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Continuing Education and Conference Center

U of M Continuing Educations & Conference Center
  • The Continuing Education and Conference Center is no longer accepting new reservations.

All University of Minnesota faculty, staff, students, and visitors (including contractors, service providers, vendors, and suppliers) are required to wear an acceptable face mask that is properly fitted to cover the wearer’s nose and mouth, wrap under the chin, and not have any noticeable gaps at all times when in any enclosed or indoor space on University campuses and properties (please see the University's Face Covering Protocol for details).

For guest safety we have implemented additional cleaning and partitions at registration desks. We are also following the guidelines put forth by the Minnesota Department of Health's #StaySafeMN guidelines.

Virtual Tour

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

 

Room Capacities

 

Upper Level

Room

Number

Theater

Classroom

Modified

Chevron

U-Shape

Spoke

Room
Minimum

135

392

240

240

45

180

240

135AC/BD

196

120

120

42

84

120

135A/B/C/D

70

48

48

21

36

60

155

112

72

72

30

48

72

155A/B

42

24

24

15

24

36

156

54

36

NA

24

24

36

156A/B

24

18

NA

12

12

18

166

54

36

NA

21

24

36

166A/B

24

18

NA

9

12

18

 

Lower Level

Room

Number

Theater

Classroom

Chevron

Modified

Chevron

U-Shape

Spoke

Room

Minimum

32

NA

48

36

48

24

42

32

42

NA

72/90*

54

72/90*

39

72

65

42A/B

NA

36

NA

36

24

30

30

52

NA

36

36

NA

24

24

22

55

NA

24

NA

NA

15

18

5

62

NA

48

36

48

24

42

32

77

NA

24

18

NA

15

18

20

83**

NA

102

NA

NA

NA

NA

50

Lower Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

130

* Maximum seating for this type of setup is dependent on direction room faces.

Dining Room/Meeting Room

Room

Maximum Capacity

Courtyard

264

Restaurant

24

Club Room

16 conference, 36 (9 four-tops)

Courtside

12 conference

Download and print these convenient documents in PDF format: Room Capacities and Seating Options.

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