Meetings and Events

Mission Statement

Our mission is to offer an exceptional experience for select events that showcase the University of Minnesota and contribute to fostering an increased understanding of the University’s value to the broader community. The welcoming, warm, and elegant environment of Eastcliff provides a special venue for high-profile events with exceptional service and regard for guests.

Meetings and Events at Eastcliff

The main house, with its historic architecture, dramatic river bluff views, and manicured gardens, provides a gracious setting for events hosted by President and Mrs. Kaler.

Eastcliff is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River at 176 North Mississippi River Boulevard, St. Paul, Minnesota 55104. University Facilities Management staff ensure the ongoing management of the property and staff from the Office of the President help to plan and coordinate official University events.

Eastcliff plays a unique and vital role in supporting the mission of the University. Events hosted at Eastcliff contribute to advancing the University’s relationships with its many constituencies and may include:

  • Discussions with local and state policymakers
  • Gatherings for community leaders and dignitaries from around the world
  • Assemblies to honor alumni and benefactors
  • Commencement receptions for graduates and their families

Hosted Events at Eastcliff

To inquire about the availability of the President and Mrs. Kaler to host your event and the availability of Eastcliff, please complete and submit the Eastcliff Event Request Form. The event coordinator will respond to your request within two weeks.