Plan an Event

An Event Built For You

Flexibility, value and customer service – the Cal U way

The team at the Cal U Convocation Center is here to make your event planning easy, convenient and fun. Whether you are hosting an elegant cocktail reception or local cheerleading competition, our flexible meeting spaces will transform into the perfect fit for your event.

Choose from more than 100 different venues on campus including SMART classrooms, fixed-seat theaters, banquet halls and multi-purpose rooms. We also have access to the 98-acre Roadman Park, a beautiful recreational complex that is perfect for team-building exercises, sporting competitions and pre- or post-meeting gatherings.

Connect with one of our team members to start building your one-of-a-kind event experience.

Why the Cal U Convocation Center?

Conveniently located between Pittsburgh and Morgantown, W.V.
9 conference rooms, a 6,000 set arena and endless possibilities.
Customer Service
Our staff helps you every step of way from planning to event day coordination.
Planning your event at the Cal U Convocation Center gives you multiple options for room layouts. From five guests or a crowd of 5,000, there is a space built for you.

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Catering, Amenities and Technology
Let Cal U handle all of your event details, without having to use third-party vendors. Enjoy our excellent catering options or swim a few laps in our on-campus pool.

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Host your sports camps in NCAA Division II facilities or use our campus for band camps, religious organization conferences, family reunions and much more.

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Faculty / Staff InfoRMATION
Learn more about the steps needed to reserve a space at the Cal U Convocation Center for faculty and staff on campus.

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"We have hosted events throughout the state, and Cal U’s facilities, amenities, and – most importantly – customer service, are FIRST CLASS! We would highly recommend the facilities at California University of Pennsylvania to anyone looking to host an event, conference, or retreat in our region." - Women and Girls Foundation
“Our attendees raved about the facilities,” says Kathy Hayes, director of meetings and corporate services for Sweet Adelines. “They loved the proximity of the residence halls, classrooms and dining hall. They especially liked the residence hall — many said the rooms were nicer and cleaner than some hotels!”
“The staff was excellent to work with,” says Hayes. “From the conference services staff to the students, their answer was never ‘no,’ but always ‘yes, I can help with that’ — and it was done with a smile. It was one of the best campus experiences we've had.”
"Many of our registrants praised the staff for their high level of respect, professionalism, and persistence. The staff also made registration & checkout easy for our guests." - Business Consortium
"We have used other facilities for our conferences, but none compare to Cal U." - Spiritual Wellness Group
"You do a terrific job in all aspects, and I would recommend Cal U Conference Services to others." - Athletic Enhancement
"We were impressed with the A/V staff's work ethic. They were also polite, respectful, and above all, patient." - Faculty Professional Development
"Every need was met. Excellent staff!" - Academic Affiliate
"Overall the residence hall accommodations were impressive... rooms were exceptionally clean & spacious." - University Development
"Special thanks to the Cal U conference staff for their granite dependability, patience, professionalism, and attention to detail. We look forward to coming back." - Anonymous
"I really enjoyed being at Cal U. Your team made everything go smoothly and we cannot thank you enough for that." - Anonymous
"We appreciate everything that Cal U has done for us. It was a great few days. We will keep you on the radar for our future projects." - Anonymous

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