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Host an Unforgettable Event at the University of Kansas

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A beautiful hilltop campus, lined with historic limestone halls, equipped with cutting-edge technology, and surrounded by acres of green space. We’re talking about the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas — and we could be talking about the setting for your next event.

Let us handle the details

When you book an event or meeting on KU’s campus, you’ll work directly with our Jayhawk Hospitality team to get every detail right. Venue rental, event services, amenities, accommodations, event planning — we can coordinate it all, saving you the time and the trouble. Whether you’re hosting a small group, trade show, conference, or lavish affair, we customize bookings to each event’s specifications and budget.

Venues for every style and occasion

Our event spaces range from intimate conference rooms and classrooms to auditoriums, banquet halls, and courtyards. (There’s even a pub.) Each space offers a distinctive atmosphere, but all options are fully furnished and include state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and expert tech setup. The campus itself is lined with wide sidewalks and walkways, making it easy to navigate by foot, wheelchair, or our complimentary buses. Plus, your guests will get the added benefit of spending time among the flowers, fountains, and facilities of KU’s historic campus, which adds a level of ambiance you won’t get at a generic conference center.

KU has a range of venues to fit your needs

Full event-planning services

Events at KU come with a full menu of services that you can customize to fit the scope of your gathering. If you’re starting from scratch, we can help you research costs and create a budget. If you already have a financial plan in place, we can dive straight into arranging catering options, marketing and promoting your event, reserving lodging, and organizing decorations. We can even coordinate speakers and presenters who will inspire your time together, and we’ll produce program booklets, participant packets, speaker handouts, and signage to keep everything running smoothly.

Customize your event at KU

Get to know Lawrence, Kansas

The charming, distinctive college town that KU calls home is a destination unto itself. Lawrence’s vibrant arts scene, world-class dining, and exciting outdoor pursuits (including 54 city parks and more than 100 miles of surrounding trails) give visitors plenty to explore in their downtime — or even a reason to extend their stay. Boutique shops, restaurants, bars, bakeries, and cafes line our historic downtown strip, where it’s not uncommon to happen upon a parade, festival, or block party. Sprinkle in 30 music venues, over a dozen museums, and the most storied basketball arena in history, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a good time.

Located 45 minutes from Kansas City International Airport, Lawrence is easy to get to and hard to leave. Our hospitality team will help you arrange an airport shuttle, secure special rates for local hotels, and build an itinerary beyond your booking.

Lawrence, Kansas

All of the memories and none of the stress

You bring the guests. We’ll handle the rest. If you’re ready to book your event or want to schedule a complimentary one-on-one consultation, contact Jayhawk Hospitality at or 785-864-0175.