Coming attraction: the Student Life and Wellness Center
Thanks to the foresight and direction of student leaders, both past and present, a new Student Life and Wellness Center is on the way. The new building is going to be a fantastic addition to UVU’s campus.
The elements of the Wellness Center will embody the theme of “Body, Mind, and Spirit,” helping students achieve wellness in a variety of ways. The Center will incorporate spaces for which the students have been specifically asking.
First, an exercise component — everything from spinning, aerobic and yoga rooms to cardio cinema to weight rooms with free and machine weights.
Next comes the recreational component, with rock and bouldering walls and a new Outdoor Adventure Center. Intramurals will facilitate new basketball courts, a multi-purpose court for indoor soccer and other court sports.
We’ll offer a wellness component to teach proper exercise, eating choices and mindful approaches to a healthy lifestyle.
The Student Life and Wellness Center will also incorporate a reflection center wherein an individual can meditate and rejuvenate his or her body, mind, and spirit, as the theme suggests.
One of the most sought-after features is a large lounge in which students can hang out in a relaxed environment to rest, study, play and see each other. To sweeten the deal, popular franchised food will be offered in this area.
Another campus-wide issue — parking — will be addressed with the construction of a 550-stall parking garage that will be built in conjunction with the Student Life and Wellness Center.
The programing stage for this building will be finished in April. A design team will then be selected to create a showpiece that will be placed in the center of campus.
If all goes to plan, you will be enjoying this new space in 2013.
— Bob Rasmussen