The site of intercollegiate volleyball and basketball contests as well as major campus events such as commencement and convocations, this facility is named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Cappaert of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Their generosity helped to make possible the Hogan Center. A 1942 graduate, Mr. Cappaert was a varsity athlete at Alma. The seating capacity in it's heyday was 2,500.
Today, Cappaert Gymnasium is still a vital component of Alma College athletics and is a much revered venue for current students and alumni alike. Many varsity teams practice in the gym and it is utilized for other events as needed. So, even though games are now played in a different arena, Cappaert is by no means silent or dark.