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Ohio University

One Park Place
Baker University Center 347

Athens, Ohio 45701-2979

13000Largest Group
30Meeting Rooms
8000Overnight Guests
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  • Overview
Ohio University Event Services offers one-stop conference planning at its best!  Famous for the serene Appalachian Hills, relaxed comfortable lifestyle, and cultural vibrancy, Ohio Unviersity is the ideal conference location.  Located within easy driving distance from Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati, Athens enjoys four seasons of breathtaking natural beauty.

Our conference services include full conference and event planning from concept to completion, ensuring a unique memorable experience for your guests.  Specifically, we can assist in securing overnight accommodations, conference venues, culinary arrangements, websites, online registration, wireless access, on-campus parking, airport and local shuttle service, and access to campus recreational facilities.

Our dedicated staff will work with you to make you next conference or event a success!

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
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
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Columbus International Airport (CMH) / 90
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Ohio University offers 42 Residence Halls that feature both traditional and suite style rooms. On campus accommodations are available mid-May through mid-August. The city of Athens offers over 700 hotel bed spaces year round that can be packaged with all of our event venues and services.
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Residence Halls and Nearby Hotels
Bath Type(s):
Traditional and suite style bathrooms.
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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.
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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 Caf├ęs, 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 or call 740.593.2970. Contact 740.597.7111 for additional information on Nelson Catering and/or Nelson Commons Private Dining/Reception reservations.
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Special Rates and Packages:
Package rates can include, and are not limited to, website development, online registration/payments, overnight accommodations on or off campus, meals, catering, parking, shuttle service, recreational activities, classrooms, meeting rooms, ballroom spaces, technology support, etc.
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Conference and event venues are available year round. On-campus accommodations are available from mid-May to mid-August.
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

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