The Jayhawk Welcome Center is the newest addition to the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. Opened in February 2023, the center is an outstanding location for meetings and special events. With spectacular views of campus, our spaces include state-of-the-art technology and Rock Chalk flair. Our venues offer a wide range of possibilities to create your ideal event.
The Jayhawk Welcome Center’s professional and enthusiastic team members are dedicated to ensuring memorable moments and outstanding service. Enrich your Jayhawk experience in our modern venues with state-of-the-art amenities!
Whether your occasion is a banquet dinner, happy-hour reception, small meeting or corporate event, the Jayhawk Welcome Center offers top-notch venues and amenities to fit your needs. Hover over our venues below to view features and capacities.
Berkley Presentation Room
Perfect for large galas and banquet dinners. Booked together or separately with the iconic mural wall featuring campus’ most prestigious buildings and facilities. Combined event spaces allow seating for 216. This venue offers premium sound and media projection through wireless Airtame technology; add the Glorious to View pre-function space to elevate your event.
Paul Adam Lounge
Looking to host a lunch and learn? Need live meeting capabilities for your board retreat? A private space for an important update? Our meeting spaces, including the Paul Adam Lounge, can provide an excellent setting, booked together or separately.
With two projectors and screens, this room is a fit for small or medium-size gatherings. Add the Seymour Pub or All-American Room (located nearby) to expand the space.
Located on the first floor of the Adams Alumni Center, this venue is a match for your small meeting or social gathering. The room is complete with wireless Airtame technology and a private caterer access door.
Sporting the original doors from Old Fraser Hall, this modern with a traditional feel venue is ideal for your brunch meeting, happy hour, or game-day reception. The Pub has six flat-screen televisions for easy viewing of presentations or sporting events. Come see some of the original University pennants and letterman sweaters!
Adams Board Room
Boasting one of the best views on campus, this venue is complete with video conferencing technology and perfect for your board meeting or luncheon. Be sure to take pictures from the balcony!
Across from the Seymour Pub and Bruckmiller Room, this space is excellent for cocktail receptions or one-on-one conversations.
Glorious to View
The name speaks for itself: one of the best views of campus. This lobby is an outstanding add-on space for a pre-reception, tradeshow hall or silent auction space. Located near the Berkley Presentation Room.
Boasting a two-story screen, this is a great addition as a pre-function space for your event. Watch your guests’ eyes light up as bright as the Welcome Board.
Interested in booking a space?
The Jayhawk Welcome Center includes expansive views of campus, including David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, the Campanile, and the iconic flags atop Fraser Hall. Please fill out and submit the inquiry form below and we will be in touch.
We offer a list of professional caterers who provide options from light snack to formal dinners. A licensed, insured and approved caterer must provide all food and beverage consumed in the Adams Alumni Center.
A 10% fee of food sales is assessed to the caterer (not to the customer) for unlimited use of our full-service kitchen, dishwasher and additional maintenance.
This fee enables us to provide the variety of catering options to our clients. Please consult with your caterer for the total service fee that will be charged to you.
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Jayhawk Welcome Center
1266 Oread Ave.