Opened and dedicated on September 13, 1970, Founders Hall was built over a three-year period in the late 1960s as a tribute to the School's founders, Milton S. and Catherine Hershey. The School's most recognizable building, Founders Hall, contains offices for the administrators and business functions of the School. It also includes a Visitors Center, where more than 50,000 guests per year learn about the School's mission through various displays and a short film about the Milton Hershey School®. The building contains a 2,700-seat auditorium where students attend weekly chapel services, assemblies, and commencement ceremonies. The cafeteria in Founders Hall provides quality food service for high school students as well as staff.