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Braden Auditorium


Illinois State University has nearly 200 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, advanced technology classrooms, and auditoriums of all sizes and configurations, plus indoor and outdoor athletic facilities that support a wide range of needs from professional conferences to youth camps.

Conference Services will assist you with reserving space to accommodate your event, and take care of details such as room set-ups, audio visual needs, parking, catering, and housing.

  • Alumni Center

    The Illinois State University Alumni Center is a place for you. The Illinois State University Alumni Center, located at 1101 N. Main in Normal, provides an official gateway to campus and state-of-the-art meeting facilities for alumni, members of the University community, and the general public. This facility is the official entry point for those visiting Illinois State University. Its design incorporates space for everything from group meetings to casual conversation around the fireplace.

    The Alumni Center has four small to large meeting rooms and a Great Hall for receptions available for alumni, university, and public use. With the latest in state-of-the-art technology, this facility is well equipped to be the perfect location for meetings, banquets, training and more.

    The following amenities are provided in the Alumni Center:

    • State-of-the-art technology including video, projection, and conferencing
    • Amplified hearing
    • Smoke-free environment
    • On-site catering kitchen

    Facility reservations may be made by calling Conference Services at (309) 438-2403 or (800) 877-1478 or e-mailing us at

    Please visit and plan to host your next meeting, reunion or workshop in the Alumni Center.

  • Bone Student Center

    The Bone Student Center offers 12 meeting rooms for groups of 10-3,400, five restaurants, a Barnes & Noble bookstore, a bowling and billiards center, and complete on-site catering.

  • Academic Meeting Space

    • Our multimedia auditoriums and classrooms provide seating for 25-700:
      140 standard classrooms for 25-60
    • Ten lecture halls for 100+
    • Three Auditoriums for 300+
  • Athletic/Recreation Space

    • Redbird Arena sets the standard for comfort, convenience, and class in college basketball and other events with seating for 10,200
    • Eight gymnasiums
    • Seven outdoor fields
    • Three pools