Weekends at Virden Await You.

Squeeze in a weekend at the shore and enjoy the holiday festivities and outlet shopping.


Walk the beach, shop the outlets, take a brewery tour, dine somewhere new. Lewes will be bright and cheery as the holiday season picks up and the Virden Center makes it easy for you and your family to enjoy it all.


Great Rates and Great Shopping
Hit the outlets and specialty boutiques and make progress on your gift list. Then treat yourself to Virden’s great overnight rates just for our UD Community.


After a successful day of shopping and sightseeing, gather together to indulge in Delaware’s Culinary Coast and famous beach treats.


Feel like a kid again with the magic that is Lewes Lights, Winter Wonderfest, and Schellville Enchanted Winter Celebration– three of Delaware’s biggest holiday festivals.

The Virden Center.
One of the UD Community’s best perks.


The Virden Center has 23 guestrooms divided between two overnight lodges. Choose between two room configurations: a queen and twin or two twins. Each guestroom has a private entrance, a private bath, and a private screened-in porch – many overlooking the surrounding wetlands. Other creature comforts include linens, toiletries, coffee makers, TVs, WiFi, plus mini-refrigerators and microwaves in select rooms. Our open grounds offer a chance to social distance safely.

Contact us to take book your stay.

For the safety of everyone, the following protocols are in place.

All meeting and event attendees must wear masks while in our venues regardless of vaccination status.

A short health check survey should be completed before stepping on campus.

Three-foot social distancing is required for all food and beverage events.

Guests may remove their masks while eating and drinking.

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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