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University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

800Largest Group
35Meeting Rooms
1500Overnight Guests
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  • El Pomar Plaza El Pomar Plaza

  • View of Alpine Field with Pikes Peak in the BackgroundView of Alpine Field with Pikes Peak in the Background

  • View of Campus from the BluffsView of Campus from the Bluffs

  • Roaring Fork Dining Hall at Alpine Valley Night ViewRoaring Fork Dining Hall at Alpine Valley Night View

  • University Center Upper Plaza EventsUniversity Center Upper Plaza Events

  • Berger Hall Expo Set-Up Berger Hall Expo Set-Up

  • Back-to-Back Basketball Courts Back-to-Back Basketball Courts

  • Residence Hall SuiteResidence Hall Suite

  • Dorm Suite BedroomDorm Suite Bedroom

  • Upper Lodge - Social EventUpper Lodge - Social Event

  • Recreation Center PoolRecreation Center Pool

  • Upper Lodge Patio with View of Pikes Peak Upper Lodge Patio with View of Pikes Peak

  • Heller Center Upper LawnHeller Center Upper Lawn

  • Heller Center Main RoomHeller Center Main Room

  • Outside view of San Juan House Outside view of San Juan House

  • Full China set-up Full China set-up

  • Catering set-up Catering set-up

  • Night view of Telly-Vail Quad Night view of Telly-Vail Quad

  • Cucharas Large Breakout Room Cucharas Large Breakout Room

  • Gallogly Event Center - Converted GymGallogly Event Center - Converted Gym

  • Gallogly Event Center - Max Seating 1500Gallogly Event Center - Max Seating 1500

  • West LawnWest Lawn

  • Tiered Smart ClassroomTiered Smart Classroom

  • Berger Hall Berger Hall

  • University Center AtriumUniversity Center Atrium

  • Heller Center Lower and Upper LawnHeller Center Lower and Upper Lawn

  • Kettle CreekKettle Creek

  • Cucharas Breakout RoomCucharas Breakout Room

  • Pre-set SaladsPre-set Salads

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Get together. Come together. Stay together.
Take Your Event to New Heights at UCCS.

People gather for many reasons—to explore common interests, exchange ideas, solve problems, nurture camaraderie, celebrate milestones—and the most successful among them know that memorable events begin with a memorable venue. One like the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs and our conference centers.

Here, on a gently rolling, 500-acre campus near the foot of the Rocky Mountains, you’ll find everything you need to set the stage for the biggest event in your life—whether it’s a corporate convention, or an intimate family gathering—including flexible meeting spaces, comfortable lodging, on-campus dining, and state-of-the-art presentation technology.

Ready to meet? Great! Then aim high and remember, whatever your get-together, you’ll get something at UCCS that other Colorado venues just can’t promise. Second-to-none services from a first-class management staff.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Pueblo - 30; Denver - 60; Boulder - 100
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Colorado Springs / 15
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Fee
Parking Rate:
Included
Availability:
43,000 sq. ft meeting space available year round, with both liquor licensed and unlicensed facilities. Variety of Housing Accommodations: Single, Double, Triples, Quads, Suite style residence halls; One, Two & Four bedroom apartments. Available late May through early-August, providing 1500 beds for overnight accommodations.
Room Type(s):
Suite Style Dorms/Apartments
Bath Type(s):
Private - 1 per suite/apt
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
800
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
35
Largest Classroom Style:
298
Largest Theatre Style:
1500
Number of Overnight Guests:
1500
Overnight Room Rate Per Person:
Varies
Largest Standing Reception:
600
Largest Seated Reception:
500
Rooftop Space Available:
No
Technology:
Free Wi-Fi; Built-In AV Racks in each Meeting Rooms; Smart Podiums in each classroom; Portable, outdoor sound systems. UCCS facilities are fully equipped and supported to make your conference or event successful.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space Cost:
0.00
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms Cost:
0.00
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
UCCS in house Dining and Hospitality Services provides retail, dining and catering services for all events and conferences on campus. We do not require any f&b minimums, the choice is yours. From a formal dinner to meeting break refreshments, we offer creative menus, elegant presentations, and thoughtful service to provide guests with a positive and memorable dining experience.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Can Bring Own Alcohol:
Yes
Cannabis Industry Friendly:
No
Cannabis consumption permitted (outside):
No
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Facility Buyout Friday – Sat:
Varies
Facility Buyout Sunday – Thursday:
Varies
Facility Day Rate:
Max charges at 8 hours, usage can be longer
Hourly Rental Rate:
Varies
Offers Non-profit Rates:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
No
Special Rates and Packages:
Lodging Packages - with or without linens AV Packages - all inclusive daily rates Wedding & Decoration Packages - custom options that all include a wedding coordinator Visual & Performance Packages - acoustic, dance, choir, orchestra, quality broadcast recording Discounted Rates - Alumni & Non-profit
Phone:
719-255-4445
Event Space Available:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Overnight Accommodations Available:
May
June
July
August
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Party
Youth Retreat/Camp




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Cucharas Meeting Rooms at Alpine Valley Cucharas Meeting Rooms offer 5 different meeting spaces in Alpine Valley. 

University Center The Student Union is centrally located on campus and houses the majority of the meeting facilities on our campus including: 10 meeting rooms; Berger Hall (ballroom); and Cafeteria.

16,500
Berger Hall (Ballroom) at the University Center Berger Hall is our largest ballroom, centrally located in the University Center. Equipped with top-of-the-line technology and flexible room set-ups, you are surely able to take your event to new heights with us. 

8132
Kettle Creek at Alpine Valley Kettle Creek, a newly built meeting space, located on the North end of main campus. Located right next to the Roaring Fork, our largest dining facility, and Alpine Garage. The location of Kettle Creek makes it one of the most favored meeting spaces on campus. In addition, Kettle Creek is equipped with the most advanced technology; facilitating your experience in this meeting space.  

1st Floor Meeting Rooms at the University Center The Student Union is centrally located on campus and houses the majority of the meeting facilities with new AV projection systems.

4,000
Upper Lodge at Summit Village This ballroom is located above the dining hall in the Summit Housing Village and offers spectacular views and a large external patio.  This room can also break into three smaller rooms, great for breakouts.

2904
3rd Floor Meeting Rooms at the University Center The Student Union is centrally located on campus and houses the majority of the meeting facilities with new AV projection systems.

3,600
Gallogly Events Center - Gymnasium The Gallogly Events Center was formally dedicated in 2010. In addition to being home to the NCAA Division II and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference-member UCCS Mountain Lions, the Gallogly Events Center serves as a multi-purpose venue for all-campus events. The 1,200-seat center features high-tech sound, lighting and high-speed data capability. The events center was named in honor of Tommy Gallogly who earned degrees from UCCS in 1970 and 1973.

21,000
Breckenridge at Summit Village These meeting rooms are located in the Summit Housing Village on the first floor of one of the residence halls. If you are looking for a meeting room with a high number of student traffic, this may be the room for you. 

2,000

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Summit Village 615 Residence Halls no
Village at Alpine Valley 515 Residence Halls Private yes
Alpine Village 190 Residence Halls Private no

Catering

  • UCCS Dining and Food Services - Catering
    Fare with Flair
    We're Cooking Up Something Special.

    One of the best reasons to make UCCS your event destination is the food. Yes, some people choose us because of our amazing staff. Or our laid-back lodging. Or our state-of-the-art technology. But at the end of the day, most of our guests place food squarely at the top of the menu when asked what it was about UCCS that made their experience extraordinary.

    Our culinary team is accustomed to serving groups of all shapes and sizes-year round-helping us create a delightful menu that caters to a diverse range of tastes and tastebuds. We offer everything from formal dinners to light refreshments, and we pride ourselves on creative fare, elegant presentations, and service that's as polished as the silverware.

    If you're starved for dining arrangements that bring more than just food to the table, you're going to love UCCS. We serve groups of any size, offer unique settings throughout the campus, and whenever possible, include fresh regional ingredients in all of our well-loved dishes.


    >>> menu (PDF)

Dining

  • The Lodge
    Seating Capacity: 200
    The Lodge
    For Those Who Want More from Their Menu.

    Hosting a camp? Professional conference? Special event with a large number of banquet guests? Ask about the Lodge Dining Hall, in Summit Village, where you'll enjoy first class fare, buffet-style, at an incredibly palatable price! If you're staying with us overnight, let us show you how we can make this extraordinary dining service part of your meal plan.

    Get Your Fill Enjoy All-You-Can-Eat, Buffet-Style Dining. 
  • Cafe '65
    Seating Capacity: 200
    Cafe '65
    A Whole Different Perspective in Dining

    Think food court. A comfortable indoor plaza with vendor booths and service counters where you can pick and choose from a delightful menu of mouthwatering cuisines. Like all great food-courts Cafe '65 is a cash-and-carry operation, so when your order's in hand, you're good to go-even if you decide to stick around!

    Cafe '65 is a great place to pick up everything from wood-fired pizzas, salads, global cuisine and gourmet sandwiches.
  • Clyde's Pub
    Clyde's Pub
    Something Fun's Always Brewing at Clyde's.

    You know those cozy little pubs you find on cobblestone streets with hanging terraces and ivy-covered redstones? The ones where the feel of good friends and good food tugs at your sleeve, and you know, without giving it a second thought, that if you don't stop in you'll be missing something special? Well, that's Clyde's. And it's the place to be when you want to leave campus life behind without actually leaving the campus.

    Clyde's is beer, bar food, and (by our way of thinking) the best place in town to kick back and relax-before your day's event or after. Now, we don't take reservations at Clyde's-that just wouldn't be us-but we do welcome groups with open arms. So if you're fleet-footed, famished, and lucky enough to catch us at a good time, who knows? A party might break out!

    Clyde's. It's a warm, relaxing place to spend quality time with quality friends. But, hey, if you can't drop by during the evening, ask about our catered breakfasts. They make greeting the day a whole lot nicer.

    Tap into Something Special Relax with Friends in the Cozy Comfort of an Old-style Tavern.


Services

ServiceDescription
Transportation Coordinate on-campus parking and transportation needs for your event.  Transport your group to and from events in a safe and stress-free manner.  UCCS shuttle buses are available for charter.

Technology

TypeDescription
Technology Virtually Perfect
Enjoy On-campus Technology that’s Out of this World.

As a university, we work with some pretty bright people. Which means we have to be pretty bright people ourselves—especially when it comes to technology. Here at UCCS, you’ll find we have everything you need to make your meeting, conference, or get-together an electrifying event. But the “wow” factor doesn’t just come from having an extensive inventory of high-tech equipment at your disposal. It comes from working with a staff of exceedingly knowledgeable individuals who understand your vision and have the discipline to help you see it to a successful conclusion.

Special technology requests? No problem! Not to brag, but our meeting rooms, training facilities, and campus accommodations are some of the best-equipped in the region. Which means you’ll not only find wireless Internet in every room on campus, you’ll also see that we offer the last word in audio/visual equipment, and the services of a dedicated on-site tech team who’ll help you launch your event and see that you come home a hero. Mission Control Means Mission Accomplished Get the Ideal Technical Connection.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Garden of the Gods The Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark in Colorado Springs. The Garden of the Gods Park is popular for hiking, technical rock climbing, road and mountain biking and horseback riding. It attracts more than two million visitors a year, making it the city’s most visited park. There are more than 15 miles of trails with a 1.5-mile trail running through the heart of the park that is paved and wheelchair accessible.

Cave of the Winds Discovered in 1881, Cave of the Winds has been a must-see Colorado Springs attraction for travelers for more than a century. Nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak, Cave of the Winds overlooks Manitou Springs and scenic Williams Canyon.

Pikes Peak - America's Mountain At 14,115 feet, Pikes Peak Mountain is America’s Mountain. Take the 19-mile highway to the clouds to explore Colorado’s most famous peak. The Pikes Peak Highway entrance is conveniently located 15 minutes west of Colorado Springs on Highway 24. The beauty of being so close to the city is that you can spend your time enjoying the mountain instead of getting to the mountains. Plan for your round trip journey to the summit to take 2-3 hours.

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cog Railway Travel on the World's Highest cog train, ascending Pikes Peak in all seasons. Since 1891, the world’s highest cog railway ascends Pikes Peak, 14,115 feet. The train winds past waterfalls, through aspen and pine forest. Open year round.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America’s ONLY mountain zoo and home to one of the largest giraffe herds in the world! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has amazing views, a large collection of incredible animals, hands-on learning activities and much more. Your family will love this adventure!

Manitou Cliff Dwellings A rare historical treasure, the authentic Manitou cliff dwellings of the Anasazi Indians were built more than 700 years ago. Preserved under a protective red sandstone overhang, you and your family can explore inside each dwelling, touch the sandstone and roam free through these architectural remnants of American Indian culture that roamed the Four Corners of Colorado.

Historic Old Colorado City Old Colorado City is a great destination for your family. Explore over 100 fine galleries, specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants and more. Looking for a unique gift? Look no further. Shops in Old Colorado City offer everything from handmade soaps, spices, and decor to gourmet cupcakes.

Testimonials

  • "It is truly an honor and pleasure to have your team assist as well as accommodate all of the pre-colleiate and concurent programs accordingly. Although most importantly , thank you for assisting the SoColo REACH institute/program throughout this summer. We look forward in working with you soon!"
    SoColo REACH Program

  • "I know we've said this a thousand times, but thank you so much for helping us through setting up a fun and beautiful wedding reception room!  You were a huge help in organizing everything and making sure things flowed.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
    Mr. & Mrs. Archuleta

  • "Thank you so much for your smiles and positive attitudes during our World Youth Goalball Championships in late July. Thank you for you going out of your way to make sure our athletes and coaches were comfortable and happy. It was a pleasure working with you!"
    United States Association of Blind Athletes

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