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Slippery Rock University

1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057 USA

Slippery Rock University

1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057
724-738-2718

2000Largest Group

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  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Catering
  • Accommodations
  • Dining
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
Located in Western Pennsylvania on 610 acres between Routes I-80 and I-79, Slippery Rock University is an easy drive from Pittsburgh, Erie or Cleveland. We can accommodate groups from 20 - 2,000 and provide a safe, all-inclusive and exciting setting for your next event.
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Youngstown, OH – 43 miles, Pittsburgh, PA – 50 miles, Indiana, PA – 63 miles, Erie, PA – 80 miles, Wheeling, WV - 103 miles, Cleveland, OH – 112 miles, Morgantown, WV – 119 miles
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Pittsburgh International Airport / 50
Availability:
Rentals are available on our beautiful campus year-round. Accommodations can be provided at the nearby Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, only 1 mile off campus. During the summer, we are also able to provide housing in our modern, luxurious residence halls. Please visit the accommodations link to view a video!
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls, Suite Style Rooms, Nearby Hotels and Bed & Breakfast
Bath Type(s):
Private
Largest Group:
2000
Technology:
Don't compromise on technology at your next event. State-of-the-art technology in our new, “smart” classrooms at Slippery Rock University will help your event to run as smoothly as possible. From projectors and screens, microphones and podiums, to document viewers, CD/DVD players, and laptop accommodations, we can guarantee that we will provide everything you need to make your event a success, free of charge! In addition, our Conference Service department offers support throughout your entire event by assigning you with your own Conference Services representative.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
free
Onsite A/V Staff:
yes
Food & Beverage:
Choose from a delightful assortment of catering packages that range from suprisingly refreshing meeting snacks and beverages to amazing four-course formal dinners, or create your own culinary event to culminate a successful meeting. Also available to you is our newly remodeled, buffet-style dining facility, Boozel Dining Hall - voted one of the best college dining halls by Food Management Magazine. Boozel will provide a place for your group to sit down, relax and enjoy a variety of freshly cooked meals. Our food service partner, AVI, is dedicated to providing the highest quality; using only the finest quality ingredients, including local and organic meats and seasonal fruits and vegetables, their experienced chefs create menus that are pleasing to all the senses and are easy on your budget. Slippery Rock University also offers dining options such as Weisenfluh Dining Hall, Starbucks, Rocky's, and Quaker Steak and Lube. Please visit the Catering link and/or http://sru.avifoodweb.com/ for more information!
Ropes Course / Team Building:
yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Ask us about our catering options and also about booking a room with the Slippery Rock Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott!
Rental Policies:
Rental clients must use the campus food contractor for all catered events. The University requires insurance certificates for general liabilities and workers’ compensation for hosted groups. Background checks are required for groups that include minors unaccompanied by their parent or guardian. Background checks must be no more than 1 year old. We offer the option of obtaining the background check through our NCSI database. A 25% non-refundable deposit is also required.
Phone:
724-738-2718
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Outdoor Event Space
Reunions
Social/Special events
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps





Find us on Unique Venues

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
McKay Education Building Auditorium This auditorium with projector and SMART Technology can seat up to 254 guests.

Eisenberg Classroom Building Auditorium This newly remodeled auditorium has a professional feel and large projector screens. It can accommodate up to 93 guests.

Alumni House The Alumni House offers upscale furniture, catering and separate rooms for breakout sessions. Perfect for your corporate meeting.

Advanced Technology and Science Hall Auditorium This new, state-of-the-art auditorium has a projector and two large screens. It can accommodate up to 313 guests.

Advanced Technology and Science Hall Classrooms Classrooms in ATS vary in size, with seating ranging from long tables, pull out chairs, or tablet chairs/desks. There are 7 available classrooms that can accommodate between 35 and 49 guests.

McKay Education Building Classrooms There are 10 different classrooms to choose from in McKay, varying in size to accommodate 30-50 guests.

Strain Behavioral Science Building Auditorium This large auditorium has included technology and provides seating for up to 100 people.

Patterson Hall Classrooms Patterson Hall offers 5 classrooms and a computer lab that can seat between 30 and 50 guests.

Spotts World Culture Building Auditorium This auditorium, with two large projector screens, can seat up to 100 guests.

Spotts World Culture Building Classrooms

Vincent Science Center Auditoriums

Vincent Science Center Classrooms

Eisenburg Classroom Building Classrooms

Weisenfluh Dining Hall - Room 103

Weisenfluh Dining Hall - Room 104

Smith Student Center Ballroom

Smith Student Center Theater

Smith Student Center Conference Rooms (Small)

Smith Student Center Conference Rooms

Watson Hall Great Room

Building F Greater Room

Ski Lodge

Swope Music Hall Recital Hall

Swope Music Hall Band Room

Swope Music Hall Breakout Music Rooms

Swope Music Hall Choir Rooms

Morrow Fieldhouse GrassTex

Morrow Fieldhouse Wrestling Area

Morrow Fieldhouse Dance Studio

Morrow Fieldhouse Pool

Morrow Fieldhouse - Room 119

Old Thompson Field & Track

Mihalik-Thompson Stadium Complex

Scarnati Marching Band Field

Morrow Fieldhouse Gym

Outdoor Athletic Fields

Catering

  • Catering Services
    Choose from a delightful assortment of catering packages that range from suprisingly refreshing meeting snacks and beverages to amazing four-course formal dinners, or create your own culinary event to culminate a successful meeting. Our food service partner, AVI, is dedicated to providing the highest quality, most innovative and imaginative programs in the industry. Using only the finest quality ingredients, including local and organic meats and seasonal fruits and vegetables, their experienced chefs create menus that are pleasing to all the senses and are easy on your budget. Our catering menu varies from breakfast options big and small (juice and coffee, pastries, omelettes and so much more) to pizza, calzones, or subs for lunch, as well as wings, chips, sandwich or wrap buffets, and boxed lunches. It also provides a wide assortment of specialty dinners and decadent desserts. It's all up to you!

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Summer Housing Residence Halls Private yes
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 75 Hotel Private yes
Applebutter Inn Bed & Breakfast Hotel-Like

Dining

  • Boozel Dining Hall
    Open year-round, Boozel Dining Hall is serves a variety of freshly cooked dishes in a buffet-style format. Voted one of the best college dining halls by Food Management Magazine, we can ensure that Boozel will satisfy the appetites of all event attendees.
  • Weisenfluh Dining Hall
    Weisenfluh Dining Hall features 4 different restaurants; Horizons, The Met, Umami, and Elia. Horizons offers fresh whole wheat tortillas, quesadillas, rice bowls, salads and nachos. Diners can customize their orders by choosing their favorite meat and adding a variety of toppings. The Met offers signature house made beef, veggie, turkey or local bison burgers with gourmet toppings served with a variety of healthier fast food sides like freshly baked sweet potato fries and potato fries. Our bison burgers are from Forbes farm, located in New Castle, PA. Umami will serve a variety of made to order rice bowls, as well as fresh sushi. Elia features healthy and delicious Mediterranean specialties, as well as breakfast sandwiches, fresh pastries and a full menu of specialty coffees. Recently, Kalidacone gelato milkshakes have been added to the menu.
  • Rocky's
    Rocky's features Bolder Subs, Wrapped, Fresh Fare, and Piazza options. At Bolder Subs, diners can enjoy hot or cold made to order subs made on our fresh baked house made bread. They can choose from a variety of fresh breads and toppings. At Wrapped, you can get your wrap fix! This eatery offers flavor-filled, made to order wraps and salads. Try our most popular wrap, Buffalo Chicken with grilled chicken or chicken tenders. Fresh Fare is also available, which include a full line of fresh grab 'n' go gourmet sandwiches, salads, desserts, subs wraps and sides - made fresh daily by our AVI Fresh team. Piazza features hand tossed pizzas that will satisfy your appetite, filled with your favorite toppings on a thick or thin crust. Piazza also offers specialty baked pasta.
  • Quaker Steak & Lube
    The Best Wings USA is now at SRU, located on the second floor of the Robert M. Smith Student Center. We have all of your favorite jumbo wings, breaded and boneless wings! Be sure to try one of our amazing appetizers or entrees. Like us on facebook at Quaker Steak and Lube- Slippery Rock, PA for up to date promotions and events.
  • Starbucks
    Slippery Rock University Starbucks has all of your favorite coffee, smoothies, refreshers, pastries and much more!

Services

ServiceDescription
Conference Services The Office of Conference Services is dedicated to ensuring that your planning process is efficient and effortless. The SRU conference professionals will assist throughout the planning and implementation of your event, while keeping the bottom line in mind. During your event, you will be assigned a Conference Services representative to provide you with any support you may need, decreasing your stress level.

Leadership Development Center SRU’s Professional Development service provides a progressive approach to advance personal and organizational success through workshops and customized training. The Leadership Development program specializes in experiential training that benefits your organization. We customize trainings and workshops to enrich groups and teamwork as well as provide professional development for groups of 50 or less. Leadership Development offers an opportunity for all staff and faculty to invest in themselves and their departments! We offer a variety of workshops from technology, interpersonal/management/soft skills and wellness taught by experts in our university community. We can customize any workshop you may need. Please visit this link to view the Leadership Development Center video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu3Hfzsalr8

Technology

TypeDescription
Technology Don't compromise on technology at your next event. State-of-the-art technology in our new, “smart” classrooms at Slippery Rock University will help your event to run as smoothly as possible. We can provide the equipment you will need to make your event a success, free of charge! In addition, our Conference Service department offers support throughout your entire event by assigning you with your own Conference Services representative. We offer projectors and screens, CD/DVD Players, computer stations, Microsoft Office access, Internet access, free Wi-Fi, microphones, speakers and other audio equipment. With our technology we can accommodate concerts, performances, speeches, meetings, presentations, conferences, talent shows, classes, and much, much more.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Grove City Prime Outlets Located just seven miles from campus and offering tax-free clothes shopping and many options for delicious dining.

McConnells Mill State Park McConnells Mill State Park encompasses 2,546 acres of the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. Created by the draining of glacial lakes thousands of years ago, the gorge has steep sides and the valley floor is littered with huge boulders and is a national landmark.

Moraine State Park The gently rolling hills, lush forests and sparkling waters disguise a land that has endured the effects of continental glaciers and massive mineral extraction. Each year over one million people visit the 16,725-acre park, yet never realize that many people helped restore the park from prior coal mining and oil and gas drilling practices. Today, the park is an outstanding example of environmental engineering achievement.

Cooper's Lake Campground Cooper's Lake Camground includes a beautiful 10 acre lake, wooded areas and mowed fields. Each guest can designate their own parking, camping and activity areas. They offer over 100 electric and water sites, 50 of which are full hook-up to accommodate all types of campers. Water posts are accessible throughout a majority of our area as well. The campground store sells camping supplies, comfort items, wood, propane, ice, food, drinks, candy, ice cream and more. There is also a laundromat with coin operated washers and dryers. Avoid the elements by renting the big barn, picnic pavilion or small barn.

The Old Stone House The Old Stone House is a historic inn and museum of rural life located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1822 by John Brown as a stagecoach stop and tavern to accommodate business from the newly-constructed Pittsburgh to Erie Pike, a busy highway that carried traffic northward from the forks of the Ohio River. During its long history, the Stone House also served as a local post office and was used as a muster point during the Civil War. By the 1870s, the growth of the railroads meant the house was no longer needed as a stopping place for highway travelers. Consequently, the structure was rented as a family farmstead. Tenants still accepted occasional travelers for the night, and on Sunday, served chicken dinners to guests. Finally, in 1963 the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, hoping to attract visitors to the northern side of Moraine State Park, undertook the task of restoring the historic building. When the project was finished, the house was furnished with artifacts donated by local citizens. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy turned over the restored structure to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) which operated the site as a museum for 20 years. In the early 1980s, when the nationwide recession hit the tourist industry, the PHMC decided to sell the Stone House. Eventually, the PHMC approached SRU with a proposal to enhance the university’s administration over the site. SRU President G. Warren Smith recognized the potential of the property for furthering the educational mission of the university, and in 1999 SRU took over ownership of the site. Today the Old Stone House museum is managed by faculty and students from the university’s History department.

Area Restaurants & Food A list of area restaurants and other places to eat from the Slippery Rock University website. The list includes places such as Coney Island, Ginger Hill Tavern, North Country Brewery, Red Rock Falls, Caffaro’s Pizza, En Lai Chinese Buffet, Camelot, Compadres, Primanti’s, and Eat N Park.

Clearview Mall The Clearview Mall is located in Butler, PA only about 20-25 minutes away from Slippery Rock University. It features several restaurants and stores that can fulfill a variety of needs. Head to the mall for a fun get-away with your family or group!

Playthings Etc. Toy Store At Playthings Etc. you will find toys and hobbies for all ages. Located in Butler, PA and only one hour North of Pittsburgh, this stealth bomber shaped store is filled with all of the coolest, most unique and fun toys you will ever find! From classic toys to futuristic toys, from toddler toys to science kits, from hobby products to educational toys, there are toys for everyone. Inside you will experience a space-age atmosphere where you can try many of the toys. Employees also do demonstrations of items such as R/C Cars, Unicycles, Rockets, Pogo Sticks, Magic and more! With over 3,000 toys to choose from, and new toys always arriving, you will find something for everyone. It is more than just a store…It is a FUN experience for the whole family. You have to see it to believe it!