Schofield Auditorium is the largest fixed-seating venue on campus, with a seating capacity of 600. It is the setting for major presentations such as the Artists Series,
The Forum, musical events, orientation welcomes and lectures.
Schofield Auditorium is located on the first floor of Schofield Hall, the original Eau Claire State Normal School building that opened in 1916. Extensively remodeled in 1960, the auditorium received its second extensive renovation in 2011, to incorporate new seating, sound improvements, theater lighting, central room control, a video wall projection system and other aesthetic and facility improvements.
With its dynamic lighting and sound, LCD video wall and professional décor, Schofield Auditorium is one of the most versatile venues on campus. The space can be used for a variety of events from a professional presentation to a live music, dance or theatre show. The hall area outside the auditorium may also be reserved for setup as a registration area.
The facility was called Old Main Auditorium until 1960, when the building was named to honor Harvey A. Schofield, first president of Eau Claire State Normal School. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.