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Continuing Education and Conference Center

U of M Continuing Educations & Conference Center

Effective July 1 and continuing until rescinded, all University students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors, service providers, vendors, and suppliers) are required to use a face covering at all times when in any enclosed or indoor space on University campuses and properties, which includes the Continuing Education and Conference Center.

For guest safety we have implemented additional cleaning, partitions at registration desks, and have required six foot socially distanced seating in all meeting spaces. We are also following the guidelines put forth by the Minnesota Department of Health's #StaySafeMN guidelines.

 

  • Capacity: Meeting rooms for seating from 5 to 60, maintaining social distancing guidelines. Maximum of a total of 180 occupants
  • Dining: Limited dining options; please call 612-624-3275 for details
  • Location: Convenient Saint Paul campus location
  • Service: Planning and technical support
  • Parking: Two nearby lots
  • Accommodations: Through the Roseville Visitor's Association

Are you being asked to do more with less money? This Saint Paul campus meeting facility and conference center offers you four meeting rooms (that can be divided into smaller spaces) with numerous setup options and a full range of dining choices—all for a low per-person fee. Additionally, we'll help you plan and manage everything from setting up meeting rooms and rental agreements to meal planning and hotel arrangements.

Virtual Tour

For virtual tours of individual room spaces, see links in the room capacities section.

 

Pricing for Packages

Select from two package options and different day breakdowns within each option described below. Need a customized package? Please let us know.

Room Meeting Packages

The Room Meeting Package includes a general session room with podium and microphone, LCD projector use, flip paper, markers, tape and one Ethernet line.

Room Meeting Package Pricing U of M Pricing
Full Day (8 a.m.−5 p.m. or 6–10 p.m.) $18.00 per person $16.00 per person

Dining Room Rental

Available 7:30–9:30 a.m. and 3:30–10:00 p.m. (audio-visual equipment may be rented à la carte)

Courtyard: $500

Food Service Packages

Please contact us to discuss current food service options at 612-624-3275.

Technology

The conference center offers advanced technology services and ongoing technical support to meet your connectivity needs.

Computer Technology Services to Support Your Event

Are you planning a large conference with multiple breakout sessions and presenters? To ensure that everything runs smoothly, we can arrange for:

  • speaker laptop connections
  • projection setup
  • presenters to email data files to our staff

Wireless Internet Service 

The Center offers free wireless at a speed sufficient for accessing email and the web. 

How to log in to free U of M wireless:

  • Select "UofM Guest" from the Wi-Fi network options
  • Launch internet browser
  • Agree to the Terms of Use

Room Capacities

Seating options currently limited to classroom setup in order to support current social distancing requirements.

Upper Level

Room

Number

Classroom

135

60

135AC/BD

30

135A/B/C/D

12

155

18

155A/B

6

156

9

156A/B

4

166

36

166A/B

18

Lower Level

Room

Number

Classroom

32

12

42

22

42A/B

9

52

9

55

6

62

12

77

6

83

17

Dining Room/Meeting Room

Room

Maximum Capacity

Courtyard

45

Floor Plans

Upper level floor plan

 

Lower level floor plan

Directions and Parking

1890 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108

Continuing Education and Conference Center Map

Driving Directions

From I-694 take 35W south to the Cleveland Avenue exit (Note: exit to the left). Follow Cleveland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue. Go east (left) on Larpenteur to Gortner, turn south (right) on Gortner, and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.

From I-35W take the Highway 36 exit and turn south on Cleveland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue. Go east (left) on Larpenteur to Gortner, turn south (right) on Gortner, and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.

From downtown Saint Paul: Go west on I-94 to Snelling Ave. Go north on Snelling Ave. to Larpenteur Avenue. Go west (left) on Larpenteur to Gortner, turn south (left) on Gortner, and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.

From downtown Minneapolis: Go east on I-94 to MN-280, exit number 236. (Note: exit to the left.) Merge onto MN-280 north. Exit at Larpenteur Ave. Take Larpenteur east (right) to Gortner (third traffic light). Turn south (right) on Gortner and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.

Public Transportation/Parking Information

Please see this Parking and Transportation Services page for all public transportation options. 

Recommended lots and ramps include:

  • Lot S104 − South of the conference center; follow Buford east one block to stop sign, S104 is to the right 
  • Lot S108 (not open June−August) − South of the conference center; follow Buford east one block to stop sign, S108 is directly ahead
  • Gortner Ramp − West of CECC, across Gortner

 

Contact Us

612-624-3275 | cce-confctr@umn.edu

1890 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108

 

Name Title Phone Email
Wendy Gardner Reservation and Conference Services Coordinator 612-624-3275 wgardner@umn.edu
Michael Wybierala Conference Center Manager 612-624-3667 wybi0001@umn.edu
Matt Caflisch Communications Specialist 612-624-0790 cafli002@umn.edu
Cody Grimsley Communications Specialist 612-624-9249 grims092@umn.edu