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Conference and Event Services

Ottawa University provides first-class event facilities. This includes our new state of the art Schendel Conference Center located in the heart of the Ottawa University campus in Ottawa, Kansas. In addition, the newly reinvented Fredrikson Chapel is perfect for weddings, concerts and guest speakers. The campus is located just minutes away from I-35. Among the largest facilities in Franklin County, the Schendel Conference Center, located inside the Gangwish Library, features a large atrium banquet room that can host over 300 people. The conference center, and other spaces on campus provide space that can be set for groups of varying sizes. To request more information, contact us today!


Ottawa University is the ideal meeting/event location for guests who want to retreat and focus on what matters most. OU’s campus is designed to strengthen the focus and productivity of your meeting, conference or other events. Let our Events Team take care of the details, so you can concentrate on your uninterrupted event in one of our private, meeting rooms or rental spaces.

Benefits and Resources

A variety of resources are available for your event, though not all are available in all rental spaces. Specify your needs/requests when  making a reservation so that we can determine the best space for your event needs.

  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Event management
  • Classroom and resource areas
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Ample parking
  • Onsite directional signage
  • Customized catering menus
  • Easy access to I-35
  • Creative consultation for room configuration and themes
  • Projector and screen; laptop (Mac or PC) input
  • SmartBoards
  • Computer(s)
  • TV/DVD
  • Podiums and lecterns
  • Powered sound system
  • Conference phones
  • Shipping/mailing services
  • Copy Center services: print or copy (black and white or color), bindery, lamination, and more
  • Video equipment; including the option for video conferencing


American Dining Creations' broad range of experienced personnel enables them to customize hospitality options from boxed lunch business meetings to formal dining, and everything in between.

  • Educated in the latest culinary trends, techniques, and recipes, American Dining Creations is prepared to provide you the highest quality catering services for your event. In addition, they can create a menu that works for you and your guests—regardless of dietary needs or restrictions.
  • From the most intimate settings on Ottawa University’s campus for dinners and board meetings, to large bustling celebrations and convention sessions in our Schendel Conference Center, Ottawa University is here to serve your needs.

View available catering options

Contact Us

Please complete the following form if you want to learn more about or are interested in reserving space on our campus. Completing this form does not guarantee a reserved space within one of our facilities. 

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If you are ready to make your event reservations, please do so through our online system.

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Thank you for choosing Ottawa University as your event location.

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