Campus Recreation

University of Mississippi

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South Campus Recreation Center – Now Open!

View a map and directions from the Turner Center to the South Campus Recreation Center, or see it on the Campus Map.

The Department of Campus Recreation opened the South Campus Recreation Center on August 26, 2019. The facility provides outstanding opportunities for the university community to pursue lifelong well-being and serves as a transformational space in providing University of Mississippi students a premiere collegiate experience.

The South Campus Recreation Center is located at the former Whirlpool property. The 98,000 SF facility includes several innovative elements including a 6,000 SF functional training zone (4,000 SF inside, 2,000 SF outside). The centerpiece of the facility is north Mississippi’s only indoor climbing wall. There is abundant fitness space (25,000 SF), three fitness studios, two basketball courts, a multi-activity court, walking/jogging track, a classroom demonstration kitchen, and a convenience store.

Services for wellness education, outdoor programming, and personal training also have dedicated spaces. Two fields for intramural sports, sport clubs, and informal recreation are located adjacent to the facility and plan to come online Spring 2020. A sidewalk links the building to the South Campus Rail Trail, providing indoor and outdoor recreational options for our community.

Administrative offices for both the Department of Campus Recreation and the Department of Parking and Transportation Services are housed at the facility. The facility serves as a campus transportation hub, with over 700 parking spaces, service on the O.U.T. bus lines, and shuttles to main campus.

There are several naming opportunities available for the South Campus Recreation Center. The facility also offers membership opportunities for faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.

For more information concerning the South Campus Recreation Center, please contact the Department of Campus Recreation at campusrec@olemiss.edu.

Coming in 2020: One of the nation’s only collegiate recreation indoor high-ropes course!

Peter Tulchinsky
Director of Campus Recreation