UD’s main campus is a hub of academia, lending unprecedented credibility to meetings and events for more than 20 years.

Clayton Conference Center
Meet Here

Clean. Modern. Flexible. Featuring a striking open lobby, theater-style auditorium, private meeting rooms, traditional classrooms, and a 7,000 sq. ft. ballroom.

Main Campus to Main Street
Explore Here

Walk or shuttle to theaters, pools, sports complexes, lecture halls, libraries, museums and galleries, ice rinks, UD Creamery, sports fields, restaurants, coffee houses, shopping and entertainment.

Residence Hall or Hotel
Stay Here

Take advantage of our residence hall suites during the summer. For year-round accommodations, the Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware is just a few steps away offering full hotel amenities, dining, and entertainment.

There is no substitute for personal service.

Our personal event managers will work one-on-one with you to:

  • Strategize your objectives
  • Select the right space 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

View Seating Capacity

We host all size events from large conferences to micro meetings – view our seating capacity charts.

View Floor Plans

Move easily from classroom to auditorium to ballroom – view floor plans and room dimensions

View Catering Menu

Choose from casual dining hall fare or onsite catering – view our extensive menu

Newark Campus At-A-Glance

  • 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
  • Theater-style auditorium
  • Private meeting rooms
  • Amphitheater

Dedicated event managers
Audiovisual technicians
Business services
High-speed WiFi
Registration services
Full catering services
Ample parking
Adjacent to Courtyard Newark – University of Delaware

7,011 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom holds up to 400 dining guests
Private rooms for smaller gatherings
Full catering services
Option to utilize University Dining Halls

Courtyard Newark – University of Delaware next door

Residence Halls

Nearby full-service hotels

Main Street Newark
White Clay Creek State Park
Top-notch golf courses

Event Planning
An Event Manager will work with you from start to finish.

Full-service catering available

Registration Services
We offer onsite registration support. Ask your event manager for details.

Audio-Visual Services
Everything you could need. View List

Business Center
From copies to stationery supplies to computer workstations, it takes a lot of little things to get the job done.

Ready to get started planning your event?

Contact one of our personal event managers.

University of Delaware Conference Services

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

The Virden Center

700 Pilottown Road, Lewes DE  19958
(302) 645-4100