University Events


At Youngstown State University, we are proud to be a one-stop shop. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive care. From straightforward small meetings, to upscale banquets, to multiday conferences, our team can do it all. Our menu of services can be customized to fit your needs. We are happy to work with you to determine an appropriate level of service to ensure you have the support needed to execute a flawless event.

The YSU campus offers new and renovated facilities and unique spaces combined with our fully comprehensive services to host conferences, meetings, educational presentations, and social, cultural, and recreational events.  We personalize the event to your style and make every event special.

YSU venues include the multi-purpose Chestnut Room and DeBartolo Stadium Club, one-of-a-kind museum spaces, performance auditoriums, modern and environmentally-friendly conference and meeting rooms, and plenty of options with our athletic facilities equipped to meet all your recreational needs.  Don’t forget our Ward Beecher Planetarium for an out of this world event.  Our campus also boasts an award-winning park like setting if you desire an outdoor event.

Please contact University Events to plan your unique event at YSU. YSU is located within walking distance of downtown Youngstown which offers luxurious lodging accommodations, a variety of fabulous restaurants, world class entertainment and historic theaters, cultural experiences and sporting events and of course, local flavor.

For additional information or to arrange a tour, please email Below are a sample of our services - need something you don't see listed below? Ask us!

Event Coordination

Each of our clients is matched with a professional event coordinator who oversees an event's success from the initial brainstorm through the closing remarks. Service and coordination are at the core of your event experience at YSU. Our coordinators go above and beyond to provide a wide range of services to support your event. 

Event Support including

  • Develop comprehensive planning timeline
  • Recommend and reserve venues
  • Provide in-person tours
  • Procure and negotiate outside vendor contracts
  • Communicate event details to campus departments including police, parking, janitorial
  • Coordinate a stream-lined billing process
  • Serve as a liaison to our catering services
  • Provide on-site support
  • Explore virtual/hybrid options

Check Out Our Unique Campus Venues

Venues on the YSU campus are uniquely designed to accommodate a variety of events. Venue rentals include include tables, chairs, high speed wireless internet, and audio-visual tools and lighting. Our professional team works with clients individually to make sure all event specifications are tailored to your needs.

Take a virtual tour to get an overall view of campus and click on the photos below for information on each venue.

Options ranging from the 20,000-seat Stambaugh Stadium, to the Watson Tressel Training Site, one of the best indoor athletic facilities in the Horizon League. To Beeghly Center with a 6,500-seat basketball court and a 25-yard by 50- meter swimming pool

Options ranging from computer labs, to study spaces, to a 400-seat auditorium.

Options ranging from theaters; including the 400-seat Ford Theatre; to rehearsal, production rooms, and studios.

Options ranging from theaters, including the 400-seat Ford Theater, to rehearsal and production rooms and studios

Options ranging from classrooms, to study spaces to a 200-seat lecture hall.

  • Auditorium 132 (200 capacity)
  • Student Lounge (48 capacity)
  • Outdoor patio

Reserve the Lariccia Cultural Collaboratory for you meeting, reception or seminar. The room boasts an intimate setting with a kitchen and convenient location in one of YSU’s most historic buildings.

Kilcawley Center

Options ranging from meeting spaces, to dining destinations, to a 500-seat banquet facility


Options ranging from classroom space, to modern gallery and transitional areas


Options ranging from private study spaces, classrooms, and reception areas

Options ranging from classrooms, to lecture halls, to labs, and even the Mineral Museum.


A truely unique museum that is a tribute to the men and women who forged a way of life from iron and steel for almost two centuries.


From the iconic fountain to the sprawling green spaces.

An out-of-this world 158 seat planetarium

Options ranging from modern conference rooms, to classrooms and labs, an open atrium, and a 200-seat auditoriu