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The JBK Student Center offers many different options for hosting events on campus. Whether it's a small meeting for your organization or a large-scale event in Legacy Hall, we are here to help. We are ready to help you plan every detail of your event. For information on services and prices, call check our website www.wtamu.edu/JBK. We look forward to working with you on your next event.
Use of the JBK is free to registered student organizations and departments. A small group rate will be applied to individual students, faculty, and staff wanting to reserve space. The JBK is also available to community members and outside entities that are looking to host an event.
The Happy State Bank Academic and Research Building, Peihl Schaeffer Pavilion, or the Bain Event Center, the Ag Complex offers many different types of meeting spaces for whatever your group needs. Completed in 2018, the Ag Complex is a beautiful addition to the West Texas A&M campus.
The Joseph A. Hill Memorial Chapel is named after the University's second president and stands as a testament to Dr. Hill's determination to provide a place for student mediation and reflection. "Its very presence on the campus would be a message of faith in Deity, and would suggest comradeship between education and spiritual values," he said.
Use of the Chapel is free to registered student organizations and departments. Individual students, faculty, and staff can reserve the space for free but will pay a small amount of staffing during your event. The Chapel is also available for a reasonable group rate to community members that are looking to reserve the Chapel.
Although the Department of Sports and Exercise Science and a number of student service operations (medical and wellness services) are housed in the Activities Center, the facility is, for the most part, a recreational haven. Originally built in 1970, the Activities Center accommodates an indoor swimming pool, an eight-lane bowling alley, weight room, racquetball/handball courts, game room, TV lounges and a couple of all-purpose rooms, including one large enough to attract eight pick-up teams to its four regulation-size basketball courts. The Activities Center is also home to Kids Kollege, the University's child-care center.
The VHAC was renovated in 2011 with an exciting overhaul of the main west entrance, including first-floor office renovations as well as new aesthetics to the center's lobby and main staircase. Additionally a nearly 40-foot tall rock-climbing wall now greets visitors coming in to the VHAC.
The Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex opened in August 2006 as WTAMU's first new academic building in 30 years. The building features smart classroom technology to actively engage students in the learning process. Other special features include state-of-the-art radio and television studios, a 304-seat Branding Iron Theatre, the Happy State Bank Studio black box theatre, an acting studio, recital hall, music studios and choir rehearsal rooms. The Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex is home to the Department of Music, the Department of Art, Theatre and Dance and the Department of Communication.
Mary Moody Northen Hall was built in the 1970s to accommodate the University's increasing number of fine arts students, and today the facility boasts even more space with its Northen Hall Addition. The new addition, completed in 2006, offers fine arts students a new band/orchestra rehearsal hall, percussion studio, music studios, practice rooms, offices and easy access ramps to the Northen Recital Hall stage. The original building houses music studios, two dance studios, a public art gallery, the 572-seat Northen Recital Hall and more than 50 art and art-related studios, computer labs, classrooms, offices along with an atrium for receptions and special events.
WTAMU's School of Music offers over 100 public performances each year in its two concert halls, including performances by the Harrington String Quartet and such guest artists as the Saint Louis Brass and the Brock McGuire Band from Ireland. The school currently enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate and graduate students with a roster of 31 faculty members. Undergraduates can choose from five degree options-composition, all-level certification, music therapy, performance or music industry with emphasis in management or music technology. Options for graduate students include a Master of Arts degree in music or the Master of Music in performance, composition or conducting.
JBK Event Services is responsible for centralized scheduling of general purpose classrooms on campus for events beyond courses being offered. These spaces may only be reserved by current university faculty, staff and students. Outside individuals must be sponsored by a university department or organization which takes responsibility for the on campus arrangements.
President Bill Clinton, Karl Rove, Maya Angelou, Blake McKowski, Big & Rich, Elie Wiesel, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Pat Green, Cross Canadian Ragweed and superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment are just some of the headliners who have performed at the First United Bank Center.Home to Buff and Lady Buff basketball, the facility has seating for 5,000 and a scoreboard with a large video screen.Used for WTAMU commencement exercises and a host of other public events-high school playoff games, conventions, freshmen convocation-The First United Bank Center first opened its doors Jan. 26, 2002.
The Alumni Banquet Facility, formerly the South Dining Hall, was expanded and renovated by the Alumni Association to gain a more permanent presence on campus. The facility houses the Dr. Hazel Kelley Wilson Banquet Hall, the Buffalo Room and Isley Terrace for dinners, dances and formal occasions.
Use of outdoor spaces is free to registered student organizations and departments. Outdoor spaces are also available for a reasonable group rate to outside groups. Some restrictions may apply.
West Texas A&M University has changed the landscape of Amarillo with the creation of a permanent location in the heart of the city. Opened in 2019, the new Buff stomping grounds are located in the Commerce Building at 8th Avenue and South Tyler Street, a central locale that allows for future expansion.
WT's presence will further efforts to revitalize and energize downtown Amarillo, while helping provide a highly-qualified workforce for area employers.
The Harrington Academic Hall features 10 state of the art classrooms, several event spaces, and a computer room for testing.
Use of the Amarillo Center is free for WTAMU sponsored events. Rental rates are based on room size and type, and we offer special pricing for non-profit organizations. Room rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to WTAMU class schedules. For pricing details, please click on the “Facility Pricing” tab. For parking information, please visit our website: www.wtamu.edu/amarillocenter.
Buffalos Sports Park is the home to a variety of West Texas A&M University programs. The sprawling complex includes:
The Hastings Electronic Learning Center (HELC) is located in the Cornette Library's basement and provides four computerized classrooms, two training rooms, three video conference rooms, and two conference rooms for use by current university faculty, staff, and students. The Hastings Electronic Learning Center has extended operating hours, including being open 24 hours a day Sunday through Friday.
Use of the Hastings Electronic Learning Center is provided free. Reservations of this facility are limited to university affiliates; outside individuals must seek approval from the Office of Information Technology before requesting use of these spaces. Scheduling of these spaces is on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to academic classes.
The spacious 88,900-square-foot Cornette Library is located in the center of campus and serves as cultural and intellectual resource for both the University community and surrounding region. Use of the Cornette Library is free. Reservations for this facility are limited to university affiliates. Spaces are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please let us know how we can help you.
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