• Facilities and Venues

    Erma Byrd Gallery

    Erma Byrd Gallery

    Over 150 original works of art, all by women with West Virginia roots, adorn the walls of this remarkable, oval room. Floor to ceiling windows provide a stunning view of the Kanawha River and the West Virginia State Capitol. The gallery is a perfect venue for weddings and other celebrations, and doubles as a high-tech meeting space, with automatic shades, controlled lighting, and a large drop-down screen for video or PowerPoint presentations. Learn more about the Erma Byrd Gallery  

    Riggleman Rotunda

    Riggleman Rotunda

    A spacious venue in the heart of campus, the rotunda dazzles the eye with its inlaid flooring, colorful murals, and art deco touches. Like the Erma Byrd Gallery, it is oval-shaped, providing easy circulation for large crowds, and looks out on the river and the State Capitol beyond. The adjoining patio makes this the perfect spot for an indoor/outdoor event in seasonable weather.

    UC Riverbank

    UC Riverbank

    “Charleston’s best piece of real estate” boasts the same spectacular view of the Kanawha River and State Capitol. Crew shells, coal barges and pleasure boats provide constant entertainment, and the outdoor venue attracts events ranging from patio dining to tented receptions to large public festivals.

    The Ballroom

    The Ballroom

    At almost 4,000 square feet, the ballroom is the University’s largest indoor venue with a maximum capacity of 300 guests. Special features include black and white flooring and windows looking out on the Kanawha River and State Capitol.

    Geary Auditorium

    Geary Auditorium

    Geary Auditorium in Riggleman Hall provides a stage and theater seating for up to 962 guests, perfect for concerts and public speaking events.

    The Frankenberger Art Gallery

    The Frankenberger Art Gallery is located within the Geary Student Union. It is used for meetings and receptions, and is home to the University’s annual International Education Week fair. The Gallery features works by local artists.

    Appalachian Room

    The Appalachian Room was established in recognition of the University’s physical location in the geographical heritage of Appalachia – and in honor of the University’s tradition of service to the hundreds of Appalachian students who have studied here. The room was completely refurbished by the UC Builders in 1991. It is available for meetings and receptions.