University Of Central Oklahoma In Edmond OK | Unique Venues
University of Central Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma

Event Types Welcomed

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

Unique Venue Feature

Located in the central United states, UCO is a historical campus which was the first institution of higher learning to offer classes on the Oklahoma Territory in 1890.  Home to the historic classroom building Old North which is on the Register of National Historical Places which now houses the President's Office and has calssroom and faculty office space. UCO is also home to one of the states oldest operating residenace halls which opened in 1937 and still in operation today. 


The University of Central Oklahoma, located just outside of Oklahoma City in Edmond, OK, offers an affordable world-class conference center, as well as great coordination services with first-rate summer lodging, meeting, event, wedding, holiday parties and dining space available throughout the year. All of this is situated in a comfortable, convenient, and diverse community, while also being centrally located to Oklahoma’s popular attractions!

Our experienced Events Management team has more than 25 years of experience coordinating conferences and special events and will assist you in developing a great experience for you and your guests. We will find the most suitable venue on campus for your event and arrange the components necessary for a successful program including catering for your function, audio/visual support, housing and parking. The University of Central Oklahoma’s partnership with UCO Campus Dining Services allows for a wide range of catering services that include everything from boxed lunches to sit-down meal service and a full-service bar for up to 500 attendees.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1300 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 300
  • Largest Theatre Style: 750
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 510
  • Largest Seated Reception: 500
  • Largest Standing Reception: 700
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
Nigh University Center
Centrally located in the heart of Edmond, the Nigh University Center features over 37,000 square feet of available space to suit any of your conference, wedding or event needs. Our Grand Ballroom features tall ceilings, exquisite chandeliers and elaborate window treatments while our auditorium, Constitution Hall, features stadium seating and state of the art audio and visual equipment. With more than 25 meeting rooms, the NUC has the right room to fit your budget and event needs.
Grand Ballroom
UCO's Grand Ballroom inside of the Nigh University Center features 9000 square feet of elegance. The Grand Ballroom features tall ceilings, exquisite chandeliers and elaborate window treatments along with new wood flooring. The Ballroom can be sectioned off into three rooms and comes with free setup and breakdown.
  • 9165 Sq. Ft.
  • 200 per ballroom Banquet Style
  • 150 per ballroom Classroom Style
  • 250 per ballroom Theatre Style
Heritage Room
The Heritage Room offers elegance and warmth. Guests can get comfortable next to the fireplace while looking out the windows to view the town of Edmond, Oklahoma. Several events take place in the Heritage room such as weddings, conferences, receptions, social sorority tea's and more.
  • 1965 Sq. Ft.
  • 90 Banquet Style
  • 72 Classroom Style
  • 100 Theatre Style
  • 60 Conference Style
Constitution Hall
State-of-the-Art technology paired with convenience and comfort is what you will find in Constitution Hall. The Auditorium features stadium seating with fold-out desks, full service audio-visual booth, and a giant overhead projection screen. These amenities are sure to make your next conference or seminar everything it should be.
  • 5,562 Sq. Ft.
  • 510 Theatre Style
Lecture & Classrooms
When it comes to lecture or classroom space, no one does it better than a leading university. The campus offers rooms ranging in capacity from 20 to more than 150. Sophisticated audio/visual equipment is available as well as free setup and breakdown.
Athletic fields & Fieldhouse
Create a memorable event in UCO's premier athletic facilities, including the Hamilton Fieldhouse which holds concerts, worship center's for church groups, sport camps and much more! Opened in 1965, Hamilton Fieldhouse serves as the home facility for Broncho Basketball, Volleyball and Wrestling including multiple NCAA Championship events. Hamilton Fieldhouse also serves as the host facility for UCO Commencement ceremonies hosting more than 20,000 visitors to campus for the campus’ premier academic event each fall and spring. Hamilton Fieldhouse hosting premier events since 1965, make yours’ the next big event in this building’s storied history.
  • 2100 Theatre Style
Robert S Kerr Room
The Robert S Kerr room is decorated with his historic memorabilia and is one of our more popular spaces. This size of the room is ideal for groups up to 60 people.
  • 1242 Sq. Ft.
  • 60 Banquet Style
  • 60 Classroom Style
  • 84 Theatre Style
  • 26 Conference Style
Carl Albert Room
Both the Carl Albert and Robert S Kerr Rooms are located in close proximity to each other, making them ideal choices for breakout rooms with larger conferences. They are also close to our other breakout rooms and located just a short distance from our ballrooms and Constitution Hall.
  • 1238 Sq. Ft.
  • 60 Banquet Style
  • 60 Classroom Style
  • 84 Theatre Style
  • 26 Conference Style
Will Rogers Room
This multipurpose room is decorated with Will Rogers memorabilia and over looks Broncho Lake. This is one of our larger breakout rooms that can accommodate up to 90 people.
  • 1910 Sq. Ft.
  • 90 Banquet Style
  • 60 Classroom Style
  • 100 Theatre Style
  • 26 Conference Style

Food & Beverage Options

Ayers Kitchen
UCO's centrally located dining center features meals that are self-serve; all you can eat, featuring 13 serving stations. 
  • Seating Capacity: 300
Nigh University Center Food Court
Conveniently located in the Nigh University Center, the Food Court offers Chick-Fil-A Express, Flat Tire Burger, Sushi with Gusto, Second Street Subs & Tu Taco .
  • Seating Capacity: 350
Market in the Library
Market in the Library offers a variety of food and beverage options to fit any schedule. With a plethora of snacks that range from fresh fruit to beef jerky to candy, there is something for every customer. These locations feature meal options like freshly rolled sushi and salads and sandwiches that are ready-made with fresh ingredients to provide optimal lunching in a hurry, or make your own coffee or tea on the go. Located on the ground floor of the Max Chambers Library.
Market in the Nigh
Market in the Nigh offers a variety of food and beverage options to fit any schedule. With a plethora of snacks that range from fresh fruit to beef jerky to candy, there is something for every customer. These locations feature meal options like freshly rolled sushi and salads and sandwiches that are ready-made with fresh ingredients to provide optimal lunching in a hurry, or make your own coffee or tea on the go.  Located in the second floor of the Nigh University Center. 
A nod to the founding of the university, 1890 Metropolitan Cafe features a menu of tasty sandwiches, packed salads, loaded fries, and sweet desserts in a modern industrial space. Visit this space for lunch each day and enjoy the fast-casual atmosphere before your next class or meeting.Located on the second floor of the Nigh University Center,
  • Seating Capacity: 70
Starbucks provides customers with a personalized coffee experience. Much like the popular stand-alone locations, the UCO Starbucks offers hot and iced espresso beverages, teas, and non-caffeinated beverages like Refreshers customized to order. An assortment of hand-selected food items, coffee bean varieties, reusable eco-friendly cups, and decorative mugs and are available for purchase at the register.  Located on the second floor of the Nigh University Center.
  • Seating Capacity: 20

Catering options

UCO Catering
Central Catering at the University of Central Oklahoma understands how important meals and refreshment breaks are to your program. Our friendly, professional staff is always ready to assist you in planning food details for your special event. We would be proud to have you as our honored guest and we look forward to extending to you the superior service and excellent cuisine Central Catering can provide. Our catering staff is at your disposal to help you choose from a wide array of menu selections or to create a custom menu to make your event unique. Our full-service catering is available, whether an intimate meal for 10, or a large group of 400, with a variety of service styles to include everything from refreshment breaks and outdoor barbecues to receptions and elegantly served dinners.
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  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1300
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Business Services
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi


Our suite-style residence halls offer guests upscale sleeping accommodations. Pick your furnished floor plan from either a double-occupancy room with a private bath, quad-occupancy unit (two rooms with a connecting bath), or four-bedroom apartment with a kitchenette and two bathrooms. We offer single and double rooms and can accommodate up to 300 guests. There is a free on-site laundry facilities as well as a fully lit outdoor courtyard equipped with volleyball court, basketball court, a grill and picnic tables.
  • 300 Beds
Murdaugh Hall
This historical residence hall offers double-occupancy rooms and is fully furnished. All guest rooms are equipped with a vanity and in-room heat and air controls, with centrally located semi-private, communal bathrooms.
  • 290 Beds
West Hall
The traditional residence hall offers double-occupancy rooms and is fully furnished, with a central location on campus. All guest rooms are air-conditioned with centrally located semi-private, communal bathrooms.
  • 453 Beds
The Quad
The Quad is a pod-style living space equipped with 22 study rooms, as well as 12 social lounges.  Other amenities unique to The Quad include a community kitchen, complete with cook top and oven, a movie screening room, and exercise room.
  • 440 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Business Center
  • Car Charging Station Car Charging Station
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Laundry
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Sports Facilities
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


100 North University Drive,
Box 214,
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Will Rogers Airport - 30 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Dallas/Fort Worth International - 220 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

Oklahoma City – 15 miles, Tulsa – 100 miles, Lawton – 100 miles

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


UCO offers state-of-the-art technology including wireless and high speed internet, on-site audio/visual services, videoconferencing, and satellite uplink/downlink.

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

Venue Policies

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


Banking Services
Located on the 2nd floor in the Nigh University Center, Midfirst Bank offers full-service banking on campus to meet the needs of UCO students, faculty, staff and the community. ATM Machines Needing Cash? There are two ATM's located on the 2nd floor in the Nigh University Center Food Court, another located on the 1st floor in the Nigh University Center and one located at the south entrance of the Max Chambers Library.
Dining Services
Through a partnership with Chartwell's, UCO provides a full-service dining operation to the UCO campus. UCO is able to provide dining locations for on-campus residents, retail operations and catering services to serve our campus and community. The following dining options are available through Chartwell's on the UCO campus: Ayer's Kitchen, Library Market, Sidelines Sports Grill, 1890 Metropolitan Cafe, University Center Market, Starbucks, and the Food Court at the Nigh University Center featuring Chick-fil-a Express, Flattire Burgers, Sushi with Gusto, Tu Taco, and Second Street Subs. 
Health Care
Partnering with Ou Physicians, UCO provides the Ou Physicians Clinic to students, faculty, staff and guests. Located in the northwest corner of the Wellness center, the clinic is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Printing Services
UCO partners with RK Black, a full-service printer and copy company referred as Print Central on the UCO campus. Located on the 1st floor of the Nigh University Center, Print Central provides copying, binding, printing and much more.
Housing Services
UCO's Housing and Dining provides on-campus housing to more than 1,700 students each year. Students who live on campus tend to be more involved, get better grades and are more likely to graduate than those who live off campus. UCO's Housing office is located in the center of campus close to the volleyball and basketball courts. UCO also serves groups during summer months for conferences and camps and can provide a one-stop-shop for all of your conference needs.
Events Management
The UCO Events Managememt office provides meeting planning to internal and external groups in the Nigh University Center. With 25 meeting locations, UCO Events Management office can meet your needs when planning your next event.
Mail Services
From delivery to on-campus offices to mailing a package, on-campus mail services and R.K. Black meet all your needs for mail on the UCO campus. Mail Services is located on the 1st floor of the Nigh University Center.
The UCO Bookstore provides easy access to all of the textbooks students need for class and keeps campus full of Broncho Spirit. From the spirit shop at the football stadium to the latest UCO gear, you can get it all through the UCO Bookstore. The UCO Bookstore is located on the 2nd floor in the Nigh University Center.