G. Mennen Williams Auditorium provides a venue for the performing arts, entertainment events, lectures and campus-wide convocations. Built in 1961, the auditorium was originally named Starr Auditorium. The facility includes the lobby, ticket office and concession stand. The auditorium seats 1,644 and is equipped with sound, lighting and rigging systems. Williams Auditorium is a part of the Humanities Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.