Aggie Recreation Center Opening November 19, 2015
11:30 A.M. Opening Celebration
3:00 P.M. Available for Student Use
The Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) is a student-only recreational facility at Utah State University that will open November 19, 2015. The building is located on the corner of 800 East and 700 North, west of the HPER. This facility will give students the most modern workout facility available! Campus Recreation will be housed out of the ARC, but will still manage the Fieldhouse and HPER Building including Pools.
'This project is driven by students for students.' -USU President Stan L. Albrecht
The Aggie Recreation Center will include:
• A large fitness center with locker rooms, an elevated indoor track, climbing wall, and cardio and weight rooms.
• Three full-size basketball/volleyball/badminton courts.
• Four multi-use group fitness studios.
• A multi-activity court (MAC).
• Student lounge spaces.
• Fitness Programs.
• Outdoor Programs (formally ORP).
• Campus Recreation administrative offices.
History of the Aggie Recreation Center
In the spring of 2009, Tyler Tolson was elected as the university's new student body president after running a campaign with the objective to build new recreational and wellness facilities for students on USU's Logan campus.
The proposed project was voted on and passed by the students during the general student elections in February 2012. The student referendum passed and legislative approval for the project was achieved during the spring 2013 legislative session.
The cost of the project is approximately $30 million, which includes design, permits, construction and equipment. The students' contribution to the project will be a $75 building bond replacing the current $25 Aggie Legacy Fields bond. This will begin the fall 2015 semester.
AJC Architecture of Salt Lake City, Utah and 360 Architects of Kansas City, Missouri were selected to design the building in the summer of 2013. The firms worked under the direction of a USU team composed of professional staff from Campus Recreation, USU Facilities staff, the Vice President of Student Services, and students from the executive council. Layton Construction of Salt Lake City, Utah was selected to build the facility in late 2013.