Campus and Community facilities offer nearly 20 auditoriums housing 450-2700 attendees to meet the scope of all your events. These auditoriums offer a range of multi-media options, as well as experienced staffing in staging and full production needs.


With more than 1,400 hotel rooms in close proximity to campus, we can facilitate all your lodging needs, both on and off campus. For Summer programming and events, your lodging options expand greatly with the addition of Residence Halls. Iowa State University’s residence halls range from traditional facilities to suites and apartments and can house approximately 7000 individuals. Iowa State University and Ames has an abundance of great places to stay to meet the needs of any size group and budget.

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.

Outdoor Venues

With approximately 25,000 students on campus, we have plenty of space to spread out. Our top notch sporting venues and green space will allow you to host events at all levels-whether it be team building activities outdoors, a campground for 20,000 cyclists or sporting events (professional and amateur) will thrive using our venues.

Recreation and Activities

The broad spectrum of campus facilities and activities, complemented by the nearby Ames offerings means there is plenty to entertain a group in and around campus. Whether you wish to build events for your group, or simply steer them in the right direction-we have enough to keep you going!

Special Events Venues 

Dine among the murals of Christian Peterson, retreat and re-group at the Iowa 4-H Center, or commune with the butterflies while at Reiman Gardens. Iowa State’s Campus and surrounding community have unique venues to make your special events even more spectacular. Visit with our coordinators about how to make your event stand out as a one-of-a-kind experience.                     

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