Bishop’s University- Accommodation and Event Services

Bishop’s University- Accommodation and Event Services

Event Types Welcomed

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

Unique Venue Feature

Astronomical Observatory Located on the roof of the Nicolls building on the Bishop’s University campus, the observatory is an exciting addition to Bishop’s University. The new ASH Dome observatory houses a PlaneWave 17″ (f/6.8) Dall-Kirkham corrected optical design telescope which enriches the undergraduate students’ learning experience and gives the graduate students another tool with which to broaden their horizons. The new observatory is also open to the public for tours and stellar evenings. For group reservation only. St. Mark’s Chapel This carefully maintained and beautifully preserved chapel is located in the McGreer building. It was declared Cultural Property by the Quebec Ministère des affaires culturelles in 1989. Today, it remains as an important historical and artistic legacy of the long and significant role of Bishop’s University.


Founded in 1843, Bishop’s University is rich in history and local heritage. With its abundant educational and recreational resources, its beautiful campus and idyllic location, Bishop’s is the perfect setting for conferences and meetings.

Coined “Oxford on the Massawippi”, our campus lies on 550 acres of land at the confluence of the Massawippi and Saint Francis rivers at the heart of the charming Eastern Townships. Only ten minutes from downtown Sherbrooke, our campus is less than a day’s drive from Ottawa, Toronto, Boston and New York. Nearby, you will find the vibrancy of Montréal, Québec City and the American border states of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Bishop’s University is proud to be located on the traditional territory of the Abenaki people.

The diversity of our facilities makes our campus the ideal choice to welcome sports teams, religious or school groups, conferences, associations and interest focus groups that are dedicated to the arts and more. we have three style of accommodation in 7 residences. Our campus is designed as a micro-village surrounded by nature with a full restaurant and catering services, impressive sports facilities, observatory, a security service, and a variety of sporting and educational activities on site and nearby.

Bishop’s University offers a variety of meeting spaces adaptable to all your needs and equipped with the latest technology. Choose from multifunction rooms including two auditoriums, various classrooms, meeting rooms with a more formal setting where a board of directors might meet, reception halls, gymnasiums, and cinema-style rooms. Bishop’s University’s dedicated professional staff assists with all logistics related to planning your event, including booking the ideal meeting space for your event’s needs, ordering breaks, and organizing activities.

You will appreciate the convenience of such a comprehensive solution, the comfort of our facilities and the competitive prices offered by Bishop’s University Conference Center. Check out our videos above to learn more about our unique Sherbrooke, Quebec conference and meeting space and accommodation.

Accommodation and Event Serivces team
Annie, Martine, Sonia, Deb.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 560 guests
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 550
  • Largest Arena Seating: 800
  • Academic Year Largest Group: no
The Gait
Multi function room (99' x 63')
Cleghorn Room
Reception Hall (66'x26')
  • 1716 Sq feet Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 40 Classroom Style
  • 60 Theatre Style
  • 30 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
Theatre Lobby
Multi function room (73'x30')
  • 2190 Sq feet Sq. Ft.
  • 70-80 Banquet Style
  • 60-70 Classroom Style
  • 150 Theatre Style
  • 50 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
McGreer 100
Board Room (40'x25')
  • 1000 Sq feet Sq. Ft.
  • 32 Hollow Square Space Style
Paterson Assembly Hall
Multi Function Room (39'x42')
  • 1638 Sq feet Sq. Ft.
  • 40 Banquet Style
  • 40 Classroom Style
  • 75 Theatre Style
  • 30 Hollow Square Space Style
Adams Dining Room
Reception/Multi function Room (35'x22')
  • 770 Sq feet Sq. Ft.
  • 40-50 Banquet Style
  • 40 Theatre Style
  • 28 Hollow Square Space Style
Dewhurst Dining Hall
Reception (102'x49')
Bandeen Hall
Concert Hall / Multi purpose room (63'x35')
  • 2205 Sq feet Sq. Ft.
  • 150 Classroom Style
  • 150 Theatre Style
Bishop William Hall
Multi function classroom (58'x32')
  • 1856 Sq feet Sq. Ft.
  • 130 Theatre Style
Turner Studio (Black box)
Studio (35'x20')
  • 700 Sq feet Sq. Ft.
  • 160 Theatre Style
Centennial Theatre
Theatre (40'x40' - stage)
  • 1600 Sq feet of stage Sq. Ft.
  • 550-610 Theatre Style
Multimedia and regular classrooms of different sizes and shapes
  • 12 to 129 Classroom Style
Dewhurst Tent
Multi function space (40'x80')
  • 3200 Sq feet Sq. Ft.
T.D. Terrasse

  • 175 Banquet Style
Studio 2 (Turner 209)
  • Size: 39′ x 22′, Ceiling Height: 20′ Sq. Ft.
Old Lennoxville Golf Club
  • ◾Size without the dance floor: 33'x42' Sq. Ft.
  • 131 Banquet Style
The Aogara has a unique configuration. Your delegates will love it's casual seating and it's latest technology.

Food & Beverage Options

Dewhurst dinning Hall
  • Seating Capacity: 500
Tim Hortons
  • Seating Capacity: 120

Catering options

Café Massawippi
Catering services at Bishop's University.
Bar service
Choose from one of our selected caterer
Banquet Hall
Adams Room, capacity of 40 persons
Cleghorn, capacity of 90 persons
Gait, capacity of 350 persons
Gazebo for cocktail


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 858
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 620
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : No charge
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Refrigerator
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi


The residences Abbott, Kuehner and Munster are similair. These residences have been completely renovated into modern residence accommodation. They are equipped with air-exchanger, comfortable furnishings and modern touches. Offering single and double occupancy rooms with semi-private bathrooms. Each room features a double and a single bed (possibility of having one double bed only) a sink, a big closet, a desk and a chair. Guests share the bathroom (toilet and shower) situated between the two rooms. Your guests can extend the day’s discussion or simply relax in our common areas, including TV lounges, located on each floor of the residence.

In addition, a community kitchen, games room equipped with a pool table and/or ping-pong table, and a laundry facility are available in the basement.
Double occupancy rooms with private bathrooms, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are also available.

Your guests can enjoy our newly renovated accommodations with the convenience of dining hall and Sports Centre just a few steps away.
  • 80 semi-private rooms
  • 4 private rooms
  • 1 two bedroom apartment
  • 1 one bedroom apartment
Residence with semi-private room
  • 80 semi-private rooms
  • 4 private rooms
  • 1 two bedroom apartment
  • 1 one bedroom apartment
Bog style residences
  • 80 semi-private rooms
  • 4 private rooms
  • 1 two bedroom apartment
  • 1 one bedroom apartment
39, 4 bedrooms apartments and 4, one bedroom apartments
Paterson is home to the offices of Accommodation and Event Services. It is a unique lodging space as
it offers apartment accommodations. All apartments have a living room, dining area, equipped kitchen and storage room large enough to store bicycles. Guests have the choice of four-bedroom or one-bedroom apartments. A four-bedroom apartment includes three single beds, one double bed, and two bathrooms. One-bedroom apartments include one double bed and one bathroom.

Common spaces with satellite TV are located on each floor and laundry facilities are available on the first floor. Paterson is equipped with an elevator, air-exchanger, and boasts sixteen apartments suitable for individuals with reduced mobility.
  • 160 Rooms
  • 160 Beds
Mackinnon, Norton, and Pollack are traditional style residences with double and single occupancy rooms. There are shared common bathrooms on each floor as well as a common space with cable television and a games room with pool and ping- pong tables.

These traditional style residences with several common spaces encourage discussion and ex- change, a perfect setting for sports teams and youth camps.
  • 83 Rooms
  • 116 Beds
Institutional style residence
  • 60 Rooms
  • 83 Beds
Institutional style residence
  • 37 Rooms
  • 49 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Car Charging Station Car Charging Station
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Golf Course Golf
  • In-House Catering
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Sports Facilities
  • Taxi
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


2600 College Street,
Sherbrooke, Quebec J1M 1Z7


  • BusBus
  • TaxiTaxi

Nearby Airport

  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Dorval (Montreal, QC) - 90 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Dorval (Montreal, QC) - 90 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

Sherbrooke – 5 minutes, King Ouest (West)- 10 minutes, Lac des Nations – 10 minutes
Montreal – 143km
Quebec City – 218km

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: No
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


Booking your Sherbrooke event at Bishop’s University provides walk-in access to 4 computer labs, multimedia meeting spaces, teleconferencing, and a large a/v inventory (including sound systems, smart boards, projector systems, Blu-ray players, etc.).

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No


I wanted to thank you for all your help and arrangements at Bishop's . . . the kids had an awesome time on the trip, the housing was way above standards, the personnel were very helpful, and reception was fantastic. The kids were amazed by the breakfast, and I was impressed with the quality and diversity of the meal! Thank you for making our trip so comfortable, I'm so glad I chose Bishops! When we go back to Sherbrooke, I will make sure I contact you FIRST!
Hadley-Philemon, Wright High School
We can see that this place is one of the best to host a summer camp like ours! The location, the infrastructures, the auditorium for meetings, the pools, the gymnasium, the fields, the dormitories, the cafeteria, etc., are perfect for our current needs! We continue to believe that this magnificent place welcomes every camper to have an unforgettable experience.
Camp decision
Dear Ms.  Martine,

On behalf of all members of Shree Shivkrupanand Swami Foundation Canada, I would like to thank you, the staff and students of Bishop's University-who assisted us with the facilities at the Meditaiton Halls, Pollack Hall rooms and with Accomodation and Food services, for all your wonderful services and the hospitality during our tree weekend meditation retreats last month. Our guest members from UK, USA and Peru along with our members in Canada were all appreciative of Bishop's University's beautiful Campus and the wonderful services. We are particularly impressed with the patience that the students and staff exhibited while dealing with our requests and while assisting us through our programs at Bandeen Hall and Cleghorn Room. (....) We will definitely recommend without any hesitation, Bishop's University Campus and your services to any group looking for facilites to hold retreats or conferences.

With best regards,

Veerabhadra Gadag
Managing Trustee.
Shree Shivkrupanand Swami Foundation Canada.

Shree Shivkrupanand Swami Foundation Canada


Audio Equipment
AM/FM Radio/ Double Cassette/ CD Player,
Video Equipment
Cassette Recorder - Large,
Projection Equipment
Cassette Recorder - Small.
Photographic Equipment
Sound Systems
Specialized Equipment*
Opaque Projector,
Miscellaneous Equipment
Overhead Transparency Projector,
Portable Screen 6', 7', 8',
Slide Projector,
Wireless Remote for Slide Projector.
Digital Photo Camera,
Digital Video Camera,
Large, Medium, Small P.A. System,
Conference Audio Recording System,
Large Microphone Mixer (up to 12 Mics),
Small Microphone Mixer (up to 4 Mics),
Microphone:Clip-On, Handheld, Lavaliere, Floor, Table,
Public Address Systems (P.A.),
Audio Mixing Boards,
Wireless Hand-Held Microphone,
Wireless Lavaliere Microphone.
Computer Projection Unit (CPU) -includes laptop computer,
Computer Data Projectors,
Laptop Computers.
Extension Cords, Microphone cables,