Knorr Center

The Knorr Center houses Information Technology Services, computer labs, the Career Services office, the Volunteer Services and Chaplain’s offices, a student lounge, and the College’s radio station WRFH, Radio Free Hillsdale.


The Knorr Center was originally opened as a student union. After World War II, Hillsdale President Harvey Turner responded to student complaints about the lack of a recreational center on campus by agreeing to convert Dickerson Gymnasium to a temporary student union. It became an instant hit.

By 1960, students rallied again for a permanent union and voted to add a fee of fifteen dollars per student per semester to go toward a building fund. Those funds, along with generous donations from the Detroit Tigers Baseball Club and Nellie Welch Knorr, ’38, enabled the College to break ground for a student union in May 1963. The following year, the Fred A. Knorr Memorial Student Center, named in honor of a 1937 alumnus and trustee, was opened.


303 N West Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242

Opening Hours

School Year
Sunday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

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