10 College Campuses for Hosting Religious Events

By Connect Staff, July 23, 2014



9. John Brown University
John Brown University covers 200 acres in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. The campus is dotted with dogwood trees and circled by the Dogwood Springs Walking Trail.

It has facilities for many types of events, including banquets, receptions, conferences and retreats. More than 100 classrooms serve as breakout rooms, and the performing arts center has a 500-seat auditorium. Simmons Great Hall,  a 17,000-sq.-ft. banquet hall, opened in 2013. It can seat about 500 people, has modern audiovisual equipment and can be divided into three rooms. It is available to outside groups if there is no conflict with student activities.

The most notable building on campus is Cathedral of the Ozarks, which has stained-glass windows. It seats 900. On-campus lodging is available for 352 attendees in two dormitories.



10. Westmont College
Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and Los Padres National Forest, Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, is an oasis filled with gardens and walking trails.

Founded in 1937, the 111-acre Christian liberal arts campus is available for conferences year-round, but facilities are limited during the school year. Event spaces include 27 classrooms that hold up to 75 each, and a 164-seat theater. Five lawns can accommodate outdoor events, and three athletic fields can host teambuilding activities. During the summer, on-campus residence halls can accommodate attendees staying overnight.

Photo credits: Matt McGee; Nyack College; Samford University; Azusa Pacific University; Whitworth University; John Brown University

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