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Nichols College

119 Center Road
PO Box 5000
Dudley, Massachusetts 01571 USA

Nichols College

119 Center Road
PO Box 5000

Dudley, Massachusetts 01571

350Largest Group
150Overnight Guests
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  • Vendetti Field Vendetti Field

  • Multi- Purpose Athletic Facility Multi- Purpose Athletic Facility

  • Athletic & Recreation CenterAthletic & Recreation Center

  • Computer LabComputer Lab

  • Fitness CenterFitness Center

  • Our Field House can be used for a multi-purpose space.Our Field House can be used for a multi-purpose space.

  • Ariel View of the Lombard Dining HallAriel View of the Lombard Dining Hall

  • Tiered ClassroomTiered Classroom

  • Daniels AuditoriumDaniels Auditorium

  • Option to provide linen availableOption to provide linen available

  • Shamie Hall Shamie Hall

  • Additional Dining SpaceAdditional Dining Space

  • Daniels AuditoriumDaniels Auditorium

  • Academic BuildingAcademic Building

  • Academic Building Rooms 203 & 204Academic Building Rooms 203 & 204

  • Ariel View of Fields Ariel View of Fields

  • Athletic CenterAthletic Center

  • Scenic Outdoor SpaceScenic Outdoor Space

  • Fels Student CenterFels Student Center

  • Fels Classroom 323Fels Classroom 323

  • Fels Lounge used as a formal dinner space .Fels Lounge used as a formal dinner space .

  • Vendetti Turf Field Vendetti Turf Field

  • This space can be used as lounge space, dining space, etc. This space can be used as lounge space, dining space, etc.

  • Ariel ViewAriel View

  • Quad SpaceQuad Space

  • Fels Classroom 322Fels Classroom 322

  • Academic Building Rooms 104 & 105Academic Building Rooms 104 & 105

  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Accommodations
  • Catering
  • Dining
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
  • Testimonials

In the historical and scenic town of Dudley Massachusetts, Nichols College is the ideal location for, but not limited to: Conferences, seminars, camps/workshops, and retreats. This centrally located New England event venue is easily accessible to five major cities. Sitting on 200 acres of land, Nichols College represents its rural background while providing an abundance of on-site and local area attractions. Amenities include lodging, dining, conference meeting spaces, recreation, athletic centers, and much more. At Nichols, we provide exceptional on-site event coordinating services and pay great attention to detail, so you don’t have to. Our incredible Nichols College Dudley conference centers allow our guests to unpack their bags and enjoy their stay, while we take care of the rest!

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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Worcester, MA - 30 Minutes. Boston, MA- 1 Hour 15 Minutes. Providence, RI - 1 Hour. Hartford, CT- 1 Hour. New York City, New York- 3 Hours.
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
T.F. Green Airport / 60
Public Transportation Options:
Parking Onsite:
Numerous Conference Facilities and Residence Facilities are available from the mid-May through mid-August upon availability.
Room Type(s):
Bath Type(s):
ADA Accessible:
Largest Group:
Largest Classroom Style:
Seating for 144
Largest Theatre Style:
Seating for 350
Number of Overnight Guests:
All classrooms have a Windows 7 PC lectern, which includes VHS/DVD, overhead LCD projector, built in sound system, high speed Internet, and white boards.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Onsite A/V Staff:
Food & Beverage:
All food & beverage at Nichols College is provided through Sodexo Campus Catering. Sodexo provides outstanding service at every Dudley event whether a coffee service, outdoor picnic or full-service waited staff occasion. Our talented Catering Coordinators are available to customize and create the perfect menu to compliment your event and budget. Sodexo Campus Catering is coordinated through the Conference & Event Manager's office.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Cultural Catering Available:
Complete Meeting Package:
Special Rates and Packages:
Summer Conference rates include residence hall accommodations, 3 full meals per day, athletic facilities, meeting spaces, and staff event support. We offer standard and package rates. Please contact the Nichols College Conference and Event Manager for pricing.
Rental Policies:
Renter will be responsible for providing a Certificate of Insurance providing liability coverage in the amount of $1,000,000 for each occurrence and $2,000,000 Annual Aggregate naming the College as an additional insured.
Event Space Available:
Overnight Accommodations Available:
Ideally Suited For:
Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Youth Retreat/Camp

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Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Fels Student Center The heart of Nichols’ campus life is the Fels Student Center. Guests clubs and organizations meet here, and the trading room offers dual-monitor work stations for various projects and needs. 

Davis Hall Davis Hall is a popular space for our Conferences and Events, due to its large breakout spaces and a great variety of classroom space.

R. Eaton Foyer The R. Eaton Foyer located in the Auditorium building provides for a small gathering place, perfect for cocktails or showers. This palor style room is an elegant setting for any event

Recreation & Athletic Center This open gym space can be converted to a spacious banquet facility, or open floor plan for a trade show.

Daniels Auditorium The Daniels Auditorium, is an elegant setting for theater, banquets, or general conference meetings



Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Shamie Hall 126 366 Residence Halls Private yes
Olsen Hall 31 68 Residence Halls Communal yes
Copper Beech Apartments I & II 23 124 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Remillard Hall 77 214 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Center Hall 18 40 Residence Halls Communal yes
North Hall 16 32 Residence Halls Communal yes


  • Nichols College Sodexo Catering
    Sodexo provides catering services at Nichols College. The catering staff will work with your group to make any event memorable. From simple to elegant, our catering manager will ensure that you can rest easy and enjoy your event.
    >>> menu (PDF)


  • Lombard Dining Hall
    The Lombard Dining Hall is the campus main dining venue. The Lombard Dining Hall features a large flat screen television, in addition to a variety of different seating configurations.
  • Daniels Auditorium
    Seating Capacity: 225
    The Daniels Auditorium is a versatile facility that allows for an elegant setting for any banquet. The room can be set in many different configurations to meet your specific needs.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • R. Eaton Foyer
    Seating Capacity: 50
    The R. Eaton Foyer located in the Auditorium is a small venue, perfect for cocktails and small gatherings. This formal parlor style setting can be set many different ways to meet your groups specific taste.
    >>> menu (PDF)


Conference & Event Support The Department of Facilities Management will provide assistance for events, from set-up to break-down. Facilities Management will help coordinate and execute all the conference logistics.

Audio/Visual Support Our trained AV staff can ensure that your event's audio/visual requirements are met.

Grounds Maintenance Planning a sport clinic or camp, then let our Grounds Maintenance Division take care of everything for you. The Grounds Division will mow, set-up, and line our fields to your unique requirements.

Event Support Our Event Support staff will set-up and breakdown function space to meet your specific requirements. We will have staff on campus throughout your entire stay to ensure we can meet all of your needs.

Copy, Fax, Collate In need of a copy or have to send out a fax? No problem, Nichols College can assist you with basic clerical office needs.


Audio/Visual Lectern Every classroom is standard with an Audio/Visual Lectern. Each lectern has a PC, DVD/VHS player, and a VGA cable Input, all is connected to an overhead LCD projector which can be easily controlled with the touch of one button.

Portable PA System Nichols College has multiple portable PA systems, whether you simply need a microphone, or want to DJ a dance, our AV support can meet most requirements.

Overhead Projector If your conference finds the need to use overhead transparencies, then we can provide a portable overhead projector to meet your need.

Wireless Internet All of the Nichols College facilities have wireless internet so that you can enjoy high speed connections from almost anywhere.

Computer Labs Nichols College has three separate computer labs perfect for training and instruction.

Laptop In need of a laptop for your event, then Nichols College has you covered. Coordinated through our Conference & Event Manager, the College can provide a laptop if needed.

Area Attractions

Wachusett Mountain State Reservation Wachusett is the highest mountain in Massachusetts east of the Connecticut River and stands some 2,006 feet above sea level at its peak. Our panoramic summit views include sights of Boston to the east. More than 600,000 people visit the mountain year round with at least half of that number visiting the Wachusett Mountain State Reservation in summer and fall.

Old Sturbridge Village "Old Sturbridge Village celebrates early New England life from 1790-1840. One of the country’s largest living history museums, OSV has historians in costume, 59 antique buildings, three water-powered mills, and a working farm. Visitors can ride a stagecoach, view antiques, tour heirloom gardens, meet heritage breed farm animals, and enjoy hands-on crafts. Open year-round, but hours change seasonally"

Dudley Golf Club Located within seconds of campus, Dudley Golf Club is a 9 hole gold course for all level players. 

Raceway Golf Club Located in nearby Thompson CT, and part of the Thompson Speed way. The Raceway Golf Club is an 18 hole par 72 golf course.

Webster Lake Webster Lake is a public lake, located a short 15 minutes away in the neighnboring town of Webster, Massachusetts. Webster Lake is a great family friendly spot to cool off in the summer and lounge on the beach! 

Quaddick Lake Another great local lake and state park, just 20 minutes from Nichols College. Quaddick is a great spot for public swimming, along with trails, fishing, and water sports. 

Buffumville Lake Buffumviile is a great public swimming and recreational space, just 15 minutes from Nichols College. "Buffumville Lake was recognized as the Project of the Year in 2000 for its state-of-the-art facilities, including BMX-style bike jumps, mountain biking trails and a 27-hole disc golf course. Visitors can also enjoy more traditional activities like boating, fishing, hunting and hiking."

Misquamicut State Beach A little over an hour away, you will find the ocean! Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly Rhode Island is "Half mile of state beach with clean, clear water with low surf zone. There is parking for 2,100 cars at state facility. Large new pavilion, shade structures, coin operated hot showers, cold showers, changing rooms, First-Aid, concessions, restrooms."

Thompson Speedway The Thompson Speedway is located in Thompson CT, and is the home of a historical raceway and a classic 18-hole golf course. The Thompson Speedway host various events such as NASCAR and Open Wheel racing events. 

Artique Paint Bar Located in Putnam CT, the Artique Paint Bar allows you to choose from a paiting from calendar dates, reserve a spot, bring some friends, drink & paint! 

The Bradly Playhouse "The Bradley Playhouse is a 114 year-old vaudeville theatre in the heart of the Putnam Antiques and Restaurant District in the "Quiet Corner" of Northeastern Connecticut (Putnam). It is an amateur community theatre, operated by the members of The Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc. TNECT produces six season shows per year and several special fundraising events for The Bradley Playhouse Restoration Fund."

Mystic Aquarium Located about an hour away in Mystic CT, the Mystic Aquarium is open to the public daily. 

Blackstone Valley Shops and Cinema Blackstone Valley Shops and Cinema is a a shopping center in Central Massachusetts that provides a variety of shops, dining, and a movie theatre. 

The Hanover Theatre A performing arts theatre in the heart of Massachusetts with a variety of shows for all ages. 

Crompton Collective Crompton Collective is a boutique marketplace located in Worcester, Massachusetts filled with local vendors. Crompton Collective also holds a Farmers Market on the weekends. 

Foxwoods Casino Foxwoods Casino is located in Southern CT. 

Mohegan Sun Casino Located in Southern CT, Mohegan Sun Casino is a smoking/non-smoking casino with a variety of entertainment. 

Antiques Marketplace Located in downtown Putnam, Antiques Marketplace is New England's largest antique shop, with over 350 vendors offering a large variety of collectables and pieces. 

Faneuil Hall Marketplace Along with many more Boston attractions, Faneuil Hall is a historical marketplace with a large variety of dining options, shops, and entertainment. 


  • Thank you so much for giving us a wonderful summer retreat!
    Northern McGown

  • I can't thank you enough for all of your work, expertise, and hospitality. You are always a pleasure to work with! 
    Milnarik Music

  • Very clean and neat. The food is excellent, and the staff is pleasant. The facility is outstanding, and the staff is always ready and willing to help!