The original Davenport academic building

Four floors of dining, studying, academic classrooms and labs.

The Richard M. Devos and Jay Van Andel Academic Center is the first Davenport University building built on the W.A. Lettinga Campus. But don't let that fool you. It has updated, state-of-the-art labs and classrooms that many of our university's degree programs – technology, health, and arts and sciences – call home.

It is also home to the Panther Den. A carry-out or dine-in restaurant with plenty of seating space to enjoy a sit-down meal with friends or just a quick bite to eat between classes. And best of all, you can spend your Panther Dollars, included with many on-campus meal plans, at places like the Panther Den or HUB housed in the Donald W. Maine College of Business.

Home to the university's Center for Learning and Engagement

The Center for Learning and Engagement (CLE) houses the Center for Campus Life, which includes Housing, Student Activities, Student Care, Registered Students Organizations, Access Services and Student Conduct, in addition to Career and Internship Services. The CLE serves as a central location for students to gather, study, collaborate on projects and receive in-person services to enhance their academic and personal growth. 

students at tables in library
student studying in library
Student on laptop studying in library
career services meeting

State-of-the-art classrooms and labs

The Richard M. Devos and Jay Van Andel Academic Center hosts a nursing simulation lab, anatomy lab, chemistry lab, CISCO lab, occupational therapy room and multiple classrooms equipped with the latest technology that all ensure our graduates can get hands-on experience with the most up-to-date practices and software used in today's workforce.

sinks in science lab
two students in science lab with eyedroppers
hospital beds in a nursing simulation lab
nursing student in nursing simulation lab working on test patient
network server with computers in technology classroom
student touching a network server in server room
bedroom set and walker in occupational therapy skills lab
tables and chairs in occupational therapy skills lab

Tyrus R. Wessell Campus Store

The Tryus R. Wessell Campus Store is conveniently located on the first floor of the academic center. Students can purchase textbooks through the online bookstore at or the latest Davenport University apparel at

outside view of tyrus r. wessell bookstore
woman in the tyrus r. wessell bookstore purchasing items