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Conference Services

The Conference Services Department of Columbia International University assists churches and other organizations by providing campus facilities and services for conferences, youth camps, and meetings which are for a religious, educational, or community purpose. CIU has a reputation for offering attractive facilities, exceptional dining, and affordable rates with a strong focus on service.

Whether you're planning a church conference, a youth camp, a banquet, or a meeting - the campus of Columbia International University may be the perfect place to host your event!

A Comfortable Setting…

  • Beautiful 400 acre wooded campus - overlooking the Broad River - with walking trails, lakes, and attractive places for quietude and reflection.
  • Variety of recreational opportunities available on campus.
  • Residence halls for housing, all with attractive lobbies and air-conditioned rooms with a sink and phone access in each room.
  • Laundry facilities in housing areas.
  • Access to technology with e-mail, internet, and fax capabilities.

With Practical Services…

  • An experienced one-stop-shop for your planning and support service needs, with a professional and caring staff ready to help make your event exactly the way you want it.
  • Flexible facilities suitable for a wide variety of purposes. These include conference rooms and classrooms with available seating from 10 to 100, as well as three auditoriums seating 200, 500, and 880.
  • Dining Hall offering exceptional meals at affordable prices. While normally served cafeteria style, other options such as banquets, cookouts, and coffee breaks are available upon arrangement.
  • Easy walking distance to all meeting areas, classrooms, and dining facilities.
  • Media services department professionally staffed and equipped to handle a wide range of audio/visual requests.
  • 24-hour security and on-call service for emergencies.
  • Free parking.

In A Convenient Location…

  • Only eight miles from historic downtown Columbia with its attractive parks and museums.
  • Twenty minute drive to airport, major shopping areas, and the popular Riverbanks Zoo.
  • Quick drive to major cities -- 1.5 hours to Charlotte, 2 hours to Charleston or Greenville, 4 hours to Atlanta.

To contact us about services, call:

(800) 777-2227 toll free
- or -
(803) 754-4100 local