ABOUT THE ALUMNI CENTER

Opened in 1989, the Alumni Center is a 25,000-square-foot showpiece facility that is one of the most magnificent buildings on the UConn Storrs Campus.

Dedicated on Homecoming Day 2001, the Alumni Center includes the Great Hall, Alumni Hall of Excellence, J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum, meeting rooms, alumni relations staff offices, and the Alumni Lounge.


RENTAL RATES

The Alumni Center’s stunning, state-of-the-art event and meeting spaces offer the ideal location for every social or business gathering.

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View our rental policies and guidelines.

The following rooms can be reserved by an individual or organization:

  • Entire Alumni Center

    The entire Alumni Center, including access to the J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum and Husky Plaza, can be reserved at all times.

    Rates

    Standard Rate: $300/hour

    UConn Faculty/Staff: Contact for pricing options

    Life Member/UConn Student Organization Rate: $250/hour

  • Great Hall & Husky Heritage Sports Museum

    The Great Hall, with its distinctive staircase and charming layout, is stylish and sophisticated, while the sights and sounds of over a century of intercollegiate athletics competition come alive at the J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum.

    Rates

    Rentals During Normal Business Hours
    (Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m – 5 p.m.)
    Standard: $175/hour
    UConn Faculty/Staff: No Charge
    UConn Student Org.: $110/hour
    Life Member: $140/hour

    Rentals During Non-Business Hours
    Standard: $175/hour
    UConn Faculty/Staff: $50/hour
    UConn Student Org.: $110/hour
    Life Member: $140/hour

    A $27/hour fee for any set-up/breakdown time by catering and hosting group will also be applied.

  • Conference Rooms

    Each state-of-the-art conference room is equipped with the latest audio visual technology including flat screen monitors with laptop hookups, audio, teleconferencing, and phone capabilities.

    Rates

    During Normal Business Hours
    (Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m – 5 p.m.)
    Standard: $50/hour
    UConn Faculty/Staff: No Charge
    UConn Student Org.: No Charge
    Life Member: No Charge

    During Non-Business Hours
    Standard: $75/hour
    UConn Faculty/Staff: $50/hour
    UConn Student Org.: $40/hour
    Life Member: $60/hour

    A $27/hour fee for any set-up/breakdown time by catering and hosting group will also be applied.

    Rates applicable to:

    FIP Room
    Capacity: 7

    Board Room
    Capacity: 20

    President’s Room
    Capacity: 8

    Alumni Lounge
    Capacity: 25

  • Husky Plaza

    The elegant Husky Plaza, which is lined with benches and trees, is the perfect spot for an outdoor reception or photos.

    Rates: 

    $50/hour at all available times. Suitable for tent or canopy set-ups.

    A $27/hour fee for any set-up/breakdown time by catering and hosting group will also be applied.

Rates effective as of 7/1/2016
*Life Member – Those who paid lifetime dues to the UCAA, this membership is no longer available.
*UConn Faculty/Staff – for University related business.

Hold Your Wedding at UConn

Featuring elegant surroundings and attentive day-of-service, The UConn Alumni Center offers all you need for an exceptional wedding experience.

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Personalized Service

  • Our experienced and dedicated staff are committed to providing each wedding couple with exceptional service. From your initial consultation to “I do,” we will help you see your vision through.
  • We provide assistance with your vendors, including timing and all logistics.
  • Your event is the only one booked in the Alumni Center on your special day, so you’ll have exclusive use of the Great Hall and the J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum.
  • Have your ceremony, reception, or both at the Alumni Center.

 

Exceptional Facilities

  • The Alumni Lounge serves as a spacious wedding party ready room.
  • Chairs and a combination of tables are provided for use in The Great Hall.
  • Free and accessible parking options are available.
  • Incredible photo opportunities can be found throughout the picturesque campus.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is the location of the Alumni Center?

    The Alumni Center is located on the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs. The address is 2384 Alumni Drive, Storrs, CT 06269-3053.

  • How many people can the Alumni Center accommodate?

    Our largest space, the Great Hall, accommodates 120 seated or 250 standing.

  • What about alcohol and caterers?

    Any licensed and insured catering company is allowed. The venue does not hold a liquor license, so all alcohol is required to be provided by a licensed entity such as a caterer or bartending service. We have a small catering kitchen on the premises.

  • Is a day-of wedding coordinator available?

    Yes, our experienced and dedicated staff will work with you from your initial consultation to “I do.” We assist your vendors and oversee all logistics and timing on your wedding day. These services are included in your rental fee.

  • What tables and chairs do you provide?

    The Alumni Center provides chairs and a combination of tables, including tall and/or short cocktail tables, eight-foot buffet tables, and six-foot round tables. All in-stock quantities are included with your rental.

  • Do I need to be a UConn alum to rent the Alumni Center?

    No, you do not have to be a UConn alum to rent the Alumni Center. (Alumni, faculty, and staff are eligible for a discounted rate.)

OTHER EVENTS

The UConn Alumni Center is the perfect location for retirement parties, birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, celebrations of life, business conferences, board meetings, and more.

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Photos of the UConn Alumni Center decorated for a wedding event taken Friday, September 13, 2019 in Storrs. (G.J. McCarthy / UConn Foundation)
Photos of the UConn Alumni Center decorated for a wedding event taken Friday, September 13, 2019 in Storrs. (G.J. McCarthy / UConn Foundation)
Photos of Alumni Center Weddings and Events
Photos of Alumni Center Weddings and Events
Photos of the UConn Alumni Center decorated for a wedding event taken Friday, September 13, 2019 in Storrs. (G.J. McCarthy / UConn Foundation)

TESTIMONIALS

My husband and I got engaged at the end of July and had no luck finding a place that we truly fell in love with (and fit our budget), until we came across the UConn Alumni Center. Being a UConn Alumni myself, I knew that the campus would provide numerous places for great pictures so we went to check it out. By that October, just three months later, we were married! The Alumni Center went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed and it was exactly the way we wanted it. The day of, as a bride, things can get pretty crazy, but I didn’t have to worry about a thing! The tables were set up, our decorations were placed perfectly, and everything went very smoothly! My family to this day still talks about how much fun they had — from cocktail hour in the Husky Museum to dancing all night long, it was a night to remember for sure.

-Chelsea

It was love at first sight! We visited and inquired at many locations to host Melissa and Shawn’s baby shower, but our search quickly ceased when we laid eyes on the Alumni House at UConn. How appropriate to host it at a location which was home to Melissa and Shawn during their years as students at UConn. We were excited, not only about the location, but the tasteful and simple decor as well as the service we would receive during the planning process and the event alike. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious. The ice cream bar was the talk of the party. We will definitely host another event there in the future. Keep up the good work!

-Stephanie Famiano

As an event planner and wedding designer, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the best event venues in Connecticut and beyond. The UConn Alumni Center is uniquely special. The Great Hall, with its modern design and magnificent columns, is truly a designer’s dream. It was the perfect venue for my daughter’s winter wonderland themed sweet sixteen party. We could not have picked a better place! The imposing high ceilings, grand staircase, and architectural designs allowed me to create the perfect ambience for her dream party. Julie Sweeney, the Alumni Manager, was AMAZING! She made sure everything we needed was taken care of. We had access to the entire facility. The Husky Heritage sports room was a guest favorite. In spite of last-minute weather challenges, our daughter’s sweet sixteen party was PERFECT! Our guests still rave about how beautiful the event was.

-Atonye Ake (Event Planner & Designer)

We’re Here to Help You

If you would like additional information regarding renting the UConn Alumni Center, Tracy is happy to assist you.

Tracy Seigle
Tracy Seigle
Assistant Director of Alumni Center and Foundation Event Operations
Alumni Center Event
Alumni Center
BOOK NOW FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT!
The Alumni Center’s Great Hall, with its distinctive staircase and charming layout, is a stylish and sophisticated site: the perfect location for your wedding, shower, reception or other special event.