Letter From the Director: April Update

The month of March was an exciting time in UREC history as we reactivated the Main Entrance at UREC.  The new opening has attracted many of our students to explore the facility and find the space that is best suited for their workout needs.  We have seen an 89% increase in student use in the month of March, and many students working out in the facility are individuals who have never utilized the facility in the past.

While the reactivation of the Main Entrance brings us one step closer to the completion of the project, we still have a handful of projects we will complete before we can celebrate with our grand opening party.

These projects include:

  • Finish the remodeling of the Main Locker Rooms
  • Complete the resurfacing of the 5 West Gym courts and 9 racquetball/squash courts
  • Connect the old indoor track with the new indoor track
  • Complete projects around the outdoor pools
  • Remodel Studio A and Studio B

Also, please be aware that the Boxing Studio will be closed during spring break as we replace the flooring.

As always, we appreciate your patience as we head into the final stages of the Expansion and Redesign project.  We hope that you mark your calendars for our Grand Opening Celebration on September 8, 2017 to kick off the 2017-18 school year.  We are planning for this day to be filled with many activities and are excited for your participation.  Have a safe spring break, and we look forward to seeing you in your new UREC when you return.


On behalf of the UREC Team

Laurie Braden,
Executive Director, LSU University Recreation