University Of Colorado - Colorado Springs | Unique Venues
University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

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

About

Get together. Come together. Stay together.

Take Your Event to New Heights at the University of Colorado in beautiful Colorado Springs!

The University of Colorado in Colorado Springs is located on a gorgeous 500-acre campus that is near the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Surrounded by Colorado Springs’ stunning natural landscapes, the venue provides the perfect scenery and ambiance for your meeting or social event.

UCCS contains flexible meeting spaces up to 27,000 square feet, ensuring that you can find the perfect match for your event be it a wedding, corporate retreat, or business meeting. University Center houses the Event Services office, where specialists can assist in logistical planning and registration for your event. The 16,500 square foot space also holds 10 meeting rooms and a ballroom for social events.

The venue welcomes groups of all sizes and is equipped to serve anywhere from 5 to 1,500 people at a time. Berger Hall, located at the University Center, is an 8,132 square foot ballroom that is the largest on campus and fit to host large, luxurious social gatherings, banquets and receptions. The venue is also equipped with state-of-the-art audio technology and has flexible room setups that allow it to fit a variety of functions.

Individuals planning meetings will be happy to find that UCCS provides some of the finest meeting rooms and campus accommodations in the region, as Cucharas Meeting Rooms offer five meeting spaces that are with wireless Internet and state of the art audio/visual equipment. Other meeting spaces ideal for corporate meetings and smaller events can be found at the University Center along with a tech team dedicated to assist should you require help with setup.

No venue would be complete without great access to dining services, and UCCS houses a dedicated culinary team that is determined to make sure that food service for your event is top-notch with a wide variety of dishes for both small and large groups.

Are you ready to plan your next event at The University of Colorado? Great! Aim high and let our first-class management staff help you set up the event of a lifetime.

Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 800 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 298
  • Largest Theatre Style: 1500
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 750
  • Largest Arena Seating: 1500
  • Largest Seated Reception: 500
  • Largest Standing Reception: 600
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
University Center
The Student Union is centrally located on campus and houses the majority of the meeting facilities on our campus including: 10 meeting rooms; Berger Hall (ballroom); and Cafeteria.
  • 16,500 Sq. Ft.
  • Largest 350; Smallest 30 Banquet Style
  • Largest 500; Smallest 5 Classroom Style
  • 98 Theatre Style
  • Largest 90; Smallest 27 Conference Style
  • Largest 40; Smallest 12 Hollow Square Space Style
Breckenridge at Summit Village
These meeting rooms are located in the Summit Housing Village on the first floor of one of the residence halls. If you are looking for a meeting room with a high number of student traffic, this may be the room for you. 
  • 2,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 48 Banquet Style
  • 40 Classroom Style
  • 70 Theatre Style
  • 30 Hollow Square Space Style
Upper Lodge at Summit Village
This ballroom is located above the dining hall in the Summit Housing Village and offers spectacular views and a large external patio.  This room can also break into three smaller rooms, great for breakouts.
  • 2904 Sq. Ft.
  • 200 Banquet Style
  • 200 Classroom Style
  • 300 Theatre Style
  • 55 Hollow Square Space Style
1st Floor Meeting Rooms at the University Center
The Student Union is centrally located on campus and houses the majority of the meeting facilities with new AV projection systems.
  • 4,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Largest 64; Smallest 30 Banquet Style
  • Largest 90; Smallest 27 Classroom Style
  • Largest 150; Smallest 5 Theatre Style
  • Largest 40; Smallest 12 Hollow Square Space Style
3rd Floor Meeting Rooms at the University Center
The Student Union is centrally located on campus and houses the majority of the meeting facilities with new AV projection systems.
  • 3,600 Sq. Ft.
  • Largest 64; Smallest 30 Banquet Style
  • Largest 75; Smallest 27 Classroom Style
  • Largest 98; Smallest 5 Theatre Style
  • Largest 40; Smallest 12 Hollow Square Space Style
Berger Hall (Ballroom) at the University Center
Berger Hall is our largest ballroom, centrally located in the University Center. Equipped with top-of-the-line technology and flexible room set-ups, you are surely able to take your event to new heights with us. 
  • 8132 Sq. Ft.
  • 350 Banquet Style
  • 200 Classroom Style
  • 500 Theatre Style
Gallogly Events Center - Gymnasium
The Gallogly Events Center was formally dedicated in 2010. In addition to being home to the NCAA Division II and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference-member UCCS Mountain Lions, the Gallogly Events Center serves as a multi-purpose venue for all-campus events. The 1,200-seat center features high-tech sound, lighting and high-speed data capability. The events center was named in honor of Tommy Gallogly who earned degrees from UCCS in 1970 and 1973.

  • 21,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 700 Banquet Style
  • 1500 Theatre Style
Kettle Creek at Alpine Valley
Kettle Creek, a newly built meeting space, located on the North end of main campus. Located right next to the Roaring Fork, our largest dining facility, and Alpine Garage. The location of Kettle Creek makes it one of the most favored meeting spaces on campus. In addition, Kettle Creek is equipped with the most advanced technology; facilitating your experience in this meeting space.  
  • 100 Banquet Style
  • 90 Classroom Style
  • 90 Theatre Style
  • 90 Conference Style
Cucharas Meeting Rooms at Alpine Valley
Cucharas Meeting Rooms offer 5 different meeting spaces in Alpine Valley. 

Food & Beverage Options

The Lodge
The Lodge
For Those Who Want More from Their Menu.

Hosting a camp? Professional conference? Special event with a large number of banquet guests? Ask about the Lodge Dining Hall, in Summit Village, where you'll enjoy first class fare, buffet-style, at an incredibly palatable price! If you're staying with us overnight, let us show you how we can make this extraordinary dining service part of your meal plan.

Get Your Fill Enjoy All-You-Can-Eat, Buffet-Style Dining. 
  • Seating Capacity: 200
Cafe '65
Cafe '65
A Whole Different Perspective in Dining

Think food court. A comfortable indoor plaza with vendor booths and service counters where you can pick and choose from a delightful menu of mouthwatering cuisines. Like all great food-courts Cafe '65 is a cash-and-carry operation, so when your order's in hand, you're good to go-even if you decide to stick around!

Cafe '65 is a great place to pick up everything from wood-fired pizzas, salads, global cuisine and gourmet sandwiches.
  • Seating Capacity: 200
Clyde's Pub
Clyde's Pub
Something Fun's Always Brewing at Clyde's.

You know those cozy little pubs you find on cobblestone streets with hanging terraces and ivy-covered redstones? The ones where the feel of good friends and good food tugs at your sleeve, and you know, without giving it a second thought, that if you don't stop in you'll be missing something special? Well, that's Clyde's. And it's the place to be when you want to leave campus life behind without actually leaving the campus.

Clyde's is beer, bar food, and (by our way of thinking) the best place in town to kick back and relax-before your day's event or after. Now, we don't take reservations at Clyde's-that just wouldn't be us-but we do welcome groups with open arms. So if you're fleet-footed, famished, and lucky enough to catch us at a good time, who knows? A party might break out!

Clyde's. It's a warm, relaxing place to spend quality time with quality friends. But, hey, if you can't drop by during the evening, ask about our catered breakfasts. They make greeting the day a whole lot nicer.

Tap into Something Special Relax with Friends in the Cozy Comfort of an Old-style Tavern.


Catering options

UCCS Dining and Food Services - Catering
Fare with Flair
We're Cooking Up Something Special.

One of the best reasons to make UCCS your event destination is the food. Yes, some people choose us because of our amazing staff. Or our laid-back lodging. Or our state-of-the-art technology. But at the end of the day, most of our guests place food squarely at the top of the menu when asked what it was about UCCS that made their experience extraordinary.

Our culinary team is accustomed to serving groups of all shapes and sizes-year round-helping us create a delightful menu that caters to a diverse range of tastes and tastebuds. We offer everything from formal dinners to light refreshments, and we pride ourselves on creative fare, elegant presentations, and service that's as polished as the silverware.

If you're starved for dining arrangements that bring more than just food to the table, you're going to love UCCS. We serve groups of any size, offer unique settings throughout the campus, and whenever possible, include fresh regional ingredients in all of our well-loved dishes.

Accommodations

  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1500
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 1500
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Free
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi

 

Summit Village
Closest to the dining hall and the rest of campus and offers the greatest conveniences for summer conferences. Within the suites there is a combination of single and double bedrooms with extra long twin beds and a maximum of four people per suite. We also have a small amount of single private suites. All of our floor plans offer either private bathrooms or baths shared by suite-mates only.

  • 615 Beds
Alpine Village
Our apartment complex with full kitchens, just a short walk from the rest of campus.
  • 190 Beds
Village at Alpine Valley
Our newly-constructed residence hall community sits at the foot of the sceninc Austin Bluffs hillside with easy access to hiking and the new campus Recreation Center and Alpine Field and Parking Garage. 
  • 515 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Sports Facilities
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

 
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway,
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

Transportation

  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Colorado Springs - 15 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Denver International Airport - 90 minutes

Parking

  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Pueblo – 30;
Denver – 60;
Boulder – 100

Things to Know

Catering

  • 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

Technology

The University of Colorado offers free Wi-Fi; Built-In AV Racks in each Meeting Rooms; Smart Podiums in each classroom; Portable, outdoor sound systems. UCCS facilities are fully equipped and supported to make your conference or event successful.

  • 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: yes
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes

Testimonials

"It is truly an honor and pleasure to have your team assist as well as accommodate all of the pre-colleiate and concurent programs accordingly. Although most importantly , thank you for assisting the SoColo REACH institute/program throughout this summer. We look forward in working with you soon!"
SoColo REACH Program
"I know we've said this a thousand times, but thank you so much for helping us through setting up a fun and beautiful wedding reception room!  You were a huge help in organizing everything and making sure things flowed.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Mr. & Mrs. Archuleta
"Thank you so much for your smiles and positive attitudes during our World Youth Goalball Championships in late July. Thank you for you going out of your way to make sure our athletes and coaches were comfortable and happy. It was a pleasure working with you!"
United States Association of Blind Athletes

Services

Transportation
Coordinate on-campus parking and transportation needs for your event.  Transport your group to and from events in a safe and stress-free manner.  UCCS shuttle buses are available for charter.

Technology

Technology
Virtually Perfect
Enjoy On-campus Technology that’s Out of this World.

As a university, we work with some pretty bright people. Which means we have to be pretty bright people ourselves—especially when it comes to technology. Here at UCCS, you’ll find we have everything you need to make your meeting, conference, or get-together an electrifying event. But the “wow” factor doesn’t just come from having an extensive inventory of high-tech equipment at your disposal. It comes from working with a staff of exceedingly knowledgeable individuals who understand your vision and have the discipline to help you see it to a successful conclusion.

Special technology requests? No problem! Not to brag, but our meeting rooms, training facilities, and campus accommodations are some of the best-equipped in the region. Which means you’ll not only find wireless Internet in every room on campus, you’ll also see that we offer the last word in audio/visual equipment, and the services of a dedicated on-site tech team who’ll help you launch your event and see that you come home a hero. Mission Control Means Mission Accomplished Get the Ideal Technical Connection.