Chapel Auditorium

The second-largest auditorium in Indiana, the IWU Chapel-Auditorium seats 3,800 between the raked main floor and balcony. Dedicated into service on January 13, 2010, the 85,000-square-foot facility was designed with loge seating to enable participants to move from the balcony to the lower level without exiting the auditorium, and its design incorporates such sustainability features as low-E glass, off-peak ice generation and storage for cooling, high efficiency lighting and integrated energy management systems.

The Chapel-Auditorium is used primarily for student chapel three days each week. It also serves as an important venue for special assemblies, convocation services, commencement ceremonies, special musical artists and community events.

A Unique Fusion of the Ancient and Modern

The Chapel-Auditorium bells - which were carefully cast of bronze composed of pure red copper and block tin and meticulously hand-crafted by Christoph Paccard Bellfoundries in Sevrier, France, using the lost wax process, then finely tuned to exacting musical standards - remind the campus community of our Christian heritage and tradition by evoking the tranquility and reverence of church bells of the early Middle Ages, while calling people to congregate in a facility replete with 21st-century amenities.

The stained glass windows on the south fa├žade were designed and created by IWU artist Deb Luttrull and artist-in-residence Rod Crossman using the dalle de verre(French for "tiles of glass") method. The theme of the windows was developed by a team of IWU artists, church historians and theologians and represents an intimate view of God as creator, sustainer and redeemer.

The Revelation Mural, a provocative painting that took three years to complete, was presented to Indiana Wesleyan University by Crossman in 1984 and originally was displayed in the lobby of Noggle Christian Ministries Center. The original painting was reinstalled at the east entrance of the Chapel-Auditorium in January 2010.

Building Address

Mailing Address
Indiana Wesleyan University
Chapel Auditorium
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953

Street Address
Indiana Wesleyan University
Chapel Auditorium
611 E. University Blvd.
Marion, IN 46953

Contacts

  • Dean of the Chapel's Office: 765-677-1771