Over the years, St. Bede Hall on the Saint Meinrad campus has
seen a variety of uses. However, in more recent years, much of the
space has been waiting for a new use.
Renovating the nearly 60-year-old building will encompass
improvements to infrastructure, the addition of technological
capabilities, the upgrading of access to five floors, and the
reworking of space for flexibility and better use.
View YouTube playlist of the renovation progress.
- Replaced roof; addition of flashing, gutters and
- Energy-efficient windows and a new heating and cooling system
with individual controls
- Modernized elevator extending to the fifth floor.
- Classroom technology (for videotaping, projection, Internet
access and television reception)
- Guest rooms will have wireless capability
- First floor: (Houses 500-seat St. Bede
Theater; current layout will remain mostly unchanged)
--Offices and a reception area for the Office of Group
--In the theater, addition of a platform in front of the stage for
less formal presentations
- Second Floor: A chapel that seats 50-60
people (available for use by groups or as a practice chapel for
--Office space for the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates and
- Third Floor: IPP life skills center (St.
John Vianney Center), multipurpose lounge, two conference rooms,
and 15 guest rooms with private baths
- Fourth Floor: 22 guest rooms and a lounge
- Fifth floor: Large flexible meeting room
that can be divided into two smaller rooms