This facility, which incorporates the 1940 Welles Dining Hall, was completed in 1970 to serve as the college's student union building. Besides dining facilities, it also contained student organization offices, the mail center, bookstore, game room, and a banquet room as well as offices for Campus Safety and Student Development. After the renovation in 2008, the health center moved into the building. It was named for Weimer K. Hicks, who served as president from 1953 to 1971.

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  • Hicks Center Bookstore 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1977)
    Kalamazoo College Bookstore inside Hicks Center in the 1970s.
  • Hicks Center Rathskeller 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo Gazette, 1972 circa)
    "The snack bar on the College Union level of the building is decorated in a German Rathskeller motif, one with which Kalamazoo students are familiar through the College's comprehensive foreign study program. Tiffany style ...
  • Hicks Center Early American Room 

    Campbell, Jerry (Kalamazoo Gazette, 1971-04-15)
    The Early American or American Promenade room in Hicks Center Cafeteria.
  • Hicks Center English Pub 

    Campbell, Jerry (Kalamazoo Gazette, 1971-04-15)
    Students eating in the English Pub Cafeteria room in Hicks Center.
  • Hicks Center Spanish Promenade 

    Bennett, Carl (Kalamazoo Gazette, 1971-03-17)
    View of the Spanish Promenade dining area in Hicks Center. The French Gazebo can be seen on the right.
  • Hicks Center Mail Hut 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1998 circa)
    Mail hut in Hicks Center.
  • Hicks Center Entrance 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1970 circa)
    Entrance hall of Hicks Center. The stairs at left lead up to Welles Hall.
  • College Union, Welles Hall 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1970)
    Pamphlet for a tour of the newly renovated College Union - Dining Hall complex of Welles Hall and Hicks Center. On the reverse side a floor plan of Hicks Center is included.
  • Kalamazoo College's Hicks Center 

    Short and Millgard (Kalamazoo College, 1971)
    Kalamazoo College's Hicks Center. A note in this photograph file reads "The Georgian exterior of the new College Union-dining facility (a brick veneer over a concrete block back-up) blends not only with the old dining ...
  • Kalamazoo College's Hicks Center Lounge 

    Short and Millgard (Kalamazoo College, 1970)
    Kalamazoo College's Hicks Center Lounge. On the back of the photograph: "The main reception lounge, which adjoins the main lobby and the banquet room in the College Union-dining facility, provides a comfortable atmosphere ...
  • Hicks Center 2008 

    Mumma, Keith (Kalamazoo College, 2008)
    Hicks Center: Bissell Theater, large lounge chairs, tables
  • Hicks Center 2008 

    Mumma, Keith (Kalamazoo College, 2008)
    Hicks Center: Boiler room
  • Hicks Center 2008 

    Mumma, Keith (Kalamazoo College, 2008)
    Hicks Center: Exterior Day (evening)
  • Hicks Center 2008 

    Mumma, Keith (Kalamazoo College, 2008)
    Hicks Center: Exterior Night
  • Hicks Center 2008 

    Mumma, Keith (Kalamazoo College, 2008)
    Hicks Center: Mezzanine
  • Hicks Center 2008 

    Mumma, Keith (Kalamazoo College, 2008)
    Hicks Center: View of Hoben Hall from roof of Hicks Center
  • Hicks Center 2008 

    Mumma, Keith (Kalamazoo College, 2008)
    Hicks Center: Atrium, Jack Darnell
  • Hicks Center 2008 

    Mumma, Keith (Kalamazoo College, 2008)
    Hicks Center: Student Development, Penny Horne, main desk
  • Hicks Center 2008 

    Mumma, Keith (Kalamazoo College, 2008)
    Hicks Center: Student Development, Sarah Westfall at her desk
  • Hicks Center 2008 

    Mumma, Keith (Kalamazoo College, 2008)
    Hicks Center: Student Development, Sally Arent at her desk

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