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Focus on Student Health and Wellness at the Barnes Center at The Arch

Campus Transformation

When the University solicited feedback about the future of campus, students were deeply interested in strengthening academic and research spaces—but that’s not all.

Architectural rendering of proposed updates to Archbold exterior from the North
Renderings courtesy of Populous

They also wanted a richer overall student experience outside the classroom, including comprehensive support systems and more robust health and wellness offerings. The draft Campus Framework proposes a plan for “the Barnes Center at The Arch,” a student-focused health and wellness complex. The complex, which will be developed through substantial renovations to Archbold Gymnasium, will include the services of the Counseling Center, Student Assistance, Health Promotion, Health Services, and Recreation Services.

“I am happy to see our students will have access to a state-of-the-art health and wellness facility, a resource our students say is especially important to them,” says Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz, senior vice president and dean of student affairs. “Having all of our health and wellness units together and centrally located on campus will provide for a seamless continuum of care and furthers our efforts in serving students’ holistic well-being.”

Architectural rendering of athletes working out in the Barnes Center at The Arch
The concept of the Barnes Center at The Arch is to enhance recreational opportunities and combine them with health and wellness activities and services.

The development of the Barnes Center at The Arch will enable student health and wellness services to better coordinate their engagement with students in one central hub. The University brought on global design firm Populous for design of the plans and to work in coordination with offices in student affairs. 

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Kathleen Haley

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