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Facility Rentals

Do you have an event to host, but don’t know where you’re going to hold it? Consider Spring Arbor University! Our variety of facilities can accommodate groups large and small; the convenience of our location and our pledge to give you the attention you need will make your event a memorable success.

Athletic Facilities

Spring Arbor University offers a wide range of athletic facilities which can accommodate groups of varying sizes. Whatever your needs, chances are we can satisfy them. Look at our list of available athletic facilities:

McDonald Athletic Center (MAC)

Guests can rent facilities at the MAC, including the basketball/tennis courts, the indoor track and locker rooms. The upstairs of the fieldhouse provides classroom space that can seat up to 40 people. A limited amount of spectator bleachers are available.

Dunckel Gymnasium

Completed in 2007, the Kay E. Dunckel Gymnasium provides partitioned basketball/volleyball courts. It is built directly adjacent to the MAC, located on the north end.

Outdoor Track/Athletic Field

The Ralph G. Walker Memorial Track and Field Complex was renovated in 2017. It boasts an eight-lane track with a top-of-the-line 13mm latex-coated granulated rubber surface. The infield features a long jump, triple jump and pole vault runways and pits, as well as a high jump apron and javelin runway, a steeplechase water barrier and a combined hammer- and discus-throwing cage.

Tennis Courts

The Ronald L. and Marvel C. Jones Tennis Complex was renovated in 2016 with the addition of two more courts. Located adjacent to the Post Villages, a total of eight courts are available with spectator bleachers provided.

Housing Facilities

We are very proud of our residence halls and the amenities that they can provide. We have a variety of housing options and they can be classified into two main categories: community or suite-style. Learn more about SAU’s residence halls.

Community-style dormitory

Community halls are made up individual rooms and share a large community bathroom for each floor, which is cleaned daily by our custodial staff. These bathrooms include showers and restroom facilities. Community floors are great for helping to foster social interaction.

Dormitory rooms sleep two people per room. Examples of community-style dorm buildings on campus include Andrews Hall, Gainey Hall and Lowell Hall. Air conditioning is available in select dormitories. Wireless internet and Ethernet are available in each room. Community-style dormitories have a housing capacity range of 90 to 275 beds.

Suite-style dormitory

Suites are arranged in pairs of rooms which share one common bathroom. This style of room allows for a more intimate atmosphere among the suite-mates. Suite-style housing is available in the Ogle Villages, Post Villages and the Delta wing of Lowell Hall. Villages house approximately 32 suites per building (four people per suite). Wireless internet and ethernet are available in each room.

We are happy to discuss the advantages of each with you in order to help align the housing options with the goals of the group. Each type offers a variety of options like air conditioning, kitchen amenities and common areas.


Housing is available through the summer only. For groups wishing to host a conference or camp during the school year (September through May), Spring Arbor University has partnered with nearby hotels to provide housing for guests.

Meeting Facilities

Spring Arbor University has an abundance of classrooms and conference rooms to meet the needs and preferences of almost any guest. We will be more than happy to help arrange and meet your needs for all of your instructional needs in a cost effective manner within our wonderful community.

All of our classrooms/conference rooms are comfortable spaces that have all of the audio/visual needs that you might need:

  • Built-in ethernet
  • Computer
  • Projector and screen; 4;3 resolution
  • Video connectivity for a laptop via VGA
  • Audio connectivity via 3.5mm plug (headphone jack)
  • Room speakers
  • White board

With the diverse campus environment, we can accommodate many different seating arrangements. Several types of rooms available for rental are listed below.

Special Setups

All set up needs should be coordinated with Conference Services to make sure the needs of the group are met. Any special requests beyond what is standard in the rooms should be noted and may incur an additional cost if deemed a premium service by SAU’s A/V department. Email any questions or concerns to


Classrooms seat anywhere from 20-50 people. A variety of rooms are available throughout the campus – locations inside Whiteman Gibbs Science Center, Sayre-DeCan Hall, Smith Music Center, Physical Education Center and Poling Center.

Conference rooms

Conference rooms seat anywhere from 10-12. A variety of rooms are available throughout the campus – locations inside Poling Center, White Library.

Lecture halls

Lecture halls seat anywhere from 118-130. Both lecture halls are located inside Whiteman Gibbs Science Center.


White Auditorium, a state-of-the-art, multimedia performance center, seats up to 315 people and is adjacent to Sayre-DeCan Hall.

Computer Labs

There are three computer labs available for rent on campus. The labs are located in Whiteman Gibbs Science Center, White Library and the Student Life Center.

Dining Facilities

Our dining services are provided by Chartwells, a name that is well-known and established in university dining. Our large groups dine in our Ogle Dining Commons, a newly-renovated dining space that allows for a great variety of food options and an easy navigation to ensure that lines stay short. The Ogle Dining Commons can easily accommodate up to 450 guests at a time.

For smaller groups, we offer the Ralph Carey Forum (RCF), Willow Room, and Cougar Den. The RCF seats up to 120 people, 90 comfortably. The Willow Room has a capacity of 22 people. The Cougar Den can comfortably seat 80-90 people in a variety of seating options.

The Poling Center lobby is also available for standing receptions with room for up to 150 people. As a full-service food service operator, our menus can offer a wide variety of options. Banqueting services are available to cater to meetings of all sizes and special accommodations can be made for those with food allergies or specific needs.