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Special Events

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.

Bike MS: Escape to the Lake 2022

Thiel College will be the overnight host for about 500 cyclists and volunteers as part of the Bike MS: Escape to the Lake 2022 fundraising ride that generates about $500,000 annually to fight multiple sclerosis.

Riders staying on campus can register for lodging using the links below:

Air Conditioned Room: https://thielcollege.wufoo.com/forms/p1dsb1dg05yvjht/
Non Air Conditioned Room: https://thielcollege.wufoo.com/forms/p1e8sosh0pf11ur/
Camping: https://thielcollege.wufoo.com/forms/pfv0fah1qtgz3x/

For questions, contact the Office of Special Events at specialevents@thiel.edu or 724 589-2240.

Campus Event Submission Forms

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.

Available Spaces for Rent

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:

  • Dining: 150-200
  • Theater/classroom style: 250-275
  • Stand-up reception: 275

Also located on the main level are three conference rooms:

  • Rudisill Room: 15
  • National City Room: 10
  • Hodge Conference Room: 10

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:

  • Sawhill-Georgian: 70-80 (dining); 90 (theater-style); 90-100 (stand-up reception)
  • Friends of Art: 40 (dining)

Rotunda Bistro

The heart of the Howard Miller Student Center, the Bistro is an open and spacious snack bar 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.

  • Seating for 1,750

William A. Robinson Theater – 7 Passavant Drive

Located behind Passavant Auditorium, this faculty is used for theater productions and meetings.

  • Seating for 200

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.

  • Chapel: 240
  • Conference room: 10

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.

  • JCC 101: 98
  • JCC 102: 24
  • JCC 103: 12
  • JCC 104: 29
  • JCC 105: 39
  • JCC Lobby: 78