Host your next meeting, conference or event at Essex County College


Enjoy our accommodating facilities, beautiful setting and convenient location. The college offers a range of facilities, equipment and support services all provided at reasonable rates.


Essex County College has a broad spectrum of facilities to accommodate the needs of businesses, organizations and individuals. Among the College’s more outstanding features our 434-seat Mary Burch Theater, a large and comprehensive Physical Education Building, and the 367-seater J. Harry Smith Lecture Hall. Our facilities can host large and small groups in a variety of settings.


Essex County College is located in the heart of University Heights in Newark New Jersey and is situated on a beautiful 21-acre site that provides spectacular panoramic views of downtown Newark and New York City. The college is easily accessible from state highways 21, 280 and 1&9 and a short commute from Newark International Airport. In addition, the college is a scheduled stop for NJ Transit, the local public transportation system. Take a virtual tour now and view our facility.


Facilities available for rental include:


Policies, Pricing & Forms

Download 2016 Rental Application & Fees (.pdf) »

View the Facilities Usage Procedures Manual for additional details.

Facilities Usage Procedures Manual
Media Equipment
For Special Events, Essex County College can provide public address systems, projectors and screens. Classrooms and lecture halls are also equipped with data ports. Media equipment also includes podiums with traditional and wireless microphones.


Contact Metropolitan Dining at (973) 824-0717 or


Metropolitan Services Catering Menu (.pdf) »


Contact Information

Nadiyah A. Samad
Director, Auxiliary Services
A. Zachary Yamba Building, Room 200
303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973.877.4446

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