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University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis & St. Paul

1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403 - 2005

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  • James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, St. Paul CampusJames B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, St. Paul Campus
          
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law Schulze Grand AtriumUniversity of St. Thomas School of Law Schulze Grand Atrium
          
  • James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, St. Paul CampusJames B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, St. Paul Campus
          
  • O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Paul CampusO'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Paul Campus
          
  • University of St. Thomas downtown Minneapolis campusUniversity of St. Thomas downtown Minneapolis campus
          
  • O'Shaughnessy Stadium and Palmer Field, St. Paul CampusO'Shaughnessy Stadium and Palmer Field, St. Paul Campus
          
  • University of St. Thomas Minneapolis School of Law Schulze Grand Atrium University of St. Thomas Minneapolis School of Law Schulze Grand Atrium
          
  • Tiered Classroom Schulze HallTiered Classroom Schulze Hall
          
  • Field House, St. Paul CampusField House, St. Paul Campus
          
  • Executive Dining Room Minneapolis campusExecutive Dining Room Minneapolis campus
          
  • Schulze Hall Auditorium, Minneapolis campusSchulze Hall Auditorium, Minneapolis campus
          
  • Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Paul CampusChapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Paul Campus
          
  • St. Paul CampusSt. Paul Campus
          
  • Thornton Auditorium, Minneapolis CampusThornton Auditorium, Minneapolis Campus
          
  • St. Paul CampusSt. Paul Campus
          
  • Hearth Room, Anderson Student Center, St. Paul Campus Hearth Room, Anderson Student Center, St. Paul Campus
          
  • Anderson Student Center, St. Paul Campus Anderson Student Center, St. Paul Campus
          
  • James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, St. Paul CampusJames B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, St. Paul Campus
          
  • Schulze Grand Atrium Minneapolis School of LawSchulze Grand Atrium Minneapolis School of Law
          
  • James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, St. Paul CampusJames B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, St. Paul Campus
          
  • City of Minneapolis SkylineCity of Minneapolis Skyline
          
  • Schulze Hall Auditorium, Minneapolis campusSchulze Hall Auditorium, Minneapolis campus
          
  • Opus Hall Great Room, Minneapolis Campus Opus Hall Great Room, Minneapolis Campus
          
  • Downtown Minneapolis CampusDowntown Minneapolis Campus
          
  • University of St. Thomas St. Paul CampusUniversity of St. Thomas St. Paul Campus
          
  • Conference Poster Session Minneapolis CampusConference Poster Session Minneapolis Campus
          
  • University of St. Thomas Dining ServicesUniversity of St. Thomas Dining Services
          
  • University of St. Thomas Dining ServicesUniversity of St. Thomas Dining Services
          
  • Schulze Grand Atrium Minneapolis School of LawSchulze Grand Atrium Minneapolis School of Law
          
  • James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, St. Paul CampusJames B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, St. Paul Campus
          
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The University of St. Thomas offers two meeting locations in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Both campuses offer smart and sophisticated meeting and Minnesota event facilities featuring complimentary Wi-Fi and AV.

The Minneapolis campus, located in the heart of downtown and our St. Paul Campus located on historic Summit Avenue are ideal Minnesota venues for savvy meeting planners. Professional onsite event managers guide you through the planning process with our award-winning Dining Services Department and affordable lodging. The University of St. Thomas event professionals provide planners and attendees superior meeting experiences in an exceptional learning environment. 

Our metropolitan settings give your Minnesota event attendees access to urban amenities; recognized as the best public transit system in the nation by The American Public Transportation Association, best local food scene by USA Today, and named in 2016 as the healthiest city by Forbes, the Twin Cities offer a dynamic location to host a meeting where there is something for everyone. It’s no wonder our cities will play host to the 2018 Super Bowl, the 2019 NCAA Final Four Championship and countless other sporting and cultural events. Our campuses are perfectly positioned to offer meeting and event space during these high profile eveents or your equally important event. 

We offer easy access to Twin City amenities; our two locations are a quick 15 minute drive to Minneapolis, St. Paul International Airport, the Mall of America, Target Field, Target Center, Xcel Energy Center and US Bank Stadium. Our campuses boast premium meeting and event space in a thriving metropolitan area; come experience the University of St. Thomas.

Learn more about a day in the life of our Minnesota conferences at St. Thomas: https://vimeo.com/132089537
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The University of St. Thomas:

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are a quick 15-minute drive to the Twin Cities International Airport and the Mall of America, located in Bloomington, MN. Downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul are 10 miles apart and easily accessible via interstate, light rail or traditional metro transit.
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Minneapolis St. Paul International / 15
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Train
Uber
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Availability:
Year-round
Room Type(s):
Apartments, suites and traditional residence halls
Bath Type(s):
Private or Shared
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
2000
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
100
Largest Classroom Style:
500
Largest Theatre Style:
950
Number of Overnight Guests:
1500
Largest Standing Reception:
700
Largest Seated Reception:
600
Technology:
Complimentary WiFi is available throughout both campuses, the use of dedicated AV equipment is also free. Meeting and classroom spaces are equipped with AV equipment including computers, LCD projectors and Screens.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms:
Yes
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
We dedicate ourselves to providing outstanding customer service, food and hospitality within all of our operations. In addition, we are committed to an environmentally friendly operation and have an ongoing commitment to adopting sustainable practices within every one of our dining locations. St. Thomas Dining Services also is proud to be an award winning department through recent publications with the National Association of College & University Food Services. Our exclusive Catering Department is available to provide service from casual picnics and corporate meetings to formal receptions. The University of St. Thomas also provides the option of exceptional dining experiences in our student dining rooms for camps and conference groups. Campus dining is available for three meals per day and features a wide variety of freshly prepared entrees. The View, our student dining dining room option is open to any conference or camp group.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Offers Non-profit Rates:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Conference Packages available upon request or submission of RFP
Rental Policies:
The University of St. Thomas does require a signed license agreement and certificate of insurance with each booking.
Phone:
651-962-4032
Event Space Available:
January
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Overnight Accommodations Available:
June
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Minneapolis School of Law Schulze Grand Atrium The Schulze Grand Atrium is our premier event space in downtown Minneapolis. The 5,000 square foot glass enclosed atrium offers a beautiful location for a gala or reception up to 350. It also lends itself to a conference general session space with breakout classrooms steps away. It has an adjoining outdoor “green” courtyard with fabulous city skyline views.

5,000
James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall This grand space is ideal for groups of 600 at a seated meal or 900 seated theater style. Woulfe Hall is equipped with built in, LCD projectors, drop down screens and all the technology required to run a sophisticated program.

9,500
Palmer Athletic Field Palmer Field has a state-of-the-art Field Turf synthetic surface and is bordered by the 5,000 seat outdoor O’Shaughnessy Stadium; the North Field is natural grass that can be lined for any sport

Opus Hall Great Rooms Natural lighting brightens this open ballroom format Great Room. The room set with rounds, has three LCD's and three screens allowing guests to view presentations from any area. The presentation podium is moveable, giving the presenter a choice of room format. The Great Room also has a partition wall which can be closed making two separate spaces. Nearby breakout classrooms make this an excellent conference choice.

2,200
Field House The Field House boasts 50,000 square feet of playing surface including a with 200-meter, six-lane track. The Field House features tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.

52,000
Schulze Auditorium & Atrium The Schulze Auditorium is the crown jewel of the Opus College of Business. This two story grand meeting space seats 324. The built in technology is state of the art and ready for your event. It comes equipped with a PC, LCD, screen, mics and wireless internet. The Schulze Atrium is located just off of the Schulze Hall Auditorium. This space can be used in conjunction with the auditorium for registration, exhibitors or cocktail reception. The lounge seating located on in the atrium allows for a quiet place for guests to enjoy.

4,000
ASC Private Dining Rooms & Scooters The Anderson Student Center features four private dining rooms offering seating for up to 48 guests; ideal for private events or meetings.  Another Campus favorite is Scooters; a lightfilled flexible meeting venue for up to 200 guests on the first floor of the Anderson Student Center with complete AV, televisions and arcade games.  

750 to 900
Iversen Hearth Room Warm and intimate, the Hearth room is perfect for receptions or informal meetings for up to 65 guests. The room features a fireplace, all the technology required for presentations and lovely views of historic Summit Avenue.

1.334
Anderson Student Center meeting rooms, Dance and Bowling Venues The Univeristy of St. Thomas Anderson Student Center highlights what is best about college campus meetings and events.  Our LEED gold certified student center was designed with fun and function; opened in 2012, ASC is the space for gathering on our St. Paul campus.  Our 13 private meeting rooms offer an ideal work environment for groups from six to sixty.  Socializing and fellowship are encouraged in our Bowling alley and Dance venues as well as throughout the building where lounges and dining options are plentiful.  The Anderson Student Center spaces are suitable for Conference groups, welcome receptions, private parties and youth groups.

1,670 and 2,993
Schoenecker Arena and Steve Fritz Court Schoenecker Arena features classic high end wooden court and seats 1,800 basketball spectators.

Terrence-Murphy Hall Atrium The Terrence Murphy Hall Atrium is the main entrance for the Minneapolis campus. It is also home to the famed Frescos painted on the ceiling. It serves as a reception area for 200.

3,000
Schulze Tiered Classroom Both the Minneapolis and St Paul campuses offer several styles of meeting rooms. There are several tiered classrooms offering desktop VGA and electrical plugins making them laptop friendly.

1,500
Schulze Classrooms Classrooms in Schulze Hall are located near the Schulze Hall Auditorium making them convenient breakout spaces. All have desktop plugins, full technology built in and natural lighting.

1,200
Binz Refectory A South Campus Favorite, the Binz offers dining and meeting space for up to 250 guests.

Thorton Auditorium The Thornton Auditorium is the smaller of two theater style auditoriums on the Minneapolis campus. This space seats 220 and has a large stage area suitable for general session presentations or panel forum events. The room is centrally located in the University and is close to both dining spaces and breakout classrooms.

4,000
O'Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium The O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium is an intimate venue seating up to 622 guests. Equipped with advanced technology this is the ideal plenary space for your conference participants with dozens of break-out rooms located nearby.

Terrence-Murphy Classrooms Classrooms in Terrence Murphy Hall are located near the Thornton Auditorium making them convenient breakout spaces. All have full technology built in and have natural lighting.

1,000-1,500
3M Auditorium This south campus auditorium offers seating capacity for 144. This venue is the preferred meeting space for small conference plenary sessions or large break-outs. State-of-the-art technology meets almost any presentation media requirements.

John Roach Auditorium Seating 194 people in stadium-style chairs, this venue is ideal for media presentations and guest lecturers.

Opus Hall Classrooms Classrooms in Opus Hall are located near the large Great Room space making them convenient breakout spaces. All have full technology built in and have natural lighting.

1,200
McNeely Great Room The Great Room features floor to ceiling windows and access to inviting outdoor patio space. This room features presentation AV components including LCD projector, screen, microphone and computer.

2,100
St. Paul Campus Classrooms The St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas offers over 75 classrooms available for conferences, meetings, camps and seminars. Most classrooms are equipped with audio visual and presentation equipment.

Terrence-Murphy Dining Room The Minneapolis campus has several dining room options for your guests. Our on-site Catering Staff can serve a plated or buffet meal in either location.

580-1,250
Minneapolis School of Law Classrooms Classrooms in the Minneapolis School of Law are centrally located near the Schulze Grand Atrium space making them convenient breakout spaces. All have desktop plugins, full technology built in and have natural lighting. There are eight classrooms, seating 70-98.

1,500

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Morrison Hall 293 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Flynn Hall 49 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Murray Hall 63 Suite/Apartment Style Shared
2085 Grand 39 Suite/Apartment Style Shared
2151 Grand 52 Suite/Apartment Style Shared

Catering

  • University of St. Thomas Dining Services Department
    The University of St. Thomas offers on-site catering through our award winning Dining Services Department. Our Catering Staff provides event planning expertise, extraordinary service and delicious meals from casual picnics to gala dinner for all campus events. 
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Dining at the University of St. Thomas

Services

ServiceDescription
Event Staff The University of St. Thomas Conference & Event staff provides full service support from planning to completion. Expert assistance is on site to coordinate venue set-up, event support and takedown.  The Conference and Events office serves as your main point of contact for all campus departments and services.

AV Tech Support University AV staff are ready to assist you with any issues that may arise. We have dedicated staff on both campus locations who are on site Monday through Saturday.

Public Safety Staff The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with the campus community is dedicated to creating and promoting a safe, secure and peaceful environment by applying policies and laws, delivering emergency services and performing requests for assistance. They have emergency protocols in place for weather and health emergencies to provide assistance in any situation.

Recycling/Sustainability The Mission of the UST Recycling Team is to help provide a sustainable future for the St. Thomas community by reducing, reusing, and recycling in all campus activities and operations. Goals are to recycle whatever can be recycled at the University and divert as much as possible from the UST waste stream and to steward UST and global resources by promoting sustainable choices in all campus operations. stthomas.edu/recycling

Technology

TypeDescription
AV Tech Support Meeting rooms are equipped with built in technology including PC's, LCD projectors, screens and wireless high speed internet. University Event staff are ready to assist, troubleshoot and make sure your program runs smoothly.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
US Bank Stadium Home of the 2018 Super Bowl, the 2019 NCAA Final Four, the 2017 and 2018 Summer X Games, the 66,200 seat stadium is located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  This state-of-the-art facility will host prominent national and international programming including the Minnesota Vikings, concerts, family shows, college and high school sporting events.   Both St. Paul and Minneapolis University of St. Thomas campuses are accessible to US Bank Stadium via public transportation.

Target Field Opened in 2010, this world class stadium plays host to major league Baseball, concerts and the 2017 Tommie-Johnnie game.   Target field is located a few short blocks from our Minneapolis campus.  Spectacular and intimate ... breathtaking views ... dazzling amenities ... and a staggering array of special features! Those are just a few things you can find in your experience at Target Field, the new world class home of Twins Territory.  

Mall Of America The Mall of America is the largest U.S. retail and entertainment complex, featuring 520 stores, 50 restaurants, the nation's largest indoor theme park - Nickelodeon Universe and many other attractions.

First Avenue The legendary concert venue in Minneapolis, MN. Your Downtown Danceteria since 1970. San Francisco has the Fillmore. New York has the Bowery. D.C. has the 9:30 Club. And Minneapolis has First Avenue and the 7th St Entry. Anyone who knows about music in this town will tell you that, for the last four+ decades, First Avenue has been integral to the Twin Cities' vibrant music scene. From the avant garde to the mainstream, First Avenue is a music club committed to fostering arts, music and entertainment excellence. There are a lot of people who care deeply about this club and have made it their lives. First Avenue is, quite simply, what a music club should be.

Hennepin Theater District Downtown Minneapolis offers vibrant cultural experiences, all within blocks of the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus. 

Mississippi River Trail The Mississippi River divides Minneapolis and St. Paul all while providing hiking, biking and running trials through beautiful neighborhoods with stunning scenary.  In the middle of a bustling urban setting, this 72 mile river park offers quiet stretches for fishing, boating and canoeing. Other spots are excellent for birdwatching, bicycling and hiking. And there are plenty of visitor centers that highlight the history and science of the Mississippi River. If you are interested in the Mississippi River, this is a great place to start your exploration.

Loring Park Neighborhood Surrounding the Convention Center on the southern edge of downtown Minneapolis, the Loring Park District is a walkable residential neighborhood of leafy streets, historic institutions, cultural attractions. With more than  300 businesses, the Loring Park District is home to several of the region's most popular attractions and dining.

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is a beautiful and free attraction that has a zoo, gardens, parks, art, and recreation for all ages.

Historic Summit Avenue A 4.5-mile-long boulevard between downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, and the Mississippi River stands alone as the country's best-preserved avenue from the Victorian Era. Remarkably, more than 370 of the gilded-age mansions and other residences representing a dozen different architectural styles remain.  Our St. Paul campus sits on the west end of this historic avenue.

Orchestra Hall Leading classical and pop music stars perform year-round at the acoustically-perfect Orchestra Hall, home of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Walker Art Center Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions; dance, theater, and music performances; and film screenings. Open Tuesday - Sunday .

Minnesota History Center An interactive museum with both permanent and changing exhibits. The Minnesota History Center hosts concerts, lectures, family days and other special event throughout the year. The building is also home to the Gale Family Library and archives, a research destination for schoolchildren, family historians and academics. The Minnesota History Center's distinctive architecture adds a unique ambiance for events from 50-1,500 guests. Constructed of Minnesota granite and limestone with marble accents, the History Center's spaces offer classic flair with grand vistas of the State Capitol, Cathedral of Saint Paul and the downtown Saint Paul skyline. The Minnesota History Center is one of 26 historic sites and museums operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.

The Dakota Jazz Club The Dakota's inspired menu of innovative regional Midwestern fare paired with the best jazz in the Twin Cities guarantees visitors come for the food, and stay for the music.

Testimonials

  • This is the fifth year we have used the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus’ conference space. We have truly enjoyed this state of the art venue. Having the technology integrated into each room creates a very professional experience for our presenters, attendees and staff. Not only does UST rank high in these regards, but it is also a very affordable option for our nonprofit organization. We truly appreciate the dedication of the staff to all of the event details which ensure a successful event for everyone involved.
    Amanda Sullivan, MNM, CFA Society of Minnesota

  • Your facility was a  great location to host our conference in 2017 and we have received lots of positive feedback from the attendees about UST. Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome!
    Missy Vande Kieft
    International Conference on Forensic Inference & Statistics

  • I am the organizer of Midwest JS (JavaScript focused technology conference) and we selected the University of St Thomas as the venue for our event. We had such a great experience that we have decided to host Midwest JS at the same location the last 5 years. The facilities, staff and catering were excellent and we especially enjoyed working with the Minneapolis team. They were very supportive and catered to our specific needs for the event. Midwest JS was an incredible success for a first year conference and a large part of this success was caused by selecting the right venue. I highly recommend the University of St Thomas Minneapolis campus for your conference or event. It was a great experience for us with Midwest JS and we are looking forward to future years!
    Bobby Warner, Midwest JS Organizer

  • I’ve used St. Thomas facilities for two different conferences and it was awesome in both instances. The facilities and staff were both superb. Marti King and her staff do everything they can to ensure the success of your event. Both events were able to be live streamed and the Internet access didn’t have any problems. Tech conferences place high demand on networks, so you can rest assured you won’t have any issues. Speakers at both events were proud to be able to speak in such a luxurious facility. I give St. Thomas Minneapolis my highest recommendation for event space. If you’re holding an event in downtown Minneapolis, you should definitely check them out!
    Kiko Doran, Former WorldCampMpls Lead Organizer

  • "I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how pleased I was with the facilities, food and everything your department offers your guests. You did a superb job – thank you!"
    Kern Slucter, Cannon Group

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