About the College Center

Named after Paul D. Wachholz, the Wachholz College Center is a uniquely designed 58,000 square-foot facility that eloquently combines two distinct venues into one stunning building on the campus of Flathead Valley Community College.

Stinson Family Event Center

Designed by Cushing Terrell Architects, the Wachholz College Center features the Stinson Family Event Center – a dual court gymnasium with breathtaking northeastern views, a fitness center with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, and a flexible health & wellness space for yoga, pilates, etc. – to meet the needs of campus health, wellness and recreational opportunities.

McClaren Hall

The Wachholz College Center also houses McClaren Hall, a 1,014-seat performing arts center designed with superb acoustics and flexibility to accommodate concerts of all genres, lectures, dance performances and musical theater productions. The stunning Karas Grand Lobby serves as the connection between the Stinson Family Event Center and McClaren Hall.

Recital Hall

In addition to the anchor spaces noted above, the Wachholz College Center also includes a gorgeous Recital Hall that can be used for smaller, intimate performances or receptions, an outdoor amphitheater, and a variety of music education classrooms and practice rooms.