Grewcock Student Union

Grewcock Student Union

In January 2008, the Grewcock Student Union was opened on the site of the former Carr Library.

The Grewcock Student Union houses A.J.’s Café 1844, the Knorr Family Dining Room, Richardson Commons, the Student Activities director’s office, the Collegian office, the Raese Conference Room, a formal lounge, the Hillsdale College Bookstore, two TV lounges, and the student mail center. A.J.’s Café was named in memory of Andrew J. Istvan, ’01, who died in a motorcycle accident in 2005.

Students eat their meals in the Knorr Family Dining Room, located at the base of the grand staircase leading to the union’s lower level. The building also contains the Liberty Walk statue of Winston Churchill.

Address

16 E Galloway Drive
Hillsdale, MI 49242

Opening Hours

School Year
Sunday – Saturday, 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Equipment Rentals
Sunday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Summer
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

History

The Grewcock Student Union bears the names of benefactors William L. and Berniece E. Grewcock.

The union follows a tradition of student gathering places that began with Dickerson Gymnasium in 1949 and continued with the Fred A. Knorr Memorial Student Center in 1964. Over forty years later, as a part of the Founders Campaign, the Hillsdale administration included plans for a new student union in its building plan, one that would bring under one roof all aspects of student life.

The union is intentionally located in the center of campus so students can easily pass through on their way to class or stay for a while between classes and activities. The building follows the traditional brick design of other campus buildings, while its interior has a comfortable, home-like feel.

 

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