The last campaign, To See Great Wonders, significantly transformed Xavier’s campus with an abundance of new buildings. But there is more to do.
Together under one roof, the Health United Building will usher in a new way of providing a health-conscious experience for college students, including:
• Classrooms for health-related academic programs.
• A new state-of-the-art fitness and recreation center.
• A new health and wellness space that will provide expert care for students, faculty and staff.
"The Health United Building will serve 1,400 students academically from the College of Professional Sciences, plus an average of 1,000 students engaged in intramural sports, plus wellness," said Paul Gore, Dean of the College of Professional Sciences. "Up to 25 percent of the campus might be in the building at any given time—making their experience of campus and their learning richer and deeper. One of our emerging areas of expertise and national recognition is our capacity to provide interprofessional collaboration. These are students who are going to work together in the same type of facilities when they graduate and get jobs."
"What sets Xavier Athletics apart from other universities is the strong sense of community, a community that has been an integral part of our successful move to the Big East," said Greg Christopher, Director of Athletics. "A key part of the plan is updating the Cintas Center, a competitive advantage for our 18 teams. Providing our student-athletes with up-to-date spaces for academics, sports medicine, and strength and conditioning is our priority in the long-term Cintas Center renovation."
Xavier has made major improvements to the Cintas Center to enhance the student-athlete and fan experience, including:
• A new Courtside Club for floor-seat ticket holders.
• Extended seating over the student section.
• Upgrades to fan hospitality areas, which make for more open and convenient viewing, seating and socializing.
• A new strength and conditioning area doubling the size and improving the experience for Xavier student-athletes.
"The Cintas Center is Xavier's living room, where the public can see how special Xavier is," said Xavier alum John D. Dovich ('87). "I'm proud to make an additional commitment to improve the building that welcomes our community."