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.

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.

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 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 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

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 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