McNamara Alumni Center

  • Meeting Rooms: 10
  • Largest Meeting Room: 12,000 sq. ft.

The McNamara Alumni Center is an architectural gem on the U of MN campus. This venue is a unique setting for conferences, fundraisers and weddings. Event conveniences include ten meeting rooms, all on the first floor; award-winning D'Amico Catering, adjacent 500-car parking ramp and 3 nearby hotels.


  • 200 Oak Street SE, University of Minnesota, Suite 100
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • Phone: 612.624.9831
  • Fax: 612.625.5400
  • Accessible
  • Catering
  • In-House Catering
  • Liquor Service
    • A.I. Johnson Great Room

      Our most popular meeting room features superior, built-in AV and wireless Internet—ideal for conferences and meetings.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Reception 180
      Theater 175
      Classroom 96
      Conference 40
      Banquet/Rounds 160
      U-Shape 32
    • Ski-U-Mah Room

      Named after a phrase from the University of Minnesota rouser, Ski-U-Mah (SKY-u-ma) is a centrally located meeting room, perfect as a mid-size conference break out room.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Reception 100
      Theater 99
      Banquet/Rounds 90
      Classroom 56
      Conference 32
      U-Shape 26
    • Memorial Hall

      Our largest, most stunning event space reflects Minnesota's landscape through wood, copper, and water—a perfect backdrop for celebrations and special events.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Reception 800
      Theater 500
      Banquet/Rounds 500
    • Minnesota Room

      Located near the elevators, this versatile room is used for small luncheons or meetings, a conference breakout room or even a coatroom.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Theater 50
      Banquet/Rounds 40
      Classroom 32
      Conference 24
      Reception 50
    • Heritage Gallery

      This multimedia museum honors the accomplishments of University of Minnesota students, alumni and faculty. It is a popular and unique room for VIP receptions and dinners.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Banquet/Rounds 100
      Reception 110
      Theater 100
      Classroom 60
      Conference 32
    • University Hall

      With one entire wall of windows and McNamara-signature copper and wood interior, University Hall is a lovely setting for celebrations and receptions.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Banquet/Rounds 120
      Theater 176
      Reception 180
      Classroom 96
      Conference 36
    • Swain Room

      Superior, built-in AV and wireless Internet make this meeting room popular for conferences but also receptions and dinners

      Configuration Occupancy
      Banquet/Rounds 90
      Theater 108
      Reception 110
      Classroom 56
      Conference 32
    • The Commons

      With wireless Internet and a built-in screen and projector, our lounge is centrally located for conference registration and networking.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Reception 150
    • Gateway Room

      Located just off Presidents Club Lounge, this room makes a comfortable and conveniently located small meeting room or conference breakout location.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Theater 36
      Reception 30
      Banquet/Rounds 30
      Classroom 16
      Conference 18
    • Big Ten

      The smallest of our meeting rooms offers high-back, adjustable chairs around a conference table setting.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Conference 10
      Banquet/Rounds 10
McNamara Alumni Center Map


  • 200 Oak Street SE, University of Minnesota, Suite 100
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455