Public Invited to Tour Expanded Provo MTC

Contributed By MormonNewsroom.org

  • 2 June 2017

In addition to studying, learning, and practicing skills, missionaries have views of the Wasatch Mountains and the Provo Temple to the east of the two new six-story additions to the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah.

Article Highlights

  • The expansion increases the capacity of the Provo MTC to train 3,700 missionaries at a time.
  • The public open house is July 31 through August 19, 2017, and August 21–25 for Education Week participants.

The First Presidency has announced a public open house of the newly expanded Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah, July 31 through August 19, 2017, with additional tours available August 21-25 for registered BYU Education Week participants. Open house tickets will be available beginning Monday, July 10.

In October 2012, President Thomas S. Monson announced that men can serve at age 18 instead of 19, and women can serve at age 19 instead of 21. MTC expansion projects in Provo, Mexico, Ghana, and the Philippines will allow the 15 MTCs around the world to continue to accommodate training of the growing missionary force.

The two new buildings at the Provo MTC include primarily classroom space that will house the training of missionaries before they are sent to their assigned areas of the world. Once construction is completed, capacity at the Provo MTC will increase to train as many as 3,700 elders, sisters, and senior missionaries at a time.

The two new six-story buildings along with the enhanced outdoor space and underground parking were designed to meet city zoning requirements. The new buildings feature extensive glass exteriors to maximize use of natural light and create a sense of openness between the MTC and surrounding areas. Large meeting rooms, rooms for practice lessons, and indoor/outdoor study areas are all designed to enhance the missionary training experience.

The 4.5 acres south of the existing missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah, where the two new six-story buildings are being constructed, will also be covered with more than 93,000 square feet of lawn, 276 shade trees, 57 flowering trees, 74 evergreen trees, and nearly 160,000 square feet of flower beds.

Two new six-story buildings, additions to the missionary training center in Provo, Utah, are nearing the end of construction. The extra space will accommodate the increase in the numbers of missionaries that will be trained before leaving for their assigned areas of service.

In addition to the beautiful landscaping surrounding the two new buildings at the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah, a round water feature has been constructed.

The new two-building complex at the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah, provides additional space to teach missionaries before they are sent to their assigned areas of the world. Once construction is finished, the Provo MTC will increase capacity to train as many as 3,700 elders and sister missionaries at a time, up from 2,800. The Provo Temple, on the right, is in the background below the Wasatch Mountains.

An aerial view of the missionary training center (MTC), north of the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah. The new buildings are shown as renderings located next to the existing MTC. The Provo Utah Temple is shown just below the Wasatch Mountains.

The new construction at the missionary training center (MTC) was primarily to provide additional classroom space for missionaries to fine-tune teaching skills and the language they are learning. There are no living quarters in the two buildings.

Both buildings in the new missionary training center (MTC) have wide stairways to encourage use of the stairs rather than the elevators.

Spread out on the six floors of one of the new buildings are 204 classrooms, 106 practice teaching rooms, 13 computer labs, and 27 areas to serve as quiet spaces for pondering at the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah.

Both of the new buildings at the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah, will have lobbies with paintings of various scenes depicting the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Classrooms in the new missionary training center (MTC) buildings in Provo, Utah, have been designed to allow natural light.

Southeast view of the rendering of the new six-story buildings at the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah.

Rendering of a terrace that overlooks the courtyard in the new missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah.

Rendering of the south entrance to the new six-story buildings at the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah. Missionaries will leave from this side to board a bus that will take them to the Salt Lake City International Airport for their assigned mission locations.

Rendering of the lobby in one of the new buildings at the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah.

Rendering of the lobby in one of the new buildings at the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah.

Rendering of a classroom in the new buildings at the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah.

Rendering of a classroom located in the two new buildings at the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah.