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Camp and Conference Services


The Taylor tradition. Founded in 1846 and ranked by U. S. News & World Report as the number one Midwestern Baccalaureate College, Taylor University is also rated by satisfied visitors as the best place for your camp, conference, retreat or family reunion. Exceeding expectations is the hallmark of the Taylor experience. And thanks to a commitment to those we serve, Taylor is still an incredible value. In fact, from a beautiful campus to a dedicated professional conference staff to first-rate facilities, Taylor offers one of the best values anywhere. Taylor is centrally located on 250 beautifully landscaped acres, including wooded areas and a lake and is easily accessible from major metropolitan areas. Upland's beautiful rural setting provides the perfect backdrop to Taylor's historic campus.

Conference Services

Personalized service and a warm, welcoming environment await you at Taylor University. Our well-trained staff assist groups with conference planning, housing requirements, menu planning and technology needs. Taylor University provides customized conference services for groups of all sizes.

Meeting Space

Many meeting areas are available to accommodate up to 1,600. These include conference rooms, classrooms, multi-purpose rooms, a recital hall, a theatre and a large auditorium. A full range of items can be provided to facilitate your group, including tables, chairs, platforms, podiums, sound, lighting and audio-visual equipment.


A fully-staffed campus lake is available for swimming daily. The Odle Arena and Kesler Student Activities Center house an indoor track, multi-purpose athletic courts, fitness center, showers, and locker facilities. The Student Union includes a grill area for short-order food items including soups, salads, pastries, sandwiches and desserts. The Jumping Bean offers coffee and tea in a nice café setting. Nine lighted tennis courts and many athletic fields and play locations are also available.

Food Service

Food service is provided by Creative Dining Services. Three full meals per day are served in the Hodson Dining Commons through cafeteria lines. Special features include a full salad/soup bar, full dessert selection, extensive drink choices and special-order items. Fresh vegetables and fruits are plentiful. Many other options are available for group service including special served banquets, refreshment breaks and cookouts.


Seven residence halls are located throughout the campus providing convenient access to parking, meeting and dining facilities. Each hall has a reception area and common lounges. Guests may select accommodations based on a group's specific needs. Guest services are available on campus twenty-four hours a day. Come and see why many organizations have been returning to use the Taylor University Conference Services every year for more than two decades. Come and experience Hoosier Hospitality in a world-class setting - all for an exceptional value. Come and start your own Taylor tradition.

Questions? Contact Donna Boatwright, Director of Conferences and Special Events at dnboatwright@taylor.edu, or call 1-800-882-3456.