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530 N 17th St
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Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0622

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:5500
Meeting
Rooms:200
Maximum
Overnight:5500
  • Destination University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Conference Services
  • 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

About

About University of Nebraska

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 can accommodate up to 5,500 attendees with full service meeting, dining and sleeping options. If you're looking for a premier spot to host your next business training, conference, or retreat we offer a number of great amenities to ensure your event is a success. Flexible meeting spaces, indoor and outdoor training facilities, fully furnished apartments and suites, plus a comprehensive catering package are a few of the many perks you will discover at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln.

The Lied Center can accommodate up to 2,200 in auditorium style and has various breakout rooms with numerous configuration possibilities.


MEET
UNL's venue in Lincoln, NE that has a large number of meeting spaces and various unique options including:
  • training fields
  • outdoor space
  • study rooms
  • fitness/rec center

SLEEP
If you need a venue near you that can accommodate overnight guests, University of Nebraska- Lincoln has several options. Our sleeping accommodations include:
  • apartment
  • suite 
  • 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.

EAT
Your UNL 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 available in the Lincoln, NE area.

Whether you are planning a camp, retreat or meeting, consider University of Nebraska for your next event! 

LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

In Center City Lincoln, Omaha - 45 miles, Kansas City - 200 miles, Direct flights to Chicago, Denver and Minneapolis

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Lincoln Airport - 10 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Fee

CATERING
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 sourced directly from the Lincoln, Nebraska area. We also have "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 experience, our professional catering team is at your service.


In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedNO



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Biking
Hiking
Running
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Wi-Fi
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

5500 Attendees


200 Spaces

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Theatre Style 7500 | Classroom Style 850

TECHNOLOGY
University of Nebraska- Lincoln offers 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.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes


Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionNO

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

5500 Overnight Guests


UNL has a variety of accommodations available including Suites, Residence Halls or Apartments. There are also many Lincoln area hotels within walking distance.

Yes
Free YES


Semi-Private | Private | Communal

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Accommodations

Accommodations

5500
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 1000 beds | floorplan
Abel Hall
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Abel Hall

Abel Hall is located on City Campus and houses approximately 1000 guests.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 485 beds | floorplan
Courtyards Floorplans
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Courtyards

Located on the North End of city campus this apartment style hall is near Harper, Schramm, and Smith residence halls.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | 500 beds | floorplan
Harper Hall
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Harper Hall

Harper Hall is located on city campus and was renovated in 2005.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 520 beds | image
Eastside Suites

Eastside Suites is part of our Suites complex with Knoll and University Suites.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 122 beds | floorplan
Kauffman Hall
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Kauffman Hall

Kauffman Hall is  centrally located on City Campus and contains traditional and two different suite style rooms.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 550 beds | image
Knoll Residence Hall

Knoll Hall is part of our Suites complex with University and Eastside Suites.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style | 350 beds | floorplan
Massengale Traditional Double Room

Massengale Residence Center is located on East Campus
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | 480 beds | floorplan
Neihardt Hall
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Neihardt Hall

Neihardt Hall is centrally located on City Campus.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | 496 beds | floorplan
Sandoz Hall
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Sandoz Hall

Sandoz Hall is located on City Campus. Renovations are scheduled for the summer of 2009.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | 500 beds | floorplan
Schramm Hall
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Schramm Hall

Schramm Hall is located on city campus and was renovated in 2005.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | 500 beds | floorplan
Smith Hall
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Smith Hall

Smith Hall is located on city campus and was renovated in 2005.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | 100 beds | floorplan
Selleck Hall
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Selleck Hall

Selleck is located close to the Nebraska Union, centrally located on city campus.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 520 beds | image
University Suites

University Suites is part of our Suites complex with Knoll and Eastside Suites.  It houses our guest housing operation.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 520 beds | floorplan
Village Floor Plans
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Village

Our apartment-style hall offers adult guests two- and four-bedroom accommodations with private bedrooms and bathrooms.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Nearby Hotels | 780 beds
UNL Campus is adjacent to downtown Lincoln, and home of many nearby hotels
A/C This accommodation has A/C

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Biking
Biking
Hiking
Hiking
Running
Running
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
5500
Overall
850
Classroom
Style


Meeting + Event Spaces
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Up to 500 can be seated theater style in the Red Cloud Room
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Banquets of up to 350 can be held in the Red Cloud Room

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. 

Conveniently located in our residence halls, our conference rooms, lounges, lobbies, and study spaces can accommodate many activities.
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Great Hall
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Kauffman Academic Center

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


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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.
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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.
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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.
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Nebraska Union Auditorium
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Nebraska Union Auditorium

This auditorium accommodates 300 people in theater-style seating and includes the lasted technology.
| 7056 SQ FT | image
Nebraska Union Centennial Room
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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.
| 5400 SQ FT | image
Nebraska Union Ballroom
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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.
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Classrooms
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Classrooms

Available throughout campus, UNL classrooms offer a variety of options and are equipped with modern technology and A/V equipment.
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Great Hall
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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.
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Champions Club

Next to Memorial Stadium, the Nebraska Champions Club has two great spaces for formal or casual events.
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Elephant Room
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Morrill Hall State Museum

Morrill Hall is available for any event you would like to host in a unique facility.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Great Plains Room
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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.

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.

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.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
NO


Catering
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 sourced directly from the Lincoln, Nebraska area. We also have "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 experience, our professional catering team is at your service.
Dining Options
| Seating Capacity: 1200 | image
Harper Dining Center

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.
| Seating Capacity: 1200 | image

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.
| Seating Capacity: 1200 | image
Selleck Dining Center

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.
| Seating Capacity: 600 | image
CPN Dining Center

Centrally located, CPNs traditional dining center is home of UNLs Sustainable Food Project specializing in locally produced foods.
| Seating Capacity: 24 | image
Executive Dining Room

Located in Selleck Dining Center, this private dining and conference room can accommodate twenty-four guests.
| Seating Capacity: 40 | image
Presidential Dining Room

Located in Selleck Dining Center, this private banquet room can accommodate up to forty guests.
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Caffina Cafe

Are you craving your favorite Starbucks coffee? Housed inside the Nebraska Union Caffina Cafe is the only on-campus Starbucks retailer.
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Nebraska Union Food Court

The Nebraska Union's food court includes Subway (sandwiches and pizza), Imperial Palace, and a local favorite, Runza Restaurant.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Lincoln Airport - 10 minutes
Nearby Cities
In Center City Lincoln, Omaha - 45 miles, Kansas City - 200 miles, Direct flights to Chicago, Denver and Minneapolis
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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One of the nation's premier university art museums, the Sheldon welcomes you for personal encounters with great American art.
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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.
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The Lincoln Children's Museum invites children to create, discover, and learn through the power of play.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Downtown is the city's hub for government, education, finance and professional services, entertainment, dining, nightlife, arts and culture, and specialty retail.
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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.
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Check out the the many local festivals, such as Jazz in June, Celebrate Lincoln, and the Farmers Market.
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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.

Services

Services

Services

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

Our front desk service is operational 24 hours a day.

All guest rooms come with free, high-speed wireless internet access.

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

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

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.


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 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

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Description
University of Nebraska- Lincoln offers 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.
Technology

Most meeting spaces are equipped with LCD projectors, instructor computer terminals, microphones, as well as other common meeting equipment.

Computer labs are available for your group throughout the campus.

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

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.

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

Testimonials

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."

"Thank you for making Lincoln a wonderful place to visit every year."

"UNL provided the perfect solution to our challenge of finding a new location."

"This was the best hospitality I have witnessed in decades, anywhere!"



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