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Fall and Spring Semester Hours

Game Room

Runyan Center Game Room
Monday - Friday  7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday Noon - 11 p.m.

Runyan Desk

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday  11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Summer Hours

Runyan Center

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Game Room

Monday - Friday Closed
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Runyan Desk

Monday - Friday *8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday Closed

*Denotes that Runyan Center Desk is open when there are events on campus including Summer Camps and Conferences.

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, hold student organization meetings, and much more. Runyan Center is the home of Leeds Gallery, the College's gallery that displays many different mediums throughout the year.

A recently completed renovation of Runyan Center has created a dynamic student-centered space complete with a stage, computer station, multipurpose room, coffee shop, and lounge seating. There is also a student work area and student group meeting area on the building's upper floor.

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

Runyan Desk

If you are lost or have any questions, please stop by and let us assist you. We can provide updates on events happening in and around Runyan Center, answer questions and assist with directions, and provide a variety of services and resources.

Box Office

The Box Office is where you can find ticket information, information on events at Earlham, etc. The staff will be available to answer any questions in regards to happenings on the campus. The Box Office is currently closed until further notice.

Dining Hall

One of the premier 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. We are currently making a significant upgrade to the dining hall servery and adjacent seating space.


Campus Store

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, Bethany Theological Seminary, and visiting alumni and the general public.

Hours are Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., while class is in session. Closed Saturday & Sunday.


Campus Store Policies

Leeds Gallery

Earlham's very own art gallery displays the 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.

Café 1847

The Café is always full of students, faculty, and community members. Diners can enjoy Starbucks or grab and go snacks from Up for Grabs.


Located within the May-Crosson Student Commons, Intermetzo offers a full line of espresso drinks and real fruit smoothies.

*Intermetzo has been relocated to Café 1847 until further notice.

Huffman Japanese Garden

This traditional Japanese garden is for peaceful reflection and meditation. It's open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Multicultural Resource Center

The Center was established in 2017 by the Student Diversity Committee. It is a multifunctional space that provides all Earlham students with the resources to participate in community building, educate themselves on cultural diversity topics, engage in critical dialogues with one another, and serve as a space to come together for events, celebrations, and more.

The room is open for student use Monday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Comstock Room

This sizeable multipurpose space is where anything can happen. 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:

Office of Events

The Office of Events is responsible for coordinating the use of all College facilities. All requests for the use of university facilities, including departmental requests, must be submitted via the online space reservation system.

The Earlham College Office of Events' primary mission is to provide quality facilities and services to meet the needs of the diverse population of the campus community. The Office Hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact the Office of Events at 765-983-1373 or

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 11:30 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.


Video Game Room

The E-Sports/Video Game Room is the primer gaming center on the Earlham College Campus. Our high-tech environment features gaming PCs boosting high-end hardware, over more than 30 of today's most popular games, and wall monitors for spectators to follow the action.

Due to COVID-19, reservations and facemasks are required for all students at

Earlham Word (student online newspaper)

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

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801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
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