Hub photo


Official abbreviation: HUB

Constructed in 1892
Additions built in 1944, 2008

Space in this building

5,978 total square feet

Floor Plans

All rooms in this building

Departments and space usage

Emergency Maps from Environmental Health and Safety

Building Open Hours

These don't reflect business hours for offices within the building; see office websites for business hours.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:00 AM -
8:00 PM
7:00 AM -
8:00 PM
7:00 AM -
8:00 PM
7:00 AM -
8:00 PM
7:00 AM -
5:00 PM
Building Supervisor:


Street Address:

AMES, IA 50011-2100


See this building on the online campus map

See this building on Google Maps

Nearby parking lots

3D SketchUp Model from the Trimble Warehouse

Services / Maintenance / Projects

Current FP&M maintenance requests and projects

Utility outage log

Dumpster collection by Campus Services

  • Monday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Tuesday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Wednesday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Thursday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Friday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM

Recycling locations in this building

To request service, call 294-5100 or issue an online service request.


The Hub was built in 1892. It was originally a bookstore, post office and waiting room for the Ames College Railway. When the railway was discontinued in 1908, the Hub was moved from its original location, which was in front of Marston Hall, to its current location just west of Morrill Hall. In 1920 an addition to the north side of the structure was built for the bookstore and post office since the building no longer served as a depot. A 20 x 60 foot Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) building from the College Farm Service area was added on to the north end of the Hub and another addition in 1952 was added to the east side of the north end of the previous addition. Although the bookstore moved to the Memorial Union in 1958, the Hub continued to serve as a post office until 1963. The Hub also served as a ticket office for campus functions until 1964. In 1967 a copy center was added. In 1970 the university traffic office occupied the north section of the building and still does today.