Conferences & Special Events
Looking for an Ideal Place for Your Next Event?
Look no further than Baker University. Baker provides perfect options for any event. Our facilities are available for group conferences, camps and events.
- Overnight youth camps and adult retreats in June and July
- Weddings and wedding receptions
- Anniversary parties
- Small or large business meetings
- Special dinners
- And more
To reserve Baker University facilities or to obtain more information, contact Lynda Lewis at
or call 785.594.8334. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Collins Center — $275 per day
- Liston Stadium — $275 per day
- Rice Auditorium — $275 per day
- Clarice L. Osborne Chapel — $375 per day (four hours of use)
More information about weddings at the chapel.
- Classroom — $50 per classroom per day
- Campus grounds south of Mabee Hall — $275 per day
- Grape Arbor — $300 per wedding
- Conference Room — $50 per day
- Hartley Plaza
Directions to Baker University
Located just 15 minutes south Lawrence and only 45 minutes from Kansas City, Baldwin City’s beautiful campus offers a nearby getaway for your event. Directions to the Baldwin City campus.
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Residence Hall Room Accommodations
Residence hall room assignments will be by gender unless a couple is married. Floors or wings will also be separated by gender. Rooms in Gessner and Irwin halls, the apartments and the New Living Center are $20 per person per night for a double. A single room in any location is $40 per night.
Administrators and counselors will receive a 50 percent discount.
The charge for lost access cards is $25 and the charge for room keys is $50. Campers need to bring their own linens and pillows.
The dining hall is available for groups of 60 people. The summer conference coordinator will coordinate with other camps to achieve this minimum. Dining hall prices are $21 per person per day. By meal, prices are breakfast $6, lunch $7 and dinner $8.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Internet available?
Yes, wireless Internet is available to guests who bring their own laptops.
Is campus security available?
Yes. The Baker University Campus Safety staff are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can be contacted at 785.594.8430.
Can we supply our own caterer?
Baker does not allow outside caterers on campus. To set up catering for your event, contact us by email at
Is there an ATM on campus?
Yes, an ATM is located in the Student Union lobby.
Should I bring an alarm clock?
Baker does not offer a wake-up service. Guests are encouraged to bring necessary devices for their stay.
Are there laundry facilities in the halls?
Yes, laundry facilities are located in the basement and upper floors of each residence hall.
Can I smoke or drink on campus?
Baker University’s campus is an alcohol-free environment. Smoking is permitted outside of buildings.
When is housing available for conference groups?
Housing is available during the summer, usually from June 1 until July 31.
Can children be accommodated in the halls?
Children 10 and up can be housed in the residence halls. Only two people, including children, can reside in a residence hall room. Children under 10 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What should I do if locked out of my room?
Contact Campus Safety by dialing 785.594.8430.
Do I need a liability insurance policy to cover my group when holding an event on Baker's campus?
It depends on the event. Some events, such as weddings, do not require insurance. Others, such as a family reunion, are covered by the host's home owner's policy. And others, such as special-interest camps, require liability insurance as spelled out in the facilities and equipment agreement. For more information contact Lynda Lewis at