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Carole L. Ellis Auditorium

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The Carole L. Ellis Auditorium includes 5,100 square feet of space converted from the former campus library into a spectacular 256-seat lecture hall and cultural venue with extensive technological capabilities, including active distance learning and teleconferencing, cinema, small theater, and musical performance space with superb acoustics. Ellis Auditorium was dedicated on September 18, 2009 to honor former SRJC Board of Trustees member, Carole L. Ellis. Ms. Ellis began serving on SRJC’s Board of Trustees in 1992.  Her active tenure included consecutive terms as Board Clerk, Vice President, and President during the 1990’s.

Technical Specifications


  • High Definition Video projection on a 20 foot wide 12 foot tall screen
  • High Definition 4-camera video recording and video conferencing with up to 6 remote sights at a time
  • 7.1 surround audio system with 12,400 watts of amplification
  • Audio mixer that can be used as recording facility for class projects and productions
  • Stage lighting system with 48 dimmers and 36 convention stage light fixtures, (designed with accommodations to control and power future LED and moving light systems)
  • Fiber optic digital video and audio tie lines to send signal throughout the Petaluma Campus and to the Santa Rosa Campus
  • A two-channel Intercom system that connects all of the rooms in the Ellis complex with the Mahoney Library production facilities
  • A removable instructor station with a computer running both Mac and Windows OS, Media Playback (DVD / VHS) and Document camera, and a 50” wall mounted monitor for the instructor to view their presentation, or the video conference “farside” viewing.
  • Wireless microphone system for instructor and student use
  • 24 hearing impaired listening devices
  • ADA access and seating (3-4)
  • Green room, dressing room, piano storage, ticket booth, backstage area