R.R. Hodges Chapel and Fine Arts Center
The R.R. Hodges Chapel and Fine Arts Center (1990) was named for the father of a founding trustee, and is quite possibly the most iconic building on MVNU’s campus. Its first floor is home to the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium, Thorne Performance Hall, while the second floor houses the Music and Theatre offices, as well as many classrooms, musical practice classrooms, and individual practice rooms for student use.
The R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium seats over 1,800 and is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and presentation equipment along with a 3-manual, 50-rank pipe organ. More importantly, it is where the student body meets three times a week to grow spiritually and worship together. It is in this room that MVNU students, staff, faculty, and administration go from strangers to community to family.
The Thorne Performance Hall is a staple of student life. This is fully equipped performance hall is where students gather to watch their peers and friends perform in plays, recitals, and MVNU’s student-written sketch-comedy performance, Friday Night Live.