CIU Facilities

CIU is a warm, welcoming place. That of course, includes the people, as well as the neatly maintained facilities that invite you to come live, pray, study and play during the most important years of a lifelong learner’s life.

The campus is geared toward resident students, but also ideal for meetings, conferences and other gatherings that keep CIU hopping year round.

Auditoriums, classrooms, residence halls, the library and beautiful grounds all add to our ability to serve our ultimate reason for being: “To Know Him and to Make Him Known.”

And to make you feel at home.

Student Housing

More than 400 students live on campus, many of them residing in six traditional residence halls. Each contains community laundry facilities, A photo of a bedroom inside Pineview Apartments on the campus of CIU.kitchens and lounges.

Pine View Apartments

The Pine View Apartments offer one-, two- and three-bedroom units at affordable rates in an on-campus location that’s secure, scenic, quiet and inviting. A community center provides large-screen televisions, coffee bar, kitchen and fireplace, plus a view of the woods and athletic fields from a front porch rocking chair that completes the setting.

Pine View is open to all currently enrolled students, employees, and alumni. 

Classroom Buildings

Fisher Classroom Building

This two-story landmark building contains the offices of the undergraduate academic dean and several faculty members. Most undergraduate classes are held in Fisher. The Fisher Classroom Building is located next to the chapel and behind the administration building.

Schuster/McQuilkin Complex

Perched on a small hill at the center of campus, the Schuster-McQuilkin Complex houses faculty and staff offices for the graduate school and seminary as well as counseling and preaching labs, research and conference rooms, a student lounge, classrooms, and a 90-seat auditorium.

Student Resources

Ridderhof Media/Music Center

Named for our first alumna, Joy Ridderhof, this is home to the student computer lab and several of the 19 majors offered at CIU, including Music and Communication, as well as the Ministry Resource Department. The Ridderhof Media/Music Center is anchored by the 500-seat Hoke Auditorium.

Shortess Chapel at CIU, a biblical university and seminary in Columbia, SCShortess Chapel

The biggest room on campus, Shortess Chapel seats 1,000 and hosts the entire student body for daily chapel services and special prayer days. Shortess is also used for concerts, assemblies and conferences.

G. Allen Fleece Library

The G. Allen Fleece Library contains more than 150,000 books and media items, and some 10,000 visual aids for student teaching. More than 90 electronic databases and 300 journals also are available, plus the library participates in the Online Computer Library Center network with more than 60,000 other libraries worldwide.

Rossi Student Center/Dining Complex

The Rossi Student Center/Dining Complex houses the cafeteria, The Ram Shack, post office, and multi-purpose areas for recreation and relaxation.

Athletic FacilityA photo of Moore Fitness Center, the CIU athletics facilitiy, at dusk.

Moore Fitness Center

Students, faculty, staff and visiting alumni enjoy the Moore Fitness Center featuring basketball and volleyball courts, as well as aerobic and weight training equipment.  Outdoors, there are also soccer and football fields, and a track and trails for walking and jogging.