offers various Conference rooms within the facility. The Conference Rooms vary in capacity from 25 to 366 square feet depending on the requested event set-up. Each conference room is offers state-of-the-art technology available. 

Fisher Auditorium Built in 1939, Fisher Auditorium serves the campus and community as Indiana County's premier fine arts performance and event facility. Teh art-deco-style facility has a seating capacity of 1,460 and was last renovated in 2008. The renovation provided a 20,00 square-foot addition, improved audience and performance amenity spaces, a state-of-the-art sound system, and numereous production conveniences. With the addition, Fisher Auditorium and Waller Hall join to from the IUP Performing Arts Center. 

Beard Auditorium Located in Stouffer Hall, Beard Auditorium can hold up to 214 people and offers state-of-the-art technology. 

Blue Room and Gorell Recital Hall Located in Sutton Hall; is the iconic, 6,732 square-foot Blue Room which is perfect for banquets, receptions, recitals, adn lectures. Gorell Recital Hall can accommodate similar events on a more intimate scale. 

Cogswell Hall Built in 1959 and renovated in 2006, Cogswell Hall is home to the IUP Music Department. It contains four rehersal spaces taht can each hold the full 200 member IUP marching band, a vocal studio, and 49 individual-student practice rooms. The different size and unique acoustic amenities of each space allow for a varitey of events. 

Eberly Auditorium Eberly Auditorium offers seating for up to 450 people and state-of-the-art technology. 

Memorial Field House & Auxiliary Gym Built in 1966, Memorial Field House contains a 2,430-seat arena that was home to IUP basketball and volleyball until 2011 and now serves as the Crimson Hawks' official practice facility. The field house also hold a 1,015-seat auxiliary gym that is an ideal fit for large general sessions and team-building activities. 

Miller Stadium At 9,152 square-feet, Miller Stadium is directly across from the Kovalchick Complex on IUP's main campus. With a capacity of up to 6,000, the stadium is home to IUP Football, Field Hockey, and Lacrosse. Miller Stadium is perfect for large conference gatherings, after-hours entertainment, and team-building exercises. 

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Building at 126,505 square-feet, the building includes 31 classrooms (supporting 1,835 seats), 120 offices, a 250-seat auditorium, a great hall, an atrium, eight conference rooms, two collaborative classrooms, a public artifacts room, specialty classrooms and labs, and a rooftop plaza for academic and socail activities, including meteorological experimentation by the Geography and Regional Planning Department. 



Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Suite-Style Residence Halls 3,500 Residence Halls Shared yes
Hilton Garden Inn at IUP 128 Hotel Private yes
Whitmyre Hall 180 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes


  • Catering Services
    IUP Dining Services offers high quality, affordable options for your catered event, camp, or conference. With a team of certified execuitve chefs striving to create delicious, custom meals to fit your event needs, regardless of occasion or budget. IUP Dining Services will work with you to make it memorable by creating an appropriate plan using a wide array of foods and beverages. 

    The professional tem of chefs, servers, and planners will ensure that your guests leave each meal satisfied. At the same time, these dining services promote culture of wellness and sustainability. The Company is devoted to delicious food, warm hospitality, and flawless execution and will work tirelessly to ensure that every detail of your catered evetn runs smoothly. 

    You may select form the prepared, full-service menus or work with the team to create an option that fulfills you specific preferences. The culinary team is happy to meet the unique dietary needs of all clients. Whatever options you choose, IUP Dining Services promises High quality, excellence, and affordability. 
    >>> menu (PDF)


  • Folger Dining Hall
    Designed as an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall. In addition, the lobby features the national brand Great Wraps, which offers a large menu of healthy options (sandwiches, salads, wraps, homemade chips, and smoothies). With more than 30,000 sq. ft., Folger provides enough space for 400 at one seating. 
  • North Dining Hall
    A state-of-the-art dining facility. Which offers an All-You-Care-to-Eat dining experience. With seating for more than 400, similar to spaces such as Foldger Dining Hall. 
  • Crimson Cafe
    The 13,523 square-foot cafe, located behind the Staplenton/Stabley Library, features Starbucks, Burger Studio, Fire Place (pizza and pasta), and Crimson Bistro (deli station). With comfortable seating both indoors and outdoors. 


Facility Coordination For an affordable fee, our Facility Coordination services include site selection and inspection (both on and off campus); coordination with staff; housing and meals; audiovisual coordination.

Participation Registration Registration services can include online registrations; collection of registrations; confirmation letters; on-site check in; customized name tags, packets and rosters.

Program Support Program support services can include contracts for speakers; preparation of agendas; preparation of evaluations; duplication of hand-out materials.

Additional Arrangements Conference Services can also assist with banquets and receptions; coordination for exhibits; brochure preparation; mailing preparation; assistance with budgeting.


Audio/Visual Complete audio/visual is available subject to a rental fee and includes podium/mic, wireless lapel mic, hand held mic, VCR/DVD/CD player, LCD projector, Overhead Screen, Video Projector, PowerPoint Projector, Easel, Flip Chart & Markers.

Area Attractions

Indiana University Museum The University Museum is located in John Sutton Hall, a beautifully restored and nationally registered historic landmark built in 1875. The mission of the museum is to bring the material history and arts of the region together in an environment that encourages exploration, dialogue, and enjoyment. This mandate is based on the belief that art and history are unbounded and essential to our understanding of who we were, who we are and who we want to be.

OnStage Arts & Entertainment “Fisher Auditorium is a showcase for the university, and has hosted literally hundreds of internationally known performing artists for our community to enjoy,” IUP President Tony Atwater said. “This new facility will not only enhance the look of our campus and answer the many functional needs of our university, but will match the caliber of the outstanding performances and programming offered to our community.”

The Jimmy Steward Museum Indiana is proud to be known as the hometown oof Hollywood actor Jimmy Stewart. Get to know the man admired on and off the screen through hands-on exhibits highlighting his military, moive, TC, radio, and theater career and his personal life. View his films in the vintage 50-seat theater, browse the gift shop, and take the hometown tour featuring landmarks of his youth in this historic, charming town. You'll be reminded of Stewart's distinctive voice at the crosswalk as you enjoy a pleasant stoll to his boyhood home. 

Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County Through a broad range of exhibits, the historical society seeks to promote the rich hertitage of Indiana County. See a quilt made from a gown worn to President Grant's inaugural ball. Permanent exhbits include period memorabilia from coal mining and the Civil War era, early farm and home artifcats, Native American culture, and a vintage doctor's office complete with medical instruments. Next door, a 19th century Victorian mansion, the Clark House, has its first floor restored for viewing. A bookstore, library, and gift shop for the public offer many unique items. 

Blairsville Underground Sixteen miles south of Indiana, the Blairsville area was a mjor route for the Underground Railroad during the early 1800s. The Undergrounnd Railroad Museum features hands-on exhbits that take you through "A Day in teh Life of an Enslaved Child." Blairsville's downtown also offers a historical museum and specialty shops. 

Wineries Pennsylvania's weather and terrain have the state the fourth largest producer of wines in the country. Each winery offers sample tastings of its own special wines and gift shops that allow you to purchase your favorites to take home. These award-winning wineries are located in beautiful, scenic settings throughout the county. Take a tour and see how wine is produced at Windgate Winery. Group Tours are welcome with reservations. 
Country Winery and Vineyard, Raspberry Acres Winery, Walnut Hill Winery, and more. 

Indiana County Parks and Trails Open space and landscapes for hikes, picnics, birdwatching, and other activities are among the many natural resources in Indiana County.

Additional Attractions For more information on Indiana attractions, call the Indiana Coutny Tourist Bureau (724) 463-7505 or vist the website. 


  • In the wake of a tremendously successful KCACTF Festival, I wanted to send you high praise for Kathy Evanko’s help. At the Regional Leadership Team debriefing on Sunday, it was roundly mentioned that this was the smoothest running, and generally best festival in years! Kathy was part of making that happen.
    “The KCACTF Festival is a complicated affair, and Kathy had to deal with MANY late-breaking changes and new needs, without foreknowledge of just how this festival runs. Her devoted support, good cheer, and efficiency helped me get my own efforts located properly--I could dedicate myself to the mission of the festival, because I knew that Kathy was handling the oh so important functional details.”
    —Brian Jones, Professor, Department Chair, IUP Theater and Dance Department

    IUP Theater and Dance Department

  • “ compliments to the IUP conference center on a very efficiently run and smoothly executed festival! I was really impressed as were my students (several asked “can we go to the whole week next year”)! Thanks for everything and we’ll see you next year.”
    —Dr. Ben Fisher, Faculty, Hartford Community College Theatre

    Hartford Community College Theatre

  • “The IUP Hispanic Heritage Council sponsored a fundraiser in the Crimson Event Center on Saturday evening, April 10. The event was a huge success, and we actually raised substantially more money than we had hoped.
    “Many people contributed to our success, and that’s the reason I am sending this email. I wanted to tell you what a pleasure it was to work with Conference Services in planning for this evening. From reserving the Crimson Event Center, to the wonderful assistance of your student worker, Clayton, in getting the microphones operational, all of our needs were met and surpassed. However, I am most grateful for Kathy Evanko’s gracious personality, and her willingness to go above and beyond to ensure that we had everything we needed every step of the way. Kathy was always available to answer any questions and to solve any issues which arose, and she did it with a smile!
    “I look forward to working with you and your staff again in the future.”
    —Patti Krausslach, Administrative Assistant, IUP Office of Social Equity and Civic Engagement

    IUP Office of Social Equity and Civic Engagement

  • “Hi Ms. Evanko,.... I just wanted to thank you for all your help in reserving the Crimson Event Center for our event on April 23, 2010. Chi Sigma Iota (from the Department of Counseling) had a great banquet and all the new inductees had a great time. I appreciate you allowing me to call you several times just to make sure. Please pass along our thanks to all that helped.”
    —Megan Michalak, Graduate Assistant, IUP Department of Counseling
    IUP Department of Counseling

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