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University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis & St. Paul

University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis & St. Paul

Event Types Welcomed

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


The University of St. Thomas offers two meeting locations in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Both campuses offer smart and sophisticated meeting and Minnesota event facilities featuring complimentary Wi-Fi and AV.

The Minneapolis campus located in the heart of downtown and our St. Paul campus located on historic Summit Avenue are ideal venues for savvy meeting planners. Professional onsite event managers guide you through the planning process and provide services such as on-site event management, space selection, event execution, coordination of audio and video needs for your event, as well as offering liaison to our award-winning Dining Services Department and affordable lodging options for guests. The University of St. Thomas event professionals provide planners and attendees superior meeting experiences in an exceptional learning environment.

Our metropolitan settings give your Minneapolis or St. Paul event attendees access to urban amenities; recognized as the best public transit system in the nation by The American Public Transportation Association, best local food scene by USA Today, and named in 2016 as the healthiest city by Forbes, the Twin Cities offer a dynamic location to host a meeting where there is something for everyone. It’s no wonder our cities played host to the 2018 Super Bowl, the 2019 NCAA Final Four Championship and countless other sporting and cultural events. Our campuses are perfectly positioned to offer meeting and event space during these high profile events or your equally important Minnesota event.

We offer easy access to many amenities within the Twin Cities; our two locations are a quick 15-minute drive to Minneapolis, St. Paul International Airport, the Mall of America, Target Field, Target Center, Xcel Energy Center and US Bank Stadium. Our campuses boast premium meeting and event space in a thriving metropolitan area with space to accommodate as few as 10 guests or as many as 5,000; come experience the University of St. Thomas.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 2000 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 500
  • Largest Theatre Style: 950
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 620
  • Largest Arena Seating: 2500
  • Largest Seated Reception: 550
  • Largest Standing Reception: 700
Thorton Auditorium
The Thornton Auditorium is the smaller of two theater style auditoriums on the Minneapolis campus. This space seats 220 and has a large stage area suitable for general session presentations or panel forum events. The room is centrally located in the University and is close to both dining spaces and breakout classrooms.
Terrence-Murphy Dining Room
The Minneapolis campus has several dining room options for your guests. Our on-site Catering Staff can serve a plated or buffet meal in either location.
  • 580-1,250 Sq. Ft.
  • 22-70 Banquet Style
Terrence-Murphy Hall Atrium
The Terrence Murphy Hall Atrium is the main entrance for the Minneapolis campus. It is also home to the famed Frescos painted on the ceiling. It serves as a reception area for 200.
  • 3,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 250 Banquet Style
Terrence-Murphy Classrooms
Classrooms in Terrence Murphy Hall are located near the Thornton Auditorium making them convenient breakout spaces. All have full technology built in and have natural lighting.
  • 1,000-1,500 Sq. Ft.
  • 30-60 Classroom Style
Schulze Auditorium & Atrium
The Schulze Auditorium is the crown jewel of the Opus College of Business. This two story grand meeting space seats 324. The built in technology is state of the art and ready for your event. It comes equipped with a PC, LCD, screen, mics and wireless internet. The Schulze Atrium is located just off of the Schulze Hall Auditorium. This space can be used in conjunction with the auditorium for registration, exhibitors or cocktail reception. The lounge seating located on in the atrium allows for a quiet place for guests to enjoy.
Schulze Tiered Classroom
Both the Minneapolis and St Paul campuses offer several styles of meeting rooms. There are several tiered classrooms offering desktop VGA and electrical plugins making them laptop friendly.
  • 1,500 Sq. Ft.
  • 62 Theatre Style
Schulze Classrooms
Classrooms in Schulze Hall are located near the Schulze Hall Auditorium making them convenient breakout spaces. All have desktop plugins, full technology built in and natural lighting.
Opus Hall Great Rooms
Natural lighting brightens this open ballroom format Great Room. The room set with rounds, has three LCD's and three screens allowing guests to view presentations from any area. The presentation podium is moveable, giving the presenter a choice of room format. The Great Room also has a partition wall which can be closed making two separate spaces. Nearby breakout classrooms make this an excellent conference choice.
Opus Hall Classrooms
Classrooms in Opus Hall are located near the large Great Room space making them convenient breakout spaces. All have full technology built in and have natural lighting.
  • 1,200 Sq. Ft.
  • 25-40 Classroom Style
Minneapolis School of Law Schulze Grand Atrium
The Schulze Grand Atrium is our premier event space in downtown Minneapolis. The 5,000 square foot glass enclosed atrium offers a beautiful location for a gala or reception up to 350. It also lends itself to a conference general session space with breakout classrooms steps away. It has an adjoining outdoor “green” courtyard with fabulous city skyline views.
Minneapolis School of Law Classrooms
Classrooms in the Minneapolis School of Law are centrally located near the Schulze Grand Atrium space making them convenient breakout spaces. All have desktop plugins, full technology built in and have natural lighting. There are eight classrooms, seating 70-98.
James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall
This grand space is ideal for groups of 600 at a seated meal or 900 seated theater style. Woulfe Hall is equipped with built in, LCD projectors, drop down screens and all the technology required to run a sophisticated program.
  • 9,500 Sq. Ft.
  • 600 Banquet Style
  • 600 Classroom Style
  • 900 Theatre Style
  • 120 Conference Style
  • 120 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
Iversen Hearth Room
Warm and intimate, the Hearth room is perfect for receptions or informal meetings for up to 65 guests. The room features a fireplace, all the technology required for presentations and lovely views of historic Summit Avenue.
  • 1.334 Sq. Ft.
ASC Private Dining Rooms & Scooters
The Anderson Student Center features four private dining rooms offering seating for up to 48 guests; ideal for private events or meetings.  Another Campus favorite is Scooters; a lightfilled flexible meeting venue for up to 200 guests on the first floor of the Anderson Student Center with complete AV, televisions and arcade games.  
  • 750 to 900 Sq. Ft.
  • 18 to 48 Banquet Style
  • 18 to 48 Classroom Style
  • 45 Theatre Style
  • 18 Conference Style
  • 12 to 24 Hollow Square Space Style
Anderson Student Center meeting rooms, Dance and Bowling Venues
The Univeristy of St. Thomas Anderson Student Center highlights what is best about college campus meetings and events.  Our LEED gold certified student center was designed with fun and function; opened in 2012, ASC is the space for gathering on our St. Paul campus.  Our 13 private meeting rooms offer an ideal work environment for groups from six to sixty.  Socializing and fellowship are encouraged in our Bowling alley and Dance venues as well as throughout the building where lounges and dining options are plentiful.  The Anderson Student Center spaces are suitable for Conference groups, welcome receptions, private parties and youth groups.
Palmer Athletic Field
Palmer Field has a state-of-the-art Field Turf synthetic surface and is bordered by the 5,000 seat outdoor O’Shaughnessy Stadium; the North Field is natural grass that can be lined for any sport
Field House
The Field House boasts 50,000 square feet of playing surface including a with 200-meter, six-lane track. The Field House features tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.
Schoenecker Arena and Steve Fritz Court
Schoenecker Arena features classic high end wooden court and seats 1,800 basketball spectators.
  • 2,500 Theatre Style
O'Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium
The O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium is an intimate venue seating up to 622 guests. Equipped with advanced technology this is the ideal plenary space for your conference participants with dozens of break-out rooms located nearby.
  • 622 Theatre Style
John Roach Auditorium
Seating 194 people in stadium-style chairs, this venue is ideal for media presentations and guest lecturers.
  • 194 Theatre Style
3M Auditorium
This south campus auditorium offers seating capacity for 144. This venue is the preferred meeting space for small conference plenary sessions or large break-outs. State-of-the-art technology meets almost any presentation media requirements.
  • 144 Theatre Style
McNeely Great Room
The Great Room features floor to ceiling windows and access to inviting outdoor patio space. This room features presentation AV components including LCD projector, screen, microphone and computer.
  • 2,100 Sq. Ft.
  • 95 Banquet Style
  • 72 Classroom Style
  • 150 Theatre Style
Binz Refectory
A South Campus Favorite, the Binz offers dining and meeting space for up to 250 guests.
  • 250 Banquet Style
St. Paul Campus Classrooms
The St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas offers over 75 classrooms available for conferences, meetings, camps and seminars. Most classrooms are equipped with audio visual and presentation equipment.
  • 12 to 99 Classroom Style

Food & Beverage Options

University Dining Venues

Catering options

University of St. Thomas Dining Services Department
The University of St. Thomas offers on-site catering through our award winning Dining Services Department. Our Catering Staff provides event planning expertise, extraordinary service and delicious meals from casual picnics to gala dinner for all campus events. 
Dining at the University of St. Thomas


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1500
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 1500
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Morrison Hall
Morrison Hall offers air conditioned, apartment-style housing for 340 residents. Apartments have four private, lockable bedrooms and standard living room and bedroom furnishings and complimentary Wi-Fi.  Kitchenettes include a microwave oven, refrigerator and sink. Free underground parking is available.
  • 293 Beds
Flynn Hall
Flynn Hall air conditioned apartments feature full kitchens and two full baths. Standard living room and bedroom furnishings are included as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Laundry facilities and underground parking are available free of charge; lockable bicycle storage is also available.
  • 49 Beds
Murray Hall
  • 63 Beds
2085 Grand
  • 39 Beds
2151 Grand
  • 52 Beds

Featured Amenities

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

Venue Location + Transportation


1000 LaSalle Avenue,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403 - 2005


  • BusBus
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Minneapolis St. Paul International - 15 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Minneapolis St. Paul International - 15 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are a quick 15-minute drive to the Twin Cities International Airport and the Mall of America, located in Bloomington, MN. Downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul are 10 miles apart and easily accessible via interstate, light rail or traditional metro transit.

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


Complimentary WiFi is available throughout both campuses; the use of dedicated AV equipment is also free. Meeting and classroom spaces are equipped with AV equipment including computers, LCD projectors, cameras and Screens.

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

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes


We have used the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus’ conference space for several years. We have truly enjoyed this state of the art venue. Having the technology integrated into each room creates a very professional experience for our presenters, attendees and staff. Not only does UST rank high in these regards, but it is also a very affordable option for our nonprofit organization. We truly appreciate the dedication of the staff to all of the event details which ensure a successful event for everyone involved.
Amanda Sullivan, MNM, CFA Society of Minnesota
"I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how pleased I was with the facilities, food and everything your department offers your guests. You did a superb job – thank you!"
Kern Slucter, Cannon Group
Your facility was a  great location to host our conference in 2017 and we have received lots of positive feedback from the attendees about UST. Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome!
Missy Vande Kieft
International Conference on Forensic Inference & Statistics


Event Staff
The University of St. Thomas Conference & Event staff provides full service support from planning to completion. Expert assistance is on site to coordinate venue set-up, event support and takedown.  The Conference and Events office serves as your main point of contact for all campus departments and services.
AV Tech Support
University AV staff are ready to assist you with any issues that may arise. We have dedicated staff on both campus locations who are on site Monday through Saturday.
Public Safety Staff
The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with the campus community is dedicated to creating and promoting a safe, secure and peaceful environment by applying policies and laws, delivering emergency services and performing requests for assistance. They have emergency protocols in place for weather and health emergencies to provide assistance in any situation.
The Mission of the UST Recycling Team is to help provide a sustainable future for the St. Thomas community by reducing, reusing, and recycling in all campus activities and operations. Goals are to recycle whatever can be recycled at the University and divert as much as possible from the UST waste stream and to steward UST and global resources by promoting sustainable choices in all campus operations.


AV Tech Support
Meeting rooms are equipped with built in technology including PC's, LCD projectors, screens and wireless high speed internet. University Event staff are ready to assist, troubleshoot and make sure your program runs smoothly.