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Student Life Center

In order to better fulfill our mission and to significantly improve the quality of life for all students, we will begin construction of a new $51.2 million Student Life Center at SUNY Cortland in the near future, with the target opening date of fall, 2014. This facility will have a vast array of physical recreation components, as well as a variety of social spaces.

Some of the components may include:

  • Climbing Wall
  • Combatives room
  • Large lounge area with big-screen TVs
  • Four racquetball/squash courts
  • Recreational swimming pool
  • Group exercise studio
  • Outdoor pursuits center
  • Large conference room
  • Golf simulator stations
  • Three multi-purpose courts
  • One MAC court
  • Suspended jogging track
  • Large comprehensive fitness facility
  • Large food service
  • Locker rooms
  • Large game room
  • Large meeting room/classroom
  • Mind/Body room
  • Recreational Sports administrative offices


This new Student Life Center will be operated on an "Open Recreation" concept, which means that it will always be available for our students' recreational use, from 6 a.m. until midnight weekdays, and until 2 a.m. on weekends. By providing high-quality, consistent recreational services and a place for students to "hang out" and socialize, the SLC will be an excellent alternative to the downtown scene. It will also be invaluable in recruiting new students, and will enhance the quality of student life more than anything else we could possibly do. We are very excited to be in the planning phase for this wonderful addition to our SUNY Cortland campus! Please call Julian Wright, Director of Recreational Sports (607) 753-5585, with any questions or concerns about the new Student Life Center.