The Southeast Recreational Facility is the most popular recreational facility on campus, welcoming up to 6,000 students and members each day for a variety of activities. Due to its high usage and convenient location in the southeast neighborhood, students overwhelmingly requested that the new “SERF” be completed before the new “NAT.” This is the first major building project of the Master Plan and the second overall project after the Near West Playfields, which is expected to open spring 2017.
With the construction of the new “SERF” scheduled to begin fall 2017, we’re not just building a gym. We’re building the future of recreation and wellness at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We’re building a campus hub that will better serve our students and members now, and for 50 years to come. Our vision for the new “SERF” is a facility that will allow us to inspire our students, members, and the community to play hard, get fit, and live well.
Construction of the new “SERF” is expected to begin fall 2017. Click the button to see what we’ve accomplished so far and what we still have left to do. For a snapshot of what we’re currently working on, check the graphic below!
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The following floor plans are renderings and final designs may not be exact.
Rec Sports expects a large displacement of users from the SERF, our most popular facility. Several of our current facilities and satellite spaces will help alleviate some of that stress and create additional fitness opportunities across campus.
For more information, please contact John Horn, Director of the Division of Recreational Sports, at email@example.com.