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Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • 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.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 4000 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 4000
  • Largest Theatre Style: 4800
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 645
  • Largest Arena Seating: 5,000
  • Largest Seated Reception: 350
  • Largest Standing Reception: 475
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
Additional KCAC Spaces:
The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex offers various Conference rooms within the facility. The Conference Rooms vary in capacity from 25 to 366 square feet depending on the requested event set-up. Each conference room is offers state-of-the-art technology available. 
Toretti Auditorium
The Toretti Auditorium is an 8,500 square foot space, with seating for up to 632 guests. The Auditorium has a dedicated entrance on the Wayne Avenue side of the complex, giving it the potential to hold independent events. The theater style space features its own, independent, 28x15 foot drop-down screen and mounted projector, professional audio system, lighting system, and curtaining system.
  • 8,500 Sq. Ft.
  • 632 Theatre Style
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
The 148,500 square-foot Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC) has become the heart of confernce, entertainment, and athletic activities at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and throughout the region. The Kavalchick Complex offers more than 23,000 square feet of multi-use meeting space, including Torretti Auditiorum and featuring the Ed Fry Arena as the centerpiece of the facility. 
  • 148,500 Sq. Ft.
Ed Fry Arena
Ed Fry Arena is the centerpiece of the Kolvalchick Convention and Athletic Complex with seating for 5,000. The Arena can transfrom to include an 8-foot high black pipe and drape to accomodate more than 80 10x10 booths; more than 100 6ft. banquet tables; and more than 1,000 padded (arena style) folding chairs. 
  • 20,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 1,000 Banquet Style
  • 600 Classroom Style
  • 2,100 Theatre Style
Fisher Auditorium
Built in 1939, Fisher Auditorium serves the campus and community as Indiana County's premier fine arts performance and event facility. Teh art-deco-style facility has a seating capacity of 1,460 and was last renovated in 2008. The renovation provided a 20,00 square-foot addition, improved audience and performance amenity spaces, a state-of-the-art sound system, and numereous production conveniences. With the addition, Fisher Auditorium and Waller Hall join to from the IUP Performing Arts Center. 
  • 1,460 Theatre Style
Blue Room and Gorell Recital Hall
Located in Sutton Hall; is the iconic, 6,732 square-foot Blue Room which is perfect for banquets, receptions, recitals, adn lectures. Gorell Recital Hall can accommodate similar events on a more intimate scale. 
  • 6,732 Sq. Ft.
Cogswell Hall
Built in 1959 and renovated in 2006, Cogswell Hall is home to the IUP Music Department. It contains four rehersal spaces taht can each hold the full 200 member IUP marching band, a vocal studio, and 49 individual-student practice rooms. The different size and unique acoustic amenities of each space allow for a varitey of events. 
Eberly Auditorium
Eberly Auditorium offers seating for up to 450 people and state-of-the-art technology. 
  • 450 Theatre Style
Memorial Field House & Auxiliary Gym
Built in 1966, Memorial Field House contains a 2,430-seat arena that was home to IUP basketball and volleyball until 2011 and now serves as the Crimson Hawks' official practice facility. The field house also hold a 1,015-seat auxiliary gym that is an ideal fit for large general sessions and team-building activities. 
Miller Stadium
At 9,152 square-feet, Miller Stadium is directly across from the Kovalchick Complex on IUP's main campus. With a capacity of up to 6,000, the stadium is home to IUP Football, Field Hockey, and Lacrosse. Miller Stadium is perfect for large conference gatherings, after-hours entertainment, and team-building exercises. 
  • 9,152 Sq. Ft.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Building
at 126,505 square-feet, the building includes 31 classrooms (supporting 1,835 seats), 120 offices, a 250-seat auditorium, a great hall, an atrium, eight conference rooms, two collaborative classrooms, a public artifacts room, specialty classrooms and labs, and a rooftop plaza for academic and socail activities, including meteorological experimentation by the Geography and Regional Planning Department. 
  • 126,505 Sq. Ft.

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
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
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

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Car Charging Station Car Charging Station
  • Eco-Friendly
  • In-House Catering
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


116 Clark Hall,
1090 South Drive,
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1046


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Pittsburgh International - 90 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Pittsburgh International - 90 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

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

Things to Know


  • 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


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

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


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
“ 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


Facility Coordination
For an affordable fee, our Facility Coordination services include site selection and inspection (both on and off campus); coordination with staff; housing and meals; audiovisual coordination.
Participation Registration
Registration services can include online registrations; collection of registrations; confirmation letters; on-site check in; customized name tags, packets and rosters.
Program Support
Program support services can include contracts for speakers; preparation of agendas; preparation of evaluations; duplication of hand-out materials.
Additional Arrangements
Conference Services can also assist with banquets and receptions; coordination for exhibits; brochure preparation; mailing preparation; assistance with budgeting.