Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Facilities & Services

From a conference room of 15 to the 21,000-seat Schottenstein Arena, The Ohio State University has a vast amount of facilities and resources at its disposal.

By clicking the links below you will be redirected to that venue's website. Summer Conference Housing works with all venues on campus to create the best package for your event.

Venue/ServiceDescription
The Blackwell Inn The Blackwell is an upscale hotel like none other, featuring the very best in guest service and comfort, and the highest levels of technology and resources. Located on the Fisher College of Business campus of The Ohio State University, The Blackwell is close to the city's arts, entertainment, sports and business centers.

The Blackwell Inn Website
Cafes and Bistros The Marketplace, Ohio Union Market, Woody's Tavern and Courtside Cafe are alternative options to traditional dining services for events with fewer than 25 guests.
Catering and Beverage Service University Catering is a full-service on and off premise company offering a variety of services and menu selections that can be personalized to fit the needs of your event.

From start to finish our goal is to provide you with the finest, most professional service available while creating stunning food presentations that are of the highest quality. Be a guest at your own event and let University Catering deliver you an affair to remember!  

University Catering Website
Dining Services

The Ohio State University has a variety of options for you group's dining experience. With traditional commons, cafes and bistros, and on-campus catering, Summer Conference Housing can fill almost any dining request.

University Dining Services Website

The Drake Performance and Event Center The Drake Performance and Event Center is home to a 600-seat proscenium arch theatre and a 275-seat black box theatre. With its Main Lounge, glass lounges, and various breakout spaces overlooking the Olentangy River, it is perfect for your next event.  

The Drake Performance and Event Center Website
The Fawcett Conference Center With more than 40,000 square feet, The Fawcett Center accommodates meetings of two to 1,000, with on-site technology to support communication flow between classrooms or continents.

The Fawcett Center Website
The Jerome Schottenstein Center Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center is located on the campus of The Ohio State University. The multi-purpose venue is the home of Buckeye basketball and hockey as well as the site of concerts, family shows and touring productions.

The Jerome Schottenstein Center Website
Key Replacement Missing keys will be billed to the conference at a rate of $150.00 per key. This covers the cost of key core removal and destruction and creation and installation of new key core.  Hotel Tags are replaced at a fee of $15.00 per tag.
Meal Cards All of our dining locations use magnetic strip meal cards for admittance. Groups may decide for each participant to have his or her own meal card, or they may use counter cards in which the entire group, or subsets of the group use a single card with multiple meals programmed on it. Your conference assistant will be able to assist you in choosing which is best for your group.
The Ohio Union The Ohio Union provides various venues for many different types of events such as meetings, concerts, lectures, conventions, conferences, dances and banquets. All OSU and Columbus community members are welcome to reserve space at the Union for such events.

The Ohio Union Website
Thompson Memorial Library The Thompson Memorial Library has a variety of spaces for your meeting or special event. From small conference rooms to the beautiful 11th floor Campus Reading Room with panoramic views of campus, there is an ideal room to suit your needs. Rooms are also available to rent at the Science and Engineering Library.

The Thompson Memorial Library Website