Host Your Event: C.W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center


The 55,000 square foot C.W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center is designed to accommodate conferences, conventions, reunions, seminars, colloquiums, and performing arts events. It is available for public or private events and includes a state-of-the art multi-media room, food service and a 500-plus seat auditorium, with a pipe organ.

To rent these facilities or receive additional information, contact:

Donald Moore, Director of Events Management
Office phone: (478) 825-6478
Fax: (478) 825-6599

To request use of a facility, please fill out a Facility Use Form.

Online Facilities Use Form


Download and print Facility Use Form and Campus Free Speech Policy

 Rental spaces in the C.W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center include:

Pettigrew Auditorium

Palmer Ballroom

Pettigrew Ballroom

Pettigrew Center Auditorium

The auditorium in the Pettigrew Center hosts concerts, assemblies, plays, seminars, performing arts, and other types of events. It features:

  • More than 500 seats
  • Stage lighting and house speakers
  • A production booth
  • Pipe organ
  • Green room
  • Backstage
  • Dressing rooms
  • Large projector and screen
  • Loading dock

Thomas and Barbara Palmer Ballroom

The Palmer Ballroom can host major meal functions, banquets, meetings, seminars, and other types of mid-sized events. The room will seat up to 200 people for meals, 400 people in theater-style seating. It features a prep kitchen.

Meeting Rooms

The Pettigrew Center features three smaller conference rooms, which can seat from 30 to 150 people.


  • Reunion Room: 150 people (theater); 100 people (rounds of 10)
  • Homecoming Room: 30 people (theater)
  • Presidential Boardroom: 8 people (boardroom style seating)