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University of Nebraska

530 N 17th St
University Housing

Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0622

5500Largest Group
200Meeting Rooms
5500Overnight Guests
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  • Kauffman Academic Residential CenterKauffman Academic Residential Center

  • Historic Love LibraryHistoric Love Library

  • Lied Center for Performing ArtsLied Center for Performing Arts

  • Burnett Lecture HallBurnett Lecture Hall

  • VanBrunt Visitors CenterVanBrunt Visitors Center

  • Kauffman Great HallKauffman Great Hall

  • Elegant, customized cateringElegant, customized catering

  • Our friendly and professional staffOur friendly and professional staff

  • Nebraska Union PlazaNebraska Union Plaza

  • Apartment-style guest accommodationsApartment-style guest accommodations

  • Green Space at Nebraska UnionGreen Space at Nebraska Union

  • Memorial StadiumMemorial Stadium

  • Nebraska Union AuditoriumNebraska Union Auditorium

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is proud to be one of the largest summer conference operations of our kind in the country. Our conference centers in Lincoln, Nebraska accommodates up to 5,500 attendees with full service meeting, dining and sleeping options. If you're looking for the best conference centers and wedding venues in Lincoln, NE, we can offer a number of great amenities to ensure your event is a success. The Lied Center on campus accommodates up to 2,200 in auditorium style and has various breakout rooms with numerous configuration possibilities. UNL is a venue in Lincoln, NE that has a large number of meeting spaces and various unique options including training fields, outdoor space, study rooms, and fitness/rec center for your use.

If you need a venue near you that can accommodate stays, we have several options. Our sleeping accommodations include apartment, suite and air conditioned traditional-style halls with linen options. All housing options are newly renovated in the last 5 year or new build with individual room temp control, self-serve laundry on each floor, 24/7 front desk concierge and meet/greet space in the front welcome areas.

Your dining experience can range from full catered events, to healthy, local farm grown meals and "around the world" daily variations within our "all you care to eat" dining halls. You won't find more options at a venue in Lincoln, NE than UNL.

Consider University of Nebraska for your next event whether it be a camp, retreat, or meeting! We are also one of the best wedding venues in Lincoln, NE!
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Destination University of Nebraska:
University of Nebraska Conference Services:

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
In Center City Lincoln, Omaha - 45 miles, Kansas City - 200 miles, Direct flights to Chicago, Denver and Minneapolis
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Lincoln Airport / 10
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Onsite
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Fee
Availability:
Residential guest accommodations and meeting space mid-May through August.
Room Type(s):
Suite, Residence Hall or Apartment with many hotels within walking distance.
Bath Type(s):
Semi-Private | Private | Communal
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
5500
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
200
Largest Classroom Style:
850
Largest Theatre Style:
7500
Number of Overnight Guests:
5500
Technology:
State of the art multi-media technology including complimentary wireless internet, video teleconferencing, built-in sound systems, large computer labs, satellite links, in-ceiling projectors and wireless microphones. Our in-house technical support staff is available to create a seamless event for you.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space Cost:
Free
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms Cost:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
As part of a group's meal plan, conference attendees will enjoy UNL's exemplary dining program in one of our four dining centers. The dining experience can range from full catered events, to healthy, local farm grown meals and "around the world" daily variations within our "all you care to eat" dining halls. If you would like to incorporate special catered meals into your program during your Lincoln, Nebraska experience, our professional catering team is at your service.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
No
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
All-inclusive meeting packages available as well as rates customized to meet your specific meeting needs. Accommodations are available in single, double and triple occupancy. Long term and short term stays available.
Rental Policies:
Our mission of research, education and service is required as foundation of the group utilizing UNL campus and its accommodations. Conference Services works with groups utilizing overnight accommodations, meeting space is available for day use and can be reserved through specific building contacts. If youth will be staying on the UNL campus the UNL Youth Activity Safety Policy must be followed. Meal packages are required for all groups.
Phone:
402-472-3355
Overnight Accommodations Available:
May
June
July
August
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Expo/Competitions
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Youth Retreat/Camp




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Willa Cather Dining Complex Built in 2017, this state-of-the-art facility incorporates dining, event, and meeting space into a beautiful building on the east side of the University’s City Campus. With multiple spaces and many configuration options, this venue is able to provide accommodations for everything from small meetings and presentations to large gatherings. All spaces come equipped with microphones, media projection, built-in audio, and the ability to connect your own devices. In-house catering can provide anything from coffee and cookies to a served meal to enhance your event. 

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Residence Hall Space Conveniently located in our residence halls, our conference rooms, lounges, lobbies, and study spaces can accommodate many activities.

Kauffman Academic Center Centrally located, this venue has classrooms, multipurpose rooms, and a banquet hall.

The Lied Center for Performing Arts Lincoln's premier performing arts center is located right on campus. The main theatre seats over 2200.  Few venues in the Midwest share the distinctive culture, prime location and picturesque views that the Lied Center can provide for a special event. The versatile spaces can be tailored to suit many needs — whether it be as large as planning a performance, as small as a reception, or as simple as a meeting.


Lied Center Auditorium The main hall can seat 2,192 people, with the opportunity for 66 additional seats by lifting the orchestra pit. Wheelchair seating and access is available.

Lied Center Steinhart Room The Steinhart Room is often used for meetings, classes, receptions and even small concerts. The room also features a retractable wall to divide the room into two meeting areas to increase versatility.

Lied Commons The newest addition to the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Lied Commons, opened in 2012. A versatile space, the Lied Commons has its own dedicated entrance extending on to the Friends of Lied Plaza.

Nebraska Union Auditorium This auditorium accommodates 300 people in theater-style seating and includes the lasted technology.

Nebraska Union Centennial Room Located on the second floor of the Nebraska Union, the Centennial Room can accommodate 500 in banquet-style seating and 720 in theater-style seating.

7056
Nebraska Union Ballroom Located on the second floor of the Nebraska Union, the Ballroom can accommodate 350 in banquet-style seating and 500 in theater-style seating.

5400
Classrooms Available throughout campus, UNL classrooms offer a variety of options and are equipped with modern technology and A/V equipment.

Wick Alumni Center The Wick Center Great Hall has seating for 200 people at banquet events and 400 people at receptions. The room features a three-story-high cathedral ceiling, mahogany paneling, an electrically-controlled projection screen, and a computerized lighting system along with theatrical lights. Other rooms in this building include the Dana Room, the Seacrest Library, and conference rooms.

Champions Club Next to Memorial Stadium, the Nebraska Champions Club has two great spaces for formal or casual events.

Morrill Hall State Museum Morrill Hall is available for any event you would like to host in a unique facility.

Devaney Sports Center The home of Nebraska Volleyball beginning in the 2013 season, the 7,907-seat Bob Devaney Sports Center is one of the top venues in the midwest. The space includes a high definition center-hung video board and 10MM video boards on each side. Other amenities include increased and renovated restrooms and updated concession stands.

Van Brunt Visitors Center The Van Brunt Visitors Center great hall features 40-foot high ceilings and a warm living room atmosphere with a large video wall.

Kimball Recital Hall The Kimball Recital Hall is an acoustically exquisite, 850-seat concert facility which provides balcony seating, a fly space for opera productions, and a Reuter pipe organ.

East Union Great Plains Room The Great Plains Room is located on the scenic East Campus. Located on the second floor of the Nebraska East Union, the Great Plains Room can accommodate 300 in banquet-style seating and 500 in theater-style seating.

Sheldon Sculpture Garden The Sheldon Sculpture Garden provides a beautiful backdrop to any outdoor event. The two and a half acres of space is adjacent to Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

Outdoor Facilities With over 280 acres of green space and 110 acres of beautifully designed botanical garden areas, the University of Nebraska-Lincolns campus creates a spectacular setting for any event. The campus grounds enhance university event facilities and provide an extraordinary outdoor setting for any special event.

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Abel Hall 1000 Residence Halls Communal yes
Courtyards 485 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Harper Hall 500 Residence Halls Communal yes
Eastside Suites 520 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Kauffman Hall 122 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Knoll Hall 550 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Massengale Residence Center 350 Residence Halls Private yes
Neihardt Hall 480 Residence Halls Communal yes
Sandoz Hall 496 Residence Halls Communal yes
Schramm Hall 500 Residence Halls Communal yes
Smith Hall 500 Residence Halls Communal yes
Selleck Hall 100 Residence Halls Communal yes
University Suites 520 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Village Apartments 520 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Downtown Hotels 780 Nearby Hotels Private yes

Catering

  • University Catering
    University Catering
    We offer an extensive selection of culinary choices, ranging from refreshment breaks and outdoor barbecues to themed banquets and elegant receptions. Our catering managers are experienced in planning customized events for your group in either on- or off-campus venues.
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Dining

  • Harper Dining Center
    Harper Dining Center
    Seating Capacity: 1200
    This dining hall is located on the north end of campus near Harper, Schramm, Smith residence halls and the Village Apartments. This is a market-style servery with seating that can be sectioned off to meet your needs.
  • Abel Dining Hall
    Seating Capacity: 1200
    This dining hall is located on the east side of campus near the Abel and Sandoz residence halls and the Courtyards Apartments. This is a market-style servery with a traditional line, an American grill option, a salad and desert line, a pizza and pasta line and a variety of made to order options.
  • Selleck Dining Center
    Selleck Dining Center
    Seating Capacity: 1200
    Selleck's central location is in easy walking distance of both campus facilities and downtown attractions. Home of the stone-baked pizza and a raman and noodle bar, Selleck has a wide variety of meal options.
  • CPN Dining Center
    CPN Dining Center
    Seating Capacity: 600
    Centrally located, CPNs traditional dining center is home of UNLs Sustainable Food Project specializing in locally produced foods.
  • Executive Dining Room
    Executive Dining Room
    Seating Capacity: 24
    Located in Selleck Dining Center, this private dining and conference room can accommodate twenty-four guests.
  • Presidential Dining Room
    Presidential Dining Room
    Seating Capacity: 40
    Located in Selleck Dining Center, this private banquet room can accommodate up to forty guests.
  • Caffina Cafe
    Caffina Cafe
    Are you craving your favorite Starbucks coffee? Housed inside the Nebraska Union Caffina Cafe is the only on-campus Starbucks retailer.
  • Nebraska Union Food Court
    Nebraska Union Food Court
    The Nebraska Union's food court includes Subway (sandwiches and pizza), Imperial Palace, and a local favorite, Runza Restaurant.

Services

ServiceDescription
Conference and Event Planning Your conference services planner will handle every aspect of your event from housing accommodations, to dining service needs, to parking requests.

Twenty-Four Hours Desk Service Our front desk service is operational 24 hours a day.

Free Highspeed Wireless Internet All guest rooms come with free, high-speed wireless internet access.

Campus Rec access Your group can arrange access to our state-of-the-art on-campus Recreation facility.

Parking and Transportation Services Our conference service planners can make arrangements for parking permits and shuttle services.

On-Campus Convenience Stores There are 4 convenience stores located around campus inside the Residence Halls. These stores stock a limited range of groceries, snack foods, beverages and personal care items.

Equipment Rental There are dance floors, stages, podiums, speaker systems, and much more available to rent for your unique event. Talk to your conference planner for more information.

University Catering Service University Catering offer an extensive selection of culinary choices, ranging from refreshment breaks and outdoor barbecues to themed banquets and elegant receptions. Our catering managers are experienced in planning customized events for your group in either on- or off-campus venues.

Technology

TypeDescription
A/V and Technical Equipment and Support Most meeting spaces are equipped with LCD projectors, instructor computer terminals, microphones, as well as other common meeting equipment.

Computer Labs Computer labs are available for your group throughout the campus.

Computer Equipment Rental Desktop computers, laptops, iMacs, and printers rental arrangements can be made through your conference coordinator.

Video Conferencing Our Video Conferencing service can literally place a video call to any site that has a high-speed computer connection, any where in the world.

Free Highspeed Internet Access All guest rooms come with FREE high-speed internet access so you can stay in touch even away from the office.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Sheldon Museum of Art One of the nation's premier university art museums, the Sheldon welcomes you for personal encounters with great American art.

Morrill Hall State Museum Nebraska's largest natural history museum includes the world's premier collection of fossil elephants, interactive paleontology exhibits, American Indian exhibits, walk-in wildlife dioramas, hands-on discovery room, planetarium, laser shows and much more.

Lincoln Children's Museum The Lincoln Children's Museum invites children to create, discover, and learn through the power of play.

Memorial Stadium The home of the Huskers since 1923. At the conclusion of the 2016 season, the stadium holds an ongoing NCAA record of 354 consecutive sellouts, which began in 1962.

International Quilt Study Center & Museum The International Quilt Study Center and Museum is a treasure house of quilts from many countries and centuries. It offers a unique academic program and study resources that attract scholars worldwide.

Lincoln's Historic Haymarket Originating in 1867, the first "Market Square" was between O and P streets from 9th to 10th, stop down for shopping, restaurants, art galleries, and much more.

Downtown Attractions Downtown is the city's hub for government, education, finance and professional services, entertainment, dining, nightlife, arts and culture, and specialty retail.

Salt Dogs Baseball The Saltdogs are a member of the North Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. Since the 2001 season, the Saltdogs have played their home games at Haymarket Park.

Local Festivals and Farmers Market Check out the the many local festivals, such as Jazz in June, Celebrate Lincoln, and the Farmers Market.

James Arthur Vineyard James Arthur Vineyards is a local winery that is always happy to extend an invitation to guests! So kick back, take a tour, and get to know a little more about their offerings.

Testimonials

  • "It is comforting as a teacher who brings students each year and as a leader of our Association who is responsible for over 3,000 guests to know that we have the full focus and commitment of your well-trained and cooperative staff. Only through a cooperating working relationship could this event happen so flawlessly."
    Jerry Smith, Jr., Board Vice President of Educational Theatre Association; Cincinnati, Ohio

  • "Thank you for making Lincoln a wonderful place to visit every year."
    Educational Testing Services; Princeton, New Jersey

  • "UNL provided the perfect solution to our challenge of finding a new location."
    Nebraska Department of Agriculture; Lincoln, Nebraska

  • "This was the best hospitality I have witnessed in decades, anywhere!"
    Advanced Placement guest; Little Rock, Arkansas

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