FAQ for the Conference Center at George Williams College

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a conference center or a college?
The Conference Center at George Williams College is a conference center housed on a college campus.

What types of groups can schedule an event?
The Conference Center welcomes educational groups, non-profit organizations, religious retreats, business meetings, corporate events and more.

Who can stay at the Conference Center?
It’s a question we get a lot, so here is a rundown of who may stay with us. If you don’t see yourself on the list, just ask!

  • Registered conference attendees
  • University department visitors
  • Campus event participants
  • Aurora University and George Williams College alumni
  • Students currently enrolled at any Aurora University location
  • Parents of currently enrolled students
  • Current employees of any Aurora University location
  • Aurora University trustees
  • Seasonal mooring holders at George Williams College

Does the Conference Center host weddings and other special events?
Yes, we do host these events on a limited basis. Please contact us for details.

What meeting spaces and services are available?
We have 12,000 square feet of flexible and spacious meeting areas, as well as a variety of audio/visual items available for rent.

How many guest rooms do you have?
We have more than 40 guest rooms including lakeside accommodations.

Is there a required group minimum?
We welcome groups from 10 to 150, and special events for up to 250.

Is the Conference Center handicap accessible?
The residential and meeting facilities are handicap accessible. However, the distance between meeting, food service and housing facilities ranges from 50 to 300 yards, requiring walking on either a level or moderate uphill or downhill terrain.

What food options are available for session breaks?
How about some fresh baked cookies? Or ice creams treats on a hot afternoon? We also offer bagels, assorted pastries, brownies, fruits and other options. Our snack menu provides a complete listing of beverages, snacks and breaks.

What arrangements do you have for handling special dietary needs?
When you are planning an event, please let us know of any special dietary needs or requests. We’ll be happy to discuss your unique requirements.

How do I request a proposal?
You may schedule guest rooms and meeting rooms through our Conference Center staff. You may also request a proposal and a member of our staff will contact you with further information.

How do I request a tour of the Conference Center?
We invite you to visit us! Schedule a tour by contacting our Conference Center staff at 262-245-8520 or email staygwc@aurora.edu.

What is the weather like?
With glistening blue waters reflecting off the lake in summer and beautiful softly covered snow on hills and trees in winter, the weather provides a wide range of scenic delights. Check out live webcam feeds of the GWC campus!

Is the general public welcome to come and enjoy the grounds?
Yes, we welcome visitors to explore the beautiful grounds of George Williams College. Stop by the Weidensall Administration Building for a copy of our Walking Tour.