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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Family Reunions
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Youth Retreat/Camps

About

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 several great amenities to ensure your event is a success.

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


MEET
Flexible meeting spaces, indoor and outdoor training facilities, fully furnished apartments and suites, plus a comprehensive catering package are some 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 is an ideal venue for concerts, theatre shows, or guest speakers. The Lied Center’s spacious stage is can be utilized for dinners and receptions, and the venue has various breakout rooms with numerous configuration possibilities for your social event. The Alumni Center, The Champions Club and the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center provide event and meeting spaces that can easily be utilized for receptions, banquets and a variety of other social events.

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 require a nearby venue that can accommodate overnight guests, University of Nebraska- Lincoln has several options. Our sleeping accommodations include apartment setups, suites, and traditional-style halls. All the housing options on campus have been newly renovated within the last 5 years or are new construction that boast individual room temperature control, a 24/7 front desk concierge, meet and greet spaces, as well as modern amenities to ensure guests comfort during their stay.

    • 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

Quality food service is important for any high-caliber social event, and planners will be pleased to find that University of Nebraska-Lincoln provides great food and top-notch service. 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, and the venue provides breakfasts, luncheons, and dinners in addition to simple, prepared options.

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

Food & Beverage Options

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

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: 1200

CPN Dining Center

Centrally located, CPNs traditional dining center is home of UNLs Sustainable Food Project specializing in locally produced foods.
Seating Capacity: 600

Executive Dining Room

Located in Selleck Dining Center, this private dining and conference room can accommodate twenty-four guests.
Seating Capacity: 24

Presidential Dining Room

Located in Selleck Dining Center, this private banquet room can accommodate up to forty guests.
Seating Capacity: 40

Caffina Cafe

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

Nebraska Union Food Court

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

Abel Dining Hall

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

Catering Options

University Catering

We 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.
Menu

Accommodations

  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 5500
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 5500
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Free
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Kitchen Available
  • Refrigerator

Abel Hall

Abel Hall is located on City Campus and houses approximately 1000 guests.
1000 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Massengale Residence Center

Massengale Residence Center is located on East Campus
350 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Harper Hall

Harper Hall is located on the north end of campus and is a traditional high rise resdience hall. 
500 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Kauffman Hall

Kauffman Hall is  centrally located on City Campus and contains traditional and two different suite style rooms.
122 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Sandoz Hall

Sandoz Hall is located on City Campus. Renovations are scheduled for the summer of 2009.
496 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Schramm Hall

Schramm Hall is located on city campus and was renovated in 2005.
500 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Selleck Hall

Selleck is located close to the Nebraska Union, centrally located on city campus.
100 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Smith Hall

Smith Hall is located on city campus and was renovated in 2005.
500 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Village Apartments

Our apartment-style hall offers adult guests two- and four-bedroom accommodations with private bedrooms and bathrooms.
520 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Knoll Hall

Knoll Hall is part of our Suites complex with University and Eastside Suites.
550 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

University Suites

University Suites is part of our Suites complex with Knoll and Eastside Suites.  It houses our guest housing operation.
520 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Eastside Suites

Eastside Suites is part of the Suites complex with Knoll and University Suites on the southeast side of campus. 
520 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Courtyards

Located on the north end of campus this apartment style hall is near Harper, Schramm, and Smith residence halls.
485 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Downtown Hotels

UNL Campus is adjacent to downtown Lincoln, and home of many nearby hotels
780 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Bus
Fitness Center
In-House Catering
Near Public Transit
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Running Trails
Taxi
Theater Seating
WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

530 N 17th St,

University Housing,

Lincoln Lincoln, 68588-0622

Transportation

Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber

Nearby Airport

Lincoln Airport - 10 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Eppley Airfield - 60 minutes

Parking

Parking on Site: Yes

Nearby Cities

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

Things to Know

Catering

Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Can Bring In Own Food: No

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: No

Smoking Permitted: No

ADA Accessible: Yes

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.

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen

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."

Jerry Smith, Jr., Board Vice President of Educational Theatre Association; Cincinnati, Ohio

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

Educational Testing Services; Princeton, New Jersey

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

Nebraska Department of Agriculture; Lincoln, Nebraska

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

Advanced Placement guest; Little Rock, Arkansas