Over the years, St. Bede Hall on the Saint Meinrad campus has
seen a variety of uses. However, in recent years, much of the space
had been waiting for a new use.
Now, the nearly 60-year-old building has been renovated, with
major 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
- Installed energy-efficient windows and a new heating/cooling
system with individual controls
- Modernized elevator extends to the fifth floor
- Classroom technology (for videotaping, projection, Internet
access and TV reception)
- Guest rooms have wireless capability
- First floor: (Houses 500-seat St. Bede
Theater; current layout remained mostly unchanged)
--Offices and a reception area for the Office of Group
--In the theater, a platform was added 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