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Located in the heart of the Midwest, the NCMC campus is located in downtown Trenton, Missouri. Campus facilities have more than doubled in recent years to include nine structures for instruction, a student center, two residence halls, an art gallery and a community center/gymnasium. The Barton Farm Campus, opened in the fall of 2011, created a second campus for the college and initially includes three buildings with additional development planned for the future.

Orientation in front of Geyer HallThe Barton Farm Campus is the College’s second campus and is located southeast of Trenton at 96 Southeast 8th Avenue. The campus includes three classroom buildings: the Lager Laboratory of Plant & Energy Science, the Metcalf Mechanical Resource Center and an animal science building which is yet to be named. The farm campus encompasses 138 acres of farm ground given to the College by the Barton family. A wind turbine, two acre pond and numerous test plots are located on the farm campus to support learning. Northwest Missouri State University utilizes 20 acres of farm ground for demonstration and plant research.

Hoffman HallCross Hall was dedicated in 2009 and is located on the northwest corner of the campus. It is home to the Allied Health and Life Sciences Department with classrooms and faculty offices plus the Senator Christopher S. Bond Sciences Lab. Additional classrooms are also located in the building. The Northwest Missouri State University outreach office is located here as well as a coffee shop open to the students and the community.

Orientation in front of Geyer Hall


Geyer Hall is the anchor building on the downtown campus. It houses administrative and faculty offices as well as classrooms and the college library. The O.G. Sanford Clock Tower located above the front entrance and named in honor of the College’s first president, as well as the ship’s anchor located outside Geyer Hall are campus landmarks. An elevator is located at the north entrance of the building. The Bert and Rose Hoover Memorial Quadrangle is a beautifully landscaped central green with sitting walls and walkways making Geyer Hall a natural stage for various college and community events. Outdoor arts programs, student activities and special events are often held on the quadrangle. The red stone circle in the center is named Henderson Circle in honor of Leonard “Butch” Henderson.

Hoover Memorial Quadrangle is the beautiful landscaped area with walkways, sitting walls and open student space located in front of Geyer Hall. Outdoor arts programs, student activities and special events are often held on the quadrangle. The red stone circle in the center is named Henderson Circle.

Hoffman HallHoffman Hall, named in honor of Alice May Hoffman and Jeanette Hoffman Robison is located north of Geyer Hall, houses classrooms, computer and science labs, and faculty offices. A recent expansion doubled the size of the building and now includes access to Cross Hall and a campus commons area.

Barnes & Freeman Hall are located on the east side of Main Street across from Geyer Hall and contain the departments of Student Support Services, Upward Bound, the Academic Resource Center and Tech Lab for student use.

Alexander Student CenterThe Alexander Student Center, just south and east of Geyer Hall, is a one-stop center for most student-related services. The upper level contains the Students Services Department including offices for the Dean of Student Services, Admissions, Advising, Testing, Financial Aid, Registrar, and Student Housing.

The lower level contains offices for the Graceland University outreach program, offices of Northwest Missouri State University instructors and the NCMC Student Senate. It also has a large conference room, smaller testing and meeting rooms.

Rehard Plaza, located between Ellsworth Hall and the Alexander Student Center, is highlighted by a brick-red concrete walkway. The local Shakespearean Circle has developed a Shakespeare garden within the plaza. A metal arbor was erected in honor of Virginia Holmes and Maurine Embry and adds beauty to the scenic greenspace.

Residence halls & Rehard PlazaEllsworth Hall, a residential facility for men, opened its doors in 1994. It is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Willard Ellsworth. Each room has its own heating/air conditioning unit, a sink, cable TV, wifi and standard internet. Ellsworth Hall also includes handicapped accessible rooms for students with physical impairments, a laundry area, computer lab, mailboxes and easy access to parking.

Selby Hall, a residential facility for women, was completed in 1997. The facility mirrors Ellsworth Hall with rooms and living areas similar to the men’s hall. Selby Hall has a lobby/TV room, lounge and computer room for student use. A full-service dining hall is located on the lower level and provides food service for all college students as well as staff and the public.

The Ketcham Community Center, completed in the spring of 1998, includes a gymnasium, cardio room, exercise equipment, walking track, meeting rooms, training room and coaches’ offices. The facility provides for NCMC athletic programs, physical education classes, and community activities and events. The building includes the Harry Sugg Conference Room and the Jeanette Hoffman Robison Auditorium.

Frey Administrative Center dedicationFrey Administrative Center, located east of the Alexander Student Center, hosts a variety of activities and functions. Offices located in the Frey Center include those for the College President, Development and Marketing, Public Relations, the College Business Office, Human Resources and Information Technology as well as the Dorris Rider Art Gallery.

The Layson Building houses the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) administrative offices and is located south of campus in the downtown district.

NCMC Bookstore, located at 1314 Main Street, offers textbooks, classroom supplies, college apparel, health care uniforms and general merchandise to students and the public.

The Maintenance Building, located on Lulu Street just east of the Ketcham Community Center, houses the NCMC maintenance department offices and workshop areas. This building is also the site for all general deliveries for the College.

Building B is located on Crowder Road north of the Cross Hall is the home to the College’s art department. The land was given to the College by Marylin Witten Whisler and Katherine Witten Parker in memory of their mother, Mary Louise Witten.

Russ Derry Baseball/Softball Training Facility, located at the corner of 13th & Lulu Streets, is an indoor hitting/training facility for the baseball and softball programs.

The Ritze Building, located on Crowder Road and directly north of Hoffman and Cross Halls, is the administrative office for the Missouri Adult Education & Literacy Professional Development Center.