Named for the president who guided BYU–Idaho through the Great Depression and World War II, the Hyrum Manwaring Center has been remodeled to include a new University Store, a renovated and expanded food court, a new convenience store, dance studio suite, and space for the Activities Program. Construction also included a sky bridge that connects the Manwaring Center to the David O. McKay Library. The Manwaring Center was rededicated on Dec. 17th, 2010, along with the newly dedicated BYU-Idaho Center.
- The building was used to provide meals, and to serve as a first aid station after the Teton Dam failure.
- The Manwaring Center originally included a post office and barbershop.