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.
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 façade 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.
Square Footage: 85,000 Seats: 3,800
Follow University Boulevard to the center of campus at the intersection of Wildcat Drive. The Chapel-Auditorium is on the north side of the intersection of University Boulevard and Wildcat Drive.
A large parking lot is provided east of the Phillippe Performing Arts Center. Several parking lots are available at Center Hall, which is located adjacent to the Chapel-Auditorium. In addition, two parking lots are available one block to the south on 45th Street.