University Of Pittsburgh At Johnstown - Meeting And Event Space | Unique Venues
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


At University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, our passion is serving our guests. Pitt Johnstown offers excellent banquet halls, conference centers and meeting facilities including overnight accommodations and delicious dining and catering options sure to exceed your expectations! The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is located on a 650-acre wooded campus high atop the mountains in Johnstown, PA, placing it near trails, nature attractions and activities. Those that wish to explore beyond the scenic natural environment of the campus will be pleased to know that we are within a 5-minute drive of shopping, dining and many cultural activities in the area. Hosting your next special event at UPJ also provides your guests easy access to the PA Turnpike, I-99, and the convenience of major markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region. Let us show you why University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is the perfect venue for your meeting, conference, or special event!

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 2000 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 200
  • Largest Theatre Style: 1000
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 1000
  • Academic Year Largest Group: no
Heritage Hall
An excellent choice for formal dinners, meetings or lectures. Can be subdivied into three smaller areas.
  • 4300 Sq. Ft.
  • 250-275 Banquet Style
  • 225 Classroom Style
  • 475 Theatre Style
University Room
Suitable for small meetings or dining. Satellite downlink & television available.
  • 870 Sq. Ft.
  • 60 Banquet Style
  • 45 Classroom Style
  • 40-75 Theatre Style
President's Room
Suitable for small meetings. Satellite downlink & television available.
  • 390 Sq. Ft.
  • 18 Classroom Style
  • 15-35 Theatre Style
Board Room
Beautifully-appointed room, perfect for board meetings, or small conferences.
  • 350 Sq. Ft.
  • 18 Classroom Style
  • 14-25 Theatre Style
Campus Room
Suitable for small meetings or dining. Satellite downlink & televsion available.
  • 550 Sq. Ft.
  • 32 Banquet Style
  • 30 Classroom Style
  • 26-50 Theatre Style
Scholar's Room
Suitable for small meetings or dining. Satellite downlink & television available.
  • 580 Sq. Ft.
  • 32 Banquet Style
  • 30 Classroom Style
  • 26-50 Theatre Style
Terrace Room
An excellent location for informal gatherings located in Living/Learning Center.
  • 1035 Sq. Ft.
  • 45 Classroom Style
  • 50 Theatre Style
Varsity Cafe'
Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Enjoy your meals outdoors or on the balcony. Exclusive use or flexible hours available by special arrangement.
  • 2560 Sq. Ft.
  • 200 Banquet Style
Fitness Center
Gym Featuring a full-circuit of weight training machines and cardiovascular equipment. Open free to conference attendees during regular hours.
Recreation Room
A great place to take a break. Vending machines, pool table, ping-pong, video games etc. Perfect for informal get-togethers.
Alumni Lounge
Relax in the spacious lounges, featuring our signature stone gas fireplaces. A popular selection for registrations and social hours, too.
Gallery Lounge
Relax in the spacious lounges, featuring our signature stone gas fireplaces. A popular selection for registrations and social hours, too.
Cambria Room
An excellent choice for formal dinners, meetings or lectures. Equipped with audio-visual capabilities including a large-format video projection screen. Room can be subdivided into three smaller rooms.
  • 4500 Sq. Ft.
  • 340 Banquet Style
  • 246 Classroom Style
  • 550 Theatre Style
Murtha Center; Assembly Hall
An excellent choice for formal dinners, meetings or lectures. Equipped with two ceiling-mounted projectors and two large projection screens, state-of-the-art tech podium, and built-in video recording/projection capabilities.
  • 2000 Sq. Ft.
  • 120 Banquet Style
  • 50 Classroom Style
  • 200 Theatre Style

Food & Beverage Options

Varsity Cafe
Located in the Living/Learning Center, the Varsity Cafe has seating for 200 persons, plus 40 outdoor patio seats.
  • Seating Capacity: 200
Student Union Dining Hall
Our all-you-care-to-eat fare includes your choice of several entrees, side dishes, salad bar, beverages and desserts. Daily menus provided upon request. Flexible serving schedule is available for conference attendees.
Tuck Shop
Located in the Student Union, everyone can suit their own tastes with a quick meal in our food court. Current offerings include Subway, Starbuck's and Pizza Hut.
Banquet Facilities
We specialize in banquets! Our beautiful Heritage Hall and Cambria Room can accommodate large groups with style, comfort and exceptional service. And we can tailor the menu to ensure a perfect event.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1800
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 800
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Living/Learning Center
Accommodations in the Living/Learning Center offer spacious, comfortable rooms with a private bath, telephone with voice mail and microwave/ refrigerator unit.
  • 200 Rooms
  • 400 Beds
Residence Halls
Designed in suite-like arrangements, these five halls house a total of 660 people. Each suite includes two sleeping rooms with a private sink and mirror, and a shared shower/toilet facility. If rooms with a private bath are preferred, one sleeping room may be closed.
  • 660 Beds
Willow Hall
This new 35,200 square foot facility includes 24 student apartments with 109 beds, as well as one single apartment. Each apartment has two full bathrooms, a living room, and a kitchenette.
  • 109 Beds
Our seven lodges house 355 persons in 25 cottage units and the majority are handicap accessible. The two-room suites have private sinks with mirrors and an adjoining shower/toilet facility, and each room is equipped with a microwave/refrigerator unit.
  • 355 Beds
The six Townhouses can accommodate 230 people total with up to five people in each townhouse. Offering a more independent environment, our Townhouses are perfect for family groups.
  • 230 Beds
College Park Apartments
College Park Apartments offer apartment-style lodging for up to 113 people in suites that can accommodate from one to four persons. They feature full-service kitchens, dining area, living room, one or two baths and one or two bedrooms.

Featured Amenities

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

Venue Location + Transportation


Office of Conference Services,
450 Schoolhouse Rd,
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904


  • BusBus
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Johnstown Airport (United Express) - 5 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Pittsburgh Int'l - 75 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Pittsburgh, PA – 70|Washington, DC – 180|Philadelphia, PA – 240

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes


University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown provides state-of-the-art AV equipment. Internet/phone/fax hook-ups and HDMI and UBS connections available.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • ADA Accessible: Yes


"The Conference Center offers great facilities and excellent food, but the service we receive from the staff keeps us coming back."
Michael Bucheit, Western Training Coordinator, Pennsylvania State Parks
"In my years of working with campuses hosting our youth conference of 2,500 attendees, I have never worked with a finer staff. Their attention to detail, professional delivery of service and standard of excellence is unmatched."
Chery Otermat, Director of Operations, CE National
"Overnight accommodations at the Conference Center are very inviting and meet our every need. Our conference is a week long and the comfortable, cheerful rooms make it a short one. Rooms are well appointed and maintained equally as well."
Walter Blicharz, Chairman, Bible Students General Convention Committee


When it's time to relax, your participants have access to our Sports and Aquatic Centers, playing fields and fitness center. Hike our nature trails. Take a dip in our 25-yard pool. Get a workout in our fitness center. Pick up a game of basketball, volleyball or softball. We also have pool tables, ping pong, foosball and video games.