George Williams College of Aurora University

George Williams College of Aurora University


Music by the Lake

The Music by the Lake festival appeals to music lovers of all ages, weaving together engaging events and breathtaking natural beauty, offering an unparalleled outdoor summer experience. The open-air setting of the Ferro Pavilion, which expands to pristine lawn picnic areas, takes patrons on a journey of sight and sound on Wisconsin’s Geneva Lake. Summer concerts offered on the campus of George Williams College of Aurora University (GWC) feature big band, family programming, classical, musical theatre and contemporary entertainment. Music by the Lake is part of GWC’s ongoing commitment to year-round cultural presentations, connecting campus and community.
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Sundays at 4
Cultural enrichment. Creative expression. Community engagement.

At George Williams College of Aurora University, we strive to connect to the community through programs, summer concerts and community projects. We extend the invitation, welcoming neighbors and friends to join GWC faculty and students for a year-round cultural journey of free events in the newly-renovated Seabury Room. From special presentations to concerts to lectures, the Sundays at 4 series features today’s leaders in arts and ideas sharing their words and talents. Come to our lakeside campus, enrich yourself in GWC history and be inspired to discover what matters and build your life around it.

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At George Williams College, our singular purpose is to help students achieve their educational goals. Together, GWC students, faculty and staff comprise a distinctive community, dedicated to a century-old mission of “serving those who serve others.” George Williams is one of several campuses that comprise Aurora University. We draw upon the extensive resources of a large private university system to offer undergraduate and graduate students a blend of “high tech” and “high touch” learning experiences. GWC academic programs prepare graduates to lead in fields where society’s needs are the greatest. Students immerse themselves in these majors, while examining through our broader curriculum a series of enduring questions about subjects ranging from the preservation of human dignity to the impact of science on society and global justice. Nestled on the shores of Wisconsin’s Geneva Lake, the GWC campus offers distinctive student life experiences. Our students kayak, tend gardens, keep bees, sail, hike and tap maple trees for syrup. To schedule a campus tour, visit

Alternative Venue

GWC Conference Center
Located on the scenic shores of Wisconsin’s Geneva Lake, the Conference Center at George Williams College offers an ideal serene escape for gatherings, overnight retreats and business meetings. Guests find rest and serenity on the beautiful and historic grounds and take advantage of numerous indoor and outdoor activities. With 137 acres of lakefront beauty and wooded landscapes, including 860 feet of shoreline, the campus offers lakefront accommodations, flexible meeting spaces, catering and recreation opportunities including private lake access.
Plan your next retreat or conference on the George Williams College campus. Our professional staff will assist you from the planning stages through check out with attentive service, and excellent food and beverage choices in a beautiful, peaceful setting.

We offer:

 Over 40 lodging room options for group bookings
 12,000 square feet of flexible and spacious meeting areas
 Private venues for informal meetings or special events
 Customized menu options overseen by our executive chef, serving up to 250
 Free parking
 Free Wi-Fi
 Team building and leadership development opportunities 
 Audio/visual equipment rentals available
 On-campus performances and lectures on select weekends
 Lake access with private beach and pier
 Lakeside bonfires
 Boat cruises or rentals nearby
 Affordable pricing and warm hospitality by our professional staff

Make the Conference Center at George Williams College your year-round destination on Geneva Lake. For more information, visit 


Meeting & Group Amenities

Total meeting capacity: 12,000
Number of meeting rooms: 18
Largest room (sq/ft): 5,280
Number of sleeping rooms: 40

Alternative meeting space available Audio/video available Banquet set-up available Catering available Theater Available