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

Conferencing on Campus

From Delaware’s most prestigious venue for single-day meetings to the largest and most flexible venue around for multi-day meetings and events – you’ll find the right space right on campus.

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

Clayton Conference Center

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

The Tower Audion & Atrium

Designed for cultivating collaboration and based on the science of health, the Audion & Atrium is a combination space ideal for any meeting looking to gain momentum. First gather in the Audion – a flexible, ultra-modern tech space, then move your breaks or micro-sessions out into the open environment of the Atrium where a living wall improves air quality. This is truly a healthy place to be productive.

Residence Halls and a Hotel

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.

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 Venues At-A-Glance

Clayton Conference Center

  • 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space including a spacious lobby and adjacent ballroom
  • Theater-style auditorium
  • Private meeting rooms
  • Amphitheater


Audion & Atrium

  • Audion
    5585 square ft
    Accommodates 300 people theater style, 240 banquet style, 156 at crescent rounds, 150 classroom
  • Atrium
    9003 square feet
    Accommodates 100 people for a reception
  • Audion and Atrium combined
    14,588 – 400 people combined occupancy load


Clayton Conference Center Services and Amenities

  • Event Planning – a dedicated Event Manager from start to finish.
  • Full-service catering available
  • Audio-Visual Services: Everything you could need. View List
  • Business Center
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Ample parking
  • Adjacent to Courtyard Newark – University of Delaware


Audion & Atrium Services and Amenities

  • Dedicated Event Manager from start to finish
  • Audio-Visual technician provided by University Media Services
  • Full-service catering provided by UD Dining
  • Ample parking


Clayton Conference Center

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


Audion and Atrium

  • Full-service catering provided by UD Dining

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
Brandywine attractions

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We'll help you start planning your next meeting or event.

University of Delaware Conference Services

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

The Virden Center

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