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Scheduling and Event Planning

The Scheduling and Event Planning Office is your first stop for wedding receptions, meetings, conferences, and other special events held in facilities on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University.

Whether you need space for a group of 6 or 600, SMSU can help you.  The Scheduling and Event Services Office is responsible for scheduling of University facilities and equipment.


Want an overview of our facilities?  Use the SMSU INTERACTIVE MAP to get the basic details on any building or facility you are interested in on campus.


The SMSU Conference Center has become one of the most popular facility in the area for events sponsored by university and private parties or organizations. Click here for information on:

Another meeting spot that grows more popular each year is  THE SCHWAN REGIONAL EVENT CENTER at SMSU.


Beyond these traditional meeting spaces, SMSU has the types of facilities that meet special needs too from lecture halls and classrooms to gymnasiums and athletic fields.


Want to see if the facility is available on the dates you are considering?  Visit our ONLINE SCHEDULING SYSTEM.  You can even make an online reservation and we will follow up with you during business hours.


What is an event without food?  The exceptionally high quality of the catering service you receive is a major benefit of holding your event at SMSU.  For a look at the mouth watering options you can choose from please contact


With prior special approval, it is possible for events to include the service of alcohol. Once approved, insurance must be secured and the service must be done under conditions of the SMSU ALCOHOL POLICY. Contact us for information on the process, including obtaining the required insurance coverage for your event.


What about PARKING?  We have parking lots close to any building you consider using.  Click the link to the campus map above and you will be able to see information on every parking area on campus.


While all of this information is available to you online, exceptional PERSONAL SERVICE is our goal in every facet of an event you hold at SMSU.  If you have questions, please contact us. Our office hours are Monday -Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  The Scheduling and Event Services Office is located on the upper floor of the Student Center (SC 226 and 231-232).  We are just steps away from the Conference Center and all other SMSU facilities.  Call us at (507) 537-7110 or e-mail and we'll do our best to make your event a success.. 


Thank you.

Last Modified: 9/21/18 12:24 PM