The Hansen Student Center was renovated in 2002 from the old gymnasium and in the summer of 2012, the Hansen Student Center received some additional improvements with functionality, comfort, and ease in mind for students. These updates were funded by Student Senate. The Hansen Student Center provides IWU students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to live out the mission of the institution through programs, services, and staff support. The Student Senate Office is housed in the Hansen Student Center along with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The Hansen Student Center facility includes several areas to relax, study, or meet up with friends. Most of these spaces can be reserved through the R25 system. The Hansen Student Center also provides several services that include an information desk, the campus bookstore, Hattie's coffee shop, Tommy's dining, event support/resources, and computer stations to check your email and print. On the navigation bar above, there are links that will direct you on how to best reserve a space in the Hansen Student Center.

*Each year, hundreds of meetings and events happen within Hansen Student Center. These events are supported by the Hansen Crew and Desk staff. In order to provide the best event support, R25 reservations should be made two weeks in advance with updated resource requests. Additionally, requests for space in the Hansen Student Center that overlap major university events (including but not limited to Homecoming, Family Weekend, Graduation, and Orientation) will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs. As certain events are more complex and require additional support, you may set up a meeting with the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs at least two weeks in advance by calling 309-556-3850 or e-mailing


Hansen Student Center Hours 

When classes are in session during Fall & Spring Semesters:

Building 7:30-12:00am
Book Store: 8:00-5:00pm

Building 9:00am-12:00am
Hattie's: Closed
Book Store: 10:00-5:00pm on Saturday


Hansen Student Center May Term 2016 Hours:



4/29: 7PM-10PM

4/30: CLOSED

5/1: 9AM-4PM


May 2 – May 31, 2016

(Unless an event is scheduled)

Monday- Friday

Building: 7:30am-4:30pm*

Bookstore: 8am-4:30pm*

*(4pm on starting May 9th)

Hattie's: CLOSED**

Tommy's: CLOSED**

**The Dugout is open during May Term


Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED


 All HSC facilities closed May 30 for Memorial Day Observance


Hansen Student Center Summer Hours:

Building 7:30-4:00pm
Hattie's: Closed
Book Store: 8:00-4:00pm
Tommy's: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
(Tommy's also open for coffee by 8:00am)