Facility Rental

Plan your next meeting, conference or special event with Cochise College.

Enjoy our beautiful settings in Sierra Vista, Douglas and Benson with convenient parking, internet connections, on-site catering and security in Sierra Vista and Douglas, as well as staff available to assist your needs.  Cochise College provides classroom facilities and limited multimedia, conference, event, and performance space for rental to the general public as college scheduling and space permits.

Complete the Facility Rental Inquiry Form and our friendly staff will contact you about your event or meeting. We recommend you make your request at least two weeks in advance.

Sierra Vista Campus | Administration/500 Building
(520) 515-5364 | facilitiesevents@cochise.edu

Cochise College has been closely monitoring ongoing updates from local and state officials to determine when it’s right to begin interacting in larger groups with less disruptive spatial distancing.
We continue to expect this situation to remain for some time and as always our top priority remains the health and safety of everyone who participates in events at Cochise College. At this time all external events over 50 people will be postponed until at least January 1. If you have rental needs that do not exceed 50 people, we may be able to assist you but will be assessed on a case by case situation.

Cochise College Campuses

Sierra Vista Campus

Whether you are seeking a beautiful space for a meeting, banquet or a conference, the Sierra Vista Campus has the ability to be customized to your needs. Our professional staff can assist in creating an event to meet your specific needs. There are large conference rooms, beautiful common areas to hold receptions or vendor fairs and classroom spaces for individual meetings and break out sessions.

  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Halls and Commons Areas
  • Outdoor Amphitheater and Patio

Douglas Campus

Our Douglas Campus can provide fine arts facilities, athletic venues and conferences and meeting spaces for your special event. Our theater can seat approximately 140 people and is mediated for presentations. The Art Gallery is an excellent location for a reception. Our wide selection of athletic facilities may also be available for your next sporting event.

  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Halls and Commons Areas
  • Theater and Art Gallery
  • Athletic Facilities
  • Residence Halls

Facilities Events Coordinator | Jenn Wantz 
Sierra Vista Campus | Administration/500 Building
(520) 515-5364

Cochise College Centers

Benson Center

Located centrally between Tucson and Sierra Vista, off I-10 and the 90, our Benson Center is an ideal location for corporate meetings, banquets and special events.  The Benson Center staff provide excellent customer service and events are tailored to your specific needs. There are general meeting rooms with video conferencing capabilities, a patio looking over the Sonoran Desert and specialized rooms that can be reconfigured based on the size of your event or meeting.  Note: Catering is not provided at this facility.

The Benson Center offers:

  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquets and Special Events

Benson Center Coordinator | Rita Miller
(520) 586-1981 | millerr@cochise.edu

Willcox Center

A beautiful outdoor amphitheater and comfortable interior lounge are two of the unique features of the Willcox Center’s facility.  General meeting space is also available for groups up to 50 and can also include video conferencing.

The Willcox Center offers:

  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquets and Special Events

Brenda FarboWillcox Center Coordinator
(520) 384-4502 | farbob@cochise.edu

Santa Cruz Center

The Santa Cruz Center is located in Nogales near many local restaurants.  This center features general classrooms and computer labs with the ability to video conference.  Contact our staff today to see if this space would work for your special event. Note: Catering is not provided at this facility.

The Santa Cruz Center offers:

  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquets and Special Events

Gabriel Galindo | Santa Cruz Center Director
(520) 287-5583 | galindog@cochise.edu


We recommend you make your request at least two weeks in advance. 

Review the facility rental fees (PDF). See below, or read the college policy 1004 (PDF) for more information about the use of college facilities.

  • Facility rental fees usually include basic utilities and standard custodial services, technician(s), and security during regular college business hours. The college may assess additional fees for set-up/clean-up for events on nights, weekends and college holidays. Benson events held after normal business hours will be assessed a $20 per hour facility monitor fee with a one-hour minimum to open and close the facilities.
  • College officials will assess the need for technicians(s) and maintenance workers and charge fess accordingly.
  • Facility rental fees usually include equipment permanently installed in rooms.
  • Some areas may rent for 1/2 days. Full day is up to 8 hours; 1/2 day is up to 4 hours. You may incur additional fees if event is longer than 8 hours.
  • Only the college’s security service may provide security unless you make special arrangements with the Dean of Student Services prior to the event.
  • The college may assess certain camps and conferences at a different rate as determined by college officials.
  • Only the college’s catering service may supply food for events at the Douglas or Sierra Vista campuses unless special arrangements are made prior to the event. The catering service sets its own prices and does a separate billing. The Benson Center does not maintain a private catering service and does allow outside food and drink; arrangements are the responsibility of the renter.
  • The college does not permit commercial vendors on district property unless they are part of a scheduled event and have specific authorization from the appropriate district official.
  • Guests canceling less than 48 hours in advance may be charged the agreed upon fees.