Conferences & meetings


University of Northwestern is an ideal location for various events:

  • Multi-day conferences (available June–August)

  • One-day, weekend and evening events (available year-round)

Your attendees will have access to our exceptional meeting and conference facilities plus the amenities of a modern conference center.

Event Services personnel are available year-round to discuss proposals, plan events and offer on-site assistance.

Contact Rental Services

Phone: 651-631-5217
Fax: 651-631-5162


Services available for your conference

Meeting facilities

From small classroom settings to major auditorium seating, you'll find a variety of spaces for your events.

View meeting spaces


On-campus accommodations are available from June to early August in one of our four comfortable residence halls. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, kitchen/kitchenette, living area and air-conditioning. If you are unable to find suitable lodging at University of Northwestern, we may be able to negotiate a hotel room block for you at one of the area hotels.

View lodging & accommodations.


Your conference guests will enjoy healthy, delicious meals and snacks through Bon Appetit's on-site catering services.

Learn more about catering.


  • Processing registrations with efficient ticketing software

  • Building a customized database

  • Collecting, processing, receipting and accounting for registration revenue

  • Preparing a financial summary and provide balance of revenue


Event Services can accommodate a shuttle loop around campus, an excursion to the Mall of America or a shuttle to the airport.


Located on the shores of Lake Johanna, Northwestern offers a wide variety of recreational activities:

  • Sand volleyball courts

  • Half-mile of private beach

  • Baseball, softball, soccer and football fields

  • Spacious lawn for group activities

Indoor facilities include:

  • Weight room

  • Running track

  • Gymnasium

  • Racquetball courts