Thursday, March 30, 2023

New Campus Recreation Facility Coming to Ole Miss

Photo: Allie Kmec
Photo: Allie Kmec

The University of Mississippi is planning on constructing a new fitness center to be completed in the fall of 2018. With the growing student body, campus recreation wants to build a new facility located on South Campus near Whirlpool Trails.

“In the new facility, we plan to have three additional group fitness studios and 25,000 square feet of fitness space. We are also planning for two basketball courts, a multi-activity court, climbing wall, indoor track, classroom with demonstration kitchen, and functional training area,” said Peter Tulchinsky, director of Campus Recreation.

The Turner Center, which is the current building for campus recreation, has 9,000 square feet in the fitness center and three group fitness studios. The new center will be more than twice the size of the Turner Center and will have a more modern appearance.

“I am most excited for more fitness classes to teach in, and of course, the rock climbing wall,” said Kelsie Downie, current Turner Center employee.

Current employees are looking forward to the new recreation facility because it will have much more to offer, and will be very attractive for incoming students. The new facility will even have a transportation hub and an additional commuter parking lot.

“The new facility will provide outstanding recreational and wellness facilities for our university community,” Tulchinsky said.

 More information on campus construction can be found at

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