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The Providence Campus

Providence Christian College is located on a historic college campus in a quiet neighborhood of Pasadena, California. With the San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop, the campus is positioned only 3.5 miles from downtown Pasadena and about 15 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The 17-acre campus boasts ample classroom space, a library, a cafeteria, administrative offices, courts for tennis and basketball, and plenty of open space for student activities. The college shares this campus with its host, the Venture Center, as well as other Christian schools and mission organizations, providing on-campus opportunities for internships, collaborations, and further learning in cross-cultural ministry. Read on to find out more about the specific facilities available to students at Providence Christian College, or click for directions to the campus and a map of the buildings.

Classrooms and the Academic Resource Center

The eye-catching centerpiece to Providence’s campus is McGavran Hall, named for the famous Christian missionary to India who was a major influence on modern missions, Donald A. McGavran. Providence classrooms fill the second floor of this impressive three-story structure, which has been recently remodeled and upgraded with newly installed wireless internet. Students enjoy a clean and functional learning environment, complete with wall-sized windows looking out on the campus with mountains in the background. As the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is located down the hall from the classrooms, academic help and a quiet study area are just a short walk away. Open until midnight, the ARC is the place for late night study groups and for a workspace away from distractions.

Administrative and Faculty Offices

To the west of the towering McGavran Hall sits Speer Hall, where the college’s administrative offices are located. The main floor of this building is almost exclusively used by Providence staff. The offices of our academic faculty and the Registrar are together at the southernmost end of this building for easy access to faculty support all in one location. The northern wing houses all other administrative services, including admissions, operations, student life, development, and the office of the president. The close working environment helps Providence maintain its characteristic family atmosphere.

Cafeteria

Pierce Hall is the most versatile and widely-used facility on campus. It is centrally located immediately to the north of Speer Hall. The upper floor houses the cafeteria, which is complete with outdoor balcony seating. Students share meals with Providence staff and faculty, along with the extended community of the campus’s other residents and organizations.

Chapel

The Providence Chapel is located in Franson Hall on the southeast side of campus.

Library

The Latourette Library stands tall at the north end of the campus. One large room of the second floor houses Providence’s book collection and research materials. Against the walls, there are several study carrels and computers for exclusive use by Providence students. In addition to Providence’s own library, students have access to William Carey’s expansive third floor collection of theological and missions-oriented materials for study.

Residential Dorms

Located at the edge of the campus to the west of the Pierce building, the Gladys Aylward Hall provides residential space for over 300 people. Providence occupies the northern wing of the building with men on the first floor and women on the second. Rooms consist mainly of two-person rooms complete with beds, desks, and ample storage space. Each hall has a spacious common restroom. In addition to residences, Aylward provides a well-stocked weight room, a number of community rooms, community kitchen facilities and barbeque, and mail service. Located on the north edge of campus along Elizabeth Street, Townsend Hall provides additional residential space. It boasts a newly renovated quad style living and a spacious inner courtyard.

“For my Avodah first semester, we went to Skid Row in LA and that just really resonated with me in terms of what I am getting at Providence in interdisciplinary education.”
Colin B.
Class of 2017
“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things are created through him and for him.”
Colossians 1:16

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