Worcester State University
Conference And Event Services



Room Capacities

Conference space at Worcester State University can accomodate small and large groups. Click here for a printable list [pdf] of our room capacities with seating arrangements.

What are the different seating arrangements called?

Click here [pdf] for a diagram of set-up types with a brief description. If you are unsure what set-up type would be most appropriate for your event, please feel free to give us a call and we will discuss your event needs with you.

Conference Rooms

Most of our conference space is multipurpose, therefore furniture can be rearranged to suit your individual needs. All conferencing space has access to technology, either permanently installed or temporary portable equipment that can be brought in for your event.  We have 12 conference rooms to choose from. The capabilities range from a 180 person formal dinner setting with cocktail reception to an intimate meeting for ten. Our Sullivan Auditorium seats over 1,000 – perfect for keynote speakers. 

Blue Lounge Exhibit Area
   Fallon Room   Foster Room
Sullivan Auditorium North/South Auditorium

Fuller Theater

Classrooms and Lecture Halls 

Classrooms and lecture halls have permanently configured seating which cannot be modified to suit individual needs. Most of our classrooms and lecture halls have technology installed, such as computers and overhead projectors. If you have questions or concerns regarding the use of our media equipment, we will be happy to provide you written instructions or walk you through the equipment prior to your event.

  Ghosh Center Lecture Hall Sullivan Classrooms

Campus–Wide WiFi Technology

You can access the internet from anywhere on campus. Off Campus Clients, please let us know ahead of time if you will need access to the internet so we can have guest accounts created for you before you arrive.

Residence Halls 

The halls are only available during the summer months for camp or conferencing housing.  If you are considering Worcester State University as a future site we do offer tours through the residence halls as part of your site visit.

Dowden Hall is a traditional-style residence hall with accommodations for approximately 230 people. The building is in the shape of an “L” with two wings per floor; each wing has a long corridor with bedrooms on both sides and a common bathroom for each wing.  Bedrooms are single-sex by wing; most floors have one female and one male wing. While the majority of bedrooms are designed for two persons, there are also a very limited number of single and triple occupancy bedrooms available.  A laundry room is located on the first floor, along with a lounge area containing a kitchen and a television with premium cable channels. Bathrooms are communal and cleaned regularly by maintenance staff. 

Chandler Village
is an apartment-style complex with accommodations for approximately 420 people.  Apartments may house 4, 8, 10 or 11 persons; each apartment is equipped with a kitchen and common area. Bedrooms within each apartment may be designed for 1, 2, or 3 persons. 

Wasylean Hall, which opened in Fall 2004, contains suite-style living areas that accommodate 348 people. Suites are designated for 2, 4, or 6 persons; each suite is equipped with a kitchen and common area. Laundry facilities are located on the first floor. The Office of Residence Life and College Police maintain offices on the first floor.

Athletic Facilities

Lancer Gymnasium
The Worcester State University Gymnasium is home to the women's and men's basketball teams as well as the women's volleyball team. The building also houses the Athletic department offices.  The 750 capacity gymnasium offers an intense atmosphere for all contests. The Gymnasium also houses an updated weight room/fitness center.

John Coughlin Stadium
Worcester State University's John Coughlin Memorial Field is a 2,500 seat artificial surface stadium located on campus and is home to the football, men's and women's soccer, field hockey and women's lacrosse teams. It also serves as a track facility. The Stadium has hosted numerous high school championship games in football, field hockey and soccer as well as the high school state track meet.  The stadium features a three bay garage, refreshment facility as well as a state of the art press box and public address system.


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