Frequently Asked Questions about the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center


What is purpose of the AWCC?

The AWCC was built to serve as a welcoming “front door” for visitors to the UW Oshkosh campus and to provide a home away from home for the University’s more than 83,000 alumni. The facility also houses three University departments, two satellite offices, a visitor’s concierge and a high-quality conference center.

When did the AWCC open?

The AWCC opened April 1, 2014. Reservations are currently being accepted one year in advance of the requested event date.

Is the AWCC open to the community?

Yes. The AWCC is open to the public. Event and meeting rooms may be reserved for alumni, community and corporate events.

What is the process for reserving a meeting space?

To make a reservation for a meeting or special event, please contact AWCC staff by calling (920) 424-3300 or sending an email to .

Is parking available on site?

Yes. Free parking for conference center guests is available in lot #6, adjacent to the Alumni Welcome & Conference Center.

Can I bring food to my event?

Guests are not allowed to carry food into AWCC for meetings or events. Full-service, professional catering is provided exclusively by Sodexo. The only exception to this policy is for wedding cakes and other confectionaries.

I'd like to hire a musician for my event, does the University have a list of musicians I can contact?

Yes. UW Oshkosh has superb student musicians who can be hired to perform classical, jazz, rock and other musical styles. Check out the University’s Music Referral Service.

What types of meeting rooms/spaces does AWCC offer?

The AWCC offers more than 16,000 square feet of conference, meeting and banquet space to accommodate groups of five to 500 guests. Take a tour of our rooms >>

Can I bring my own technology to use at an event?

Yes, you may bring in your own technology to use at the AWCC. Please let our event services staff know the equipment that you intend to bring at least 72 hours in advance, so that we can make sure the proper connections are in place.

Do conference services include technology support?

Our on-site staff will be pleased to help set up and connect technology such as laptops, projectors, screens and conference phones. Should your event require production support, we will be happy to make arrangements with one of our technology vendors. Please contact your Conference and Event Services Manager for options and details.

Can I drop off materials for my event prior to the event start time?

Absolutely. Event materials may be dropped off up to 48 hours prior to your event. Contact our Event Services Manager for details regarding delivery and storage options.

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