Innovation

Coming Soon: A Place for Wellness

Work is underway to build a center for mind, body, and spirit at University Campus.

When construction on the Wellness Center at University Campus is completed in Fall 2021, it will be a physical representation of Saint Leo’s mission, serving students and the greater community in mind, body, and spirit. The center, located on the west end of campus, will provide a variety of features, making it a one-of-a-kind building and possibly the envy of other colleges and universities.

Wellness Center Pool PerspectiveMajestic Views
Sitting 17 feet from the ground, the patio and pool deck will offer a 180-degree view of Lake Jovita.

Resort-Style Pool
The pool will offer two lap lanes, an area to play volleyball and basketball, and a shallow area for lounging. It will be the largest infinity-edge pool at any university or college in Florida.

Healthy Nourishment
A cafe will feature healthy options, including smoothies, salads, wraps, and snacks. An outdoor poolside barbecue and seating area will include a large gas grill and firepit.

Mind, Body, and Spirit
Students will be able to receive services from University Ministry, Counseling & Prevention Services, and Recreation, in addition to routine medical care through a community health care provider.


Fitness Floor
The fitness area on the second floor will provide cardio equipment, free weights and machines, as well as a dance studio with a variety of scheduled class programming.Wellness Center Fitness Floor

Community Health
At the front of the building on the first floor, a community health care provider will offer services to Saint Leo students, employees, and potentially the greater community.Wellness Center Community Health

Functional Space
A large multi-purpose gymnasium overlooking the lake boasts an indoor walking track, and it can be converted for a variety of events—from basketball games and meetings to wedding receptions and formal galas.Wellness Center Functional Space

Renderings courtesy of S3 Design, Inc.


Give to Wellness

Building this new facility on campus will require the financial support of generous donors. If you would like to make a gift in support of the Wellness Center, contact Carla Willis, vice president of University Advancement, Marketing, and Communications, at (352) 588-8644 or carla.willis@saintleo.edu

Marie Cirelli Thornsberry earned her bachelor’s degree in communication from Flagler College (FL). She joined Saint Leo University in April 2018 as director of University Communications.

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