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With the opening of the Southside Recreation Center in fall 2022, staying in shape has never been easier for students on south campus. Just feet away from the Commons, Quad and Southside residence halls, the 63,500-square-foot facility provides a multitude of recreational options right where students study and live.

The new center’s amenities include strength and conditioning areas, a climbing wall, locker rooms, and volleyball and basketball courts. The facility also features a 15,000-square-foot outdoor space with sand volleyball courts and a turf area with exercise equipment.

“The opening of this state-of-the-art facility moves Texas A&M University Rec Sports closer to our vision of being the nation’s leader in collegiate recreation and inspiring a lifelong pursuit of health and wellness,” said Rick Hall, director of Rec Sports. Plans for expanding recreational opportunities across campus began in 2018, when students voted to increase the student Rec Sports fee through the “Vote Rec” campaign to fund more exercise facilities.

With the center’s opening, Texas A&M now offers more than 500,000 combined square feet of indoor recreation opportunities and almost 50 acres of outdoor recreational space across campus.

The state-of-the-art facility offers a multitude of recreational amenities for all pursuits of physical well-being.
  • Reagan Chessher '96

  • Senior Director of Development
  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Call: 979.862.6415

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