Conferences & Meetings

Conference in The Commons

Bluffton University has a reputation as attentive, thorough hosts for conferences of all kinds. Our facilities are among the most versatile in the region. Whether your group is a small weekend academic meeting a week-long retreat complete with joint sessions as well as small group breakouts, we have the experience to make your conference a success.

Marbeck Center is the main operations center during our conference program. It includes dining and banquet facilities along with several meeting rooms with furniture that can be configured according to your needs.

Centennial Hall consists of classrooms of various sizes, each with full technological capabilities. The large lecture hall features tiered seating for more than 140 guests, while other classrooms have moveable seating configurations from eight to 40 guests.

Yoder Recital Hall is our largest performance & lecture venue, with a full hardwood stage and seating for 300. It is ideal for large group worship or lecture presentations. In addition, it has all technological capabilities built in and is acoustically sound. In fact, multiple performers from the national circuit have remarked on the superb sound and beauty found inside Yoder Recital Hall.

During the summer months, overnight housing for your conference guests is available in our on-campus facilities. Amenities differ from building to building but all include free in-room network access, recreational lounges, small meeting spaces, and professional security. Air conditioning and workout facilities are available in several residence halls as well.