Wellness and Recreation

Exterior building view - proposed artist rendering wellness and recreation center.

As the University at Buffalo seeks to advance the health and wellness of our students, faculty and staff we must create a unified approach to recreation, health and wellness.

The Next Chapter - Implementation

As the University at Buffalo seeks to advance the health and wellness of our students, faculty and staff we must create a unified approach to recreation, health and wellness. As we strive to meet not only the academic and research aspirations of students, but also provide access, opportunity and promotion of physical and mental health, the university must capitalize on the momentum and outcomes of the 2021 wellness and recreation master planning efforts. Many factors will determine the implementation of the wellness and recreation projects on North and South campus. Availability of funding sources, approval of final program requirements and the strategy for implementation are some factors to be considered. Strategic investment priorities and coordination with other aspects of the overall university master plan need to be affirmed.

As this project moves forward, we recommend an executive committee to convene and lead the next chapter of design and project implementation. This committee shall:

  • Make recommendations regarding concurrent vs phased design and construction
  • Solicit design firms (September 2021)
  • Begin design work (January 2022)
  • Bid construction (phased or concurrent for each campus)
  • Engage in broad based fee strategy, planning and consultation
  • Understand and identify legislative actions to bring project to successful conclusion
  • Oversee the work of subcommittees that include the scope of financial, program planning and integration, operations, communications, student advisory.
  • Recognize decanting of recreation, counseling, health services and health promotion and backfill or demolition planning that will compliment this planning process.

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Subcommittees

Subcommittee participation shall be determined based on functional expertise, stakeholder status and cross-functional campus engagement. Subcommittee work shall focus as follows: