Wellness and Recreation Center

Transforming Health, Well-Being and Student Success

The Future of Wellness and Recreation

The $45 million, 82,000 square foot Wellness and Recreation Center project provides much needed fitness and wellness spaces that are welcoming, open, accessible and sustainable.

NC State students in a group fitness class

Wellness and Recreation continues to provide traditional, high-impact programs allowing students to connect, engage and find their place at NC State in a healthy, active way.

Wellness and Recreation makes a deep and lasting impact on the NC State community.
  • More than 25,000 students used Wellness and Recreation programs and facilities annually.
  • 81 percent of undergraduates and 51 percent of graduate students use the complex annually.
  • Up to 5,000 individual visits to the complex each weekday.
  • More than 1.2 million people have visited our facilities during the given year.

The Impact of Movement

Since 1961, Carmichael Gymnasium, now part of a more comprehensive complex, has been the central hub for health, wellness and physical education for the NC State community.
Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Fitness and Outdoor Adventures programs are more popular than ever, and continue to play a significant role in the out-of-classroom student experience.

Participation in Wellness and Recreation programs help alleviate barriers to academic success such as anxiety and depression.

Participants also indicate higher GPAs than non-participants.

Wellness and Recreation Center

This project will significantly expand and upgrade the Carmichael Gym complex. Adjacent to the historic Reynolds Coliseum and the award-winning Talley Student Union, the Wellness and Recreation Center will transform student life from the heart of campus.

The addition will include innovative spaces such as:

  • More than 25,000 square feet of fitness space
  • Outdoor functional training areas
  • State-of-the-art climbing center
  • Sprint ramp
  • Classrooms
  • Full-functional kitchen designed to educate students about nutrition and healthy cooking
View from Cates Avenue

Naming opportunities are available and range from $25,000 to $1 million and above, exceptional visibility and branding, along with the chance to make a difference for a broad range of students.


$300,000 +

Wellness and Recreation Center main lobby
Wellness and Recreation Center main lobby
Wellness and Recreation Center south lobby
South lobby with view of climbing center

Fitness Centers

$400,000 +

Fitness center with view of climbing center - level 2
Sprint ramp - level 3
Outdoor functional fitness center - level 4

Performance Studio


Climbing Center

$1.5 million

View of bouldering area

Teaching Kitchen



$275,000 +

Other Opportunities

$25,000 +

Naming rights are also available in the following areas:

  • Individual/small group workout rooms
  • Multi-purpose/lounge spaces
  • Offices
  • Conference rooms
  • Pedestrian link to Carmichael Recreation Center
Individual/small group workout rooms
Multipurpose/Lounge spaces
Conference rooms
Pedestrian link to Carmichael Recreation Center

Whether your affiliation is alumnus, parent of a student, faculty, staff member or someone who simply shares a belief of inspiring wellness, we value your support. Your advocacy makes a difference for NC State University, our students and our community.

Contact Information:

Nicole Peterson, Executive Director of Development | (919) 513 - 1337 | napeters@ncsu.edu

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