Host your next event on our Florida campus

Located on 188-acres of waterfront, few colleges have a more attractive setting for your event than Eckerd College.

With one point of contact and one invoice, experience concierge service before, during and after your stay.

Cookie Davis
Conference Director

Please note that all groups are required to obtain and provide Special Event General Liability Insurance.

Academic spaces across campus provide a unique setting for your event.

With one point of contact, all your event requirements will be addressed.

Our Conference Center allows for large groups and small break-out sessions.

Our catering options are extensive—from fully-catered meals to dessert tables.

Full service conference support, includes housing registration, private event catering, logistical coordination and more.

Our state-of-the-art Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium boasts a new Epson 4K 12,000 lumen projector and seating for 354.

Corporate meeting spaces are available year-round in our Conference Center and come fully equipped.

Wonderful settings create unique experiences for guests.

Indoor and outdoor facilities

Eckerd College offers a number of different facilities, both indoor and outdoor, and hosts a wide variety of visitors including corporate retreats and meetings, community events and training, writing conferences, educational groups, marching bands, youth camps and more.

Our campus is nestled on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida, less than 25 miles from two airports. See directions and map.

Enjoy some of the world’s best sunsets over Boca Ciega Bay on Eckerd College’s own South Beach.

Conference in Fox Hall


Our endless catering options can provide you with all of your food service needs—from refreshment breaks to receptions, banquets to three meals in our dining hall and more.

With one point of contact, all of your event and catering needs can be seamlessly met to your unique vision.

Catering options include refreshment and dessert tables, fully-catered meals, buffet luncheons and everything in between.

Housing for participants (June and July only)

Housing is provided in newly-renovated, well-maintained and comfortable residence halls. Our housekeeping staff provides daily service to all public areas of the residence halls.

Apartment-style rooms offer full kitchens, living rooms, and private and semi-private baths.

Newly-constructed traditional dorm-style housing provides up to 136 beds for groups looking to stay in one complex.

Our fully air-conditioned residence halls, available for small and large groups, can offer the following:

  • Modern full kitchens
  • Private and semi-private apartment- and townhome-style suites
  • Traditional shared dormitories
  • Laundry facilities