Hulman Union

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The Hulman Memorial Union is the hub of student life. It houses many of the services students use on a daily basis including the Union & Student Activities Office, Dining Services & the Vonderschmitt Dining Room, the Office of Student Affairs, the Bookstore, Career Services, Counseling Services, Health Services, and the Worx. As well, the Union hosts a variety of meeting spaces for faculty, staff, and students.  


Smoking is prohibited in the Hulman Union. The Hulman Union opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 11 p.m. when classes are in session.

Union & Student Activities Office

The Union and Student Activities Office provides services and resources for the 90+ student organizations Rose-Hulman has to offer. The organizations offered include governance groups (Student Government Association (SGA), Residence Hall Association (RHA), professional and technical societies, performing arts groups, recreation and sports clubs, Greek letter organizations, the student newspaper (The Thorn), the radio station (WMHD), and a number of special interest groups. Approximately 85% of the student body is a member of one or more student organizations. Find a complete list of student organizations here. If Rose-Hulman does not offer the student organization that you are looking for, you can create your own.

To begin this process contact the Student Activities Office. The Union and Student Activities Office also tracks community service.

Dining services

All residence hall students must take their meals in the Vonderschmitt Dining Room in the Hulman Union. First quarter freshmen are required to take the 18 meal plan. After first quarter, all freshman students have the option of purchasing the 18 or 12 meal plan. Sophomores may choose from the 18, 12 or the 8plus meal plans, while Juniors and Seniors may choose from the 18, 12, 8plus or 110/100 meal plans. Students who reside in the Apartment Style Hall may choose from any of the traditional residential meal plans or the two meal plans designed for that hall (the 65/75 and the 80 meal plans). Only seniors may be exempt from having a meal plan while residing on-campus. For a full description of the meal plan options review the dining service web page please click here or you may e-mail meal plan questions to Students should check with the Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs if they are interested in changing meal plans or finding out current meal plan costs.

The Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs coordinates most of the non-academic aspects of Rose-Hulman student life. This office is your connection to residence hall life, dining services, disability services, commencement, and much, much more!  We are conveniently located on the lower level of Hulman Union (HMU 147 - HMU 158). 


The Rose-Hulman Bookstore is located in the lower level of the Hulman Union Building. The Bookstore has a complete selection of course books, school supplies, computer supplies, imprinted sportswear, gift items and much more. It provides services for the campus such as check cashing, special orders, gift cards and postage stamps. The Bookstore strives to provide quality services and products at reasonable prices.

The hours are:

  • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

The Bookstore is not open Saturdays during the summer or during academic breaks.

Career Services

The Rose-Hulman Career Services Office is dedicated to helping students prepare for a career and/or graduate school.  Students are encouraged to begin the career advising process during their freshman year to learn how to network with prospective employers, find fruitful internships, and be ready to hit the ground running upon graduation. The Career Services Office is located on the second floor of the Hulman Union Building (HMU 279).

Counseling Services

Rose-Hulman's Counseling Services Office provides individual counseling services to students faced with a broad range of issues, including but not limited to academic stress, homesickness, relationships, family difficulties and career concerns. Counseling services are confidential and are free to all students and seek to enhance students' ability to fully benefit from academic and social life at Rose-Hulman. The Counseling Services office is located on the upper level of the Hulman Union. 

Health Services

The Health Services Office provides medical care free-of-charge to all registered students at Rose-Hulman. The office is open daily during the school year, except for scheduled student breaks. The mission of the Health Services Office is to provide the best possible health care to students, which will allow them to perform to the best of their ability, both mentally and physically. The Health Services Office is located on the lower level of the Hulman Union (HMU 135). 

The Worx

Need a snack in between classes? Miss dinner in the dining hall? Just want to relax?  Stop by the Worx and enjoy Noble Roman's pizza and breadsticks or Jump Asian Express for pacific rim cuisine!  The Worx is located on the lower level of the Hulman Union.