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Colleges & Universities to Meet in the Southeast




The thrill of going back to school is not just for kids. Plenty of meeting planners are choosing to host meetings and events on college and university campuses as well for numerous reasons. There’s the idea of a self-contained campus where groups can find everything they need in one convenient location (without the need for transportation), affordable rates that fit varied budgets, and an overall atmosphere of learning that can inspire trainings and seminars. Plus, there’s often a great selection of activities from team-building opportunities to, of course, top collegiate sports!

The Southeastern region of the United States is one of the most populated areas for colleges and universities with an array of spaces and amenities for meetings, events, and conferences. At the University of Miami, in the beautiful setting of Coral Gables, Florida, educationally focused conferences and camps are always welcomed and can choose from a grand ballroom and various boardrooms and classroom spaces; there’s also overnight accommodations with roomy single and double room layouts. 

Vanderbilt University, in the bustling community of Nashville, is uniquely located in a national arboretum and is home to both historic and LEED certified buildings with state-of-the-art offerings and top-notch catering. Vanderbilt is also located near several major attractions including the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.

And at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, the benefits of meeting here are clear. Georgia Tech offers meeting spaces that come equipped with the latest in technology and with wireless internet included. That includes group sessions in the historic Academy of Medicine as well as large 300-seat auditoriums with fixed tables and chairs.

Here are more of our favorite spots in the Southeast: 

Furman University
Greenville, SC
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
University of Georgia Center
for Continuing Education & Hotel

Athens, GA
The University of
Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS
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