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.
30 minutes from Tri-Cities Airport 60 minutes from Asheville Airport 90 minutes from Knoxville Airport
Convenient access to and from major highways and interstates (3 miles from I-26, 15 miles from I-81)
Nearby cities include Johnson City (5 min.), Elizabethton (5 min.), Bristol (30 min.), Kingsport (30 min.)
Large, intermediate, and small meeting spaces to accommodate groups of any size
Full dining space
Overnight housing for over 650
Wireless Internet access in all meeting areas and most housing
Staff dedicated to your needs
FACILITIES LARGE MEETING SPACES All equipped with A/V support
Walker Auditorium, Seeger Chapel
Theatre, Gregory Liberal Arts Center
Hyder Auditorium, Science Building
SUB7, McMahan Student Center
Fireside Lounge, McMahan Student Center
Wilson Auditorium, Hardin Hall
Lecture Hall, Derthick Hall
Intermediate-sized conference rooms available. CLASSROOMS All equipped with multimedia support
CAFETERIA AND FOOD SERVICE All equipped with A/V support
McCormick Dining Center, Sutton Hall
Presidentâ€™s Dining Room, Sutton Hall
Fast Food Grill, McMahan Student Center
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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Milliganâ€™s on-site support staff provides 24-hour service for your program. The college has over 40 years of
experience hosting summer camps, conferences, retreats, and training events. Our staff are dynamic and
enthusiastic about making sure your event is a success.
Visit www.milligan.edu/visit for full details about our campus and our region.
u FAST FACTS
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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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)
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McMahan Student Center (SUB) Hyder House Physical Plant Webb Hall Quillen Hall Kegley Hall Williams Hall Hart Hall Sutton Hall (McCormick Dining Ctr)
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Student Apartments Steve Lacy Fieldhouse Seeger Chapel Welshimer Library Little Hartland Welcome Center Music Office Anglin Softball Field Anglin Baseball Field Soccer Field
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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