The Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, one of the largest buildings on campus, is a vital part of student life. The complex houses the music, art, and political science departments and features a 450-seat recital hall. The recital hall sets the scene for concerts by the Millsaps Singers and the Chamber Singers, Opening Convocation, annual talent shows, special guest performances, and the popular Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series. In addition to the recital hall, the complex offers private practice rooms for students interested in vocal or instrumental music.
Sky-lit art studios and the Millsaps Lewis Art Gallery dominate the third floor of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex. The gallery showcases traveling art exhibits and work by Millsaps students and faculty, and is also the location of choice for receptions and discussions with local artists.