Construction on the aquatic addition to the Wallman Wellness Center started in June.
Progress has been steady as some footings are complete and a foundation wall on the west side of the site is taking shape. Water and sewer lines will be installed in the coming weeks. The project is scheduled to be complete by late summer 2016.
The $11 million project is completely student funded.
Students voted in spring 2013 to approve construction and bond financing for the project through student fees. Those fees will increase in fall 2016 to support operations of the facility.
The project includes a leisure pool, lap pool, sauna, fire pit, a “wet” classroom for activities like scuba instruction, gender neutral locker rooms and additional women’s and men’s locker rooms.
The Wallman Wellness Center was built in 2001, with an earlier addition completed in 2007. The center also houses the Student Health Service, Disability Services and Child Care facilities.