Conferences & Meetings
Having a conference or meeting and need a place to host it? Northwestern has several rooms available for rent. We also feature lodging, catering, transportation and more. Learn more about how to reserve a space today.
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.
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Services Available for Your Conference
From small classroom settings to major auditorium seating, you'll find a variety of spaces for your events.
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.
Your conference guests will enjoy healthful, delicious meals and snacks through Bon Appetit's on-site catering services.
Our experienced Event Services staff can assist you in processing registrations with efficient ticketing software, building a customized database, collecting, processing, receipting and accounting for registration revenue and preparing a financial summary and 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
- Racquetball courts