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University and External Events

The University and External Events team strives to advance the mission of Mount Saint Mary’s University as we manage, produce and oversee numerous university events, rentals and filming and community partnered events for both internal and external audiences. Boasting a unique blend of event planning experience, business savvy and creative insight, our professional events team is ready to help you bring your special event, conference, workshop or meeting to life.  We have two beautiful campuses that offer a truly unique ambience for any event.

If you need assistance, please call Heather Schraeder, Director, University and External Events, at 213.477.2761 or hschraeder@msmu.edu.


Chalon Campus - Campus Events

The Chalon Campus:

The Chalon Campus features a wide selection of meeting and conference venues, including:

  • The 350-seat William Hannon Theatre
  • Campus Center (Conference center, 4800 sq.ft.)
  • The classic Mary Chapel (seats 300)
  • Additional conference rooms (seating 10–30 each)
  • During the summer months (May to July) we offer housing for long-term events.

From Chalon there is easy access to Santa Monica, Malibu, Los Angeles International Airport and, of course, the Getty Museum. (For more information, click here for Photos of the Chalon Campus.)


doheny-building

The Doheny Campus:

The visually stunning Doheny Mansion, a registered Historical Monument, is the centerpiece of the Doheny Campus. The elegant grounds, with rare botanical specimens, make a perfect venue for outdoor receptions. There are several distinct lawn areas (the largest accommodating up to 500 guests) that may be reserved for special occasions.

Doheny also offers:

  • Donohue Center (for conferences up to 180)
  • A small but beautiful chapel, Our Lady of Mercy, which seats 60
  • Several smaller conference centers on campus
  • As at Chalon, during the summer months of May, June and July we also offer housing for long-term events.

The Doheny Campus is located on 15 acres of the Edward Doheny Estate near Downtown Los Angeles. (For more information, click here for Photos of the Doheny Campus.)

This “oasis” of beautiful grounds and elegant nineteenth-century mansions is centrally located at the intersection of the Santa Monica (10) and Harbor (110) freeways, and has easy access to downtown Los Angeles, the Staples Center, the Convention Center, the Los Angeles Sports Arena, the Natural History Museum, and the L.A. Memorial Coliseum at USC.


On both campuses, when classes are not in session, we offer excellent classroom space of varying capacities for meetings, “overflow venues” and breakout sessions. Our largest classrooms offer a capacity of 80.

We hope you enjoy your “Space Visit” to Mount Saint Mary’s University and that you will find an irresistible venue for your next event. We would love to hear from you and we look forward to showing you why we are so very proud of our two campuses.

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