Hatfield Hall is located on the east side of the front entrance to campus. The building houses the Alumni Center, the Office of Institutional Advancement, the Office of Communications and Marketing and a 602-seat Performing Arts auditorium. The auditorium is a multipurpose facility which supports the cultural and academic life at Rose-Hulman. Hatfield Hall provides rehearsal and performance space to recognized student performing arts groups (band, string ensemble, chorus and drama) and the Performing Arts Series. The facility also supports presentations by Rose-Hulman academic and administrative departments. Behind the stage are facilities that support student drama and music. This includes a scene shop, dressing and practice rooms, storage areas, as well as a green room. This state-of-the-art facility is made possible by a gift from Michael and Deborah Hatfield. Michael is a Rose-Hulman alumnus who graduated in 1984. The building is named in honor of his parents, Larry and Pat Hatfield.