Email Event Services or call 701-845-7705.

The Vangstad Auditorium building is located on the south side of campus and was constructed in 1907 to meet the needs of the growing school. The building was named after the Vangstad twins, Lena and Thilda, who taught at the college for many years. Vangstad includes the "Circle Hall" which connects the building to McFarland Hall. The lower level and first floor of the building feature general classrooms, including an IVN Lab. The second floor houses the auditorium. Vangstad Auditorium has been used for commencement, musical and theatrical performance and speaking/presentation events. The lighting and sounds system was recently upgraded and now features high-end equipment.

Available Spaces

Vangstad Auditorium

This historic Auditorium located in Vangstad Hall features a front stage, historic organ, and character and charm from when it was first built in. There is floor and balcony seating for up to 830 people.

Available Equipment

Band Risers/Shells

Choir Risers

Light System (professional)

Sound System (professional)

Wireless Lapel Microphone

Corded Microphones (up to 5)


Microphone stands (standing and tabletop)

Grand Piano

Pipe Organ

Drop-down Projector Screen

(Projector available through VCSU Help Desk- ask Event Manager for further instruction)

Rental Guidelines

Events may be held from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. VCSU reserves the right to review event plans to ensure that they are compatible with the mission of the university. We welcome the use of our space for meetings, performances, music contests, rehearsals, and theatre productions. VCSU Educational programs have first priority for the use of Vangstad with University groups having second priority and all other third-party groups having third priority. Smoking is not permitted at Vangstad or on any University-owned property. Food and beverages are not allowed in Vangstad except by special arrangement. All users must agree to the Vangstad Use Agreement prior to hosting any event at the venue.