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.

The Tower Audion & Atrium


An innovative new meeting space that just feels good to be in.

Host your meeting or event at one of Newark’s most compelling new venues – The Tower Audion & Atrium at UD’s STAR Campus. 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.

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.


  • 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


Amenities & Services

  • Dedicated event manager from start to finish
  • Audiovisual technician provided by University Media Services
  • Full-service catering provided by UD Dining
  • Ample parking


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