SACRAMENTO, CA – Officials at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) plan to dedicate a new 151,000-square-foot recreation and wellness center on Sept. 2.

The new center, dubbed The WELL (Wellness, Education, Leisure, Lifestyle), combines health and fitness in one building. Recreation and fitness offerings will include four basketball courts, four racquetball courts, cardio and weight training, and bouldering and rock-climbing walls. In addition, the center will include primary and urgent care clinics, a pharmacy, retail optometry and a nutrition center.

The center is on track to achieve LEED Silver Certification for its energy-savings features. The entrance atrium has a 40-foot wide skylight made of a thermo-plastic material that helps regulate building temperature.

The WELL was paid for with a student fee approved by the students in a campus-wide referendum. No state funds were used. The facility will be available to current students, faculty and staff, as well as the recent alumni who paid the fee but graduated before the building’s completion.