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University of Minnesota Conference and Event Services
- Event Spaces
- Area Attractions
1 Stop Shop, 2 Great Cities, 3 Unique Campuses! The University of Minnesota is situated along the banks of the Mississippi River. On campus event venues are located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, 20 minutes from the Mall of America and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Minneapolis - 1-2 miles to downtown
St Paul - 3 miles to downtown
St Paul - 3 miles to downtown
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Minneapolis/St.Paul International / 20
Meeting space and dining offered year-round.
Private, Semi-Private, Communal
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
Largest Classroom Style:
Largest Theatre Style:
2700 theater/up to 50,000 arena
Number of Overnight Guests:
We offer wired and/or wireless services in all venues, as well as access to housing and campus computer labs. The University has completely FREE wireless on campus.
Food & Beverage:
On-site catering and 25 retail venues open year-round. Five residential restaurants are open throughout the summer.
Special Rates and Packages:
Non-profit rates are available.
Residential housing only offered end of May - mid-August.
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Outdoor Event Space
Outdoor Event Space
|Meeting Room||Descriptions||Square Footage|
|TCF Stadium||TCF Bank Stadium isn’t just a football venue. It's a monumental contribution to University of Minnesota heritage as well as a living, breathing icon for the whole community to enjoy. There are multiple meeting spaces contained within, including: DQ Club Room, Indoor Club, Presidents Dining Room, and Event Meeting Room seating anywhere from 25-1,000.|
|Mariucci Arena||Mariucci Arena seats 9,700, has the capacity for an ice sheet 100 ft. by 200 ft., has a club room for up to 350 people, meeting space for up to 100, locker rooms, and concessions and catering available.|
|Campus Club||The purpose of the Campus Club of the University of Minnesota is to facilitate and enhance the missions and activities of the University community. The Club provides a common, informal gathering place, a place for broad community interaction, rooms for social and business meetings, and facilities for dining and receptions. There is also rentable outdoor space.|
|Carlson School of Management||The building holds 12 meeting spaces that available for reservation; Carlson facilities are considered the gateway between the academic and business worlds.|
|Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union||Known for its art-deco decor and historic design, the Great Hall is the largest facility in Coffman Memorial Union. This extraordinary event space is equipped with its own prep kitchen, restrooms, ticket booth, tech booth and a spacious annex great for pre-event registration or reception area.||9,194|
|Theater, Coffman Memorial Union||With a vast stage, ticket booth, tech booth and Green Room, the Theater is truly one of Coffman's gems. This gorgeous space has the capabilities for films, theatrical performances, panel discussions, lectures and more. The Theater also includes an elegant lobby overlooking the Fountain Terrace that can be used for pre- or post-event gatherings.||4,636|
|Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center||Voted Best Meeting Facility by Minnesota Meetings & Events magazine 2007-2008-2009-2010, the McNamara Alumni Center is a popular Twin Cities conference center and special event venue. Conveniences include: 10 distinct rooms; superior built-in AV including wireless Internet; award-winning D’Amico Catering onsite; tunnel connections to an adjacent 500-car parking ramp and hotel.|
|Cowells Auditorium and Atrium, Hubert H. Humphrey Conference Center||Cowles Auditorium, carpeted with tiered theater-style seating, provides an intimate feeling while accommodating a large group. The wall at the back of the stage doubles as a projection screen. A large three-story, sky-lit space, the atrium is ideal for receptions, meetings, dinners, and luncheons.|
|Ski-U-Mah Classroom, McNamara Alumni Center||Named after a phrase from a University rouser, Ski-U-Mah (SKY-u-ma) is a centrally located meeting room with built-in AV.||1134|
|MacMillian Auditorium, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum||The MacMillan Auditorium features state-of-the-art multimedia technology and accommodates groups up to 375 theatre-style for meetings and 300 for banquets. The space can be divided into as many as four smaller meeting rooms-each with its own lighting and multimedia controls.|
|Johnson Great Room classroom, McNamara Alumni Center||Our premier meeting room features copper and wood walls and superior, built in AV.||200|
|McQuinn Great Hall, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum||The most dramatic space within the new Oswald Visitor Center is the McQuinn Great Hall, with its soaring 40-foot ceilings, massive Douglas fir timber trusses, and expansive windows that showcase six outdoor gardens and terraces. Perfect for an after-hours hors d oeuvres reception, the space accommodates up to 150.|
|Northrop Auditorium||Considered the Carnegie Hall of the Midwest, Northrop Auditorium is the largest space on campus. There is an adjustable orchestra pit which can accommodate up to 80 additional seating spaces.|
|Northstar Ballroom, St Paul Student Center||The North Star Ballroom is a vast, versatile space with parquet flooring suitable for banquets, career fairs, and performances. In addition, the Ballroom features a stage, grand piano, special lighting capabilities and a mirror ball to add elegance to your event ambiance.||5,103|
|Theater, St. Paul Student Center||With ample seating and full audio/visual capabilities, the Theater is truly one of the Student Center's gems. The stage has been host to films, theatrical performances, dance recitals, panel discussions, lectures and much more.|
|Ted Mann Concert Hall||With a breathtaking view of the riverbank through 3-story, glass walled lobby which is for rent separately or combined with the main stage. European Shoebox designed theater with 2 tiers and raised mezzanine.|
|University Recreation Center||Located on the University of Minnesotas East Bank Campus, the facility serves between 3,000 and 5,000 patrons on an average weekday during the academic year.|
|St. Paul Gymnasium||Located on the University of Minnesotas St. Paul Campus, the facility serves approximately 1,000 patrons on an average weekday during the academic year. In 2002, the St. Paul Gymnasium was named an Outstanding Facility by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association.|
|Weisman Art Museum||Perched on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River and the Minneapolis skyline, Frank Gehry's imaginative design of stainless steel and brick has made the Weisman Art Museum a prominent architectural landmark. Inside, pale wood and cascading light come together in what The New York Times called "five of the most gorgeous galleries on earth." There are a number of spaces available for rent.|
|Facility||# of Rooms||# of Beds||Room Type||Bath Type||A/C|
|Bailey Hall||481||Residence Halls||Communal||yes|
|Centennial Hall||690||Residence Halls||Communal||yes|
|Comstock Hall||Residence Halls||Communal||yes|
|Frontier Hall||733||Residence Halls||Shared||yes|
|Middlebrook Hall||906||Residence Halls||Private||yes|
|Pioneer Hall||696||Residence Halls||Communal||no|
|Sanford Hall||692||Residence Halls||Communal||no|
|Mark G. Yudof Hall||452||Suite/Apartment Style||Private||yes|
|Territorial Hall||692||Residence Halls||Communal||no|
|Roy Wilkins Hall||142||Suite/Apartment Style||Private||no|
Catering on CampusFrom a simple coffee break to extravagant receptions and dinners, you can count on University Catering for quality preparation, professional service and outstanding presentation.
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Buffet OptionsTake a look at our PDF menu for catered buffet options!
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Plated MealsTake a look at our PDF menu for all catered plated meals!
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RefreshmentsTake a look at our PDF menu for all catered refreshment options!
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Residential DiningSeating Capacity: Varies
Residential Dining provides buffet style dining with a variety of menu options.
Coffman Memorial Union DiningOur primary food court houses Chick-fil-A, Cranberry Farms, Bana Sol, Greens to Go, Grille Works, Kettle Classics, Bene Pizzeria, Panda Express, Einstein Bros Bagels, M Deli, Jamba Juice and Starbucks Coffee.
East Bank Campus DiningThe East Bank Campus offers several dining locations: River Road Cafe, Java City at Moos, Nolte Restaurant, Outside In, Northrop Grill and Wise Owl Cafe.
West Bank DiningThe West Bank Campus offers several dining locations: 1300 South Cafe, Academic Blend Cafe, Bistro West, Bleecker Street, Essentials Market, Grille Works, Left Bank Cafe, Metropol, Starbucks, Sullivan Cafe, Zoca, CityKid Java Cafe.
St. Paul DiningThe St Paul dining offers Hay Loft Cafe, Java City @ St Paul, Subway, and Terrace Cafe.
|Security Monitors||For added security, our Security monitors may be hired 24 hours a day as needed.|
|Printing Services||Printing Services has the resources, personnel, and knowledge required to successfully solve any communications challenge. From on-demand, variable data printing to web design and economical offset printing, our team of communications professionals will work within your budget to tailor an effective plan for communicating your message.|
|University of Minnesota Police Department||UMPD is a professional police force, dedicated to protecting the people and property of the University of Minnesota.|
|Conference Services and Program Planning||Specializes in providing registration resources and conference planning services for University of Minnesota sponsored programs.|
|Parking and Transportation Services||Parking and Transportation Services specializes in the transit needs of guests, from parking permits and bus passes, to car rental and bike paths.|
|Signs and Graphics||Let Facility Management's Signs and Graphics Unit fulfill all your sign and graphic needs!|
|Office of Classroom Management||The Office of Classroom Management is the central point of contact, and single point of responsibility and accountability for all general purpose classroom space.|
|Classroom Technical Services||Provides a variety of technical services for guests, including set-up and operations support for the duration of your event.|
|Video Services||LCD Projectors, Video Monitors (27" & 32") Digital Mini DV Camcorder, Video Conversion.|
|Audio Services||Wired and Wireless Microphones, Speakers, Digital Audio Recorders, Audio Conversion|
|The Raptor Center||Established in 1974, The Raptor Center specializes in the medical care, rehabilitation, and conservation of eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons. In additional to treating approximately 800 birds a year, the internationally known program reaches more than 200,000 people each year through public education programs and events.|
|Bell Museum of Natural History||The Bell Museum's exhibits encourage exploration and convey the wonder of nature, the excitement of science, and the importance of research and conservation of the natural world.|
|Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum||The Weisman Art Museum offers an educational and friendly museum experience. The museum's collection features early 20th century American artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe and Marsden Hartley, as well as a diverse selection of contemporary art. A teaching museum for the University of Minnesota and the community, the Weisman provides a fresh, engaging arts experience through an array of programs and a changing schedule of exhibitions.|
|Guthrie Theatre||Guthrie Theatre is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. By presenting both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures, the Guthrie illuminates the common humanity connecting Minnesota to the peoples of the world.|
|Mall of America||America's largest mall with more than 520 stores and restaurants. Attractions inside the mall include Nickelodeon Universe, Underwater Adventures Aquarium, LEGO Imagination Center, Dinosaur Walk Museum, and Nascar Silicon Motor Speedway.|
|Science Museum of Minnesota||The Science Museum is a large regional science museum located on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. The Science Museum's programs combine research and collection facilities, a public science education center, extensive teacher education and school outreach programs, and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater to provide science education to our audience of more than a million people per year.|
- I worked closely with Kim Araya and [CES] last summer with the Walden University Summer Session event in July 2007. This was my first interaction with [CES]. I must say that I was very impressed by all of the staff that I worked with when helping Walden plan this event"
Joshua Walton, Housing and Registration Coordinator with Meet Minneapolis
- I think this partnership helps market the area as a possible alternative to downtown locations. (Commenting on the Creation of the Conference & Event Services Office)
Gary Bowman, Sales Manager at Holiday Inn Metrodome