At D&E, you’ll put what you learn in class to work in our unique hands-on facilities. The variety of opportunities available on campus provide you with a well-rounded experience that will help you launch your career in the hospitality industry.
Davis & Elkins College has a historic inn and restaurant and conference facility on campus. Completed in 1893, Graceland was the summer of Henry Gassaway Davis, a United States Senator. The beautifully restored Victorian mansion is currently a premier lodging, dining, retreat and meeting facility. Robert C. Byrd Center for Hospitality & Tourism, adjacent to Graceland, provides guestrooms and three conferencing areas. You’ll gain experience in everything from reception and foodservice to management and event planning.
D&E will also provide you with other various on and off campus opportunities through its catering, conference, wedding and event planning services, such as an unforgettable wedding in Halliehurst mansion or an energetic concert in Harper-McNeeley Auditorium. Additionally, you are able to complete internship and practica work at local, regional, national and international facilities.