The MHU Conferences and Events Office is available to help coordinate use of the campus facilities, including dorms, meeting areas, auditorium, athletic amenities, and more by external groups. Whether you are a non-profit organization, corporation, church, athletic organization, or other, our experienced staff can help you plan and host your workshops, camps, conferences, concerts, meetings, and other programs on the Mars Hill University campus during the summer months.
Accommodations: We can provide affordable accommodations for your group. Campus dormitories include Bailey, Brown, Dogwood, Fox, Gibson, Huffman, Laurel, Myers, Stroup, and Turner—plus a limited number of kitchen-equipped apartments.
Other Accommodations: Along with the residential halls, the MHU Conference and Events Office offers many locations for individual groups as well as practice parlors. There are several classroom/lecture rooms that are available for instruction or routine honing. The office also provides open spaces for larger groups such as the upper quad and intramural fields. There is a covered pavilion that can be used if you want the feel of the outdoors but the security of being out of the elements.
Food Service: Good food and good service are essential to an enjoyable conference or workshop experience. To that end, Mars Hill University has partnered with Chartwells, a premier college food-service provider, to ensure that healthy and tasty dining options are available. Pittman Dining Hall, the campus cafeteria, offers an all-you-can-eat buffet with an entrée bar, deli sandwiches, a hamburger/hotdog grill, dessert, drink, and a fresh salad bar. The building also has two smaller dining rooms which can be reserved for special functions.
Stanford Arena is the home of the men’s and women’s basketball team as well as the volleyball squad. The arena seats 2,300 fans. The gym has been renovated with new lighting, new scoreboards, and automatic bleachers including chair-back seating in the home stands.
The Auxiliary Gym, located adjacent to Stanford Arena, serves as a practice facility for many MHU athletic programs. The spacious area allows for a surplus of room for many different activities. This gym will hold approximately 100 people.
Belk Auditorium, named after Mary Irwin Belk, is a spacious room that can seat 300 people. With controlled lighting and an open floor plan this area is great for lecture.
Bentley Fellowship Hall provides office space for Campus Ministry and facilities for a variety of events and activities. With a full kitchen, meals and snacks can be prepared on site.
The Blue Lounge was created for students to gather for a time of fellowship before and after classes. It can hold 50 persons. Equipped with two big screen televisions, attendees can relax on one of the two blue couches and watch their favorite show. The lounge also offers tables and chairs for dining and studying. The patio allows for anyone to enjoy the beautiful scenery and weather that the campus of Mars Hill University offers.
This beautiful place of worship and religious activities was completed in 1989. The sanctuary can seat up to 300, using ecclesiastical chairs rather than fixed pews.
This studio serves as a classroom to the many styles of dancing that Mars Hill has to offer. With the large, open floor it is ideal for groups to practice and master their skill. The dance studio will hold 80. A piano rests in the corner at the main entrance of the room, which can be used for added music.
The Community Life Pavilion offers seating of 100 for lunch and a chance to get out of the elements or just take a break.
This room is located on the first floor of the Blackwell Hall administration building and can house up to 75 individuals.
This banquet style private dining area is located inside Pittman Dining Hall and will accommodate 126.