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The Conference Center at Montclair State University

1 Normal Ave
University Hall, 7th Floor

Montclair, New Jersey 07043

1000Largest Group
30Meeting Rooms
2017 Winner: Best Meeting Package


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  • University Hall Conference CenterUniversity Hall Conference Center
      
  • View of the Manhattan Skyline from the Ballroom and BoardroomView of the Manhattan Skyline from the Ballroom and Boardroom
      
  • The President's Dining Room is the perfect location for Board MeetingThe President's Dining Room is the perfect location for Board Meeting
      
  • The President's Dining Room set for a Dinner MeetingThe President's Dining Room set for a Dinner Meeting
      
  • The University Hall Conference Center Ballroom set for a lectureThe University Hall Conference Center Ballroom set for a lecture
      
  • The Conference Center Ballroom set with a podium and stageThe Conference Center Ballroom set with a podium and stage
      
  • The Conference Center Ballroom can be configured into breakout roomsThe Conference Center Ballroom can be configured into breakout rooms
      
  • Drop-Down Screens and LCD Projectors are Included in our Rental FeesDrop-Down Screens and LCD Projectors are Included in our Rental Fees
      
  • The Conference Center can host your formal event with seating for 500 peopleThe Conference Center can host your formal event with seating for 500 people
      
  • The staff will with work with you to make every detail of your event memorable.The staff will with work with you to make every detail of your event memorable.
      
  • University Musicians set the mood at a Conference Center eventUniversity Musicians set the mood at a Conference Center event
      
  • The Conference Center ballroom set for a more casual eventThe Conference Center ballroom set for a more casual event
      
  • A Fine Dining Option available through the Catering DepartmentA Fine Dining Option available through the Catering Department
      
  • Hire our food trucks to drive up to your eventHire our food trucks to drive up to your event
      
  • 100 and 200 seat Lectures Hall are ideal for Breakouts100 and 200 seat Lectures Hall are ideal for Breakouts
      
  • Campus Residence Halls offer Convenient Lodging for Summer ConferencesCampus Residence Halls offer Convenient Lodging for Summer Conferences
      
  • On Campus Housing is in modern suite or traditional style dormitoriesOn Campus Housing is in modern suite or traditional style dormitories
      
  • Visit a museum, cheer on the baseball team or unwind at the rec centerVisit a museum, cheer on the baseball team or unwind at the rec center
      
  • largest space on campus and can accommodate up to 1,000 peoplelargest space on campus and can accommodate up to 1,000 people
      
  • The Kasser Theater is a 500 seat state-of-the-art event spaceThe Kasser Theater is a 500 seat state-of-the-art event space
      
  • The Atmosphere on Campus will Energize your next MeetingThe Atmosphere on Campus will Energize your next Meeting
      
  • View of College Hall at Dusk from the BallroomView of College Hall at Dusk from the Ballroom
      
  • The Conference Center is conveniently accessed by train from ManhattanThe Conference Center is conveniently accessed by train from Manhattan
      
  • Call Us to Book Your Next Event! 973-655-3431Call Us to Book Your Next Event! 973-655-3431
      
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  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Accommodations
  • Catering
  • Dining
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
  • Testimonials
Montclair State University’s beautiful, suburban campus is only 15 miles from the vibrancy of New York City, making it an ideal location for your New Jersey conference, seminar or special event. Set on the seventh floor of University Hall, The Conference Center offers up to 6300 square feet of space with a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline. The center’s flexible North Jersey meeting and event spaces can accommodate up to 500 guests or be arranged for more intimate gatherings. Please contact the Conference Center staff directly at 973-655-3391 to book your next event. 


A feature in The New York Times about the versatility of our North Jersey event space:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/business/corporate-events-on-campus.html?_r=1

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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
New York - 14 miles
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Newark Liberty International / 15
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Metro
Train
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Availability:
The Conference Center meeting and event spaces are available year-round. Schedule your event for any time during the day, weekdays or weekends. During the summer, where multi-day conferences may include overnight stays, guests have the option to lodge on campus in Suite-Style Residence Halls.
Room Type(s):
Nearby Hotel(s)
Suite/Apt Style
Residence Halls
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
1000
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
30
Largest Classroom Style:
200
Largest Theatre Style:
1000
Technology:
High-speed Wireless Internet; LCD, Video and Document Projectors; Lapel Microphones; Audio Conferencing; Wireless Microphones; Video Conferencing with Pan, Tilt and Zoom remote cameras and DVD recording ability.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
A full menu is available through our catering department. Customize your menu to meet any budget or taste.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
The Presidential Executive Board Room is available to rent for small meetings or private dining for up to 30 participants.
Rental Policies:
Most technology and on-site support are provided inclusive of all costs. Customized AV packages may be purchased for an additional fee.
Phone:
973-655-3391
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Social/Special events
Wedding Receptions

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
President's Board/Dining Room Presidential Board Room with a view of New York City and built-in AV equipment. Technology available in the dining room includes: wireless internet, LCD projection, audio and video conferencing.

750
Ballroom The ballroom can be configured to handle groups from 500 to more intimate events.

6,300
6-Breakout Rooms Each breakout room has built-in AV technology

1,000
Conference Center Lobby The lobby can be used for registration or an intimate cocktail space with panoramic views of the area.

Lecture Halls Six 100-seat lecture halls and one 200-seat lecture hall. Built-in AV and SMART technology.

Conference Center Classrooms 30 state-of-the art classrooms, all with built-in AV technology.

Memorial Auditorium The largest space on campus accommodates up to 1,000 people.

Kasser Theater Kasser Theater hosts world class events throughout the year and accommodates up to 500 people.

Student Center Additional ballroom and breakout space is available at our student center, just across the street from University Hall.

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
On-Campus Accomodations Residence Halls Private yes
Area Hotels Nearby Hotels no

Catering

  • Fine Dining
    Chartwells Catering
    The philosophy of Chartwells Catering Services is to provide a meeting and dining environment specialized to exceed your expectations. Our team is committed to providing service and menu flexibility so that your event will be uniquely your own. Contact our Catering Department directly at 973-655-4224.
  • On Campus Casual Dining
    On Campus Brands
    Looking for something different? Menus can be purchased through on campus brands such as Chilis and Au Bon Pain, and our food trucks can be hired to drive up to your event.

Dining

  • The Red Hawk Diner
    Campus Locations
    The Conference Center is the ideal location to host your catered breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are a variety of choices within walking distance on campus. Including the Red Hawk Diner, an authentic 50's style 120 seat diner next to the Conference Center.
  • Upper Montclair
    Montclair Restaurants
    Arguably the top dining city in the entire state of New Jersey, Montclair offers an incredible variety of the finest cuisine around. With over 25 Zagat-Rated restaurants, you're sure to find an ideal location for your lunch or dinner if you decide to venture off campus.

Services

ServiceDescription
Event Planners and Managers From the moment you contact the Conference Center at Montclair State University you'll be working with dedicated planners for your room setup, audio visual and catering needs. On the day of the event we have an Audio Visual Technician on site and a Manager to oversee all aspects of your meeting or special event. Contact us directly to book your next event! 973-655-3391

Technology

TypeDescription
High-Speed Wireless Internet Access Complimentary in the conference center for all attendees.

LCD, Video and Document Projectors Projectors drop down form the ceiling for a clean, professional look.

Wireless Handheld Microphones

Wireless Lavalier Microphones

Video and Audio Conferencing

Remote Pan, Tilt, and Zoom cameras for DVD recording

In-house technical support staff available

Teleprompter

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
New York City 14 miles from NYC with an on campus train direct link into Penn Station.

Alexander Kasser Theatre 500 seat theatre for concerts featuring internationally renowed professionals.

Yogi Berra Stadium Home of the NJ Jackals minor league baseball team

Yogi Berra Museum

Floyd Hall Ice Rink 2 NHL size ice rinks open year round for public use

The Township of Montclair A well know haven for artists and top notch restaurants and shopping.

Eagle Rock Reservation Eagle Rock Reservation is 408 acres of hills, streams, and valleys with an extensive trail system located in Montclair, NJ.

Testimonials

  • "The Conference Center staff at Montclair State University is Professional with a capital P! They pay attention to every detail, large and small, and they aim to please. Events are stressful, but working with them, I feel as if I have partners."
    Joanne Lombardi, CMP Director of Convention and Meeting Management Public Strategies Impact L.L.C

  • "This was certainly the most complicated Town Hall I have ever held, and I am very happy that is was held at Montclair State University...Because of your efforts and the efforts of your colleagues, the event was a great success." - Congressman Bill Pascrell
    Health Care Reform Town Hall Meeting

  • "The Conference Center at Montclair State University was a perfect venue for our Administrative Retreat held in August, 2006. Our staff indicated that this was the best retreat we have ever had! The Conference Center staff were extremely courteous, attended to every detail, and responded to requests for assistance quickly."
    Dr. Jeanne P. Pryor, Assistant Superintendent, Montclair Public Schools

  • "In over three decades at Montclair State University, I have never experienced such great service. A class act from catering to the AV technology. The Conference Center made our national conference a resounding success."
    Robert McCormick, Ph.D., Montclair State University, Director of the Center for Child Advocacy

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