HSG convention & conference venue

The University of St.Gallen is a place for encounters that inspire, educate and advance the community. The encounters with mutual inspiration and interdisciplinary exchange, open dialogue on socially relevant topics are an important part of our campus culture. With the HSG Events Office, the University of St.Gallen creates a framework and context to continue to actively shape and promote such a coming together in various formats.

Venue HSG

The premises of the University of St.Gallen are used for academic teaching, research and learning as well as for university administration. The official opening and closing times of the University of St.Gallen apply to event organisers. Depending on the type of room, the number of seats also varies:

  • Seminar and plenary rooms: 30 - 200 seats
  • Plenary halls: 384 - 600 seats
  • Foyers& Gastronomy: On request

When planning your event, please note the opening hours of the University.

Guided tours on campus

Round off your event with a guided tour and gain insight into the world of the University of St.Gallen, its history or the in-house art collection. We offer campus and art tours, but special themed tours are also possible by arrangement. We will gladly accept your requests. Our guides will accompany you competently and with exciting anecdotes through our premises. Please note the maximum group size of 20 people.

Your event planning support

The planning process and event support is handled by the HSG Events Office, which, in addition to its central event management, also ensures the availability of the required resources and the granting of necessary permits on the basis of your usage regulations. The HSG Events Office is also happy to support you in the following activities:

  1. Personal support with your event applications;
  2. Supervision of the approval process for your events;
  3. Ensuring that your event is carried out professionally;
  4. Advice on the conception of your event planning;
  5. Carrying out event evaluations.

Campus University of St.Gallen

The premises of the University of St.Gallen are used for academic teaching, research and learning as well as for university administration. To book premises at this location, please contact the HSG Events Office with your completed Extracurricular Events Application Form. Assistance in completing the application and the approval process can be found below.

Event application and approval process

If you would like to organise an event at the University of St.Gallen, the HSG Events Office is your central contact point. The HSG Events Office coordinates all events at the University of St.Gallen and defines an event as a course with a complex methodical-didactic structure or an extracurricular event. The implementation of an event is only possible after approval of the event application. The process for approving an event application takes place in four steps:

Approval process

External applicants are requested to complete the Extracurricular Events application form and send it to the HSG Events Office via email.

University employees are requested to enquire about the application process via the intranet.

Associations can obtain information and application via the SHSG website.

(a) Deadlines
Depending on the size of your planned event, there are two different deadlines for submitting the completed application form for extracurricular events:

Event category I (+200 pers. and/or over several days): 5 weeks before the event at the latest.

Event category II (up to 200 pers.): at the latest 3 weeks before the event.

Application form for extracurricular events

(b) Catering & Apéros
If you are planning an aperitif at your event, you can tick this box in your application. The University of St.Gallen has a catering partner who must be contacted. Aperitifs can only be held in a public foyer following an approved event application with a corresponding allocation of space. According to the house and usage regulations, eating and drinking is prohibited in the seminar rooms of the University of St.Gallen.

Once you have submitted your application by the deadline, we evaluate it in close cooperation with other university departments, look for suitable premises and check the technical requirements.

After your application has been reviewed by the relevant authorities, you as the applicant will receive approval for your planned event. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We hope you enjoy your event!

Other venues of the University of St.Gallen

Campus E

Campus E" is the expression of a long-term partnership in the field of executive education between Hotel Einstein and the University of St.Gallen (HSG). Located in the hotel's congress building, the Campus E complements the existing facilities in the University’s own Executive Campus HSG.

Around 5,000 people take part in executive education courses at the University of St.Gallen every year. These are offered on the one hand by the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law and on the other hand by the institutes. The majority of the courses - from short seminars to the Executive MBA - are offered at the University's own executive education campus Holzweid. In order to meet the gratifying demand for executive education with a suitable, additional infrastructure, the Hotel Einstein and the University of St.Gallen have extended their successful partnership for the "Campus E" until 2026. The Einstein is of course a leading, independent congress centre that makes its premises available to all interested parties.

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HSG Events Office
University of St.Gallen
Dufourstrasse 50
CH-9000 St. Gallen
+41 71 224 23 34
Mon - Thu: 08:30 - 11:30

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