Student Recreation Center

Located at the center of the Storrs campus, the Student Recreation Center, designed with input from students and staff, opened in time for the 2019 academic year. The new, state-of-the-art complex replaces the existing antiquated and inadequate recreation center. It features multiple recreation fields, cardiovascular and strength training activity spaces, squash and racquetball courts, five full-size basketball courts, a running track, and multipurpose sports areas.

Salas O’Brien provided engineering design for the facility, which offers various amenities, including an aquatics center with a 50-meter pool, sauna, and whirlpool; a wellness center; indoor and outdoor areas for club sports; and versatile and multipurpose spaces.

UConn’s new complex promotes campus wellbeing and student engagement, upholding its reputation for excellence in athletics and academics.

Completion Year


Construction Cost

$100 million


212,575 square feet

Project Partners

JCJ Architecture
Moody Nolan

Project Photographer

Robert Benson

This facility is simply amazing. As with any good outcome, it’s the collective effort that influences the best result. From architects to engineers, the construction team to the recreation team, all contributed their expertise to this project.
Cynthia Costanzo, Executive Director of Recreational ServicesUniversity of Connecticut