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Nichols College

Nichols College

Event Types Welcomed

  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


In the historical and scenic town of Dudley Massachusetts, Nichols College is the ideal location for, but not limited to: Conferences, seminars, camps/workshops, and retreats. This centrally located New England event venue is easily accessible to five major cities. Sitting on 200 acres of land, Nichols College represents its rural background while providing an abundance of on-site and local area attractions. Amenities include lodging, dining, conference meeting spaces, recreation, athletic centers, and much more. At Nichols, we provide exceptional on-site event coordinating services and pay great attention to detail, so you don’t have to. Our incredible Nichols College Dudley conference centers allow our guests to unpack their bags and enjoy their stay, while we take care of the rest!

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 350 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 144
  • Largest Theatre Style: 350
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 350
Daniels Auditorium
The Daniels Auditorium, is an elegant setting for theater, banquets, or general conference meetings
  • 3,200 Sq. Ft.
  • 250 Banquet Style
  • 320 Theatre Style
  • 320 Conference Style
  • Floorplan Layout
R. Eaton Foyer
The R. Eaton Foyer located in the Auditorium building provides for a small gathering place, perfect for cocktails or showers. This palor style room is an elegant setting for any event
Recreation & Athletic Center
This open gym space can be converted to a spacious banquet facility, or open floor plan for a trade show.
Fels Student Center
The heart of Nichols’ campus life is the Fels Student Center. Guests clubs and organizations meet here, and the trading room offers dual-monitor work stations for various projects and needs. 
Davis Hall
Davis Hall is a popular space for our Conferences and Events, due to its large breakout spaces and a great variety of classroom space.

Food & Beverage Options

Lombard Dining Hall
The Lombard Dining Hall is the campus main dining venue. The Lombard Dining Hall features a large flat screen television, in addition to a variety of different seating configurations.
Daniels Auditorium
The Daniels Auditorium is a versatile facility that allows for an elegant setting for any banquet. The room can be set in many different configurations to meet your specific needs.
  • Seating Capacity: 225
  • Menu
R. Eaton Foyer
The R. Eaton Foyer located in the Auditorium is a small venue, perfect for cocktails and small gatherings. This formal parlor style setting can be set many different ways to meet your groups specific taste.
  • Seating Capacity: 50
  • Menu

Catering options

Nichols Dining
Nichols Dining provides catering services at Nichols College. The catering staff will work with your group to make any event memorable. From simple to elegant, our catering manager will ensure that you can rest easy and enjoy your event.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 150
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Refrigerator


Shamie Hall
The largest residence hall on campus, Shamie Hall can house more than 300. All rooms have private bathrooms and individually controlled heating and air conditioning. Common lounges and study rooms are located on each of the three floors.
  • 126 Rooms
  • 366 Beds
Olsen Hall
This residence hall houses 66. This building was completely renovated in three stages with completion in the summer of 2008. Olsen hall is the “greenest” building on campus due to the efforts made during the renovations. The green initiatives include, low VOC paint, recycled flooring, occupancy sensors for all public space, an insulated building envelope, energy star appliances, and energy recovery heat ventilators. The entire building is heated and cooled with a geo-thermal system so that no fossil fuels are used in the process.
  • 31 Rooms
  • 68 Beds
Copper Beech Apartments I & II
The Copper Beech Apartment facilities feature apartment style accommodations; each is complete with full kitchen, living, and dining areas. The apartments are configured to house either four or six. Six person apartment have 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, while four person apartments have 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Copper Beech I has a market available to all students, and a staff office. In addition Copper Beech II houses common vending for all resident students.
  • 23 Rooms
  • 124 Beds
Remillard Hall
Remillard Hall offers four floors of cluster concept housing for 214 guests. The brick and steel framed residence hall includes suites of triple rooms with shared baths. The hall also contains a billiards room, vending machines, laundry facilities, and a newly renovated study lounge. It is a “cluster” style residence hall, with two rooms sharing a common bathroom. Each room is spacious and climate controlled with heating and cooling.
  • 77 Rooms
  • 214 Beds
Center Hall
Built in 2007, Center Hall sits between Remillard Hall and Budleigh Hall, and beside North Hall. The building is a single story residence with common bathrooms, lounges and laundry facilities. Guests stay in double rooms and in two quads.
  • 18 Rooms
  • 40 Beds
North Hall
Built in 2007, North Hall overlooks the volleyball and tennis courts. This residence is a single story building with common bathrooms, lounges and laundry facilities. Guests stay in double rooms.
  • 16 Rooms
  • 32 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


119 Center Road,
PO Box 5000,
Dudley, Massachusetts 01571


  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • T.F. Green Airport - 60 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Boston Logan International Airport - 67 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Worcester, MA – 30 Minutes.
Boston, MA- 1 Hour 15 Minutes.
Providence, RI – 1 Hour.
Hartford, CT- 1 Hour.
New York City, New York- 3 Hours.

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes


All classrooms have a Windows 7 PC lectern, which includes VHS/DVD, overhead LCD projector, built in sound system, high speed Internet, and white boards.

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

Venue Policies

  • Smoking Permitted: yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes


Thank you so much for giving us a wonderful summer retreat!
Northern McGown
I can't thank you enough for all of your work, expertise, and hospitality. You are always a pleasure to work with! 
Milnarik Music
Very clean and neat. The food is excellent, and the staff is pleasant. The facility is outstanding, and the staff is always ready and willing to help!


Conference & Event Support
The Department of Facilities Management will provide assistance for events, from set-up to break-down. Facilities Management will help coordinate and execute all the conference logistics.
Event Support
Our Event Support staff will set-up and breakdown function space to meet your specific requirements. We will have staff on campus throughout your entire stay to ensure we can meet all of your needs.


Wireless Internet
All of the Nichols College facilities have wireless internet so that you can enjoy high speed connections from almost anywhere.
Computer Labs
Nichols College has three separate computer labs perfect for training and instruction.