Runyan Center

Runyan Center is the epicenter for student life at Earlham College. Located on the south side of campus between the Athletics and Wellness Center and Stout Meetinghouse, this building is where students gather for lunch, study, make copies, rent movies or games, hold student organization meetings, and much more. Runyan Center also is the home for classes in the Fine Arts and the location of Leeds Gallery, the College's gallery that displays art of many different mediums throughout the year. Many services and meeting areas call Runyan Center home. For more information or if you have any questions please call 765-983-1316.

On the main floor, these services and meeting areas include:

Office of Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities oversees Earlham Student Government and Student Organizations, plans activities for the student body, such as day trips, shuttle service and Little Sibs Weekend, and assists with New Student Orientation.


Runyan Information Desk

Runyandesk _0Runyan Information Desk is a resource for all students, where you can ask specific questions, purchase a meal ticket, receive refunds for laundry, purchase a copy card, or make a space reservation. These are only a few of the services Runyan Desk provides.


Dining Hall

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One of the premiere aspects of Earlham is a common dining experience, which happens daily in the Dining Hall. Sodexo, our on-campus food provider, offers hot meals, salads, pizza, sandwiches, and vegetarian and vegan options at every meal.

You can purchase a meal ticket at the Runyan Information Desk or sign up for a meal plan.

Weekly Menu at Dining Services website


The Bookstore has everything from class books to Earlham apparel to ice cream to the New York Times newspaper. If you need anything, the helpful and courteous staff will help you find it or order it for you.

The Bookstore serves Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary, as well as visiting alumni and the general public.

Hours are Mon. - Fri.: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., while class is in session. Closed Sat & Sun



Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Department calls Runyan Center its home.

The department space includes classrooms, professors' offices, instrumental practice rooms, studios for pottery and metals, rehearsal space, theater storage and much more.

Program information

Leeds Gallery

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Earlham's very own art gallery displays art of many different mediums throughout the year. It is open to the general public. The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Jazzman's Coffeeshop

The Coffeeshop is always full of students, faculty, and community members.

You can find salads, a grill, and a Cobrizzo, along with other grab-and-go food items. A big screen TV is available upstairs for anyone to watch, along with a meeting room.

Huffman Japanese Garden


This traditional Japanese garden is for peaceful reflection and meditation.

Orchard Room

This is a smaller carpeted room that the Faculty Buffets take place in. There are also meetings and activities in this room. There are windows on three walls so it's a nice comfortable room.

Comstock Room

This large multi-purpose space is where most of the Student Activities Board small concerts are held. Other activities happening in this room are square dancing, messy art projects, and large private and public dinners.

The basement of Runyan Center is home to the following offices:

Post Office

All students have a personal mailbox that stays with them throughout their undergraduate experience. The post office in the basement of Runyan Center is where all mailboxes are located for students and faculty members. You can also pick up your UPS packages. The office is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Student Government Offices

The student leadership of the College call this area home. The Earlham Student Government is comprised of the Earlham Student Senate, Executive Council, and several committees.



Student Activities Board

The Student Activities Board is an organization that brings bands, poets, interactive games, and comedians to campus for the students.


Student Organizations Council

Student Organizations Council (SOC) allocates funds to student organizations on campus and oversees student organizations in general.


Earlham Word (student Newspaper)

The Earlham Word is dedicated to keeping the Earlham community informed of news and events happening both on and in the Richmond area.


Spectrum (GLBTQ Resource Center)

Spectrum serves as a support system for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning students in the Earlham community.

Student Publicity Office

This room contains supplies for students everything for banners, posters Students using this room must be a member of a recognized student organization.

Game Room

If you want to sit back and relax, you should check out the TV Room. There is a cable TV, a pool table, and a air hockey table. Lie down on a couch and take a nap or play fun games.

TAZZA Game Room

This lounge area contains a pool table, a ping pong table, a fussball table, and arcade games. There are also a few music rooms where student bands are allowed to practice. Space goes quickly so make your reservation early in the semester.

Fine Arts Offices/Classrooms

The Fine Arts department space includes classrooms, professors' offices, instrumental practice rooms, studios for pottery and metals, rehearsal space, theater storage and much more.



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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admissions