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Iowa State University

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1601 Golden Aspen Dr. #110

Ames, Iowa 50010

14900Largest Group
100Meeting Rooms
10000Overnight Guests
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Iowa State University…BRING YOUR EVENT and leave your stress at home!


• Centrally-located in America’s heartland
• One of the world’s most beautiful campuses
• One-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor venues for any event
• Easy to navigate, completely walkable campus
• Accommodate groups up to 10,000
• 1,400 rooms available year-round
• 6,500 residence hall rooms available for summer events
• Safety and affordability of a small town
• Amenities you except from a big city
• Dedicated event and registration experts at your service!
  

 

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Des Moines - 35
Omaha -164
Minneapolis - 216
Kansas City - 228
Chicago - 358
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Des Moines / 35
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Uber
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Onsite
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Free
Availability:
Iowa State Center, Ames facilities and Memorial Union available year-round. ISU Residence Halls, university classrooms and auditoriums available late May through early August.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Hotel-Like
Suite/Apt Style
Nearby Hotels
Bath Type(s):
Private/Communal /Semi-Private
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
14900
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
100
Largest Classroom Style:
1300
Largest Theatre Style:
2700
Number of Overnight Guests:
10000
Technology:
Wireless campus with easy access computer labs; two-way videoconferencing capability; regular & wireless Internet access. Onsite A/V and technical expertise for all services and facilities. We can offer additional assistance with online registration, website development and e-business tools. Ranked as one of the “most wired” campuses in the U.S.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
Full-service catering available in all Iowa State University meeting facilities, classrooms, and on central campus. ISU Dining, the primary campus dining services provider, has the ability to serve 7,000 people in our Residence Hall Dining Centers. ISU Dining has won several awards for their special events, culinary skills, and retail operations for selection and quality.
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
Yes
Phone:
515-956-3200
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Outdoor Event Space
Reunions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps



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Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Auditoriums Iowa State University auditoriums provide tiered seating, so every seat has the perfect view! Auditoriums are equipped with smart technology, and onsite technical assistance if needed. Auditoriums with year-round availability range in capacity up to 450 attendees.

Varies
Board Rooms Comfortable executive boardrooms, with available flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and additional audio-visual tools to guarantee a productive and successful meeting. 

Varies
Classroom-style rooms (Fixed Seating) Located in our academic buildings, these rooms accommodate up to 100 attendees, are equipped with smart technology, and desks are not moveable, perfect for training and lecture formats. 

Varies
Classroom-style rooms (Moveable Seating) Located in our academic buildings, accommodate up to 100 attendees, are equipped with smart technology and can be reconfigured to meet a variety of sets to match the instruction style of the presenter-whether group discussions, lecture or collaborative projects. 

Conference Rooms Located in one of our various conference and event buildings, these spaces are configured based on your needs, and rental includes in house tables and chairs-a variety of sizes and dimensions are available.  

Fisher Theater No member of the audience is further than 13 rows from the presentation in this uniquely-designed theater. At 451 seats, it is the perfect setting for intimate performances or lectures. 

Hansen Agriculture Center Features a sleek and bright industrial-style atrium that can host up to 550 for a standing reception. The atrium leads to a versatile, heated arena that has fixed seating for 1000 and has been home to livestock judging and skills competitions, short courses, training sessions, as well as concerts, formal dinners, and Expo Shows. 

Hilton Coliseum A world-class facility with 30,000 square feet (20,000 on the floor and 10,000 on the concourse) of pillar-free space and more than 14,500 seats, Hilton Coliseum is the perfect venue for large-scale meetings, speeches, banquets and trade shows. 

30,000
Stephens Auditorium Stephens Auditorium, recognized as the Building of the Century for its unique design and amazing acoustics, makes an impact. This striking environment is home to a 2,747 seat auditorium, making it ideal for lectures, awards ceremonies, and performances.

Outdoor Spaces With 36,000 students on campus, we have plenty of space to spread out. Our state of the art sporting facilities, and gracious green spaces will allow you to host events at all levels-whether it be team building activities, a campground for 20,000 cyclists or sporting events.

Varies

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Residence Hall: Traditional 5000 Residence Halls Communal yes
Residence Hall: Suite Style 1000 Residence Halls Shared yes
Hotels 1575 Hotel Private yes

Catering

  • In House Catering
    Selecting a caterer couldnt be easier!  Several of our conference sites feature in house caterers, so your culinary team is just steps away.  They offer diverse menus from tailgates to formal dinners, and are happy to tailor your menu to meet your needs!
  • Choose your Own Caterer:
     With a long list of approved caterers available to you, a variety of our venues offer the flexibility to choose one that fits your needs and budget.  Tell us what you are looking for-barbeque, asian-fusion, tex-mex, or sandwiches to go!

Dining

  • Seasons & Union Drive Marketplace
    Never worry about dining preferences again! For those staying on campus on a meal plan, the options are unlimited. With fresh food and menus that change daily, we have just what you are hungry for! 
  • Campus Cafés
    For those without a meal plan or not attending a catered event - no need to leave campus! With all of our bakery items, sandwiches, salads and wraps made fresh every day, and over 18 places to try-you are never far from a good nosh! 
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