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Conferencing and Events

UMass Dartmouth's Conferencing and Events Office is committed to meeting your needs by bringing our resources and support service experts to you. Our services are available to on-campus and off-campus organizations hosting big or small events at the university. 

Planning an event with us is easy because we operate as a one-stop shop. We'll help you reserve a space and coordinate catering, technical services, and other services so your event runs smoothly.

Off-campus organizations and community members

We welcome off-campus organizations and community members to our campus. UMass Dartmouth is a great place to hold your next conference or event. Contact us today to learn more about our reservable spaces, catering, parking, technical services, and equipment.

Call the Conferencing and Events Office main line at 508.999.8143.

On-campus organizations: administration, faculty, staff, and students

The Conferencing and Events Office can help you—whether you're new to planning meetings or highly experienced in organizing major events.

Information in the sections below pertains to UMass Dartmouth administration, departments, faculty, staff, and students.

Reservable space availability

Reservable spaces include the Main Auditorium, CVPA Recital Hall 153, Woodland Commons community center, a variety of conference rooms, and other spaces throughout campus. 

To determine reservable space availability, log into ReservIt.

Reserving a space

Submit request online - Administration, faculty, staff, and authorized students are encouraged to use the Web Viewer to view availability and ReservIt to submit reservation requests online. To do this, log in and follow the instructions in ReservIt, which you can also access via the myUMassD portal.

Check request status - After submitting a ReservIt request, you will receive an email with a reference number to check the status of your request in ReservIt.

Confirmation - Your reservation is only a request until you receive an email notifying you that your event has been approved and the status changed to confirmed. 

Student authorization - If you are a student organization representative, please check with your organization's executive board to determine who is authorized to make reservations on behalf of your organization. Student organization E-Board members must register with the SAIL Office to be granted access to ReservIt. 

Student dances - Student organizations planning a dance party should be familiar with the UMass Dartmouth policy governing student dances included in the Conferencing and Events Reservation Policy

Cost - For on-campus organizations, there is no charge for reserving a space; however, fees apply for additional services such as catering and technical services. 

Get assistance - If you need assistance with reserving a space or coordinating related services such as catering or technical services, please calll 508.999.8143 or email Robin Brow at

Catering services

Catering options include breakfast ensembles, lunch ensembles, lunch buffets, dinner buffets, dinner á la carte, salads, hors d'oeuvres, snacks, desserts, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. (Alcoholic beverages may only be served and consumed in licensed areas.) 

Catering on campus is provided exclusively by Dining Services; other caterers are not permitted on campus. 

For catering details, please visit Catering Services.

Technical services

Technical equipment may be reserved in advance. Available equipment includes:

  • Podiums, lecterns, and microphones, including wireless hand-held mics, wireless clip-on mics, and instrument mics
  • CD players
  • DVD players
  • TV/DVD cart
  • Projectors
  • Lighting (including dance lighting and band lights)

For on-campus organizations, the use of equipment is free; however, all technical equipment requires Technical Services staff to be hired for the duration of the event. For service and labor pricing estimates, contact Greg Paciulan at or 508.910.6442.


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