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Athletic Complex Expansion

Sumers Recreation Center​

The Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center​ 

Now open, the Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center, including the Gary M. Sumers Fitness Center, adds more than 60,000 square feet to the Washington University Athletic Complex. Additional improvements, totaling 50,000 square feet, include renovations to Francis Gymnasium and the adjacent Athletic Complex.

Together, these projects will:

  • Build community. From sporting events to commencement activities, the Athletic Complex is a center of campus life, a place where students and faculty from across schools and departments gather and interact.
  • Promote health and wellness by supporting active, well-rounded lifestyles.
  • Foster participation in organized athletics, intramural leagues, and general fitness and recreation activities.
  • Celebrate campus landmarks by updating historic Francis Gym and improving access to Francis Field.
  • Strengthen student recruitment with accessible and welcoming facilities.

For more information about the project or how to make a gift, read our case statement​ or contact David Jolley at (314) 935-5051 or






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