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Hollins University

Hollins was founded in 1842 as Virginia's first chartered women's college. The first coed graduate program was established in 1958. Hollins enrolls approximately 1,050 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. Its 475-acre campus is located in Roanoke, Virginia.

Hollins' distinctions include a nationally ranked graduate creative writing program; active writer- and artist-in-residence programs; a January Short Term that enables students to pursue internships in careers across the globe, participate in travel/study programs, or focus intensely on an unusual course or project; one of the oldest study abroad programs in the country; and a leadership program that offers executive-level training to undergraduates. The university awards the bachelor of arts degree in 27 fields; the bachelor of science in four fields; the bachelor of arts and fine arts in dance; the master's degree in children's literature, liberal studies, screenwriting and film studies, and teaching; the master of fine arts degree in children's literature, creative writing, dance, playwriting, and screenwriting; a certificate of advanced studies; and a post-baccalaureate certificate in dance. Hollins is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is on the approved list of the American Association of University Women.

Meeting Facilities: 19,530 total square feet of meeting space

Directions

Directions

  • Major Access Routes: I-81
  • Directions: From Interstate 81, take Exit 146 to Plantation Road. Take Plantation Road south until the intersection with Williamson Road. Turn left on Williamson Road - the entrances for the school will be on the left.
Hollins University Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 22
  • Total Sqft.: 19,530
  • Largest Room: 6,840
  • Theatre Capacity: 622
  • Banquet Capacity: 350
  • Exhibit Space:
  • Reception Capacity: 600
Meeting Facility Rooms
Rm. Name Sq. Ft. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Art Lecture Room   0   X       46              
Babcock Auditorium   0   X       188              
Ballator Gallery   2015   31 X 65       130         120     200  
Botetourt Reading Room   3721   61 X 61                    
Octagon Room   3096   X               138     200  
Camp Yonts   676   31 X 21           25          
Dining Hall   6840   77 X 110               350     600  
DuPont Chapel   2683   X       622              
Fencing Studio   2683   X                    
Francis Niederer Auditorium   0   X       129              
Goodwin Private Dining Room   1152   48 X 24           50     50      
Gordh Room   880   40 X 22           20         50  
Green Drawing Room   1190   35 X 34       80         40     125  
Gymnasium   14589   X                    
Hollins Room   1166   53 X 22       94     32     64     125  
Jackson Screening Room   0   X       40              
Janney Lounge   696   24 X 29       40     24     32     75  
Mary Rowland Lounge   441   21 X 21           12          
Meditation Chapel   0   X       70              
Morrow Seminar Room   435   15 X 29           16          
O'Keefe Seminar Room   360   15 X 24           16          
Talmadge Recital Hall   0   X       188              
Tayloe Theatre   3890   X       570              
Swannanoa Room 002   279   15 X 18           10          
Swannanoa Room 209   334   13 X 25           16          

Author of "The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother," James McBride at Hollins

  • September 23, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Reading by James McBride, Author of "The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother" Tuesday, September 23 Q&A 4:30 pm,… View Details

An Evening with Screenwriter/Director Guinevere Turner

  • September 25, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Screenwriter, director, and actress Guinevere Turner will visit Hollins to speak about her film career, current projects, and what it's like to be an… View Details

Author of "I Lived on Butterfly Hill," Marjorie Agosin at Hollins

  • October 2, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Reading by the Author of "I Lived on Butterfly Hill," Marjorie Agosin Thursday, October 2, 7 pm Green Drawing Room, Main A poet, fiction… View Details

Contemporary Photographers, Traditional Practices: Vision and Method in the 21st Century

  • October 2, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Contemporary Photographers, Traditional Practices: Vision and Method in the 21st Century Thursday, October 2, 6 pm Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard… View Details

Hollins Studio Faculty Exhibition

  • October 2, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Hollins Studio Faculty Exhibition Thursday, October 2, 6 pm Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center The Wilson Museum is… View Details

Photographs from the Collection

  • October 2, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Photographs from the Collection Thursday, October 2, 6 pm Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center Since its invention in the… View Details

Spoken Word Artist Lacey Roop

  • October 3, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Spoken Word Artist Lacey Roop Friday, October 3, 8 pm Rathskeller, lower level, Moody Lacey Roop is a nationally acclaimed spoken word artist. In… View Details

"You, Too, Can Write for Children" Workshop

  • October 4, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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“You, Too, Can Write For Children” Workshop Shows Budding Authors How to Get Started Saturday, October 4, 9 am Parents and teachers who… View Details

Author of "Factory Man," Beth Macy at Hollins

  • October 23, 2014
  • Location: Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Reading by the Author of "Factory Man," Beth Macy Thursday, October 23, 8:15 pm Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center. Main … View Details

Lecture by Sebastiaan Faber at Hollins

  • October 23, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Lecture by Sebastiaan Faber Thursday, October 23, 6 pm Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center Sebastiaan Faber, professor of Hispanic… View Details

Music Performances at Hollins

  • October 25, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Concert Choir and Chamber Singers 2 pm, Beale Garden, rain location duPont Chapel The Hollins University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers perform… View Details

Zarzuela, Tango: ¬°Extraordinario!

  • October 26, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Zarzuela, Tango: ¡Extraordinario! 3 pm, Talmadge Recital Hall, Bradley Anna Tonna, soprano, and Pablo Zinger, pianist, are internationally… View Details

Framing and Care of Works on Paper Workshop

  • November 1, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Framing and Care of Works on Paper Workshop Saturday, November 1, 10 am, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Room 111 Framing and Care of Works… View Details

Valley Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

  • November 2, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Valley Chamber Orchestra Sunday, November 2, 3 pm duPont Chapel Please join Valley Chamber Orchestra for its fall concert featuring a variety of… View Details

News Analyst Kate Obenshain to Speak at Hollins

  • November 10, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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News Analyst Kate Obenshain to Speak Monday, November 10, 7 pm Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center Kate Obenshain, vice… View Details

Artists' Talk at Hollins

  • November 13, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Artists' Talk Thursday, November 13, 6 pm Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center Hollins Studio Faculty Exhibition,… View Details

Author of "Behind My Eyes," Poet Li-Young Lee

  • November 13, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Author of "Behind My Eyes," Poet Li-Young Lee Thursday, November 13, 8:15 pm Green Drawing Room, Main Li-Young Lee has written four… View Details

Music Performance: "Liebeslieder Waltzes"

  • November 16, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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"Liebeslieder Waltzes" Sunday, November 16, 3 pm Talmadge Recital Hall, Bradley Celebrating the dedication of the Peacock Terrace and the… View Details

World Music Ensemble

  • November 16, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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World Music Ensemble Sunday, November 16, 7 pm duPont Chapel The Hollins University World Music Ensemble and special guests present a lively… View Details

Student Recitals at Hollins

  • November 20, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Student Recital Thursday, November 20, 7 pm Talmadge Recital Hall, Bradley Join us as Hollins students present a recital of music for family and… View Details

Writers' Harvest Reading

  • December 4, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421

Writers' Harvest Reading Thursday, December 4, 7 pm Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center Hollins faculty writers read from their work… View Details

Comedian Ronnie Jordan at Hollins

  • December 5, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Comedian Ronnie Jordan Friday, December 5, 8 pm Rathskeller, lower level, Moody From the very start, funny man Ronnie Jordan has proven that he's a… View Details

White Gift Service

  • December 7, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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White Gift Service Sunday, December 7, 7:30 pm duPont Chapel A beloved Hollins University tradition celebrating Advent and Christmas through music,… View Details

Nancy Dahlstrom: Luminous Spirit

  • December 8, 2014
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Nancy Dahlstrom: Luminous Spirit Monday, December 8, 6 pm Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center The Eleanor D. Wilson… View Details

Recent Acquisitions Art Exhibition at Hollins

  • January 15, 2015
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
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Recent Acquisitions Thursday, January 15, 6 pm Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum’s… View Details


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