More than once it was about to be torn down to make way for newer buildings, but has survived to this day, and is now a National Historic Landmark. This fall, following an $11.8 million renovation, it opens as the university's first student services and visitor center. As such, the new Red Gym is expected to be a focal point for student activity and the perfect starting place for campus visitors. "The Red Gym was the hub of student activity from 1894 to about 1940," says Dean of Students Mary Rouse. "So it seems particularly appropriate to return it to that use. The building will serve literally thousands of prospective and continuing students, their families, alumni, and visitors well into the next century."
Back to Home Page