The Office of Special Events facilitates internal and external events held on Thiel’s campus from inception to completion for students, faculty, staff and outside parties. The special events staff will help schedule facilities and arrange for use of A/V equipment and other services to enhance presentations, lectures, social gatherings and community functions.
Reservation forms for campus facilities must be submitted to and approved by the Office of Special Events. In addition to food service costs, event sponsors will be charged for rental linens (tablecloths and napkins), floral arrangements, technical fees and musician fees where applicable.
There are many spaces available on campus for internal and external events.
The Howard Miller Student Center – 15 Zimmerman Way
The Lutheran Heritage Room is located on the main level. This room is used for student functions and doubles as a banquet/meeting center; dining, receptions and symposia location:
Also located on the main level are three conference rooms:
Friends of Art and Sawhill-Georgian Room
Also located on the main level, these rooms are used for faculty meetings, round table discussions, dinners, receptions and general meetings:
The heart of the Howard Miller Student Center, the Bistro is an open and spacious snackbar area. Many Thiel students, faculty, staff and visitors stop by every day for a quick meal, snack or gourmet coffee drink, featuring Starbucks® brand coffee. Newly renovated in 2011, the Bistro can be configured in a number of ways for a variety of events. Receptions, small dinners, casual meetings and many other types of events can be accommodated.
Passavant Auditorium - 38 Packard Avenue
Located on the upper campus, Passavant is used for large assemblies, convocations, commencements and concerts.
William A. Robinson Theater – 7 Passavant Drive
Located behind Passavant Auditorium, this faculty is used for theater productions and meetings.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel - 94 College Avenue
Located on the corner of College Avenue and Ridgeway Street, this facility is used for church services, choral and band concerts and meetings. The chapel also has a small conference room.
Glen Johnson Community Center - 35 Roy Johnson Drive
Located on lower campus, this facility is used for employee training sessions, board meetings, general meetings, receptions and dances. Each room has technology capabilities.