Summer Conferences & Camps are Right at Home at UD.

University campuses offer possibilities not available at traditional venues. With a campus full of amenities and a dedicated planning team, we’re uniquely prepared to customize your summer conference or camp according to your needs.

You Just Can’t Beat the Capabilities That Come With an Entire Campus

Everything you need in one central location.

Conference Centers

An expansive variety of meeting venues offer flexible spaces – from classrooms, labs, theater-style, auditorium, ballroom, and grand lobby.

Residence Halls & Hotel

Residence Halls can accommodate large groups and can be redesigned as suites. Our own Courtyard by Marriott is a full-service hotel located adjacent to Clayton Conference Center.

Campus Access

Access to sports fields, sports complexes, gyms, open lawns, performance venues, libraries, and a classic Main Street running right through it all makes planning camps and leisure time easy.

Dining Options

Dining options can be a choice between our full catering services or dining hall-style convenience or a combination of both.

Your dedication in wanting to achieve the best results for [our event] is admirable and inspiring.

Maura R.

We sincerely appreciate your expertise and guidance in coordinating conferences such as ours with so many moving parts.


The entire staff was very helpful and service-oriented. I never heard “no” or “we can’t do that”.

Tom B.

Two Campuses, Three Venues, Plus a Hotel

Clayton Conference Center

Perfect for large conferences.

Clayton is one of Delaware’s largest venues – uniquely designed with a central lobby bordered by meeting rooms, an auditorium, and a ballroom – ensuring easy transitions between sessions for multi-day conferences.

Audion at STAR Campus

Just right for VC sprints, tech camps and small events.

Delaware’s premier meeting venue loaded with tech capabilities like live streaming, the Audion made its debut as part of the health sciences campus that boasts a spectacular 5,000-plant living wall.

Virden Retreat Center

Ideal for retreats, camps, seminars, and small meetings.

Take advantage of the coastal vibe at Virden – a self-sustained, private campus in Lewes, DE, with outdoor dining, expansive grounds, and overnight lodging.

Courtyard by Marriott

Great addition for conferences and business meetings.

Located next to Clayton Conference Center, the Courtyard by Marriott Newark-University of Delaware is a full-service hotel ready to meet all your travel needs.

Start Planning With One of Our Event Managers Today.

Our personal event managers have a combined 20 years of experience in hospitality. We work one-on-one with you to:

  • Strategize your objectives
  • Select the right capabilities for your meeting or event
  • Handle all the details from start to finish
  • Guide you every step of the way
  • Keep your budget in mind

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Start planning today with one of our Event Managers.

University of Delaware Conference Services

N E W A R K  C A M P U S

Clayton Hall Conference Center
100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark DE  19716
(302) 831-2214

The Tower Audion & Atrium at STAR
100 Discovery Blvd., Newark DE  19713
(302) 831-2214

L E W E S  C A M P U S

The Virden Retreat Center
1155 College Drive, Lewes DE  19958
Overnight Lodge A: 1183 College Drive
Overnight Lodge B: 1181 College Drive
(302) 645-4100


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