Summer Facilities Brochure
Our beautiful facilities offer an ideal setting and location for summer programs and conferences looking for a faith-based setting that has convenient access to much of the eastern United States.
MILLIGAN COLLEGE Summer Conference Facilities More than a beautiful setting, Milligan blends quality, convenience, and service in a classic collegiate setting. Located in the Tri-Cities Region of Northeast Tennessee near I-81 and I-26, Milligan College is a thriving Christian liberal arts college with over 40 years experience hosting summer camps, conferences, retreats, and training events. Our beautiful facilities offer an ideal setting and location for summer programs and conferences looking for a faithbased setting that has convenient access to much of the eastern United States. The fresh mountain air, the beautifully landscaped campus, the access to both nature and metropolitan conveniences, and an attentive staff ready to support your facility and programming needs make Milligan College an attractive summer event location for teens, families, and adults. HIGHLIGHTS n 30 minutes from Tri-Cities Airport 60 minutes from Asheville Airport 90 minutes from Knoxville Airport n Convenient access to and from major highways and interstates (3 miles from I-26, 15 miles from I-81) n Nearby cities include Johnson City (5 min.), Elizabethton (5 min.), Bristol (30 min.), Kingsport (30 min.) n Large, intermediate, and small meeting spaces to accommodate groups of any size n Full dining space n Overnight housing for over 650 n Wireless Internet access in all meeting areas and most housing n Complimentary parking n Staff dedicated to your needs n Availability: May-August FACILITIES LARGE MEETING SPACES All equipped with A/V support Seeger Chapel Occupancy 1145 Walker Auditorium, Seeger Chapel 125 Theatre, Gregory Liberal Arts Center 298 Hyder Auditorium, Science Building 270 SUB7, McMahan Student Center 90 Fireside Lounge, McMahan Student Center 65 Wilson Auditorium, Hardin Hall 59 Lecture Hall, Derthick Hall 52 Intermediate-sized conference rooms available. CLASSROOMS All equipped with multimedia support 30 classrooms Occupancy 25 each CAFETERIA AND FOOD SERVICE All equipped with A/V support Occupancy McCormick Dining Center, Sutton Hall 300 Presidentâ€™s Dining Room, Sutton Hall 32 Fast Food Grill, McMahan Student Center 40 Wireless internet is available in all meeting rooms and most residence hall rooms. HOUSING Several housing options are available, including single and double rooms. All rooms at Milligan are suite-style with private bathrooms shared by no more than four people. Each room is furnished with a desk, chair, chest of drawers, wardrobe/closet, and standard twin bed(s). Bedding and towels are not provided. All residence halls have large lobbies, providing additional meeting space. Laundry facilities are available on the lower levels of most residence halls. ACCOMMODATIONS Rms Occupancy Hart 92 184 Sutton 60 120 Webb 86 172 Kegley 24 24 Quillen 24 24 Williams 24 24 32 128 342 *676 All suite-style with private bathrooms Large residence halls (doubles) Cottage style residence halls (singles) Apartment suites (quads) Total Possible Housing *Additional bedding can be provided to expand sleeping capacity. National hotel chains are also available within minutes from campus. DINING FACILITY Milliganʼs dining room isnʼt your typical cafeteria. Itʼs more like hanging out at a coﬀee shop. Milligan’s dining room was completely renovated in 2008 and provides a comfortable and relaxed dining experience. Warm colors and a mix of seating styles provide a casual and intimate atmosphere. Seating for 300 is available and meal times can be bracketed in order to accommodate groups twice that size. Televisions and wireless Internet access are provided. The Grill is a separate fast-food eatery located in the Student Center. Meals and snacks may be purchased at the Grill a la carte. Vending machines are located throughout campus. FOOD SERVICE Our on-site catering services can provide full-service meal plans, convenient coffee breaks, afternoon cookies, or elegant banquets for your guests. Pioneer College Caterers is the largest contract food service management company catering exclusively to Christian colleges and universities coast to coast. Their services extend from the main dining hall to all other food service needs. Pioneer can work with you to provide innovative meals in the dining room, as well as special event catering anywhere on campus. Break a sweat or just enjoy some friendly competition. RECREATION Milliganâ€™s campus offers a full menu of recreational facilities, including tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, soccer field, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, indoor swimming pool (trained lifeguards provided), beach volleyball court, and a frisbee lawn. ANGLIN SOCCER COMPLEX & ETSF INDOOR SOCCER FACILITY Milligan has two lighted Bermuda fields, a regulation soccer field and an adjacent training field. The game field is 120 x 72, and the training field is 110 x 62. An ETSF indoor soccer facility is located just 10 minutes from campus. MATHES TENNIS CENTER Six lighted courts were dedicated in Fall 2005, all conforming to collegiate tournament standards. STEVE LACY FIELDHOUSE This 62,000 square foot airconditioned facility houses regulation basketball and volleyball courts, with a seating capacity of 1,600; a 25meter swimming pool; classrooms; weight-room; and indoor batting cages. ANGLIN BASEBALL FIELD Fenced-in field with bullpens, lighting for night games, foul poles, top-rails, distance markers, covered/lighted batting cages, and new infield dirt. It is located in a picturesque setting adjacent to Buffalo Creek. ANGLIN SOFTBALL FIELD The Anglin Softball Field dimensions include 200 feet down left/right lines and 225 feet in center field. There is a hitting area along with pitching bullpens. The field is completely enclosed with fenced in dugouts and is adjacent to the David Quillen Sports Complex building. GUIDE FOR THE DAY 47 THINGS TO DO Upon request, we can help secure a guide to show you the area, lead a day hike, or explore the mountains, rivers, and lakes of our area. IN OUR BEAUTIFUL REGION Tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains is a region rich in heritage, culture, and outdoor adventure. Northeast Tennessee is a land surrounded by lush mountains, enlivened by rushing rivers, and draped in undiscovered territory. But weʼre not in the boonies. Milligan is located in the Tri‑Cities Region near Johnson City, a vibrant city with restaurants, parks, shopping malls, theatres, and more. Weʼre 3 miles from Interstate I‑26 and within a dayʼs drive of much of the Eastern United States. When you come to Milligan, come prepared to explore, experience, and discover our region. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Watch an Appalachian League baseball game Enjoy ice cream at the Shamrock Listen to Bluegrass at the Down Home See a play at the historic Barter Theater Walk through the covered bridge in Elizabethton Eat a deep-fried Oreo at the Appalachian Fair Kayak or raft the Nolichucky River Attend the Rhythm and Roots Festival in Bristol Hit the slopes at one of 5 nearby ski resorts Hike with the Buffalo Ramblers Shop at Mast General Store and eat downtown in Asheville, NC Go mountain biking on nearby trails 25. Drive across the Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway 26. Go bike-riding on the Creeper Trail in Abingdon or Damascus 27. Visit Cades Cove and Clingman’s Dome at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 28. Enjoy the view of Milligan from the top of Buffalo Mountain 29. Hike a section of the Appalachian Trail 30. Learn to fly fish on Watauga River 31. Listen to bluegrass (and maybe even dance a jig) at Carter Fold 32. Eat barbecue & fries at Ridgewood, Firehouse, or Dixie BBQ 33. Hike to Laurel Fork Falls 34. See a movie at Bonnie Kate or State Line Drive-In Theatre 35. Hike the old Tweetsie railroad at Doe River Gorge 36. Enjoy a Pal’s sweet tea and frenchie fries for a late-night snack 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Visit a local museum and learn some regional history Watch a sunset from the Beauty Spot Attend a Johnson City Symphony Orchestra concert Visit the wolves at Bays Mountain Park See local artwork at First Friday Festival in downtown Johnson City Walk across the Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain Hike up to Roan Mountain’s Round Bald at night to see the stars Walk down main street in Tennessee’s oldest town, Jonesborough Volunteer at a local charity Go rock climbing or rappelling at the Blue Hole Attend a potluck dinner after church on Sunday (home cooked food!) Have a picnic inside the fort at Sycamore Shoals 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. Eat country cooking at Shirley’s on Watauga Lake Cheer on a local high school football team at a Friday night game Drive the the Valley Beautiful — I-26 East from Johnson City to Erwin Go to Watauga Lake for a picnic Worship with friends at “The Well” Visit Dollywood and Gatlinburg Go to Speedway in Lights at Bristol Motor Speedway and drive on the fastest ½ mile track See the Brown Mountain Lights Visit Bristol Caverns, the largest series of caverns in the Smokies Visit downtown Bristol and stand in two states at once Attend (or work) the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough COME & SEE CONVENIENT LOCATION Milligan College lies nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in the Northeast corner of the State of Tennessee, U.S. Located between Johnson City and Elizabethton on the Milligan Highway, the campus is located in the Tri-Cities (Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol) region and an hours drive to historic Asheville, North Carolina. Milligan's campus spreads over 181 acres in northeastern Tennessee, rising eastward from the banks of Buffalo Creek. Richly endowed by nature and enhanced by skillful landscaping, the grounds possess unusual beauty. SECURITY HOW FAR TO? Milliganâ€™s campus is one of the safest college campuses in the country. Security guards are on duty every Indianapolis, IN 7 hrs night. Security phones are located throughout campus, which is well-lighted. Columbus, OH 6.5 hrs Washington DC 6.5 hrs STAFFING St. Louis, MO 9 hrs Milliganâ€™s on-site support staff provides 24-hour service for your program. The college has over 40 years of Nashville, TN 4.5 hrs experience hosting summer camps, conferences, retreats, and training events. Our staff are dynamic and Atlanta, GA 4.5 hrs enthusiastic about making sure your event is a success. Jacksonville, FL 8 hrs Visit www.milligan.edu/visit for full details about our campus and our region. u FAST FACTS MILLIGAN LIBERAL ARTS FACULTY Milligan is a flourishing liberal arts college with a distinctively different approach to higher education. Everything we do encourages students to reflect on what it means to be servant-leaders. Milligan offers traditional undergraduate programs in over 25 majors plus graduate and professional studies. Our faculty are respected and caring Christian scholars. 80% hold doctorates. A low student-faculty ratio offers personal attention. LOCATION You get the best of both worlds at Milligan. Our picturesque campus is located in beautiful northeastern Tennessee, within minutes of restaurants, shopping, theatres and cultural activities, as well as plenty of outdoor adventures like hiking, skiing, and more. STUDENT BODY Our 1,100 students come from more than 40 states and 10 nations, so you’ll find students with similar interests as yourself, as well as those of different cultures and viewpoints. RESIDENCE LIFE 80% of traditional students live on campus in one of six residence halls or student apartments, creating a true collegiate environment. NATIONAL RECOGNITION CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Milligan is consistently named one of the Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South in “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. With more than 40 social, service, honorary, and professional organizations on campus, there is something for everyone. ACCREDITATION Many majors offer internships, which grant college credit and work experience prior to graduation. Students can also go beyond geographical and cultural boundaries through study abroad and offcampus learning. Milligan College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Milligan College. DEGREES AWARDED Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (MEd), Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) STUDY ABROAD TECHNOLOGY Most buildings on campus are wireless and everything is networked. Every residence hall room and apartment features a high-speed data connection, telephone, and cable TV. ATHLETIC POWERHOUSE Milligan has over 20 intercollegiate sports and in the past 10 years, has won more than 50 conference titles and made 57 NAIA tournament appearances. Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field. Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball. SERVICE & MISSIONS Students are involved in a variety of service projects and mission work throughout the world. Many classes encourage service learning, and various student organizations lead service projects. CHRISTIAN COLLEGE Milligan is affiliated with the non-denominational Christian Churches/Churches of Christ and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (www.cccu.org), a group of 100 colleges and universities whose commitment to a Christcentered life goes beyond a mere occasional reference. Milligan wants to educate students to be thinking and acting Christians. COSTS Milligan’s cost is below the national average and most of our students receive generous financial aid. Undergraduate costs (same for in-state and out-ofstate) for 2010-11: Tuition: $22,660 per year; Fees: $860 per year; Room and Board: $5,650 per year. FINANCIAL AID Milligan is named one of the Best Buys in the South among regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Approximately 96 percent of Milligan students receive financial aid, including academic scholarships, athletic scholarships, and need-based grants. See www.miligan.edu/SFS. CAMPUS MAP MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN 20 19 J 12 17 M 16 K 18 To Elizabethton 33 n o rds P R 32 7 A 11 5 Dert hick 2 10 hick B Dert illi M Loop Dr Neth Blowers Blvd Loop y Hw ga n L Blowers Blvd H D Fife Richardson Rd 23 ch Rd 13 22 a ich To Johnson City 14 Dr To Elizabethton Rd Toll Bran 1 Fran 15 k Oa r ks D r eD Fif 21 24 29 C 9 E 4 3 31 6 G 30 28 F 26 25 Toll B ranch R Derthick Loop d 8 27 N 34 PARKING AREAS: A — P 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Post Office McCown Business Office Hopwood Church Derthick Hall Hardin Hall (Wilson Auditorium) Paxson Communication Center Gregory Liberal Arts Center Science Building (Hyder Auditorium) Baker Faculty Office Center (FOB) 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. McMahan Student Center (SUB) Hyder House Physical Plant Webb Hall Quillen Hall Kegley Hall Williams Hall Hart Hall Sutton Hall (McCormick Dining Ctr) 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. Student Apartments Steve Lacy Fieldhouse Seeger Chapel Welshimer Library Little Hartland Welcome Center Music Office Anglin Softball Field Anglin Baseball Field Soccer Field 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. Taylor/Phillips House W. T. Mathes Tennis Center David Quillen Athletic Building Mary Sword Commons Pardee Lawn Gilliam Wellness Center Cross Country Training Loop CONTACT To request more information or a quote for your event, contact: Mark Fox 423.461.8760 firstname.lastname@example.org