Mormon University

An academic branch of Brigham Young University for Middle Eastern Studies, built at the foot of Mount Scopus for students from the Mormon church. It’s also called Jerusalem Center is Brigham Young University’s center.

The Center itself is a beautiful building on Mount Scopus overlooking the Mount of Olives, the Kidron Valley, and the Old City. The 125,000-square-foot, eight-level structure is set amid five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The first five levels (moving up from the lowest level) provide dormitory and apartment space for up to 160 students. Dormitory rooms accommodate four people with ample study space and a private bath. Each of these rooms has a patio overlooking the Old City. The sixth level houses a cafeteria, classrooms, computer facilities, and a gymnasium. Administrative and faculty offices are located on the seventh level, as is a 250-seat auditorium. The main entry is on the eighth level, which also contains a spectacular recital and special events auditorium with organ, lecture rooms, general and reserve libraries, offices, a domed theater, and a learning resource area.

Right now, there are no students at the university, but guided tours are held. Free concerts of classical music are been played at the campus, every Sunday evening. Map.

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