Rooms and Property Facts
Located near the N.A.D.A. Education Center, the two-story Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies consists of a 3,600 square foot atrium that serves as a focal point of the facility and was designed for large group gatherings.
- Four tiered classrooms with seating capacities of 60 per room on both the lower and upper levels
- Three traditional classroom style rooms that accommodate 40 people each on both the lower and upper levels.
- Located on the lower level is an alumni lounge featuring a fireplace in a comfortable setting for small meetings and entertaining. The lounge seats approximately 10 people.
- One, two-story auditorium accommodating 150 people. The auditorium is equipped with the latest technology and is accessible from both the lower and upper levels.
- Traditional lounge with a fireplace on the upper level offering a small meeting/gathering location. The lounge seats approximately 10 people.
- Executive boardroom complete with multimedia technology and seating for 20. The boardroom is located on the upper level and boasts a panoramic view of the surrounding campus.
The building was constructed through contributions from members of the National Automobile Dealers Association. In addition to classrooms, offices and its service as a leading conference and meeting center on campus, NADA also houses Northwood's on-campus hotel facilities with full meeting and catering services. NADA has 31 residence and hotel rooms in the main building and in the R. Gary Stauffer wing. Special packages are available for frequent guests. The hotel and catering facilities are open to the public.
The circular facade of meeting room 'pods' of the Griswold Communications Center and its colorful interior decor mark this as one of the most distinctive buildings on campus. The Center was a gift of Vera A. Griswold, honoring her late husband Thomas Griswold, Jr., one of the early executives (and first head of the patent department) of The Dow Chemical Company. The Center offers facilities for every aspect of learning: computer lab, auditorium with stage, display areas, food service facilities, faculty and staff offices, audio visual and management information services centers and a popular dining room which is used as a classroom and for numerous public functions. The second floor Lecture Hall seats 200 or more; the first level Dining Room seats 175.
The Hach Student Life Center is managed by Timberwolf Recreation and offers a comprehensive recreational facility for the Northwood community. A 62,212 square foot all-purpose complex, the building encourages both active participation and casual use. A four-lane track for running and walking, three multi-purpose courts for a wide range of sports, classrooms, saunas, a fitness center and wellness room, locker areas and a health food snack bar. Summer brings Camp Hach to the center. Camp Hach offers youth athletic camps and activities. These are but a few of the Center's offerings.
The Bennett Sports Center houses tennis courts, basketball practice courts, an intercollegiate basketball court, volleyball, and badminton courts. The facility offers baseball batting cages, a track, and exercise and dance rooms. Its swimming pool is a six lane metric structure with multiple uses. The Center itself seats 4,000 or more when used for competitions and campus gatherings.