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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          

The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
101 Shenandoah Avenue NE | Roanoke, VA 24016
540-342-6025
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