Enhance your event experience at the University of Minnesota, located in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The University of Minnesota offers a variety of venue spaces and accommodations on campus with all of the fabulous amenities of a metropolitan area. Skilled conference service staff at the “U” are available to guide planners and guests through every stage of an event on any of the three University campuses.
The University of Minnesota is located on the banks of the Mississippi River. There is a wide variety of unique venues of various sizes and specifications, from historic to modern as well as state-of-the-art. Venues include auditoriums that seat up to 2700, atriums, “AV smart” meeting rooms, theaters, special event spaces, conference rooms, museums, libraries and outdoor spaces. Athletic facilities include arenas that can set up to 50,000 outdoor and 15,000 indoor. They also have grass and turf fields, gymnasiums, pools, diving wells, soccer fields, and the fieldhouse with indoor and outdoor tracks, as well as basketball courts. The newly renovated Recreation Center offers multipurpose rooms along with an expanded fitness center, elevated indoor track, and rock climbing wall.
The University of Minnesota is a green campus that is committed to environmental sustainability. Sustainability at the University of Minnesota is a continuous effort that integrates environmental, social and economic goals through design, planning and operational organization. Some of the outstanding sustainable practices on campus include new eco-friendly residence hall and campus-wide recycling. University Dining Services participates in the sustainability effort by composting and utilizing a fresh food market with food grown locally on and near campus.
Summer guests at the University of Minnesota can choose from a variety of accommodations on campus , each providing comfort, convenience and affordable options for all attendees. Residence halls include single and double occupancy rooms, suite-style halls, and apartment-style housing. The University has three hotels on campus from economical to Boutique—something to fit every need. Summer guests will also enjoy easy campus navigation by using the free Campus Connector bus system or by using the cities Metro Transit bus system. The completion of the lightrail in 2014 will connect campus with Mall of America, the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, downtown Minneapolis, and downtown St. Paul. Come to the University of Minnesota and see what makes us “DRIVEN TO DISCOVER.”