Runyan Center is the epicenter for student life at Earlham College. Located on the south side of campus near the Athletics and Wellness Center and the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, this building is where students gather for lunch, study, make copies, rent movies or games, hold student organization meetings, and much more. Runyan Center is the home for 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
Runyan 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.
One of the premiere aspects of Earlham is a common dining experience, which happens daily in the Dining Hall. Metz Culinary Management, our on-campus food provider, offers hot meals, salads, pizza, sandwiches, and vegetarian and vegan options at every meal.
The Campus Store has everything from class books to Earlham apparel to ice cream to the local newspaper. If you need anything, the helpful and courteous staff will help you find it or order it for you. It serves Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary, as well as visiting alumni and the general public.
Hours are Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., while class is in session. Closed Saturday & Sunday.
Campus Store Policies
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 online 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.
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.