Meeting Spaces

Bardo Arts Center

John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center

 Whether you need space for 15 or 8,000, WCU has the space for your special event.  The Ramsey Regional Activity Center has an 8,000 seat main arena, a 25,000 square foot concourse, a private hospitality room and an auxiliary gym available for use.  The John W. Bardo Fine Arts Center has a 1,000 seat performance hall and houses the Star Lobby and Gallery Room for display and reception areas.  State of the art meeting space is available in the center of campus at the A.K. Hinds University Center and Blue Ridge Hall.  Detailed amenities available in the meeting rooms can be found below:

Bardo Fine and performing arts center

The Performance Hall features an elegant 1,000-seat theatre, with newly-tuned acoustics and state-of-the-art lighting system. Bardo Arts Center also houses a more intimate performance setting for workshops and events called The Studio, similar to a traditional Black Box Theatre. The Arts Center is the perfect setting for your large group meetings, as well as the ability to add flare to your large group check-in.

BLUE RIDGE CONFERENCE ROOM

 

This room is preset with tables and chairs for 45 people.  Set up is flexible and can seat up to 60 classroom style.

Room Features

  • Bulletin board
  • Dry erase board
  • Mounting display for flipchart paper
  • WIFI and ethernet ports
  • Wheelchair accessible

Special Services & Technical Support Available

  • Ceiling mounted wireless LCD projector
  • Ceiling mounted screen
  • Overhead projector
  • TV / VCR / DVD

CARDINAL ROOM

This room is preset with tables and chairs for 45 people.  Set up is flexible and can seat up to 60 classroom style.

Room Features

  • Bulletin board
  • Dry erase board
  • Mounting display for flipchart paper
  • WIFI and ethernet ports
  • Wheelchair accessible

Special Services & Technical Support Available

  • Ceiling mounted wireless LCD projector
  • Ceiling mounted screen
  • Overhead projector
  • TV / VCR / DVD

CATAMOUNT ROOM

This room is preset classroom style for 50 people. 

Room Features

  • Bulletin board
  • Dry erase board
  • Mounting display for flipchart paper
  • WIFI and ethernet ports
  • Wheelchair accessible

Special Services & Technical Support Available

  • Ceiling mounted wireless LCD projector
  • Ceiling mounted screen
  • Conference phone
  • Overhead projector
  • TV / VCR / DVD

Classrooms

Western Carolina's academic buildings are centrally located on campus to best serve your group's needs. All classrooms have "smart" capabilities including computers, VGA hookup, and projectors. Guests may rearrange classrooms to best fit their needs, so long as they are reset at the end of your conference. 

Academic buildings include:

  • Belk
  • Coulter
  • Forsyth
  • Killian
  • McKee
  • Reid
  • Stillwell

Coulter recital hall

Guests are welcome to utilize the Music Recital Hall in the Coulter Building, a 440-seat concert venue, for their meeting or performance needs. A Steinway grand piano and a small pipe organ are available for performances.

DOGWOOD ROOM

This room is preset with tables and chairs for 20 people.  Set up is flexible.

Room Features

  • Bulletin board
  • Dry erase board
  • Mounting display for flipchart paper
  • WIFI and ethernet ports
  • Wheelchair accessible

Special Services & Technical Support Available

  • Ceiling mounted wireless LCD projector
  • Ceiling mounted screen
  • Overhead projector
  • TV / VCR / DVD

Forsyth 101

This conference style meeting space is set up with round tables, dual projector capabilities, and podium space for your guests to lead meetings, workshops, and special events. 

GRAND ROOM

Available Setups

  • Lecture Seating: 500 people
  • Banquet Seating: 225
  • Information Fair: 40 8' tables
  • Can be soft-partitioned for smaller meetings

Room Features

  • Grand piano
  • Stage
  • WIFI and ethernet ports

Special Services & Technical Support Available

  • Podium and microphone (technician required for use)
  • Sound system (technician required for use)
  • LCD projector and screen
  • Overhead projector
  • TV / VCR / DVD

ILLUSIONS

Preset dance club style with small round tables and chairs and booths for 70 people.

Available Setups

  • Lecture setup for 100 which includes 80 chairs and booth seating for 21.
  • Banquet setup for 80 which includes large and small round tables and booth seating.

Room Features

  • Stage
  • Ceiling mounted speakers
  • WIFI and ethernet ports

Special Services & Technical Support Available

  • Podium and microphone (technician required for use)
  • Sound system (technician required for use)
  • Karaoke (technician required for use)
  • LCD projector and screen
  • Overhead projector
  • TV / VCR / DVD
 

NANTAHALA ROOM

 

Room Features

  • Dry erase board
  • Mounting display for flipchart paper
  • WIFI and ethernet ports
  • Wheelchair accessible

Special Services & Technical Support Available

  • Ceiling mounted wireless LCD projector
  • Ceiling mounted screen
  • Overhead projector
  • TV / VCR / DVD

picnic area

The picnic area, located by the softball field, is the ideal place for events such as cookouts, reunions, birthday parties, and more! The picnic area includes a covered shelter (under which are picnic tables, a grill, and electrical outlets), a wide expanse of grassy lawn next to the creek with several more picnic tables placed around, and working restrooms (not available during the winter months).

RALEIGH ROOM

 

Room Features

  • Dry erase board
  • Mounting display for flipchart paper
  • WIFI and ethernet ports
  • Wheelchair accessible

Special Services & Technical Support Available

  • Ceiling mounted wireless LCD projector
  • Ceiling mounted screen
  • Overhead projector
  • TV / VCR / DVD

ROGERS ROOM

Preset for 18 people.

Room Features

  • Bulletin board
  • Dry erase board
  • Mounting display for flipchart paper
  • WIFI and ethernet ports
  • Wheelchair accessible

Special Services & Technical Support Available

  • Wireless LCD projector
  • Conference phone
  • Wall mounted large display monitor
  • Overhead projector
  • TV / VCR / DVD

THEATER

Preset for 170 people

Room Features

  • Stage
  • WIFI and ethernet ports

Special Services & Technical Support Available

  • Podium and microphone (technician required for use)
  • Sound system (technician required for use)
  • Ceiling mounted wireless LCD projector
  • Ceiling mounted screen
  • 35mm film projector (technician required for use)
  • Overhead projector
  • VCR / DVD
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