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Indiana University of Pennsylvania

425 John Sutton Hall
1011 South Drive

Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1046

4800Largest Group
75+Meeting Rooms
3500Overnight Guests
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  • Welcome to the IUP campusWelcome to the IUP campus

  • Breezedale Alumni CenterBreezedale Alumni Center

  • Kolvachik Convention  and Athletic ComplexKolvachik Convention and Athletic Complex

  • PNC RoomPNC Room

  • Conference RoomsConference Rooms

  • Ed Fry ArenaEd Fry Arena

  • MezzanineMezzanine

  • Board RoomBoard Room

  • Meeting RoomMeeting Room

  • Wallwork Residence HallWallwork Residence Hall

  • Putt and Delaney Residence HallsPutt and Delaney Residence Halls

  • Delaney Residence HallDelaney Residence Hall

  • Maple East Suites Residence HallsMaple East Suites Residence Halls

  • Northern Suites Residence HallNorthern Suites Residence Hall

  • Stephenson Residence HallStephenson Residence Hall

  • Suites on Pratt Residence HallSuites on Pratt Residence Hall

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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 June to August.
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Air conditioned Suite/Apt Style
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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 Stone Oven Pizza.
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Considered a "one-stop shop", IUP Conference Services will customize each event to the specific requirements of the client.
Rental Policies:
Please contact IUP Conference Services' Director at 724-357-2227, to discuss group rental policies for your next Indiana, Pennsylvania event.
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 Conference Center The Conference Center features Nine (9) rooms that make up the seventeen thousand (17,000) square feet of conference space that are equipped with everything from screens and projectors to audio systems, teleconferencing systems, and even videoconferencing systems! 

Corporate Training and Executive Conference Center The Corporate Training and Executive Conference Center comprised of six (6) meeting rooms and various auxiliary spaces totaling six thousand (6,000) square feet. Included in this section of the facility is the Business Center, the Executive Board Room, and the Training Lab which features multiple outlets for easy telephone and internet connectivity for many users. This unique space also features three (3) offices for use by event planners who choose to hold their meetings and training sessions at the Kovalchick Complex.

Toretti Auditorium The Toretti Auditorium is an eight thousand five hundred (8,500) square foot, six hundred fifty (650) seat theater style space featuring its own, independent, screen and projector, audio system, lighting system, and curtaining system. The Toretti Auditorium has its own entrance located on the Wayne Avenue side of the Complex, giving it the potential to host events completely independent of anything else going on at the facility!

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, located along Wayne Avenue adjacent to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus, is a one hundred forty eight thousand five hundred (148,500) square-foot facility that offers multi-use adaptable space in the five thousand (5,000) seat Ed Fry Arena, the six hundred thirty (630) seat Toretti Auditorium, the seventeen thousand (17,000) square-foot state of the art Conference Center with multiple breakout rooms, and the six thousand (6,000) square foot Corporate Training and Executive Conference Center. Included in the Conference Center is a fully equipped E-Conference Room with videoconferencing as well as teleconferencing capability.

An ideal venue for concerts, family shows, sporting events, conferences, conventions, trade shows, corporate seminars and much more, the Kovalchick Complex is projected to have a $22 million economic impact on the region during construction and an annual economic impact of $12.5 million in each year of operation.



Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
University Towers 260 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
Elkin Hall 300 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
McCarthy Hall 150 Residence Halls Shared
Northern Suites Suite/Apartment Style Shared
Whitmyre Hall Suite/Apartment Style Shared
Wallwork Hall Residence Halls Shared
Suites on Maple East and Ruddock Hall Suite/Apartment Style Shared


  • Catering Services
    The best events are successful when conversations are open, participants are engaged and the experience exceeds expectations.
    The best meals are prepared from the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Simple, honest food should excite the senses, tempt the
    pal te and enhance the atmosphere. By combining great meals with great events we hope to provide you and your guests with an
    experience they’ll always remember. Our catering services offers full service catering from breakfast through dinner.
    >>> menu (PDF)


  • Dining Services
    A variety of restaurants, food courts, coffee and convenience locations are available throughout campus.


Facility Coordination Services 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.

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

Program Support Services 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.

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.

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.”


  • 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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