Welcome Back to The Virden Center.

We always love to see the familiar faces of our UD Community.


If you’re planning a trip to the shore, our guestrooms are a great option for you and your family or UD friends.


The Virden Center has 23 guestrooms divided between two overnight lodges. Choose between three room configurations: a queen, a queen and a 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 spread out or play a round of frisbee.

Take advantage of everything our Lewes Campus has to offer.

We encourage our UD Community to make the most of what Virden has to offer all year.

We’re an ideal venue for:

  • Association Gatherings
  • Department Retreats
  • Orientations
  • Training Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Health & Wellness Retreats
  • Retirement Celebrations

Weddings at Virden

Would you love to have a ceremony near the beach? We totally get it. Visit our Wedding Page.

The best compliment is seeing our clients again and again.

“Thank you so very much for hosting our group these last few days!! Everything was great: The food, the room, the service, etc. Everything was perfect!! Please tell Jerri and the rest of the staff how much we enjoyed having our Planning Session at the Virden Center and how much we’re looking forward to coming back in two years!!

Thank you!!”


We're Ready When You Are.

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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