Van Bokkelen Hall Auditorium

The auditorium in historic Van Bokkelen Hall has undergone a $700,000 restoration.  The 130-seat auditorium serves as a lecture and screening space used primarily by the departments of Mass Communication and Communication Studies and Electronic Media and Film in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. 

The main entrance to the auditorium is on the second floor and is flanked by two small galleries.  The space is wheelchair-accessible from the first floor and parking lot.  A state-of-the-art teaching station is located at the front of the room.  The auditorium is equipped with a high-definition projector, surround sound, assisted hearing headsets and upgraded lighting.  A new retractable 16-by-9-foot projection screen has also been added. 

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While historic elements such as the wooden ceiling beams and stage floor have been preserved, the auditorium is furnished with state-of-the-art seating with flip-up tablets for classroom use.  Two small, open ‘balconies’ are located at the top of the stairs.

As part of the renovation, the stage has been reconfigured and the heavy stage curtains have been replaced with a permanent wall.  The stage area itself serves as a 600-square-foot seminar room and reception area.

For more information on supporting the College of Fine Arts and Communication, please contact the university development office at 410-704-3375 or 1-866-301-3375, or e-mail

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Office of Development
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Phone 410-704-3375
Toll free 1-866-301-3375
Contact the Development Office Staff


Van Bokkelen Hall Auditorium

Giving Opportunities

Auditorium  $150,000
Reception Area/Conference Room  $25,000
Gifts to name these spaces will help to build the general endowment for the College of Fine Arts and Communication.
Seats  $250
Gifts at this level will benefit the departments of Mass Communication and Communication Studies and Electronic Media and Film.



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