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Facility Renovations 23-24

Plans to replace the floor of the Rec Center are underway! Pardon our dust and thank you for your patience. 

Exciting News! With the approval from the Board of Regents on March 24, 2022, the replacement of the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center flooring has commenced. This project began in April 2023 and is estimated to be completed in May 2024; it will be implemented in three phases and the building will remain open and operational.

The Rec Center will close on July 14 thru July 23. It will re-open on July 24, 2023 at 6 am, please use the Special Events side entrance located off of MLK Blvd facing the Welcome Center.  

Some of the improvements include:

  • Addition of new fitness spaces on the first floor
    • Free weight space
    • Functional fitness space
    • Turf
  • Replacement of all wood floors
  • Replacement of terrazzo flooring
  • Renovation of entry and Welcome Desk
  • Additional offices
  • Repair of second-floor Fitness Zone flooring

Renovation Plans


The renovation will be implemented in 3 phases for minimal activity impact. The spaces listed within each phase will be closed during the specified timeframe.

Phase 1: April 2023 - August 2023

  • Muti-purpose 1 and 2
  • MAC
  • Center Court
  • Racquetball Courts 1 -4

Phase 2: July 2023 - January 2024

  • Rotunda
  • Wellness Suite
  • Welcome Desk
  • Climbing Wall
  • Limited locker room access

Phase 3: January 2024 - May 2024

  • Main Gym courts 1-3
  • Racquetball Courts 5-6
  • Squash Courts 1 and 2

Yes, all UH students and CRWC members will continue to have access to all activity spaces that are not listed in the current phase closures in the above FAQ.

Yes, temporary walls and containment will be constructed to ensure proper heating and cooling as well as ventilation throughout the project.

Yes, however, during Phase 2 the locker rooms will be impacted. During Phase 2, the locker room entrances and exits will be located in the aquatic wet hallway and have a maximum capacity of 49 people. Access to the Family Locker Room will be limited to Natatorium hours and will only be accessible through that entrance. There will be day-use lockers available throughout the project, and permanent locker rentals and towel service will still be available.

Group‑Fitness classes will be scheduled in open spaces in the CRWC. Please see here for the most up-to-date Group Fitness schedule

Yes, during Phase 2. Updated maps and signage will be posted as we approach that phase.

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