People dining in the campus center listen to President Hoekstra speak

Special Events & Facility Rental

WE KNOW THAT THE SUCCESS OF YOUR EVENT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU AND YOUR GROUP.

Our beautiful buildings, state-of-the-art facilities, and professional staff will exceed your expectations and can play a key part in your success.

One of the finest learning institutions in the Midwest, Dordt provides a fresh option for your group event or family gathering. Our buildings, facilities, and grounds create a great setting for every aspect of your stay—working, eating, sleeping, and relaxing.

Dordt offers you a professional mix of efficiency and expertise along with personal service. Our years of practical experience help us match our resources to your needs. Our team makes sure your event is just what you hope it would be. Whatever you require, we'll give you the support you need before, during, and after your event.

Business

Our modern and flexible conference facilities are designed for lectures, presentations, or group discussions-from the 180-seat lecture hall located in our Science and Technology Center to a 20-seat meeting room.

As you would expect, our rooms and lecture halls are equipped with the audio-visual tools you'll need to make your conference a success-connections that allow presenters to use video and sound from their own laptops. In addition, all rooms are equipped with a DVD/VCR combo deck and either a document camera or overhead transparency projector. Five of the classrooms are equipped with SMART Boards.

We know how important a well-run event is to you; it is equally important to us. We'll work closely with conference organizers so that setting up and running your event is efficient and easy. We want you and your team to be delighted with our college and with your event.

BUSINESS RENTAL RATES

RoomRate*Capacity
C1143$7545
C1144/48$75116 (can be two rooms of 58)

*Rates shown are per session, which is up to four hours.

**Numerous classrooms and conference rooms are available at $25/session

RoomRate*Capacity
SB1606$100180
SB1641$5060

*Rates shown are per session, which is up to four hours.

RoomRate*
Large Classroom$75 ($150 full day)
Small Classroom$30 ($60 full day)
Boardroom$50 ($100 full day)

*Rates shown are per session, which is up to four hours.

Dining

Whether you'd like a small buffet or a formal gala dinner, Dordt University's food service provider, Creative Dining Services, provides options that are delicious and distinctive.

Serving more than 25 colleges, Creative Dining Services offers customer service, innovation, food quality, and value. They can help make the planning of any event easy. And Creative Dining employs a staff nutritionist able to assist with special dietary needs. Their core values are "integrity, creativity, flexibility, sensitivity, family, and sustainability."

DINING RENTAL RATES

VenueRateCapacity
Commons$200/session525
West Commons$100/session275
Northwest Commons$70/session95
East Commons$100/session250
Southwest Commons$80/session (summer only)125
Private Dining Room$40/session30
Wedding Reception$275 (prior day access, college provides set up and take down)

VenueRateCapacity
Wedding Reception$700 (prior day access, college provides set up and take down)300
Session$250
Terrace Room$7570

VenueRateCapacity
Kuyper Community Area Loft$50 ($100 full day)30
55th Avenue$100 ($200 full day)50

Large Events

The B.J. Haan Auditorium is an iconic campus landmark that is the perfect venue for your next big event. Completed in 1979, the building was designed with outstanding acoustics and lighting, making it a wonderful place for musical and theatrical performances. The facility can accommodate approximately 1,500 people. The auditorium showcases one of the finest pipe organs in the Midwest; a three-manual tracker-action organ featuring 37 stops, 57 ranks, and 2,865 pipes that range in length from one inch to 16 feet. Two concert grand pianos, a Steinway and a Kawai are also housed in the building. These features make the B.J. Haan Auditorium ideal for concerts, church services, organ recitals, and other events.

AUDITORIUM RENTAL RATES

ServiceRate
Facility Rental$500/four hour session (includes tech person, podium, two microphones, access to lobby, stage, and Kawai piano)
Recordings$25 audio/$100 video
Choir or Band Room$50
Risers and Shells$75
Video Projector$75
Personnel Needs$15 each additional tech per hour
Other EquipmentCall for prices

Lodging

HOUSING ON CAMPUS IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR LARGE GROUPS SUCH AS CONFERENCES, CAMPS OR FAMILY REUNIONS.

Staying at Dordt is a pleasure and a perfect complement to your conference program. We believe that offering our guests an ideal environment in which to relax and re-charge allows them to get the most out of their visit with us.

LODGING OPTIONS AND RENTAL RATES

Covenant Hall sleeps two to four people per room and has a kitchenette and community bathroom on each floor. Handicap-accessible rooms are available also. These units are air-conditioned.

ServiceRate
Unit Rental$45/night (up to four people)
Extra People$15/night each (up to two additional people)

Kuyper Apartments have three bedrooms, a private bath, a living area, and a kitchen with appliances (no cookware, dishes, or utensils). These units sleep up to six people and have handicap-accessible rooms. These newest additions to our on-campus housing facilities are air-conditioned.

ServiceRate
Apartment Rental$90/night (up to six people)

West Hall sleeps up to four people per room. Each room includes a private bath and the building offers a community lounge. These units are air-conditioned.

ServiceRate
Unit Rental$65/night (up to four people)

East Hall is a dormitory that sleeps two people and has community bathrooms. These rooms are not air-conditioned. The hall has a capacity of 200.

Not rented out during the summer

North Hall is a dormitory that sleeps two people and has community bathrooms. These rooms are not air-conditioned. The hall has a capacity of 200.

Not rented out during the summer

Southview Apartments have two bedrooms, a private bath, a living area, and a kitchen with appliances (no cookware, dishes, or utensils). These units sleep up to six people. There are two handicap-accessible rooms available. These units are air-conditioned.

ServiceRate
Apartment Rental$65/night (up to four people)
Extra people$15/night each (up to two additional people)

Recreation

Dordt provides the perfect environment in which to unwind after a busy day. Our guests can work out in our state-of-the-art weight room located in the Rec Center, take a swim in the Olympic-size lap pool in the All Seasons Center, be inspired by our modern artwork displayed in the Campus Center, or simply rest in the shade of a tree in one of several landscaped areas or in Open Space Park, located adjacent to the college.

We invite you to enjoy the grounds of Dordt University or take advantage of the many recreational opportunities located in the city of Sioux Center. Two parks contain playground equipment, shelter houses, and paved volleyball courts. The Ridge Golf Club, which opened in 2009, offers an 18-hole course designed on a scenic location. The bike trail takes you on a 2.9-mile trail across town where it then joins the Sandy Hollow Trail. You can bike, walk, jog, or rollerblade along this beautiful paved system.

RECREATION OPTIONS AND RENTAL RATES

The Recreation Center includes two weight rooms, a large fitness room, three regulation racquetball courts, an indoor track, classrooms, a long jump pit, and a variety of other excellent facilities. All conference visitors are welcome to use our Rec Center for a variety of fitness and fun activities. The exercise/fitness room has multiple treadmills, step machines, and stationary bikes for aerobic workouts. The weight rooms have a specially-designed floor for safer weightlifting as well as numerous Cybex Selectorized machines and free weights. Batting cages allow individuals to work on their batting skills year-round.

ServiceRate
Guest Pass:$5/day per person
Group Rate:$4/day per person for groups larger than 20

If you are looking to rent the Recreation Center for a large event, visit the Recreation Center Rental form here.

The Game Room includes four bowling lanes, pool tables, foosball tables, and a ping-pong table. A small adjoining room can be used for serving snacks. Lanes can be reserved when Dordt is in session. During the university breaks, the Game Room is open to private parties only (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, and Summer).

ServiceRate
Guest Pass:$5/game (per person)
Facility Rental:$190/session (or $50/hour)


The All Seasons Center & Siouxnami Waterpark is located north of the Rec Center in Open Space Park. It includes both an indoor aquatic center and an outdoor swimming area. The indoor facility has two water slides, a zero depth leisure pool with play features including lily pads and water jets, and a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool with two diving boards. The outdoor waterpark includes an aqua zip line, a lazy river, a 16 ft. climbing wall, and more.

In September the Vernon Arena opens. Housed in the All Seasons Center, this NHL-sized ice rink is home to the Dordt Blades hockey team and is open for recreational ice skating.

Please note: Rental for this facility should be done directly with them by calling 712-722-4386.

ServiceRate
Adult Aquatic Pass:$5/person (K-12: $4; Pre-school: $1)
Ice Skate Pass:$4/person (Pre-school: free)
Skate Rental:$3