The Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being | Elizabethtown College 

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Construction Cost: $24.5 million
Area / Square Feet: 82,000
Occupancy Date: September 2020

An absolute game-changing project for Elizabethtown College and its students and employees, the Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well- Being is an incredible beacon for student health and wellness on campus, filling a critical campus need. Prior to its opening, most students had to travel off campus to find recreation and wellness opportunities. 

At 82,000 square feet, the multidimensional Bowers Center is the largest building on campus and expands upon Etown’s proud history and commitment to student wellness. The center equips the college to ensure students flourish on campus and then graduate ready to live healthy, meaningful lives long into the future. 

The Bowers Center has been a lightning bolt of energy for Etown’s recreation, athletics, intramurals and wellness programs. In its first semester of operation, the building welcomed roughly 45,000 patrons, students and guests to the small rural campus facility. It has also allowed the intramural and group fitness program to more than double their offerings and provide a wider selection of sports and fitness classes due to the increase in space. 

Incredibly, the Bowers Center is able to all at once bolster campus recreation, athletics, student wellness, health education and academics for students. Building off an already strong health education program, the Bowers Center creates exciting new programming opportunities around nutrition, mental health, exercise science and more. 



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