Camps and Conference Services

When planning your conference or event look no further than Bloomsburg University, an ideal location for meetings, workshops, seminars, retreats, special events and conferences.

Contact Information

Email | 570-389-4166

Located along Interstate 80, we're an accessible destination for travelers from anywhere in Pennsylvania and neighboring states. Our experienced event planners will:

  • assist you with logistical arrangements
  • obtain the services of appropriate campus support personnel
  • provide on-site assistance during your event
  • seminar rooms
  • reception/registration areas
  • formal and informal lounges
  • medium-sized auditoriums
  • executive-style training rooms
  • large air-conditioned auditoriums
  • multipurpose rooms

BU’s 200-seat dining area on upper campus has an outstanding view of the "only Town in Pennsylvania." If you need additional information or would like to meet with an event coordinator please contact our office by phone, email or fax. We’re looking forward to seeing you on campus!

Key Conference Information


After the details of your event are arranged we will send you electronic copies of the contract for a responsible party’s signature.  Signed contract must be returned and approved by Bloomsburg University’s Vice President of Administration and Finance before the event is fully approved.


A deposit of 25 percent of the estimated university costs is required to reserve/hold facilities and services on campus. Please return your deposit check along with the contracts.


An invoice will be sent to you following the conclusion of your event. Please make your check or money order payable to “Bloomsburg University” and send it in within 30 calendar days to:

BU Conference Services
ATTN: Jim McCormack
400 E. Second St., KUB 326
Bloomsburg University of PA
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

The user shall provide Bloomsburg University in advance of any use a copy of a certificate of liability insurance covering property damage liability and bodily injury in amounts of no less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) per person and one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per incident.

Bloomsburg University must be named as an additional-insured on any such certificate and the certificate shall provide that the insurance carrier will provide advance notice to the University of any Termination, cancellation, or discontinuance or modification in coverage of the insurance. If the User fails to provide such proof, the contract is rendered null and void.

  • 6 months before event - 100 percent refund
  • Less than 6 and up to 3 months before event - 50 percent refund
  • Less than 3 and up to 1 month before event - 25 percent refund
  • Anytime less than 1 month before event - No Refund

A courtesy call 570-389-4166 or e-mail ( is appreciated if you need to cancel a reservation.

Whether you need refreshments, coffee/tea service, a reception, an elegant meal, or the all-you-care-eat dining hall, your group will receive quality and attentive dining service. Aramark Campus Dining is the signature caterer for Bloomsburg University

Peruse catering options through the online system, Catertrax

Many locations on campus do not require the use Campus Dining to support your event. 

Please note: Monty’s is contractually-linked to ARAMARK Campus Dining. All events held in Monty’s must use ARAMARK as the food and beverage service provider. No outside food is permitted in the Monty’s facility.

Meeting rooms are available all year.

Campus housing is available from mid-May through the beginning of August. Linen packages can be arranged as well. Guests can choose from different housing options during the summer.

Campus Housing

  • Residence Halls: double occupancy residence hall rooms with community restrooms
  • Montgomery Place Apts: Two bedroom, two person, with one bathroom and kitchen
  • Mount Olympus Apts: Six bedroom, six person, with two bathrooms and two kitchenettes
  • Jessica Kozloff Apts: Four bedroom, four person, with two bathrooms and kitchen
  • David Soltz Hall: One to four bedroom, single bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, microwave and full refrigerator

Full Details on Halls and Apartments

BU maintains partnerships with several local hotels to accommodate conference and event guests, especially during the academic year. When booking rooms remember to mention that you’re holding your event at BU and ask if a university discount can be applied for your stay.
We have found that choosing a hotel in the Bloomsburg area is an increasingly personal choice.  A quick internet search of “hotels near Bloomsburg, PA” provides a wide range of options when visiting the area.

BU police officers may be required to assist with parking, traffic flow, and/or crowd control depending on the composition of your event’s activities. Please discuss the need for police presence with the BU Conference Services event coordinator as you plan your event.

Helpful Resources

Driving to campus from Route 80 (Exit 236 or 236A): Using Route 487 South (a.k.a. Lightstreet Road) immediately there is a traffic signal at the intersection of Route 487 and Central Road. (Denny’s is on the right.)

Go straight, keeping on Route 487/Lightstreet Road for approximately one mile to a second traffic signal. Country Club Drive is on your right. The university’s Boyd Buckingham Maintenance Building is on the left. Turn RIGHT heading uphill on Country Club Drive. The Conference Services office is located in Monty’s. Park in the lot to the left of Monty's.

Campus Maps, Transportation and Parking


Internet access at BU is free to conference guests and available in all residence halls, apartments, and meeting spaces. Wireless options are available depending on the building(s) in use.

In both Kehr Union and Monty’s facilities tech staff are available to assist you and your presenters with their audio-visual equipment needs. When requesting onsite technical assistance, please specify which type of availability you’ll need:

  • Option A - available for the first hour of your event
  • Option B - available at the start of each presentation (detailed event schedule required)
  • Option C - all day

Within walking distance from campus is our charming downtown main street with stores, restaurants and the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Just a 20 minute drive south you’ll find Knoebel’s Grove Amusement Park with rides, shows, a swimming pool, dining, and camping… all with free admission and free parking. Other hometown favorites include our multi-screen Cinema Center and the Columbia Mall. For more information please check out the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau and the Town of Bloomsburg Web sites.

It has been our pleasure to serve as the choice location for proms with our local high schools.

Between mid-May and the beginning of August, the university has several facilities suitable for wedding receptions. Please contact the Conference Services office to discuss the possibilities in more detail.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Each year student clubs and organizations host a variety of cultural, educational and social programs designed to enhance the college experience. Clubs and organizations should consider the following when planning and scheduling events.

Booking Facilities and Support Services

Recognized student clubs and organizations should first meet with their advisor to discuss proposed event details and budget matters. At least three weeks in advance of your event, submit an advisor-approved room request through your group’s account in the online scheduling system. Remember to complete both the “Location” and “Details” tabs before submitting your request. The “Details” tab is extremely important, because it reviews the room setup, audio-visual equipment and other needs. KUB staff will process your reservation request and schedule support services on your behalf. If requesting use of classroom buildings and/or auditoriums, please contact the office of facilities scheduling.


Student clubs and organizations interested in conducting fundraisers are required to submit a completed Fundraising/Service Project Application before making a room request. The following rules apply:

  1. Funds raised by BU recognized clubs/organizations are to be used to expand the educational and recreational opportunities of the funding organization(s), and not to financially subsidize individual persons' interests, appetites, needs, or living expenses.
  2. Door-to-door selling/solicitation in the residence halls is not permitted.
  3. If you intend to advertise this event in the residence halls, fliers/posters must be brought to the Residence Life Office, lower ERH, for distribution. Residence Life staff will hang them up.
  4. Credit card fundraiser events must be attended by students--NO PROFESSIONALS PERMITTED.
  5. T-shirt and promotional items must be approved by Committee on Student Organizations Advisor (Kayla May) prior to the event being approved. Any Bloomsburg University trademarks must be approved by Tom McGuire.
  6. Fundraisers/Service Projects CANNOT take place in food service areas or the Main Lobby of Kehr.
  7. Permission must be obtained from the Vice President for Administration if any non-Pepsi beverage products are used in connection with the fundraiser where Pepsi products are available.
  8. This fundraiser/service project form must be approved BEFORE reserving a location on campus. AFTER this forms is approved, you MUST reserve your desired location on EMS.
  9. All fundraisers/service Projects must comply with all university, local, state, and federal regulations.
  10. Each organization funded by CGA is limited to two different on-campus fundraising events per semester. Organizations not funded by CGA can have as many fundraisers as is feasible.
  11. As of February 1, 2014, all small-games-of-chance, including raffles, are temporarily not permitted on campus due to recent PA state law changes. Fundraiser requests that include raffles or any other small- games-of-chance, will not be approved.
  12. As of Spring 2015 bake sales are no longer permitted in Residence Halls.
  13. Any individuals working with minors need to have the proper clearances and approvals.
  14. All money collected from sales should be deposited in the organization’s Husky Fund Account. Checks should be made payable to "CGA-Husky Fund." The sponsoring campus organization/contact person can be placed in the memo line, if desired.


BU offers a variety of on-campus dining options, from continental breakfasts to full service banquets and boxed lunches. Our catering services are professional and imaginative. To order refreshments, coffee/tea service, meals or linens for your event, you must receive approval from your department chair, dean, or vice president. Once approved, make arrangements through the Catertrax online ordering system.


  • Master BU Calendar: Events reserved through will automatically be entered into the BU Master Calendar.
  • Posting Advertisements in Residential Areas: If you’d like to post flyers or banners in residential areas they must first be approved by the Residence Life office. Once approved, submit your flyers/banners to that office for distribution. Residential areas include the Kozloff Apartments Community Center, Monty’s and the bulletin boards in all Residence Halls and on-campus apartment complexes.
  • BU's Student Newspaper, The Voice: Published weekly on Thursdays during the school year, The Voice seeks to inform the BU campus community about news, sports, events and entertainment on and around campus. The Voice is a student-produced newspaper.