Holland Union Building (1966-present)

Holland Union Building entrance, 2000

The Holland Union Building, fondly called the “HUB” by members of the Dickinson College community, was dedicated on June 4, 1966, as a center for student services. It was designed by Howell Lewis Shay and Associates, and was constructed and equipped at a cost of $2,465,000. The building is named after Homer C. Holland, Class of 1913, who generously donated $200,000 to the subscription campaign that was organized to provide funds for the building’s construction. The Mathers Theater, located inside the Holland Union Building, is named in honor of James M. Mathers, Class of 1931, whose widow gave $100,000 in his memory to the College during the same campaign.

In addition to the Mathers Theater, the Holland Union Building is home to the College’s cafeteria, the Union Station Snack Bar, the Underground coffee bar, the Devil’s Den Convenience Store, the College Bookstore, the College radio station (WDCV), the Microroom (a 24-hour computer lab), a dance studio, a post office, the cashier’s office, numerous offices and conference rooms, a social hall, a meditation room, and lounges.

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