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Summer Conference Center

Conference Dining & Catering

Conference attendee pouring coffee during break

Conference dining

Our dining programs and convenient locations simplify your attendees’ conference experience by making it easy for them to dine or grab a bite before and after your events. Conference dining options at Center Table in Willow Hall or flexible dining options at various locations on campus. Our chefs take pride in the food they prepare, and the many choices satisfy a variety of preferences and most dietary restrictions.

Two dining programs to choose from

Each guest receives a conference card programmed with the dining program of your choice.

All you care to eat

  • A set number of meals is added to your dining card
  • Can be used at Center Table

Flexible dining

  • A set dollar amount is added, each purchase is deducted
  • Can be used at any campus dining location and AYCE dining

Conference catering

Catering is provided by Bay Laurel Catering, the exclusive caterer for events within the UW residence halls.

Personalized and thoughtful service take the stress out of food and beverage planning and makes your refreshment break, reception, barbecue or banquet a delicious and memorable experience.

Planners: For questions about menu planning, please contact Bay Laurel Catering at

Alcohol policy

Bay Laurel Catering staff are happy to assist in processing the necessary applications and purchasing banquet permits for your event. Be sure and plan ahead, some permits may take up to eight weeks for processing. Please refer to the alcohol service information on the UW Office of Special Programs website.

Bay Laurel croissant sandwiches
Bay Laurel refreshment table
Bay Laurel box lunch

Questions? Contact us.

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Our dining programs, convenient locations and catering options simplify your attendees’ conference experience.

Summer conference season began Sunday, June 16, 2024.

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