Conferencing at Suny New Paltz

Holding a meeting, banquet, conference or gathering? Choose SUNY New Paltz! Our meeting facilities, dining rooms, lodging, technology services and professional staff can provide you with a terrific experience at a reasonable cost. SUNY New Paltz is located in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley region. Visitors can take advantage of the many excellent shopping, dining, cultural, and recreational opportunities that are located just minutes from campus.

Why SUNY New Paltz?

SUNY New Paltz has what you need to make your next conference, gathering, banquet or summer camp a success.

  • Large meeting spaces that seat up to 500
  • Conference and boardrooms
  • Classrooms with enhanced media capabilities
  • Banquet hall and restaurant for your next dinner or reception

Meeting Facilities

SUNY New Paltz has the space to accommodate your next conference, banquet or meeting. Media-rich conference rooms and specialized meeting areas, configured to your specifications, allow us to accommodate groups of different sizes and needs. We’ll also work with you to ensure that your technological and dining requirements are met.

College Terrace

This is a spacious banquet hall perfect for dinners, awards ceremonies, and other special events. We have seating for 100 as well as technology for presentations, and a podium with a microphone. This space has a beautiful outdoor seating area, as well.

Student Union Building

This centrally located atrium gives us the “New Paltz View”. Inside, there are a myriad of rooms for all types of events. This is great for larger conferences, parties, special events, and networking opportunities.

Lecture Center

With the combination of lecture-style and classroom-style rooms, this is ideal for any large conference. There are many different sized rooms all located around two large lecture-style meeting rooms. They are all fully equipped with computers, screens, audio, and microphones.

Exterior Locations

Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, we like to take advantage of our sprawling lakes and scenic views. There are many places on campus that are perfect for events, such as luncheons, games, weddings, and parties.


There are several conference rooms and academic classrooms available across campus. General capacity ranges from 25-60 people. Many of these rooms are outfitted as electronic classrooms.


SUNY New Paltz houses three devoted performance spaces which includes the proscenium theatre known as McKenna Theatre, College Theatre and Parker Theatre which hosts the intimate thrust stage.

Athletics and Wellness

The Athletic and Wellness Center is a 57,000 square foot building which hosts fitness centers, group exercise classes, personal training sessions and health assessments, indoor running track, Elting Gym, racquetball courts and pool.

Accommodations and Catering

Overnight Accomodations

From June to August, SUNY New Paltz provides suite-style dormitory lodging for conferences and multi-day programs. All dorms have in-room internet access and wi-fi. Use of our top notch athletic facilities, including the pool, can be made available (ask for details).

Please contact Conference Services to discuss the types of accommodations that suit your needs.

Flavours by Sodexo Catering Services

Click here to access Catertrax and plan your menu! Call 845.257.3570 with any questions.

We are delighted to share our catering guide with you! From morning breakfast with freshly brewed coffee to feasts with elegant hors d’oeuvres, these menus are filled with fresh and contemporary options. These options are only a starting point, however; we are committed to offering you a customizable menu as needed for any occasion. Whether your event is a breakfast meeting, a faculty luncheon or a retirement party, you will find that we offer fresh ingredients, creative preparations, elegant presentation, and thoughtful service. We are pleased to help you design a menu for your next event!


Staying overnight for a Summer conference? Meal plans to the Dining Hall are available!

Contact Us

Phone Number - 845.257.3370
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Frequently Asked Questions

June 1st through August 9th

 A twin xl bed, a desk, a closet, and a dresser. Linens are not included, but can be provided for a small charge. Please let us know in advance if you will require linens. *Suites, if available, include their own bathroom.

Contact the conference coordinator to schedule your designated check-in and checkout times

 Yes. Complimentary guest Wi-Fi is available throughout campus.

 Adirondack Trailways Bus Station
The Trailways bus station is located on the corner of Main Street and Prospect Street in New Paltz, and is a five-minute walk from campus.
Amtrak / Metro North
(800) 872-7245 / (800) METRO-INFO
The train station is in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is about 20 minutes from campus, across the Mid-Hudson Bridge. There are several Taxi companies located nearby, including Green Taxi, Jon’s Village Taxi, and Lee’s Taxi Shuttling Inc.

 On campus parking is available by permit. Please contact us for details.