The Universities at Shady Grove’s (USG) operations are currently modified to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, given the continued challenges with COVID-19. At this time, most services and courses are being provided remotely or online. Access to campus buildings is limited to approved students, faculty, staff and visitors only. Please visit the USG Onward web page for additional details.

The Universities at Shady Grove's (USG) Conference and Events Center will not be accepting any on-site events until further notice. If you have an event scheduled, your assigned event coordinator will be reaching out to you to find an alternative date. If you require assistance please contact Steven Thompson, Director of Events by email at

The Perfect Mix of Conference & Meeting Space, Onsite Catering, & Amenities for Your Event!

USG's Conference and Event Services is contained within four facilities located just miles from downtown Rockville at the intersection of Darnestown and Shady Grove Road, with access to meeting space totaling 300,000 square feet.  Our facilities at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) are distinct from other conference centers, offering a variety of buildings and services in one convenient location. From fully equipped tech labs for business meetings and conferences to a gala ballroom for 500 guests.

Our full-service facility offers you: Audiovisual service on-call for the duration of your event, exclusive catering offerings, an onsite copy center, lounge areas, and more.

Our event planners can also offer you assistance in creating and executing your virtual event needs. With over 30 years of experience in events, we are here to provide your with our expertise.


Meeting Spaces

Explore meeting spaces and capabilities available at USG.


Our extensive menus at reasonable prices are designed to fit any occasion.

Policies and Procedure Information

Access the frequently used forms for booking and view our policies.

Equipment & Services

Find pricing for A/V and staging equipment rentals and other in-house services.

Directions & Maps

View a map of the USG campus including available onsite parking.

Request Meeting Space

Fill out a form to be contacted about reserving a space for your event.