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California State University, Northridge

California State University, Northridge

Event Types Welcomed

  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


If you are in search of a venue close to Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, California State University, Northridge is certainly an event venue to consider. Just 35 minutes from LAX and 20 minutes from Burbank Airport, Cal State Northridge makes an ideal venue for anyone traveling. The venue is near multiple scenic parks, shops, and local attractions ensuring that there is not a shortage of things to do in the surrounding area.

California State University, Northridge offers a multitude of banquet halls and conference centers that are perfect for an array of different social events. Whether you are searching for a space suitable for a formal event, or something a little more casual for a reunion or retreat, California State University Northridge can find the perfect match for you in terms of event space and accommodations. Learn more about available banquet halls and conference centers at California State University below and watch the provided video to see what makes California State University in Northridge a great venue for any event.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 800 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 40
  • Largest Theatre Style: 250
  • Academic Year Largest Group: no
University Student Union & Satellite Student Union
WithThe versatile facilities at the University Student Union can easily accommodate any event from intimate receptions to trade shows and conferences. Meeting planners will enjoy a wide array of amenities including audiovisual support, full-service catering, on-site restaurants, convenience store, public telephones, and both indoor and outdoor relaxation areas. Room sizes range from conference rooms with the capacity of 10 - 14 , to meeting rooms with the capacity of 20 - 100, to multipurpose rooms with the capacity of 50-100.
  • 100 Theatre Style
The University Club
The University Club, surrounded by the San Fernando Valleys famous orange grove, is the best-kept secret in Northridge. The facilities at The University Club are available for receptions, social functions, meetings, and elegant banquets. Four private rooms along with an outdoor garden and gazebo provide a unique setting for any event. Capacity ranges from 5 to 300.
  • 300 Banquet Style
The University Corporation
A variety of Classroom and Athletic space is available for use during the summer conference season. Sizes range from a capacity of 10 to a capacity of 150, and styles range from traditional classrooms to auditoriums. Several small theatres are housed in our Music and Theatre buildings, and a Performing Arts Center is located near the Student Union.
  • 150 Theatre Style
Athletic Facilities
Our athletic facilities can accommodate activities such as Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, and Basketball, just to name a few.
    Student Housing
    In addition to comfortable sleeping accommodations the facilities in Student Housing also includes a 120 seat multi-purpose room, 5 classrooms, conference rooms, common rooms with kitchenettes, and lounges perfect for meetings, break-out sessions, and relaxation. Most rooms have equipment to accommodate power point presentations.

      Food & Beverage Options

      The University Club
      Located near the NW corner of Nordhoff and Zelzah, in the only remaining orange grove in the valley, this restaurant office fine dining for anyone interest in a sit-down relaxing meal.
        Located in the University Student Union, offers sandwiches made to order.
          Geronimo's Food Court and Bamboo
          Geronimo’s is the primary dining area in student housing complex for conference guests. During 2010 this facility was renovated into a dazzling new food court. This all you can eat dining facility provides a variety of food selections, including a main meals, pizza, deli-bar, grilling station, salad bar, fresh fruits and vegetables, desserts, beverages, and a wide selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian entrees. The dining staff will work closely with your conference group to ensure your dining experience meets your standards and expectations. In addition to the dining hall Conference groups can also arrange for catering or use several of the dining facilities on the main campus.

          Bamboo - Located within Geronimo’s is Pan-Asian fare spanning from the various regions of Asia. Each week Bamboo Terrace features regional fare as Vietnamese pho, Korean kalbi (short ribs), Chicken Tikka, Vegetable Samosa, Pad Thai and Thai curries to name a few. Daily menu items will include popular dishes like Chow Mein noodles, orange chicken, baos and eggrolls. A wide selection of sushi is also offered on a daily basis.
          • Seating Capacity: 350 Rooms
          Burger King
          Sometimes, you just have to have a burger. For those burger n' fries cravings and more, stop by BK in the Matador Bookstore Complex.
            Panda Express
            America's favorite Chinese restaurant, serving fresh and fast Chinese food for over 30 years. Located in the Matador Bookstore Complex.
              El Pollo Loco
              El Pollo Loco is a restaurant chain based in the United States, specializing in Mexican-style grilled chicken. Located in the Matadore Bookstore Complex.
                Juice It Up
                Health-conscious counter-serve chain pouring smoothies, raw juices & nondairy blends. Located in the Matador Bookstore Complex

                  Catering options

                  Local Catering Companies
                  There are many dining options available when staying in University Housing. Approved providers will deliver food to your Resident Hall, to one of our pools for a BBQ or other outside facilities. For more information, email for a list of the many dining service providers located near CalState Northridge.


                    • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1300
                    University Park Apartments
                    Our conference suites are two-bedroom apartments that occupy up to four guests. Each apartment has a living room, a full bathroom, and a private balcony. Most apartments have kitchens. Plus, all apartments are furnished with beds, desks, sofas, tables and chairs.
                    • 2 Rooms
                    • 4 Beds
                    Traditional Dormitories
                    Our traditional dormitories house 2 individuals in double-occupancy rooms sharing a communal bath facility. This type of facility is best suited for youth groups, in which case each floor can be gender-specific.
                    • 1 Rooms
                    • 2 Beds
                    Resident Hall Apartment
                    • 2 Rooms
                    • 4 Beds

                    Featured Amenities

                    • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
                    • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
                    • Fitness Center Fitness Center
                    • In-House Catering
                    • Near Public Transit
                    • Overnight Rooms
                    • Paid Parking
                    • Taxi
                    • Theater Seating

                    Venue Location + Transportation


                    University Conference Services,
                    17950 Lassen Street,
                    Northridge, California 91325


                    • BusBus
                    • LyftLyft
                    • TaxiTaxi
                    • UberUber

                    Nearby Airport

                    • Burbank Airport - 20 minutes

                    Nearby International Airport

                    • Los Angeles International Airport - 30 minutes


                    • Onsite Parking: Yes

                    Nearby Cities

                    Downtown Los Angeles – 20 miles |Hollywood – 10 miles |Pasadena – 15 miles

                    Things to Know


                    • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
                    • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


                    Internet connectivity on request. California State University meeting rooms are equipped with overhead projectors for powerpoint presentations. All guest rooms high speed internet connectivity, and wireless ethernet at no additional charge. (no TV’s in guest rooms)

                    • Equipment Available On-Site:
                      • Projector Screen
                      • Sound System


                    CSUN's Conference Services are everything you could ask for! They have a talented and dedicated staff and assist from planning to implementation with programs. During the last 8 years they have continuously helped us deliver and improve every year -- we are in part an exceptional Summer program because of them. Utilizing their amazing site and resources we have continued to grow and thrive year over year. 
                    Operations Manager, Embassy Summer, EC English North America
                    We've thoroughly enjoyed working with the Summer Conferences staff at CSUN over the past few years. They are professional and organized, with exceptional customer service and personalized attention. They have clean and spacious accommodations, meeting spaces and classrooms to help us successfully carry out our program, and a top-notch dining facility that offers restaurant-quality food options at every meal. We run a lot of day trips from CSUN and there is quick and easy access to LA and the surrounding area but also to Malibu and Santa Barbara, making their location ideal. Our experience with the CSUN Summer Conferences has been fantastic and we'd highly recommend it to groups of any size and needs. 
                    Director of North American Operations, Plus U.S. Corporation
                    It's always a pleasure to work with their team! We always choose Conference Services for the 24/7 support that our international groups need, which includes smooth check-in at any hour, around-the-clock security and personalized customer service. Our students tell us it makes CSUN a home away from home!
                    CSUN College for Graduate, International and Midcareer Education
                    The Educational Opportunity Program would like to thank CSUN’s Conference Services for their dedication and true commitment to students. We have housed our EOP Transitional Programs in CSUN Dorms for many years and each year the staff have been responsive, caring and understanding, especially when it comes to the needs of EOP and our students. The Conference Assistants we are assigned every year take pride in their duties and are very professional yet caring and they do their best support EOP. They followed up regularly to ensure the program’s needs were being met as well as ensuring that our co-curricular activities held in Housing ran smoothly. Additionally, the staff was able to help our program day and night regardless of any concerns or emergencies. Concerns would include providing support to students that may have lost their dorm keycard, to requesting additional tables/chairs, reservations, and any dormitory issues our students brought to our attention. We always look forward to collaborating with Conference Services and we definitely look forward to once again being on campus and having our Transitional Programs in Housing!!
                    CSUN Educational Opportunity Program


                    Ropes Course
                    The Department of Leisure Studies & Recreation has a recently renovated Ropes Course on-site. The Ropes Course is an alternative to traditional classroom learning by providing participants with an adventurous activity that requires utilization of goal setting and problem solving skills. It is designed to foster group and individual development and helps groups members strengthen their relationships with other team members. The course instills participants with confidence and enthusiasm, and provides lessons critical to personal success.
                    Outdoor recreation
                    Outdoor recreation is plentiful in Student Housing, with 2 swimming pools, two basketball courts, 3 volleyball courts and several open lawn areas for other outdoor activities.
                    Conference Coordination and Planning
                    Our team can provide you with expert assistance in planning, coordinating, and managing your conference stay to ensure success!
                    Free Internet access
                    All accommodations have free access and all meeting rooms and many common areas feature wireless access.


                    Free WiFi Internet
                    Internet connectivity on request, wireless internet in guest rooms. Meeting rooms are equipped with overhead projectors for powerpoint presentations. All guest rooms include cable TV, high speed internet connectivity at no additional charge.