Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Leisure Travel
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Retreat/Camps


The different event venues at Indiana University of Pennsylvania offer a picturesque, historic campus with both indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities for visitors. Whether you are looking to book a corporate training or retreat, or you are planning your next business conference, the rural setting provides access to hiking, biking, picnic, and camping areas. The staff at the Office of Conference Services can help with planning and ensuring that your event is a success, and the campus can accommodate group sizes of up to 4,500 people comfortably. IUP’s campus is conveniently located near many great restaurants and shopping areas, as well. Overnight lodging is available from late May to early August with limited lodging available during the academic months. The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex offers many possibilities for conferences, conventions, concerts, family shows, trade shows, and athletic events that are being enjoyed by its guests. The options are endless! Read below to see why Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers some of the best venues for nearly any type of event in the Indiana, PA area.

Food & Beverage Options

North Dining Hall

A state-of-the-art dining facility. Which offers an All-You-Care-to-Eat dining experience. With seating for more than 400, similar to spaces such as Foldger Dining Hall. 
Seating Capacity: Over 700

Catering Options

Catering Services

IUP Dining Services offers high quality, affordable options for your catered event, camp, or conference. With a team of certified execuitve chefs striving to create delicious, custom meals to fit your event needs, regardless of occasion or budget. IUP Dining Services will work with you to make it memorable by creating an appropriate plan using a wide array of foods and beverages. 

The professional tem of chefs, servers, and planners will ensure that your guests leave each meal satisfied. At the same time, these dining services promote culture of wellness and sustainability. The Company is devoted to delicious food, warm hospitality, and flawless execution and will work tirelessly to ensure that every detail of your catered evetn runs smoothly. 

You may select form the prepared, full-service menus or work with the team to create an option that fulfills you specific preferences. The culinary team is happy to meet the unique dietary needs of all clients. Whatever options you choose, IUP Dining Services promises High quality, excellence, and affordability. 


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 3500
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 3,500
Overnight Room Attributes
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer/Dryer

8 Suite Style Resident Halls

Our Residence Halls feel more like apartments than dorms!
With bathrooms inside all of our suites, your guests will not have to worry about caddying their shower supplies down the hall and wearing flipflops to bathe!
3,500 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Suite-Style Residence Halls

Eight of the state-of-the-art, suite style residential buildings provide more than 3,500 beds in comfortable, attractive, two to four-person suites.

Now Offering Limited Availability During the Academic Months for Smaller Groups (300-500).

Each suite is equipped with:
Desk Chair
Microwaves and Refrigerator
Individually Controlled A/C and Heat Units

Within each residence building, there is:
Large-Screen TV in Common Area
Locking of all Residential Areas with a Card-Access System
Peepholes to See out of all Rooms
Immediate Alarm on all Exterior Doors
Security Cameras at all Exterior Entrances
Vending Area and Lounges
Recreational Room
Smoke-Free Environment
Sprinkler Systems and Smoke Detectors in Rooms/Common Area

Wi-Fi may be requested in advance through IUP Conference Services. 
3,500 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Hilton Garden Inn at IUP

Conference Servcies welcomed an additional cofnerence housing option, the Hilton Garden Inn at IUP, in November 2016. THis upscale, five-story, 128-room facility is located on the IUP campus at the corner of Wayne Avenue and Pratt Drive, adn adjacent to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. 
128 Rooms

This accommodation has A/C

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Car Charging Station
In-House Catering
Outdoor Space
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Running Trails
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


116 Clark Hall,

1090 South Drive,

Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1046



Nearby Airport

Pittsburgh International - 90 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Pittsburgh International - 90 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

Car charging stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

Pittsburgh – 50|Harrisburg – 122|Philadelphia – 215
Johnstown – 25
Altoona – 40

Things to Know


In-house catering available

Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Can Bring In Own Food: No

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: No

Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No

Cannabis Consumption: No

Eco Friendly: Yes

ADA Accessible: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: No


Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers satellite downlinks and state-of-the-art a/v equipment plus Wi-Fi connectivity. IUP provides the ideal setting for live, interactive meeting & communication events.

Guest Wi-Fi: Fee

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen
  • Microphones
  • Sound System
  • Custom Lighting


In the wake of a tremendously successful KCACTF Festival, I wanted to send you high praise for Kathy Evanko’s help. At the Regional Leadership Team debriefing on Sunday, it was roundly mentioned that this was the smoothest running, and generally best festival in years! Kathy was part of making that happen.
“The KCACTF Festival is a complicated affair, and Kathy had to deal with MANY late-breaking changes and new needs, without foreknowledge of just how this festival runs. Her devoted support, good cheer, and efficiency helped me get my own efforts located properly--I could dedicate myself to the mission of the festival, because I knew that Kathy was handling the oh so important functional details.”
—Brian Jones, Professor, Department Chair, IUP Theater and Dance Department

IUP Theater and Dance Department

“...my compliments to the IUP conference center on a very efficiently run and smoothly executed festival! I was really impressed as were my students (several asked “can we go to the whole week next year”)! Thanks for everything and we’ll see you next year.”
—Dr. Ben Fisher, Faculty, Hartford Community College Theatre


Hartford Community College Theatre

“The IUP Hispanic Heritage Council sponsored a fundraiser in the Crimson Event Center on Saturday evening, April 10. The event was a huge success, and we actually raised substantially more money than we had hoped.
“Many people contributed to our success, and that’s the reason I am sending this email. I wanted to tell you what a pleasure it was to work with Conference Services in planning for this evening. From reserving the Crimson Event Center, to the wonderful assistance of your student worker, Clayton, in getting the microphones operational, all of our needs were met and surpassed. However, I am most grateful for Kathy Evanko’s gracious personality, and her willingness to go above and beyond to ensure that we had everything we needed every step of the way. Kathy was always available to answer any questions and to solve any issues which arose, and she did it with a smile!
“I look forward to working with you and your staff again in the future.”
—Patti Krausslach, Administrative Assistant, IUP Office of Social Equity and Civic Engagement

IUP Office of Social Equity and Civic Engagement

“Hi Ms. Evanko,.... I just wanted to thank you for all your help in reserving the Crimson Event Center for our event on April 23. Chi Sigma Iota (from the Department of Counseling) had a great banquet and all the new inductees had a great time. I appreciate you allowing me to call you several times just to make sure. Please pass along our thanks to all that helped.”
—Megan Michalak, Graduate Assistant, IUP Department of Counseling

IUP Department of Counseling