This page contains a basic overview of the major non-residential buildings on our campus. For details on each building, including events and individual room information, click the building name below.
Old Main, built in 1911, symbolizes Bethany for hundreds of alumni and friends of the college. This building includes:
Main floor: The "Great Room" (used for banquets, dances, and other gatherings), Student Senate, "The Lab" coffeehouse, 24-hour fitness center, Campus Security offices, a computer lab, the mail room, the Center for Intercultural Development & Resources, and the Viking Village (includes a snack bar and TV lounge).
3rd through 5th floors: Anderson Hall, which serves as a residence hall for women.
Trinity Chapel was designed by Ronald W. Buelow of The Associated Architects. The chapel was planned to be an enduring symbol of the Christian foundation of the college. Christian imagery abounds in the chapel.
The interior and exterior brick and stone walls are banded in a pattern based upon the mathematical Fibonacci Series which leads up to a series of proportions appearing and reappearing in virtually all of God's creations – man, animal, plant, mineral, and even the cosmos. Symbols of the Trinity are evidenced in the three-sided spire and in the steel railing and girders that adorn the bridge to the balcony. Read more.
At 66,000 square feet, it is the largest academic building on the Bethany campus. Housing the divisions of Communication, Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the building has enough learning spaces to meet the needs of the College well into the future.
The Marvin G. Meyer Hall of Science and Mathematics is a 53,000 square foot facility designed to support baccalaureate majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics. It houses four biology labs, four chemistry labs, three computer labs, and three physics labs as well as numerous classrooms and faculty offices.
Special features of the facility include ample lab preparation and storage areas, as well as a 120-seat seminar room with tiered seating. An impressive gallery entrance greets visitors and is highlighted by a large fresco painting depicting the creation. This work of art, created by Bethany art professor William Bukowski, is a strong statement to the public concerning the relationship between theology and science as taught on the Bethany campus.
The S.C. Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center was completed in 1989. This building houses the art, music, and theater departments, a main theater, a black box theater, a photography darkroom, and the Anna John Silber Recital Hall. Activities, competitions, and performances by student and community groups constitute a major part of the yearly events calendar.
Sigurd K. Lee Theater
Bethany's 288-seat theater is large enough for a variety of shows and other functions, yet small enough to maintain a comfortable feel. You won't be too far from the action no matter where you sit.
Memorial Library is conveniently located near residence halls and campus classrooms. The building includes:For the library catalog and online resources, please see the Library page.
Main level: staff offices, material circulation, print and electronic reference collection, current magazine and newspaper collection, audio visual collection, study, and reading and audio visual viewing areas.
Lower level: The bound magazine archive collection, the Preus library, a curriculum resource classroom and workroom for education majors, a music computer lab and small group study areas.
Upper level: The general book collection, children's library, seminary library, and reference overflow collections, small group study rooms, and individual study and reading areas.
The library collection maintains over 68,000 print and nonprint materials and provides several online reference databases to support the educational needs of students, faculty, and staff personnel.
The Sports and Fitness Center has facilities and equipment available for a wide range of athletic interests. Whether you're playing basketball in the Ronald J. Younge Gym, hitting a racquetball around with a friend, pumping iron in the free weights room, or just going for an indoor jog on a rainy day, the Center is sure to keep you active. Read more about our athletic facilities .
Milton Tweit Hall originally served the campus as both the seminary building and the Communication Center. As the campus grew, the building was transformed and remodeled into a multi-use facility serving both the art and health science departments.