Dick Science Building

Dick Science Building

The Charles H. Dick Science Building originally opened in September, 1949 during the presidency of Robert D. Steele (1939 to 1952) with support from the James A. Hogle family. Named in honor of Westminster's 14th college president (1985-1995) Dr. Dick, who was an educator, administrator, and fundraiser. He had been president of Centenary College in New Jersey and vice president at Cornell University Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Kansas, earned a Masters from California State University and PhD in marketing and management from Northwestern. Also an avid flutist, jogger and dog-lover, Charles Dick and his wife Barbara won many friends for the college.


Until the opening of the Meldrum Science Center in 2011, the Dick Science Building was home to the majority of the science, physics, chemistry, and nursing classes, as well as offices for the science faculty and laboratories. It currently houses six classrooms, along with the campus greenhouse.

ADA Compliancy

Accessible entrances: via Malouf east (upper-level) south in main hallway, use walkway on left.
Automatic doors: 1 on north side of building



Lower Nunemaker Lot Malmsten Amphitheater Nunemaker Place Stock Hall Behnken Hall Black Bridge Emigration Creek Olwell Hall Dolores Dore Eccles Ceramic Center Hogle Hall Dolores Dore Eccles Plaza Walker Hall Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Giovale Library Malouf Hall Dick Science Building The Bassis Center for Student Learning Bamberger Hall Administration Converse Hall Richer Commons Meldrum Science Center Foster/Carleson Lot Shaw Student Center Payne Gymnasium Foster Hall Carleson Hall Jewett Center for the Performing Arts and Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory Dolores Dore Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center North Parking Structure Dumke Field Parking Converse Circle Maintenance Building Kim T. Adamson Alumni House Dumke Field (Elevated)