Meeting Space

For meeting or event space, Iowa State University boasts a large range of academic and non-academic venues. Options include over 215 classrooms and lecture halls, a traditional conference center complex featuring 24 meeting rooms, 38,000 square feet of exhibit space, and two auditoriums. In addition, our historic Memorial Union features another 22 meeting rooms for events. Catering can take place at any venue for events such as receptions, picnics, banquets, and barbeques.  We can make arrangements with off campus hotels and conference centers to expand your group's base as well. All community meeting facilities are no more than 10 minutes from the heart of campus.

Iowa State University Campus Facilities

Alumni Center

The ISU Alumni Center is a 34,500-square foot facility and home to the ISU Alumni Association. Conveniently located near the Iowa State Center and features beautifully themed Iowa State meeting space, ballrooms, and unique reception areas.

Classrooms and Lecture Halls

There are 215 general university classrooms in 36 buildings as well as numerous departmental classrooms available. All general classrooms include an overhead projector and projector screen and many are also equipped with varying degrees of advanced instructional technology including data projectors/monitors, video playback (dvd and videotape), document cameras and audio system.

Hilton Coliseum - Iowa State Center

This venue is a perfect compliment for exhibit space, conference space, and performances.  It's 20,000 square feet of pillar free exhibit space and more than 14,500 flexible seats allow everyone to be apart of the "Hilton Magic."  Also included in this facility are seven meeting rooms, storage areas, and a lower concourse area.

Memorial Union

22 meeting rooms with distinctive décor, event accommodations for up to 650 people; large rooms and breakout rooms with flexible room configurations. High-tech media and satellite uplink and downlink availability, wireless access in lounges, in-house banquet and catering service provide contemporary services in a historic setting.  The ballrooms are a great fit for exhibit space for trade shows and resource fairs. In addition, an adjacent covered parking ramp for 640 vehicles makes campus parking easy.

Reiman Gardens

One of the largest public gardens in Iowa, this 14-acre complex features distinct gardens throughout indoor and outdoor areas, an indoor conservatory, and three unique facilities to host events.  The facilities, the Conservatory Complex, the Mahlstede Building, and the Hunziker House, are a beautiful compliment to the lush outdoor landscape.

Scheman Building - Iowa State Center

With walkways to all other Iowa State Center buildings, Scheman acts as a great central location for any conference or event.  This facility has 21 meeting rooms ranging in square footage from 300 to over 4600.  Benton Auditorium, a 450 capacity auditorium, located on the first floor of Scheman, makes a great anchor to any event.  Free parking and generous outdoor flat space make this a must see.

Ames Community Facilities

Ames Hotels

Ames offers more than 1400 hotel rooms all located a short distance from any location in Ames.  As well as offering a broad spectrum of guest room options, several hotels offer meeting space to compliment your needs as well.  Our staff can assist you with sourcing and contracting meeting space, in addition to your campus needs.

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