Conference Services

Western State Colorado University sits on 130 landscaped acres, with 251 adjoining, undeveloped acres within the Gunnison Valley – 3,000 square miles of natural diversity. Our prime location puts conference guests within reach of a variety of cultural and recreational experiences. There's nothing about Western that could be considered average. Our campus isn't limited by artificial boundaries. Our environment is expansive and varied. At Western, there's a feeling of warmth and friendliness like nowhere else. It's an escape to a different way of living.

Western Conference Services welcomes conferences big and small. Conference Services helps further the goals of the university as they relate to education, research and community service. From June through early August, we rent university facilities for conference and camp use. We try to efficiently schedule the use of our facilities by making them available for high-quality experiences. Ultimately, we strive to provide the utmost quality and customer service to our guests.

We work with our guests to provide a one-stop shop for all conference needs, from booking rooms to arranging meal times, to checking your conference attendees into their housing. Conference Services provide the following services:


All conference participants can stay in non-air-conditioned residence halls. We provide a variety of housing styles, including traditional residence hall rooms, suite-style housing with a shared bathroom and apartment-style housing. Amenities include a pillow and top sheet. Additional linen packages are available for extra cost.


Meals are served buffet style at our Rare Air dining hall in the University Center. We receive rave reviews for our food, supplied by Sodexo Campus Services.


We can provide catering services to your group. All on-campus catering goes through Sodexo Campus Services, which offers a variety of high-quality options.


Facilities across campus are available for use. Cost and availability varies.