Campus Recreation

University of Mississippi

South Campus Recreation Center

Click here to view a map and directions from the Turner Center to the South Campus Recreation Center.

The Department of Campus Recreation is looking forward to opening our new facility, the South Campus Recreation Center. The facility will provide outstanding opportunities for the university community to pursue lifelong well-being and will serve as a transformational space in providing University of Mississippi students a premiere collegiate experience.

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

Services for wellness education, outdoor programming, and personal training will also have dedicated spaces. Two fields for intramural sports, sport clubs, and informal recreation will be located adjacent to the facility. A sidewalk will link 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 will be housed at the facility. The facility will serve as a campus transportation hub, with over 700 parking spaces, service on the O.U.T. bus lines, and shuttles to main campus.

There will be several naming opportunities available for the South Campus Recreation Center. The facility will also offer 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 We look forward to sharing updates on the progress of this flagship facility. Click here to view construction progress from the live web cam, and click the YouTube link below to view the latest updates.

Peter Tulchinsky
Director of Campus Recreation