Rec Center Expanding to Knights Plaza
The Recreation and Wellness Center continues to keep up with the enrollment growth at UCF, the second-largest university in the country. In the fall, the Recreation and Wellness Center plans to begin offering services at a center in Knights Plaza on the north end of campus.
The creation of the facility coincides with the new 10-year contract signed by Matthew McCann, former Student Government Association president, and James Wilkening, director of the RWC. Wilkening says the expansion is part of the RWC’s continuing mission, “We are thrilled to be able to expand opportunities for the students to engage in healthy lifestyles.”
RWC at Knights Plaza will occupy 8,700 square-feet of space at the corner of the West Plaza Drive and Gemini Boulevard and is scheduled to open in fall 2012. It will offer students living in the North Towers near the arena the convenience of nearby recreation and exercise capabilities and serves as an alternative for the entire campus. The facility will feature strength and cardio equipment and a mind and body studio for less intense group exercise like yoga.
UCF’s Recreation and Wellness Center is funded by SGA. Its continuing mission is to enrich campus life through programs that foster healthy lifestyles. RWC is a department in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.