Update: Renovation at the Rec

The Rec/IM is excited to announce that in Fall 2019, the first phase of renovation will be complete. 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 for 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,” according to Rec/IM facility director, Wesley Howell. This includes floors one and two, which Wesley has 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.

The newly renovated weight and cardio rooms will open in Fall 2020. Until then, patrons can use the weight room located in Warner 134B and the cardio room in Warner 208.

As of April 2019, 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 patrons during the renovation process, the Rec is offering 25% off full-price summer memberships. Summer memberships are valid through August 16, 2019. These memberships include faculty/staff, non-affiliate and Alumni, as well as the partners, children, and dependents of those members. This does not include memberships already offered at a discount, such as the $35 continuing student summer membership 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 asofia@emich.edu for more information on club and intramural sports.

About the Writer

Hi! I’m Pamela, a senior studying Communication Technology. I’ll be starting the graduate program for Creative Writing this fall. You can usually find me around campus covering events for the Eastern Echo or working at the Rec/IM. I’m passionate about health, music, happiness, reading, wine, and cats.