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Summer Conferences & Camps

COVID-19 Update: April 24, 2020

In the interest and safety of all guests and members of the university, we have canceled all on-campus conferences, camps and activities through June 30, 2020. This includes any event, gathering and program originally scheduled to use campus meeting and performance spaces, outdoor space, athletic and health and recreation facilities, housing facilities, and campus dining halls. 

The safety of all University guests and our Butler community is our priority. We continue to monitor the situation and will make a decision about July events and programs by mid-May. 

Please refer to the COVID-19 Information for the Butler Community webpage for the most up-to-date information on events at Butler.

Butler University

Welcome to Butler University!

Located in the heart of Indianapolis, Indiana, Butler University provides a welcoming and flexible urban setting for conferences and camps with summertime accommodations on our campus. We are extremely proud of our long tradition of academic excellence, and trust you will enjoy our beautiful campus and facilities. 

Butler University offers residential hall housing to both on- and off-campus groups for summer conferences and camps from Memorial Day Weekend through the last full weekend in July.

To reserve Summer Conference accommodations and event space, please fill out the Summer Conference Reservation Questionnaire. To promote your Summer Conference or Camp taking place on Butler's campus, please fill out the Summer Conference Promotion Opportunity Form. For additional questions, please email us at buevents@butler.edu.

Summer Housing Accommodations 

Fairview House

Fairview House, photo by SCB

Fairview House

Fairview House is a state-of-the-art, 633-bed, apartment style housing facility that offers 6 and 8-person units. Each unit features a shared living and dining room as well as 3–4 double-occupancy bedrooms. Each double occupancy bedroom features a private bathroom with double sink. View the Fairview House fly through video!

Rates:Fairview House Lobby

Nightly Rate: $80.00/night/room

Weekly Rate: $75.00/night/room

Amenities:
  • Private bathrooms  with double sinks
  • Kitchenettes with full size refrigerator and microwave
  • Welcome desk and lounge with control desk
  • Recreation and gaming lounge
  • Second floor balcony overlooking the courtyard
  • Media lounge and social space including four TV’s and fireside casual seating
  • Business center with print stations and private work space
  • Cardio fitness room with modern equipment and workout/yoga space
  • Laundry centers on three floors
  • Outdoor patio

Take a look at the floor plans Fairview House has to offer.

 

Fairview House Community RoomCommunity Room, Fairview House

Within Fairview House on the first floor, the Community Room is a great event space for your conference or camp to gather as one. Features of the space include floor to ceiling windows that illuminate the space with natural light, separate entrance and exit, full A/V technology, and a space for catering. The Fairview House Community Room has a flexible layout that can accommodate a number of different set-ups that fits the needs of your event. Whether you're hosting guests for a cocktail hour, gathering with friends and family for a dinner reception, or giving a presentation to your colleagues, the Fairview House Community Room is a great addition to your summer conference or camp!

Rate:$1,750.00

Capacity in rounds: 152 guests

Capacity in theatre style: 200 guests

Dimensions: 45' x 49'

Features: Full A/V, Butler University owned chairs, tables, stage, and soft furniture included with rental price

Event Space Diagrams:

PDF icon Fairview House Community Room, Event Space Dimensions

Irvington House

Irvington House, picture from SCB

Irvington House

Irvington House is a state-of-the-art, 647-bed, suite-style residential facility. Double occupancy suites include two twin beds, a shared bathroom with a bedroom on the other side of the bathroom. Each room has a bed, desk, and closet for each occupant. Laundry facilities are available on every floor. The building also features a recreation center and social lounge, front desk operation, and outdoor gathering spaces. View the Irvington House fly through video!

Rates:Irvington House Lobby

Nightly Rate: $70.00/night/room

Weekly Rate: $65.00/night/room

 

Amenities:
  • Welcome desk and lounge with control desk
  • Bedrooms furnished with a bed, desk, chair, and closet
  • Bathrooms include single shower and four sinks
  • Laundry facilities on every floor
  • Recreation Center and Social Lounge with pool table, ping pong, and arcade games
  • Outside study lounges surrounded by open lawn space, a courtyard, and fire pit

Take a look at some of the floor plans Irvington House has to offer.

 

Irvington House Community RoomCommunity Room, Irvington House

Within Irvington House on the first floor, the Community Room is a great event space for your conference or camp to gather as one. Features of the space include floor to ceiling windows that illuminate the space with natural light, tables and chairs, and full A/V technology. The Irvington House Community Room has a flexible layout that can accommodate a number of different set-ups that fits the needs of your event. Whether you're teaching camp guests during a lecture, gathering with friends and family for a dinner reception, or hosting a board meeting, the Irvington House Community Room is a great addition to your summer conference or camp!

Rate:$1,750.00

Capacity: 50 guests

Dimensions: 50' x 25'

Features: Full A/V, Butler University owned chairs and tables included with rental price

Event Space Diagrams:

PDF icon Irvington House Community Room, Event Space Dimensions

For more information regarding Summer Conferences at Butler University, please see the PDF icon BAEC Summer Conferences & Camps Information. You may also contact the Butler Arts & Events Center at buevents@butler.edu