Summer Conferences

Welcome to Summer Conference Headquarters!

The beautiful University of New Hampshire campus, located in the town of Durham, is the perfect setting for your summer conference. You’ll find plenty of room to stretch out, a host of recreational activities, and award-winning chefs trained to meet your culinary needs.

For more than 25 years, we have been helping to plan conferences for youth groups, associations, sports camps, religious organizations and others, coordinating everything from lodging to meals to technological requirements. No matter the group or the size, we’ll take care of the details. You'll think you're on vacation.

Mills Hall UNH Campus

Comfortable Accommodations

Home to the Wildcats and to the comforts of the UNH campus. Our facilities sit in the middle of an outdoor playground for those looking to enjoy the mountains and beautiful landscapes of New Hampshire. Make yourself and your guests at home with plenty of space for sleeping, eating, adventuring and working.

UNH Holloway Commons dining facility


Our dining areas are spacious and our menu options are just as large. World-class chefs populate our kitchens, cooking up some of the Northeast’s most creative and tasty dishes. You don’t need to be a Wildcat to enjoy dining here, you just need to be hungry!

UNH Thompson Hall in the fall


When you’re not roaming hillsides or collecting seashells, take comfort inside the walls of campus where there is plenty of space for you and all of your guests. Don’t just plan any conference; make it worth the trip from the facilities to the festivities.

UNH Residence hall

Summer Conference Accommodations  

Summer conferences? How about summer comfort! UNH Conferences and Catering is thrilled about the opportunity to have your business, and we want you to be relaxed when you’re here.

When you host your group on the University of New Hampshire campus, we have a variety of accommodations available. That means regardless of your preferences, we’ll make your stay in Durham, NH, a comfortable one.

UNH Residence hall dorm room

Choose your sleeping arrangements

Choose from traditional residence hall rooms just like you had in college – but now your stay is backed by the service expertise of our summer conference team! We also offer a variety of suites and apartments to suit your needs away from home. With more than 3,000 beds available for your attendees, we can accommodate small and large summer conferences alike. So bring the whole gang!

Learn more about residence Halls at UNH

If you prefer, we can also make recommendations for hotels and restaurants in nearby Portsmouth, NH, at a variety of price points. They’re all located close to or in the rustic downtown Portsmouth area, known for its vibrant nightlife, boutique shopping and New England culture.

UNH Holloway Commons dining facility

Campus Dining

Great Food in a Charming New England Setting. College food isn’t what it used to be. At the University of New Hampshire, it’s more. Our chefs have trained at some of the country’s finest culinary institutes and worked in some of the world’s most renowned restaurants. Whenever possible, we use fresh, local ingredients. And we can accommodate guests with dietary restrictions such as multiple food allergies and intolerances or those who require gluten-free options.

If you prefer a catered meal, we’ll bring the same creative, quality experience to you that we provide in our dining halls.  Popular summer menu options include authentic New England clambakes, make-your-own sundae bars, and southern barbecue cookouts. Contact us today to arrange a tasting, talk menus, or learn more about our dining options.

Paul College courtyard at dusk


Remember those beautiful college campuses you see in movies where the scenery is breathtaking and you can just imagine yourself strolling through? That’s the UNH campus, where your summer conference will be – minus the student population. We love our students, but we also love giving our summer conference guests the run of the place while they’re here!

Nestled in the midst of Durham, NH, a town with as much character and personality as our university, everything you’ll need to suit your conference agenda is right here. There is plenty of space for business conferences and seminars, small and large meetings, indoor and outdoor team-building activities, theaters, and recreational facilities.

Plan an experience to remember

This all means that when you’re planning your conference, either with one of our professional event planners or on your own if you have experience in this area, the sky is the limit. Think outside the box and plan a summer conference nobody will forget. Most importantly, your guests will be motivated and energized, which means they’ll be more productive and more likely to participate more.

To learn more about our summer conference facilities and for suggestions on some activities you can incorporate into your experience, contact us today.