University of Wisconsin–Madison
Carson Gulley Program Room set up for a dinner

Plan a Meeting or Event

Great meetings and events start with great planning. University Housing is available to serve a variety of campus customers to fulfill their high expectations and diverse needs. If you desire a catered event, a meeting room, or a venue to host an entire conference, let us assist you in discovering your options.

Start Planning

The following information is helpful to get started:

  • Preferred dates
  • Preferred locations
  • Estimated attendance
  • Preferred times
  • Are you interested in serving food?
  • What type of event (i.e. banquet, reception, staff meeting)?
  • What equipment do you need?
  • Other special requests?

Summer Reservations

From mid-May through mid-August, University Housing event scheduling requests, excluding campus events for programs not staying in the residence halls that have food/beverage orders,are processed through Conference Services. Catered events will work directly with our Catering staff for planning menus and spaces.

Housing Event Scheduling Website: housing.ems.wisc.edu

Large Meeting and Event Spaces brochure

Contact Information

Catering Customers

(608) 262-5577
catering.office@housing.wisc.edu
For academic year catered events and non-residential program events, please visit our Catering page.

Room Reservations (without catering) and Residential Summer Conferences and Programs

(608) 262-5576
reservespace.mailbox@housing.wisc.edu
Visit our Conference Services page

Registered Student Organizations (RSO’s) and University Offices

University Housing has large meeting and event spaces in the Gordon Dining & Event Center, Holt Center, Carson Gulley Center, and the Dejope Hall Lake Mendota Room. To collaborate on an event within a residence hall, it must benefit the Housing residents. Please contact the appropriate hall staff. University Housing does not host private meetings or events.