Current Storrs campus gym to close in late June, new gym to open in late August

BY Gabriella DeBenedictis • MAY 31, 2019 • 6:00 a.M.

The University of Connecticut’s current recreation center will close on June 28 and its new one will open on Aug. 25, leaving a nearly two-month gap without a functional gym at UConn’s Storrs campus.

A sign announcing the closure of the current gym is on its front door, according to educational psychology graduate student Lauren Dougher, who said she saw the sign when she visited the gym on May 23.

“Upon reading the ‘Summer Hours’ sign...I saw the very small print at the bottom of the large poster that stated when the old rec would close and the new one would open, with a nearly two-month gap in between,” Dougher said.