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Nichols College

119 Center Road
PO Box 5000
Dudley, Massachusetts 01571 USA

Nichols College

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119 Center Road
PO Box 5000

Dudley, Massachusetts 01571

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Event Types Welcomed

Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:350
Maximum
Overnight:150
  • Nichols College Aerial Tour
  • 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

About

About Nichols College

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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LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

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.

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T.F. Green Airport - 60 minutes


Uber


Onsite: Yes Free

CATERING
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.


In-House CateringYES


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Biking
Hiking
Running
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

350 Attendees

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Theatre Style Seating for 350 | Classroom Style Seating for 144

TECHNOLOGY
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.

Yes


Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

150 Overnight Guests


Traditional/Suite/Apartment


Private/Semi-Private/Common

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Accommodations

Accommodations

150
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 126 rooms | 366 beds | floorplan
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The largest residence hall on campus, Shamie Hall can house more than 300. All rooms have private bathrooms and individually controlled heating and air conditioning. Common lounges and study rooms are located on each of the three floors.
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| Residence Halls | 31 rooms | 68 beds | image

This residence hall houses 66. This building was completely renovated in three stages with completion in the summer of 2008. Olsen hall is the “greenest” building on campus due to the efforts made during the renovations. The green initiatives include, low VOC paint, recycled flooring, occupancy sensors for all public space, an insulated building envelope, energy star appliances, and energy recovery heat ventilators. The entire building is heated and cooled with a geo-thermal system so that no fossil fuels are used in the process.
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| Suite/Apartment Style | 23 rooms | 124 beds | floorplan
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The Copper Beech Apartment facilities feature apartment style accommodations; each is complete with full kitchen, living, and dining areas. The apartments are configured to house either four or six. Six person apartment have 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, while four person apartments have 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Copper Beech I has a market available to all students, and a staff office. In addition Copper Beech II houses common vending for all resident students.
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| Suite/Apartment Style | 77 rooms | 214 beds | image

Remillard Hall offers four floors of cluster concept housing for 214 guests. The brick and steel framed residence hall includes suites of triple rooms with shared baths. The hall also contains a billiards room, vending machines, laundry facilities, and a newly renovated study lounge. It is a “cluster” style residence hall, with two rooms sharing a common bathroom. Each room is spacious and climate controlled with heating and cooling.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | 18 rooms | 40 beds
Built in 2007, Center Hall sits between Remillard Hall and Budleigh Hall, and beside North Hall. The building is a single story residence with common bathrooms, lounges and laundry facilities. Guests stay in double rooms and in two quads.
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| Residence Halls | 16 rooms | 32 beds
Built in 2007, North Hall overlooks the volleyball and tennis courts. This residence is a single story building with common bathrooms, lounges and laundry facilities. Guests stay in double rooms.
A/C This accommodation has A/C

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Biking
Biking
Hiking
Hiking
Running
Running
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
350
Overall
Seating for 144
Classroom
Style


Meeting + Event Spaces
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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. 
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David 205/207

Davis Hall is a popular space for our Conferences and Events, due to its large breakout spaces and a great variety of classroom space.
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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
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This open gym space can be converted to a spacious banquet facility, or open floor plan for a trade show.
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The Daniels Auditorium, is an elegant setting for theater, banquets, or general conference meetings

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES


Catering
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.
Dining Options
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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.
| Seating Capacity: 225 | menu | image

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.
| Seating Capacity: 50 | menu | image

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.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
T.F. Green Airport - 60 minutes
Nearby Cities
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.
Transportation + Parking
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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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.
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"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" www.osv.org
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Located within seconds of campus, Dudley Golf Club is a 9 hole gold course for all level players. 
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Located in nearby Thompson CT, and part of the Thompson Speed way. The Raceway Golf Club is an 18 hole par 72 golf course.
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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! 
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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. 
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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."
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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."
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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. 
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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! 
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"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."
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Located about an hour away in Mystic CT, the Mystic Aquarium is open to the public daily. 
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Blackstone Valley Shops and Cinema is a a shopping center in Central Massachusetts that provides a variety of shops, dining, and a movie theatre. 
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A performing arts theatre in the heart of Massachusetts with a variety of shows for all ages. 
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Crompton Collective is a boutique marketplace located in Worcester, Massachusetts filled with local vendors. Crompton Collective also holds a Farmers Market on the weekends. 
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Foxwoods Casino is located in Southern CT. 
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Located in Southern CT, Mohegan Sun Casino is a smoking/non-smoking casino with a variety of entertainment. 
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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. 
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Along with many more Boston attractions, Faneuil Hall is a historical marketplace with a large variety of dining options, shops, and entertainment. 

Services

Services

Services

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Description
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.
Technology

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Testimonials

Testimonials


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

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

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!




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