With the fall 2019 semester approaching, the Rec/IM announced that the first phase of renovation will be competed in the fall. This phase includes floors three, four and five.
Returning students will be able to access the basketball, volleyball and badminton courts on floor three while floor four will host the new track and fitness areas. The fifth floor is reserved as a meeting and gathering space and will be available for rental upon completion of renovation.
“The entire renovation is scheduled to be completed by fall 2020,” said Rec/IM facility director, Wesley Howell. This includes floors one and two, which Howell indicated will now include a dining option.
“We’re not sure exactly what that option will be,” he added, stating that the campus dining service, Chartwells, will be managing this part of the renovation.
As of April, the Rec/IM facility closed for renovations but continues to serve the community out of their temporary location inside the Warner Building. The temporary facility hosts a basketball court as well as cardio, weight and spinning rooms. Members can also attend group fitness classes for free and take advantage of the pool facilities, hot tub and sauna.
As a thank you to their patrons during the renovation process, the Rec is offering 25 percent off full-price memberships purchased for the summer session. This does not include memberships already offered at a discount, such as the $35 summer membership for continuing students, and day passes.
Returning students who choose to accept the $35 fee in the fall can also sign up for intramural and club sports for only $10. The first intramural leagues coming up in September will be flag football and soccer.
Interested students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on club and intramural sports.