Conferences and Special Events

The Office of Conferences and Special Events provides meeting and conference planning services to businesses and organizations as well as planning and management of signature University events, including Commencement.

Bryant University’s idyllic, suburban New England campus offers a peaceful, secure, and comfortable environment for your next meeting or event.

Whether you’re planning a small staff retreat, multi-day corporate training, or a large residential conference, Bryant provides flexible meeting spaces, comprehensive in-house catering and AV, and a professional staff focused on the details of your gathering.

Bryant is accessible and conveniently located 15 minutes from downtown Providence and the airport, 60 minutes from Boston, and 3 hours from New York City.

Contact us to discuss your program details or to arrange a site visit. We customize every proposal to reflect your group’s unique needs, and we are committed to making your meeting, camp, or conference exceptional.

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Bryant University offers spaces to accommodate a broad variety of meetings, trainings, and events:

  • Conference rooms
  • Reception, luncheon, and dinner space
  • Auditorium with theater seating
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Gymnasiums and fields

Our team will help you select the best venues for your program.

*Please note there is limited availability during the academic year.

  • Most room rentals include projectors and screens
  • In-house AV team and coordination with preferred external AV partners
  • WiFi included
  • All rooms have multiple hard-wired Ethernet connections

Academic Innovation Center

  • Ten classrooms – five flat and five tiered
  • Innovation Forum
  • Wireless networking and digital displays

People who love to eat are always the best people. - Julia Child

  • Full in-house caterer
  • Comprehensive menu of traditional, unique, and customized options
  • Special dietary needs can be met for your guests
  • Residential conferences enjoy the array of stations in our high-capacity dining hall
  • On campus grab-and-go options include Starbucks, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Café A La Carte, and L’Artisan Café.

Bryant offers a range of housing options for summer conference guests.

  • Townhouses
  • Residential Halls
  • All summer conference housing is in air-conditioned building
  • Single accommodations can be arranged
  • For guests who prefer a hotel, there are several within a mile of campus 

Beyond the many activities on Bryant’s campus, our proximity to Providence offers opportunities for conference participants to experience the local area of southeastern New England.

On-Campus Activity Options

  • Fitness Center, five racquetball courts, an aerobics studio, and locker rooms
  • Six-lane, 25-yard competition-sized pool
  • Athletic fields, baseball/softball diamonds
  • Turf field and track
  • Six tennis courts
  • Two sand volleyball courts
  • Firepit and s’mores
  • Social activities customized for your program, including team building, dance parties, movie nights, scavenger hunts, formal receptions, karaoke, bingo, game shows
  • Fisher Student Center game room equipped with a pool table, table tennis and foosball
  • Wooded walking path

Off-Campus Attractions

Bryant University is only an hour from Newport’s mansions and beaches, an hour from Boston’s Freedom Trail and Seaport, and fifteen minutes from Providence’s renowned restaurants and dazzling Waterfire experience.

The Conference Services staff is happy to provide recommendations and assist with the coordination of off-campus activities for your group.

Please complete the Event Inquiry Form and email it to to receive a customized proposal.