The Convocation Center at Eastern Michigan University is located on the west campus. 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.
Pease Auditorium is an ideal facility for concerts, lectures and other forms of entertainment, as well as formal ceremonies such as graduations and convocations. During its distinguished history, it has hosted the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theatre, Paula Poundstone, Alvin Ailey Ballet, Maya Angelou, Cissy Houston, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Marvin Hamlisch, Capitol Steps, William Warfield, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and many others.
The St. Joe's Sports Dome provides EMU athletic teams and the Ypsilanti community with more opportunities to continue playing and practicing despite inclement weather. The facility also provides opportunities for supporting intramural, recreational, and club-sponsored sports on campus as well as an indoor option for community sports leagues such as soccer, youth baseball and softball.
The Student Center is known as EMU's “Main Street” and offers a variety of programs, services and facilities for students and the community. Discover the relaxing atmosphere, eclectic dining options, wide range of shopping choices, private and quiet spaces for studying, and student services, including Service EMU and Academic Advising. The Student Center is a place where individuals are respected, diversity is valued and community is fostered. It is “Centered On You!”
The Quirk-Sponberg theatre (originally the Quirk Theatre) was built in 1958, with renovations and expansion to add the Sponberg theatre in 1985. It houses the Communication, Fine Arts and Theatre programs for Eastern Michigan University. The theatres are named after Daniel L. Quirk, Jr., a founder of the theater movement in Ypsilanti, and Harold Sponberg, president of EMU from 1965-1974.