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Stockdale Student Center

Day and night, the Stockdale Center pulses with energy from people of various ages and backgrounds.

It's a gathering place for the exchange of new ideas - in casual conversation, through an art exhibit, in a live music or theater performance, over a meal, or in a lecture.

The mission of the Stockdale Student Center is to be of service to all campus community members: students, faculty, administration, staff and alumni and guests in the Monmouth area.

As the center of the College community, the Center provides services and programs, out-of-classroom multicultural, educational, intellectual, recreational and social activities to its diverse building user groups.

The building is a non-smoking facility and is for use primarily by the campus community. However, many events and facilities are open to the public.

For more information contact us at 309-457-2345 or email the Stockdale Center.


Building Hours of Operation

Summer Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Academic Year Hours
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight

About the Stockdale Center

Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale '46
Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale '46

The Stockdale Center was dedicated in 1989 in honor of Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale, a member of the Class of 1946.

A graduate of the Naval Academy, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, mostly as a fighter pilot aboard aircraft carriers. Shot down over southeast Asia in 1965, he served nearly eight years as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese, enduring torture and four years of solitary confinement. 

He left the service as its most highly decorated member, having earned 26 personal combat decorations, including the Congressional Medal of Honor.

He was a best-selling author and the Reform Party candidate for vice president in the 1992 election. He also held the James Bond Stockdale Chair of Freedom and Ethics at the University of San Diego. Vice Admiral Stockdale passed away in 2005.