Sampson Hoffland Laboratories

Sampson Hoffland Laboratories houses our chemistry and biology departments. Built to environmentally sound LEED standards, Sampson Hoffland features 17 teaching labs and faculty-student research areas, along with study areas adjacent to faculty offices.



Study Area

Sampson Hoffland is connected to the Valders Hall of Science and is located across from Ylvisaker Hall.


  • Student study areas account for more than 4,800 square feet.
  • Specialized laboratories dedicated to developmental biology, cell culture, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, light microscopy, and digital image processing.
  • Overholt Human Anatomy Laboratory: Modern and secure space for studying human anatomy through cadaver dissection.
  • Developmental/Cell Biology laboratory: 2,000 square foot facility that provides teaching and research space.
  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Building: Contains rain garden to limit runoff going to storm water system, protection of native habitat (oak savanna), low volatile organic compounds, and low-emissivity glass (allows heat in during winter and keeps it out in summer). In addition, the building was built with sustainable resources.

Valders Hall of Science is home to the Nursing, Physics, Psychology, and Environmental Studies departments, and Sampson Hoffland Laboratories houses the Biology and Chemistry departments.