Last updated October 11, 2018
The Morningside College campus is located in a residential suburb in the southeastern part of Sioux City. The entire campus is a National Register of Historic Places District for its mixture of Romanesque, Italian Renaissance Revival, and Art Moderne buildings, interspersed with newer, contemporary buildings. The 68-acre campus is adjacent to a city park, swimming pool, tennis courts, eating establishments, and is a short drive from a major regional shopping mall and a new shopping center. To view an interactive map of the campus, click here.
Lillian E. Dimmitt Residence Hall (109,196 sq. ft.): (original building built in 1927 for women with an east and west wing added in the 1960s) Dimmitt Hall houses 380 students in traditional-style double and triple rooms. Dimmitt Hall received an extensive renovation in 2015 and now offers students rooms with air conditioning, a large community kitchen, an elevator, music practice room, exercise room, two large building lounges, five floor lounges, and several quiet study rooms and study nooks throughout the building. Dimmitt Hall also offers students eleven apartments for upper-class students and a faculty fellow apartment.It is named for Lillian E. Dimmitt who was Dean of Women for 26 years.
Roadman Hall (75,990 sq. ft.): (1953) Roadman houses 248 students in traditional double rooms. Extensive renovations of the south wing of Roadman were completed in 2005 and included installation of air conditioning in each student room, updated restroom and laundry facilities, and a new combination kitchen/study area. Roadman Hall offers students several lounge and study rooms, two laundry rooms, and two kitchens. Roadman Hall also offers eleven apartments for upper-class students. The building is named for Dr. Earl Roadman, president of Morningside from 1936 to 1956.
Donald E. Poppen Apartments (12,500 sq. ft. ) and the Joan L. and Norman W. Waitt, Sr. Apartments (12,500 sq. ft. ): (2003) Able to house a total of 72 students, each apartment houses six-eight students in three or four bedrooms. Each apartment also has two bathrooms and a shared living room/kitchenette area. Study rooms and laundry facilities are available in the building.
Residence Complex "The Plex" (26,733 sq. ft.): (1966) While housing 93 students in traditional double and triple rooms, the Plex offers the most community lounge and study space per student. The Plex received updates including paint, room chairs, and LED lighting in 2018. The Plex offers a small community feel. The Plex offers residents a kitchen, laundry facilities and exercise area in the building.
3800 Garretson House (2,200 sq.ft.): Renovated in 2010, the home houses 8 students and includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms, full kitchen, living room, and laundry facilities. Students residing in the house are not required to be on the college's foodservice plan.
3804 Garretson House (1,700 sq.ft.): Renovated in 2010, the home houses 8 students and includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms, full kitchen, living room, and laundry facilities. Students residing in the house are not required to be on the college's foodservice plan.
Lags Hall (19,800 sq. ft.): (2007) Lags Hall features single bedroom housing. This apartment-style residence hall houses 60 students in 15 four-bedroom suites, complete with bathrooms, living room, and a kitchenette. The facility also features a community room, fitness center, and laundry facilities.
Elwood Olsen Stadium: (1940) Formerly Roberts Stadium, Elwood Olsen is home to Morningside's football, soccer, and track & field teams. More than $2.5 million in renovations to the stadium were completed in 2005, including the installation of field turf and a new track, new field lighting, and a new parking lot.
Rosen-Verdoorn Sports Center-George M. Allee Gymnasium (45,382 sq. ft.): (1949) The building seats more than 2,500 spectators and houses athletic offices as well as the athletic training room and a weight room facility. In 2007, the college invested nearly $3 million in renovations to the facility, including construction of a new lobby, concession stand, M-Club Room, and restrooms. A new roof, as well as new windows and a new heating and cooling system, were also installed. It is home of the Mustangs' basketball and volleyball teams.
Hindman/Hobbs Center (70,810 sq. ft.): (1989) Also referred to as the HPER building, the Center provides facilities for all recreational and intramural programs and features three activity courts, a swimming pool, weight rooms, and an indoor track, as well as classroom facilities, and offices. It is the home of the Mustang wrestling and swimming teams. Recreational and fitness programs and all facilities are available to students, faculty and staff. The center underwent significant renovation during 2006, including the installation of new sports performance floors for the activity courts and indoor track.
Elizabeth and Irving Jensen Softball Complex: (2006) It is located near the center of campus and features cement dugouts, seating for 400, and a two-story press box. The complex is home to the Mustangs' softball team.
Bass Field: Located near the center of campus, it is utilized for a number of outdoor events, including intramural sports and other student activities.
Eugene C. Eppley Fine Arts Building (81,575 sq. ft.): (1966) Known as one of the finest music and art facilities in the region, the auditorium seats 1,400 people and is noted for the majestic Sanford Memorial Organ used for recitals and teaching. The organ was a gift of Art and Stella Sanford of Sioux City. The Eppley Art Gallery, located in the foyer, regularly features exhibitions by guest artists, faculty, and students.
Adjoining the Eppley Fine Arts Auditorium, is the MacCollin Classroom Building, which houses offices, art studios, practice rooms and classrooms for the Music and Art Departments.
Helen Levitt Art Gallery: (1998) Within the Eppley Fine Arts building is the home of the Levitt art collection, which includes work by internationally famous artists. Works by Tamayo, Rauschenberg, Johns, Frankenthaler, Nevelson, Motherwell, Miro and Hockney are also included in the million dollar collection.
Klinger-Neal Theatre (12,812 sq. ft.): (1964) The theatre includes a 300-seat theatre and support areas. It also features a variable performance space allowing for proscenium, thrust, and arena staging.
Classrooms, Offices & Other Campus Facilities
Lillian E. Dimmitt Alumni House (1600 sq. ft.): Originally built in 1921, this was the home of Lillian E. Dimmitt, who was Dean of Women for 26 years. In 1983, the house was dedicated and used as a meeting place for alumni. It remains a site for meetings and smaller gatherings.
Charles City College Hall (11,448 sq. ft): (1890), The first building on Morningside's campus, Charles City is listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was erected when the college was known as The University of the Northwest. Previously used as a conservatory of music, Charles City was extensively restored in 1989. It now houses classrooms and offices for the History and Political Science, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theatre Departments.
Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Learning Center (36,950 sq. ft.): (1984) The center includes the former Wilhelmina Petersmeyer Library and Marian Jones Hall of Culture. This building was first constructed as a gymnasium in 1913, converted to the Petersmeyer Library in 1955, and completely renovated and expanded in 1984. In 2005, the building was redesigned as a Learning Center to include library services, group study areas, a computer lab, Student Academic Support Services, and the Spoonholder Cafe. The library holds a collection of more than 76,189 volumes, 255 serials subscriptions, and approximately 17,000 full text journals through databases. The building also houses classrooms, the Mass Communication Department, visual art displays, and the Education Resource Lab.
Hilker Campus Mall: (2008) Hiker is a pedestrian mall and green space that starts at the back of Lewis Hall, extends south past the Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Learning Center and terminates at a parking lot off of Garretson Avenue near the Eppley Fine Arts Building. The mall incorporates three new outdoor gathering spaces: the Buhler Outdoor Performance Center, the Lieder Fountain and the Kline Family Pergola.
Lewis Hall (54,690 sq. ft.): (1900) Morningside's second oldest building, Lewis contains administrative offices, Student Services, and classrooms and faculty offices for the Education, English, Modern Languages, and Nursing Departments.
Robert M. Lincoln Center (26,162 sq. ft.): (1974) Houses the U.P.S. Auditorium, business library, conference rooms, and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Education, as well as classrooms and offices of the Business Administration and Economics Department.
The Olsen Student Center (41,017 sq. ft. ): (1962) The hub of student activity on campus and is the location for many college and community activities. Over $2 million in renovations to the main level of the building were completed in 2007, including complete remodeling of the Dick and Marty Wikert Dining Hall, lobby, Hickman Room, and Yockey Family Community Room. The building also houses Buckingham's Snack Bar, the Bookstore, the Office of Residence Life, Campus Security offices, Student Government and student activities office, Health Services, the Technology Services Center, and the student post office.
Physical Plant/Facilities Building (11,500 sq. ft.): (2007) Located on the south edge of the campus, it is home to the maintenance department and the print shop.
James and Sharon Walker Science Center (37,393 sq. ft.): (2001) is a renovated science facility comprised of the A. W. Jones Hall of Science (1948) and the Jacobsen Annex (1969). Facilities include classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices for Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematical Science, Physics/Engineering, and Psychology.
Grace United Methodist Church (1960) is located on the southeast corner of the campus.