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Invest Syracuse Update: Graham Fitness Center Opens Today on Mount Olympus
Living on Mount Olympus just got a whole lot more active. That’s because—thanks to a partnership between the divisions of Business, Finance and Administrative Services and Enrollment and the Student Experience—the Graham Fitness Center opened today on Mount Olympus.
Auxiliary Services and Recreation Services, with help from Campus Planning, Design and Construction, converted space at Flint and Day halls into a new fitness center. Based on student interest in expanding options, the teams identified the space as a way to increase access to health and recreation services. Auxiliary Services provided the funding support for the infrastructure needs, and the Invest Syracuse initiative funded the fitness equipment to enhance the student experience by expanding access to health and wellness services.
While the transformation of Archbold Gymnasium progresses, this new fitness center provides additional opportunities, especially for Flint and Day residents, to incorporate health and wellness into their regular routine.
“This new recreational facility is another valuable asset to the University community while Archbold is under construction, and will certainly make it more convenient for students on the Mount to access a recreational facility. Thank you to all those who made this a reality, and we hope students enjoy and utilize the new option,” says James Franco ’18, Student Association president.
The Graham Fitness Center will be open during the following hours:
- Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
In the center, SU/ESF I.D. card holders will have access to the following:
- cardio equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and rowers;
- weight machines;
- free weight benches;
- dumbbells; and
- functional training stations.
For more information on Recreation Services facilities, hours and offerings, check the Recreation Services website.
About Invest Syracuse
Invest Syracuse: Advancing Academic Excellence and the Student Experience aims to provide all students with a distinctive, world-class learning experience that prepares them for professional and personal success. The three-pronged initiative seeks to redefine the student experience, advance discovery and innovation, and expand opportunity for students of promise and talent from across the socioeconomic spectrum. To learn more about Invest Syracuse, visit http://investsyracuse.syr.edu.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.