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Experience Serenity

Welcome to one of the most peaceful locations for meetings, seminars and retreat gatherings – The Conference Center at the University of St. Mary of the Lake.

A rare find, the quiet, calm and sacred surroundings of USML provides the ideal and unique backdrop to host a variety of group retreats, meetings and conferences. From the moment you select USML as the hosting site for your function, our event planners and guest services team will ensure your group is attended to and that your guests enjoy a restful and rejuvenating stay.

Group Functions

We invite you and your organization to explore our conference center services and facilities and see how we might be able to meet your event needs. Whether you are organizing a one-day or multi-day retreat or conference, a board meeting, or conducting a team-building event or training session, we have the resources to serve groups up to 240 people.

For more information about booking an event with USML, questions regarding our facilities and services, or for customized rates and packages, please call: 847-566-8290 or email conferencecenter@usml.edu.

Private Personal Retreats

​Finding time to pause and unplug in today’s ever-demanding world can be difficult to do. The surroundings of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake encourage stillness, reflection and contemplation. Whether an overnight excursion, a weekend-long respite, or a personal stay on the breathtaking grounds can help rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.

For more information, availability and rates for personal retreats or group reservations, please call:  847-970-4908 or email conferencecenter@usml.edu.

Booking Information

The University of Saint Mary of the Lake (USML) Conference Center welcomes the opportunity to host your event on campus.

With a range of meeting spaces in our Meeting Hall, 155 sleeping rooms in our Lodge, and a full range of dining and catering services, we can accommodate a wide variety of functions and groups sizes, as well as serve as the venue for self-directed personal retreats.

Upon selection USML as the hosting venue for your function, one of our knowledgeable members of the University Events and Guests Services (UEGS) team will be assigned to group to assist you throughout the planning process and to help customize a package to fit your group’s specific needs.

For more information, to check availability and rates, or to speak to one of our event planners, call us today at 847-566-8290 or email us at conferencecenter@usml.edu