Dedicated in the fall of 1996, this multi-million dollar complex is home to the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium. Opposite the gym is the five-hundred seat O'Malley-McAllister Auditorium, used for various speakers, meetings, and some musical performances. The Dean of Students Office, Student Government, Campus Ministry, and a work-out facility are housed on the top floor.
The Sister Mary Noel Walter Atrium offers a spectacle of art created by Frederick Hart, M.L. Snowden and Michael Wilkinson framed by a large window that provides a view of the campus entrance.
Built in 1923, this was the original indoor athletic facility for the college. Today, it still houses a swimming pool, two handball courts, a basketball court, and athletic department offices. The first floor provides a central hub on campus in the Raven Roost. The Raven Store, Deli, and the Monte Cassino Inn (restaurant pub) provide food and shopping. The Roost has a large open dinning area furnished with tables, chairs and booths, plus a study area oak paneled bookcases, and a fireplace. Memorabilia reflecting the various eras in the college’s rich history are displayed throughout the facility.
The mural in the Raven Roost is titled “The Development of Atchison Around the Benedictine Community,” and was done by Anthony Benton Gude, grandson of Thomas Hart Benton.
Words taken from the “Rule of St. Benedict” adorn the tops of the archways in the Raven Roost as a reminder of what the true foundation of the college is. They include Family, Listen, Hospitality, Work & Prayer, Peace, and Community.