Nunemaker Center, home of the University Honors Program is located at 1506 Engel Road near the large residence halls. Built in 1970 through the generosity of Irene Nunemaker, this uniquely styled building is intended to reflect the creative energy of Honors Program faculty, staff, and students. Ms. Nunemaker intended that students meet here for classes, discussions, meetings with visiting professors, and to read the newspapers and magazines to stay on top of recent national and world events. With three classrooms and large open spaces on either level, the Honors Program is able to schedule many of the honors tutorials and classes, provide spaces for individuals and groups to study, and decorative spaces for receptions, lectures, and other events. The building is constructed such that art work (typically that of students) can be displayed in the public areas as well as the staff and faculty fellow offices. Art work is rotated each year after the Senior Scholarship show in the Department of Art.
For Honors students, Nunemaker Center is a home away from home. On the lower level, a furnished kitchen with stove, microwave, and refrigerator is open to students who wish to use it (many do for baking birthday cakes for roommates or putting together a quick dinner). The lounge areas are frequently in use for studying or socializing. The building is wireless and the program provides laptops for students to check out for use while in the building. Prospective students and parents meet here on campus visits to learn more about the program and all honors advising for first and second year students occurs here.