Convocation Center

Welcome to the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center

The Convocation Center is the newest multi-purpose state-of-the-art facility in Southeast Michigan, playing host to concerts, trade shows, banquets, family entertainment and EMU athletic events. We invite you to explore our web site and find out more about the Convocation Center as well as exciting events coming to Eastern Michigan University.

Convocation Center Features

The Convocation Center at Eastern Michigan University is located west of campus on North Hewitt Road. Built in 1998 as part of a campus upgrade initiative, the Convocation Center is a 204,316-square-foot structure that features three user-friendly levels including arena, concourse and office. The Convocation Center also boasts versatile seating configurations, which allow clients to maximize space usage. Some floor configurations and features include:

  • 360 Center Stage (Capacity: 9,370)
  • Athletic Events (Capacity: 8,800)
  • End Stage (Capacity: 7,765; at 270 degrees/6,442; at 180 degrees)
  • Arena Floor (10,000/20,000 Sq. Ft.)
  • Atrium Area (7,000 Sq. Ft.)
  • SICO Roll-N-Set Portable Stage
  • Fully dispersed sound system
  • 107 lighting instruments
  • Pyro
  • Lasers
  • Full-service catering
  • Eight furnished luxury suites
  • Ample well-lit on-site parking
  • Private meeting rooms
  • An in-house computerized ticketing system
  • Easy load-in and load-out
  • Accessibility from US 23 & I-94 highways

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