The University Center is Northeast Ohio’s most technologically advanced conference facility. Accredited under the stringent guidelines of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), it is among an elite few in the area to receive this distinction. Strategically located between Columbus and Cleveland, The University Center is served by the Akron-Canton Airport – just a short three mile drive – and the Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Our complete day meeting packages offer all-inclusive, per-person, per-day rates, making the booking process simple for our clients.

The University Center is an ideal venue for:
Corporate meetings and events
Social events
Computer training
Employee education
Trade shows
Elegant cuisine

The University Center has earned the IACC Green Star for sustainability; and now, with recent energy upgrades valued at $263,970 and a 37% increase in energy efficiency, The University Center’s carbon footprint has been further reduced.

Ohio House Bill 251 requires that all state buildings achieve a 20% reduction in energy consumption by the year 2014. Kent State Stark has exceeded the mandated reduction ahead of schedule as every building on campus has undergone significant sustainability modifications.

Improvements to The University Center’s infrastructure include:
• Lighting, exhaust and HVAC retrofits (with occupancy sensors)
• Xlerator air dryers (in restrooms to reduce paper towel costs)
• Water bottle filling stations (water fountain retrofits - February 2011)
• Central break station remodel (configured for environmental and energy
efficiency - Spring 2011)

The University Center was voted Best Place to Host a Meeting or Corporate Function for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

The Best of Stark County Awards was created by the Canton-Stark County Convention & Visitors' Bureau.

Grade A Food Safety Award Recipient


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