Wellness Center now open

After nearly three years of planning, the new Student Wellness Center cut the ribbon to its 107, 000 square feet, $20 million facility on Sept. 25. Celebrations began with a building dedication and ribbon cutting followed by grand opening events, including a chef-off by UND First Lady Adele Kupchella and local celebrity chef Kim Holmes of Sanders 1907. The building opened for business, allowing members to experience the new facility and services. Faculty and staff were invited to a free membership for the first week of operations.

Highlights throughout the week include free rock climbing for all members on the 28-foot rock wall, and a spin challenge in the state-of-the-art Spin Studio. Late night events include a concert featuring Ded Walleye and fashion show sponsored by the Wellness Center’s Natural High program. Events throughout the week will yield the chance for students to win a free semester’s worth of tuition and members to win other great prizes.

-- Amanda Anderson, Assistant Director of Marketing, Wellness Center, amandaanderson@mail.und.edu, 777-0486