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Discover Your Stay

Conference & Event Services

Conference & Event Services (CES) is a pivotal division of the Housing & Residential Life department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. We provide comprehensive event support, world-class meeting facilities, and affordable on-campus housing options from May 25 through August 11, 2024. Embark on an enriching stay experience with CES and start planning your event today!

What We Do and Who We Serve

At CES, we serve as your dedicated partner for all your summer accommodation needs on the Twin Cities campus. We understand the importance of simplicity and efficiency in planning your event, which is why we offer a centralized approach. 

With CES, you'll have one contact to secure all university services, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish. Our comprehensive contract covers all the services you'll receive from the university, making it easy to understand and manage your arrangements. Additionally, you'll receive one itemized bill for all the services provided, streamlining the billing process and providing transparency.

It's important to note that housing is a prerequisite for eligibility for our contract. Whether you're organizing for a local organization, national association, or international group, we're here to make your experience unforgettable.

CES facilitates reservations for campus venues, including classrooms, theaters, athletic facilities, and reception spaces, ensuring your event is seamlessly integrated into our campus environment. Explore our diverse dining options and flexible meal plans to enhance your overall experience.

With a proven track record of hosting over 120 groups and welcoming 14,000 guests each summer, CES is committed to delivering a seamless and memorable experience. We invite you to discover our world-class facilities, meet our dedicated team, and bring your event vision to life on our vibrant campus. Your stay at the University of Minnesota awaits—where every moment is an opportunity to discover and create lasting memories.

Interested in hosting a group or conference on campus during the summer? Fill out the Summer Event Request Form to capture accurate event details and expedite quotes.



The mission of Conference & Event Services is to support and advance the mission of the University by providing outstanding on-campus housing facilities, programs, and services.

Proud Partners

On-campus housing is unavailable during our academic year (mid-August through mid-May). For groups hosting events during this time, please visit our partners at Visit Saint PaulMeet Minneapolis, or Visit Roseville.