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One Park Place
Baker University Center 347

Athens, Ohio 45701-2979

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:3500
Meeting
Rooms:250
Maximum
Overnight:8,000
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About

About Ohio University

Ohio University Conference and Event Services offers one-stop-shop conference planning at its best! 

Famous for its serene Appalachian Hills, relaxed comfortable lifestyle, and cultural vibrancy, Ohio University is the ideal conference location. 
Conference and Event Services would be delighted to plan your next academic, athletic, music, arts, faith, research, or technology-based conference, camp, symposium, or workshop. Our services include comprehensive event and conference planning from conception to completion, ensuring positive experiences for guests. Specifically, we can assist you with: overnight accommodations, event and classroom space, catering and meals and creative enhancements. We will work with you in every aspect of planning to meet any special needs or requests you may have.  

We are happy to assist with:
  • overnight accommodations
  • facility and venue reservations
  • culinary arrangements 
  • online registration 
  • Wifi and Technology
  • AV and Production 
  • parking and shuttle service
  • airport transportation
  • access to campus recreational facilities
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

OHIO: Columbus - 75 miles, Cincinnati - 155 miles, Cleveland - 215 miles WEST VIRGINIA: Parkersburg - 40 miles, Huntington - 80 miles, Charleston - 90 miles PENNSYLVANIA: Pittsburgh - 200 miles

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Columbus International Airport (CMH) - 90 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Fee

CATERING
When Ohio University Culinary Services talks about "fresh, convenient, variety," they aren't simply words - they're a way of life. Culinary Services is committed to providing exceptional service to the Ohio University community in support of its academic mission and vision; with more than 16 convenient on-campus dining destinations (including Dining Courts/Halls, Campus Cafés, Markets and gorgeous Private Dining/Reception spaces), fresh, affordable food options and comfortable venues are always just a short walk away from your campus location. Contact us today to find out how we can help make your next conference, meeting or social interaction a memorable event! For more information on Culinary Services, please visit www.ohio.edu/food or call 740.593.2970. Contact 740.597.7111 for additional information on Nelson Catering and/or Nelson Commons Private Dining/Reception reservations.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedYES


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
24-Hour Check-In
Business Services
Television
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Golf Course
Hiking
Running
Spa
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
Laptops
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Pet-Friendly
Car Charging Stations
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Custom Lighting
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Wi-Fi
Team Building
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

3500 Attendees


250 Spaces

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Theatre Style 2,000 | Classroom Style 400 | Standing Reception 900 | Seated Reception 350 | Outdoor/Rooftop Spaces

TECHNOLOGY
Ohio University Event Services offers a variety of state-of-the-art technology that can be tailored to suit the needs of large scale indoor/outdoor events, special programs, concerts, and productions. We offer intelligent audio/video/lightening systems in all of our venues as well as talented tech staff dedicated to your events.

Ohio University offers a high-speed wi-fi environment across campus and high speed internet connections within each residence hall. Tech Depot, located within Baker University Center, is a one-stop shop for all tech needs offering support, repairs, software, hardware, laptop rentals, etc. to all guests on campus.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes


LaptopsMicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD ProjectorsCustom Lighting

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyNO
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

8,000 Overnight Guests


Residence Halls and Nearby Hotels

Yes
Free YES


Traditional and suite style bathrooms

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Accommodations

Accommodations

8,000
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 3800 rooms | 1-4 bed rooms available beds | floorplan
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Traditional style residence hall rooms are available. Located in beautiful neighborhood settings. All residence halls offer private lounge space. Rooms consist of two extra-long twin beds, two desks and chairs, dressers, and a community bathroom. Linens are available upon request. 
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style | 600 rooms | 1-4 bed rooms available beds | floorplan
Adams Hall Floor Plan
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Adams Hall

Suite-style residence halls with suites of single rooms or double rooms. Bathrooms shared by 2 or 4 people depending on single or double occupancy.  Includes two twin beds, desk/chair, microwave/refrigerator unit, and shared bath. Linens are available upon request. 
A/C This accommodation has A/C

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
24-Hour Check-In
24-Hour Check-In
Business Services
Business Services
Television
Television
Washer/Dryer
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Biking
Golf Course
Golf Course
Hiking
Hiking
Running
Running
Spa
Spa
Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Pet-Friendly
Pet-Friendly
Car Charging Stations
Car Charging Stations
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Custom Lighting
Custom Lighting
Food and Beverage On-Site
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Sound System
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Team Building
Team Building


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
3500
Overall
400
Classroom
Style
900
Standing
Reception
350
Seated
Catered Event


Meeting + Event Spaces
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Ideal for banquets and large events. Features two LCD projectors/screens, lighting, staging, dancefloor, and divides in two. Adjoining Prefunction and balcony areas for registrations and receptions.
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The Multipurpose Room features hardwood floors, two projectors, a sound system and a dividing wall. This space is ideal for breakout sessions, panel discussions, small banquets and receptions, and fairs/displays. It is conveniently located within the conference room hallway to allow for full conference style events.
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Standard seating capacity of 190 with an additional 50 chairs available to extend seating. Has a small green room, full lighting/sound capabilities with staffed sound booth, and large stage. Stage can be extended if needed.
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Located on Ohio University's historic College Green, the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium (commonly referred to as Memorial Auditorium, or simply MemAud) plays host to a wide variety of events- from nationally-touring concerts, plays, and musicals, to new student admission sessions and keynote speakers. MemAud offers seating for up to 2,000 guests. 
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Margaret M. Walter Hall consists of four lecture halls, a rotunda with catering kitchen, and various service and support areas. The building is designed to support a wide array of academic and non-academic functions, including receptions, conferences, banquets, and other special events.
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Built in 1957, The Helen Mauck Galbreath Memorial Chapel welcomes people of all faiths. There is no permanent furnishing that would be identified with one religion or denomination and there are no restrictions on the type of service that may be conducted.
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Keeping in mind the logistics of your event, we have a variety of classrooms available across campus. Classroom capacities range from 20 – 400 and all rooms are equipped with computer, projector and sound. 
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Baker University Center offers 14 conference rooms with seating capacities ranging from 12 - 35. 

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES
YES


Catering
When Ohio University Culinary Services talks about "fresh, convenient, variety," they aren't simply words - they're a way of life. Culinary Services is committed to providing exceptional service to the Ohio University community in support of its academic mission and vision; with more than 16 convenient on-campus dining destinations (including Dining Courts/Halls, Campus Cafés, Markets and gorgeous Private Dining/Reception spaces), fresh, affordable food options and comfortable venues are always just a short walk away from your campus location. Contact us today to find out how we can help make your next conference, meeting or social interaction a memorable event! For more information on Culinary Services, please visit www.ohio.edu/food or call 740.593.2970. Contact 740.597.7111 for additional information on Nelson Catering and/or Nelson Commons Private Dining/Reception reservations.
Dining Options
| Seating Capacity: 800 | image

Nelson Court offers numerous food selections, including: Asian fusion, all-day breakfast, BBQ, Mediterranean cuisine, an extensive salad bar and more. Nelson Court also houses the South Side Espresso Bar and a Campus Market.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Columbus International Airport (CMH) - 90 minutes
Nearby Cities
OHIO: Columbus - 75 miles, Cincinnati - 155 miles, Cleveland - 215 miles WEST VIRGINIA: Parkersburg - 40 miles, Huntington - 80 miles, Charleston - 90 miles PENNSYLVANIA: Pittsburgh - 200 miles
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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From Vintage to Chic, You’ll Find it Here!
Directly north of Ohio University’s College Green, Uptown Athens is the place for students to mix, meet, eat and shop. As a result, Court and its side streets in Uptown Athens are decked with funky shops offering everything from the extraordinarily unique to the timeless basics.

Parking: Court Street is one-way (South to North). The Athens City Parking Garage is centrally located: from Court Street, turn right onto Washington. The garage is on the right.
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The Kennedy Museum of Art is an integral part of the educational, research, and public service missions of Ohio University. The purpose of the Kennedy Museum of Art is to enhance the intellectual and cultural life of Ohio University and the region through quality national and international exhibitions, collection-based research, and diverse formal and informal learning opportunities. The Kennedy Museum of Art exercises its public trust by focusing its collections on those works of art that it has the resources and capabilities to house, preserve, study and exhibit.
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Athens is home to a growing craft beer, wine and spirits scene, not to mention over 30 bars. So grab a local brew, sit back and enjoy the flavors of Athens.
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The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, erring more on the history side than anything, has been providing volunteer-operated weekend train excursions from Nelsonville for over forty years! Take the tour and find out more about us as you plan your trip!
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Stuart’s Opera House is the cornerstone of the historic Public Square in Nelsonville. It is dedicated to its role as a regional leader in the arts community, a center for public expression, and an economic development partner for Southeastern Ohio.
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The Dairy Barn Arts Center’s mission is to offer exhibitions, events, and educational programs that nurture and promote area artists and artisans, develop art appreciation among all ages, provide the community access to fine arts and crafts from outside the region and draw attention and visitors to Southeast Ohio. The twelve-month program calendar includes international juried exhibitions, festivals, touring exhibits, programs of regional interest, live performances, and activities for all ages. Some events are produced entirely by The Dairy Barn Arts Center while others are the result of cooperation with regional education, arts, or community organizations. Exhibits such as OH+5: A Biennial Ohio Border Exhibition and Athens Voices, A Biennial Exhibition featuring artists that live or work within 30 miles of Athens and feature outstanding regionally produced artwork in a variety of media. The Dairy Barn Arts Center has also developed an international reputation for excellence with Quilt National, a biennial exhibition that has attracted more than 100,000 visitors to Athens from around the world since its premiere in 1979.
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Start at the Bikeway in Athens, in front of the Athens Community Center on East State Street, and you’ll pass Ohio University’s campus and then disappear into the serene woods along the Hocking River leading you all the way to Nelsonville. The 21-mile Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is named in honor of the first inhabitants of this southeastern Ohio region. “Hockhocking,” which means “bottleneck” or “twisted,” was the native Shawnee name for the Hocking River; “Adena” reflects the history of the Adena Indians who lived in the Hocking Valley more than 2,000 years ago.

The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is located on the old Columbus and Hocking Valley Railroad bed. Construction of the rail line between Columbus and Athens was completed in July 1870. Before the railroad, it was a towpath alongside the Hocking Canal, built between 1829 and 1842, which moved agricultural products and other goods to Carroll, Ohio, where it joined the Ohio-Erie Canal. The canal had 26 locks, seven culverts, and one aqueduct crossing Monday Creek south of Nelsonville.
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The purpose of the Southeast Ohio History Center is to collect, preserve and share Southeast Ohio’s unique cultural and natural heritage.
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Services

Services

Services

  • Comprehensive Event Coordination 
  • Support and Management
  • Registration and Reporting 
  • Budget Development
  • Contract Management and Payments
  • VIP Presenter and Event Logistics 
  • Collaboration with hotel partners
  • Transportation, Parking and Shuttle Services
  • Extensive Technology and Production
  • In-house printing services 
  • Private use of D1 Athletic Facilities 
  • Web Registration
  • Event Decor: linens, tables, chairs, centerpieces, etc. 
  • Off-site Event Coordination 

Testimonials

Testimonials


We had the utmost privilege and joy of working with Cimmeron and the entire Conference Services team at Ohio University. From the time OHIO submitted their RFP to be the host campus for the first-ever It's On Us National Student Leadership Summit to the time the last student departed, we were treated with such care and respect that made us feel like we were at home. We could not have asked for a better host for our inaugural event. The staff was very attentive, responsive, and welcoming throughout the entire process. Our attendees felt the same and provided similar feedback. We would not hesitate to recommend OHIO University to anyone looking to host their conference or event at OHIO.

Thank you again so very much for EVERYTHING and the kindness and support of your team leading up to the event and throughout the weekend. We could not have imagined a more welcoming host campus for our inaugural national student leadership summit.

I was extremely impressed with the professionalism and attention to detail shown by the Conference Services Team. All of my symposium attendees commented on how well-run the conference was, which I attribute entirely to the work of Nikki Ohms and her staff. I was incredibly grateful for the service and would recommend it to anyone without reservation. I absolutely plan to work with this office again for all future event/conference planning. 

The words of our Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Terrence Brown, say it best. "Customer service was exemplary and every need was met. Services were delivered as promised."

Cimmeron, our main point of contact, was fantastic. With larger universities, comes more departments and compartmentalized policies and procedures. Cimmeron reached out to any and all other departments we needed to work with and helped coordinate all other department's interactions with us. We look forward to working with Ohio University in the future! 



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