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Missouri State University

Plaster Student Union
901 S National Ave

Springfield, Missouri 65897

600Largest Group
25Meeting Rooms
4,000Overnight Guests
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  • PSU BallroomPSU Ballroom
  • PSU Theater seats 500PSU Theater seats 500
  • Parliamentary RoomParliamentary Room
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Our Student Union was designed for conferences with flexible large spaces and convenient break-out rooms. Our compact campus keeps large events together and we are near youth- and family-friendly attractions including ice park, baseball field, wildlife museum and art museum.  Continue reading to learn more about our beautiful Missouri State University conference centers and banquet halls.


Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Kansas City, MO - 150
St Louis, MO - 200
Little Rock AR - 200
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Springfield-Branson / 15
Public Transportation Options:
Conference space year-round; sleeping space June-July
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Suite/Apt Style
Nearby Hotel(s)
Bath Type(s):
Private Communal Semi-Private
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Internet/phone connections in meeting and sleeping rooms; theater with full sound/lights; standard a/v in other rooms; technical support.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Onsite A/V Staff:
Food & Beverage:
From simple breakfasts to casual feasts and elegant hors d'oeuvres, our menus are filled with fresh contemporary ideas.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Cultural Catering Available:
Alcohol Permitted:
Special Rates and Packages:
Group rates and complete meeting packages available, please call for information.
Rental Policies:
Larger groups can be accommodated using other campus facilities.
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Outdoor Event Space
Social/Special events
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Small Conference Rooms Perfect for small meetings and working lunches for groups of 10-12.

Flexible Meeting Rooms Most meetings in the Plaster Student Union take place in our flexible meeting spaces. These rooms can be divided and can hold between 25-75 people depending on the setup. These rooms provide almost endless possibilities for your next event.

The Union Club For an intimate gathering of dinner for up to 100 or a reception for up to 150 guests, we recommend the Union Club.

The Theater The theater seats 350 in raised seating with a capacity of 450 when chairs are added to the open floor area in front to the State.

The Grand Ballroom In banquet seating with round tables, the Grand Ballroom accommodates up to 600, or divides into two sections: Ballroom East seats 150 and Ballroom West seats 400.

The Traywick Parliamentary Room The Parliamentary Room features raked seating and technical enhancements for a great presentation location. Up to 100 participants can be comfortably seated at its gently curved tables.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Blair-Shannon House 712 Residence Halls Shared no
Freudenberger House 724 Residence Halls Communal no
Hammons Hous 584 no
Kentwood Hall 137 Hotel-Like Private no
Woods House Residence Halls Communal no
Sunvilla Tower Suite/Apartment Style Shared no
Nearby hotels no


  • Missouri State Catering
    Full catering service is available for all events.


  • Union Club
    Union Club
    Seating Capacity: 150
    The Union Club offers dining seating for 75 and can accommodate up to 150 for a standing reception.
  • Grand Ballroom
    Grand Ballroom
    The Grand Ballroom offers enough room for a reception with a full sit down meal for up to 400 guests. 600 guests can be accommodated if a dance floor is not desired.


Reservation Services Reservation services are available in the Plaster Student Union as well as other campus facilities and classroom buildings.

Technical Services Technical equipment and services are available in the Plaster Student Union.

Conference Planning We can assist you with planning your conference or camp schedules to best fit your needs.


Audio/Visual Technology at the Plaster Student Union The Plaster Student Union provides both built-in and mobile sound systems for use in our meeting and event rooms. In addition, a staff of experienced technicians is available to provide support during your event.

Sound Packages Sound packages are available for the Ballrooms and meeting rooms and include Amplification, floor podiums, corded microphones, CD players and monitor speakers.

Theater Our theater has built in sound with a 20-channel sound board, drop down mechanized screens, a house lighting system with dimmers and theatrical stage lighting. The theater has a built-in projection system with a 5000 lumens video projector with VHS, DVD, cable TV and computer inputs.

Misc Technology TV/VCR carts with monitors, tabletop lecturn with microphone, internet access in some rooms, whiteboards, easels and screens.

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