Campus Facilities

The main buildings on campus include the Academic Building, Campus Center, the Learning Commons, the Connie & Jim John Recreation Center, C. S. Mott Engineering and Science Center, Frances Willson Thompson Hall, the Innovation Center, and the University Corner Building which is home to Einstein Bros. Bagels.

The Academic Building is the historical center of the campus. It houses classrooms, science laboratories, computer laboratories, McKinnon Theatre, and instructional and administrative offices, comprising a total floor space of nearly 400,000 square feet. 

The Campus Center is the activity center for the campus. It houses the C-Store, BJ’s Lounge & Grill, the Wellness Center, television studios, WKUF, Financial Aid, Admissions, Campus Safety, a recycling center, student activities areas and other administrative offices.

The Learning Commons is the centerpiece of social and academic life on campus. It functions as a single entity with a focus on fostering interaction and collaboration, showing how space influences behavior. It house Creative Dining, our newest dining service which includes the Batternberg Café, Great Lakes Coffee Roasting co., several d.spaces, Makerspace, Rooftop Terrace, Knowledge Bars, meditation room, Cantilever Conference room, 200-seat auditorium, Kiva and a guest suite.

Kettering’s 70,000 square foot Connie and Jim John Recreation Center has a full complement of aerobic, strength, and sports amenities, in addition to student and alumni lounges, making it the likely focus of many student and alumni social and recreational activities. It houses a six-lane swimming pool, four multi-purpose regulation basketball courts, four racquetball courts, and a 1/8 mile suspended indoor track. Other areas include an aerobics/dance room, a free-weight room, and a fitness/exercise room that overlook the pool and gymnasium.

The C.S. Mott Engineering and Science Center has a total floor space of 130,000 square feet. The building houses Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, and alternative energy and automotive laboratories. Student project areas are provided, including the Autonomous Vehicle and SAE garages.

Frances Willson Thompson Hall is the on-campus residence facility for Kettering University. The facility has four floors, and is designed in a figure eight formation with two courtyards. It is divided into 17 units of 17-37 residents. Common spaces include multiple lounges/lobbies, computer labs, a community kitchen, a gaming area and laundry facilities. Each resident room is equipped with a single bed, desk and chair, wardrobe unit with shelves, and with a microwave/fridge. All rooms are air conditioned, heated and have access to telephone and internet. Most residents share a suite with another resident (two private rooms connected by a door). Residents share community bathrooms, which are located at the intersections of each hallway.

The Innovation Center at Kettering University is an approximately 9,000 square foot multi-tenant laboratory facility that supports scientific and technologically-based “start-up” companies that have a need for dedicated research laboratories in the first three to four years of their existence. It consists of six laboratories that are capable of being divided into twelve intimate laboratories, private offices, a conference/training room, business center, break area and private shower facilities. The Innovation Center is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certified building in Genesee County. 

Einstein Bros. Bagels, located in the University Corner Building across from the Campus Center, provides students the option of eating breakfast and lunch using their meal plans. The 2,500 square-foot building also houses a Flint Police Service Station.

Kettering facilities are accessible to the handicapped. The majority of the campus buildings are inter-connected for ease of movement during inclement weather. Convenient parking is provided adjacent to all campus buildings.