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Illinois Wesleyan University has over 60 spaces on campus available for events, meetings, receptions, and more!  Contact us at 309.556.3100 to learn more about holding an event at Illinois Wesleyan!

  • Memorial Center: The Memorial Center houses banquet rooms and conference rooms as well as dining facilities, including a coffee shop.
  • People in meetingYoung Main Lounge : ballroom with 18' ceilings, hardwood flooring that can seat up to 250 banquet-style or 400 classroom-style with staging, sound, and audio-visual equipment available 
  • Joslin Atrium : connected to the ballroom, a reception area or standalone meeting space with spectacular views of the quadrangle 
  • Center Court: large flexible event area with tall historic windows, a high ceiling, and a second-floor balcony overlooking the main space.

  • Hansen Student Center: The Hansen Student Center houses a large event space as well as 2 smaller meeting spaces and the Tommy's Restaurant.
  • Academic Meeting Space: Over 50 classroom spaces – 95% of which are equipped with technology.





From small to large, casual to elegant, Sodexo will provide meals and snacks to your specifications including special dietary needs.



Campus parking is included with your reservation!

Driving Directions

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From Chicago, IL (Approximately 130 miles) Take I-55 South to Veterans Parkway South (Business 55 - exit #167). Proceed about 4 miles and turn right onto Route 9 (Pekin West exit). Travel about 2 miles to Park Street and turn right.  

From Madison, WI (Approximately 200 miles) Take I-39/90 South to Rockford, IL and continue on I-39 South. Turn onto Route 51 South (Business Exit #2) and turn left at the end of the ramp. Proceed about 6 miles to Emerson Street and turn left at the light. Turn right onto Franklin Street, left on Beecher Street, and then right on Park Street.

From Indianapolis, IN (Approximately 165 miles) Take I-74 West to Route 51 (North Business Exit #135). Travel about 2 miles to Veterans Parkway North (Business 55 Chicago) exit. Proceed about 3.5 miles, turn left onto Route 9 (Pekin West Exit). Travel about two miles to Park Street and turn right.

From Peoria, IL (Approximately 40 miles) Take I-74 East to I-55 North (Chicago Exit #127). Follow to Route 51 South (Business Exit #165A). Proceed about 3 miles to Emerson Street and turn left at the light. Turn right onto Franklin Street, left on Beecher Street, and then right on Park Street.

From St. Louis, MO (Approximately 160 miles) Take the Veterans Parkway exit (Exit #157A-B/I-55-BL N/I-74/US-51/Veterans Parkway/Decatur/Indianapolis), and proceed and take ramp to US-51 Br N/Main St/Chicago. Turn left (heading north) onto S. Main Street (US-51-BR N). At a corner where there is Walgreens and Kroger, turn right onto Emerson Street. Turn right onto Franklin Street, left on Beecher Street, and then right on Park Street.

Other Ways to Get Here

Getting to IWU is super easy. Take a train, plane, or bus!

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Bloomington-Normal is home to more than 30 public electric vehicle charging sites, including two Level 2 chargers at Illinois Wesleyan's Minor Myers, jr. Welcome Center (which houses the Admissions Office)--the first building in Bloomington to be LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. 
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Peoria Charter Coach Company serves central Illinois and the Chicago areas. 
Greyhound serves the entire Midwest and the country with daily departures.

In Bloomington-Normal, Connect Transit bus routes connect the airport and train station to campus.

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Bloomington's (BMI) Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) is just minutes from campus and has 6 nonstop flights to/from: Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), OrlandoSanford (SFB), Tampa/St.Pete (PIE). Nearby airports include Peoria (PIA) (45 miles), Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Chicago Midway (MDW) (app. 120 miles). Find commercial flights daily at the Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI), (309) 663-7383. Taxi service and rental cars are available at the airport. Bus service is available from O'Hare and Midway Airports to the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University, one mile north of the IWU campus.

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Bloomington/Normal is on Amtrak's Chicago-to-St. Louis route. The Amtrak (BNL) station is one mile north of IWU campus at 11 Uptown Circle, Normal, IL (309) 862-2000




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