The university is undertaking an ambitious project to expand and refresh the athletic and fitness center.

St. Joseph's Hall, known by all as St. Joe's, is one of the most frequented buildings on campus. It has served all generations of the Carlow community since it was established in 1929. As the headquarters for the Celtics athletic teams and as the center for fitness and wellness, St. Joe's is a vital resource to just about everybody on campus.

2018 will launch an exciting renovation to St. Joe's. Today's athletic and fitness needs on campus are demanding—more than the 27,275-square-foot building can adequately serve. The $8 million dollar project will help to expand the facilities to accommodate growing enrollment and to provide modern upgrades throughout.

"Today's students care about health and wellness and have a lifestyle that includes regular fitness regimens. Moreover, we know that the attractive, modern, athletic facilities now found on university campuses attract students and athletes, and help to build enrollment. Our renovation plans for St. Joesph's Hall will deliver a state-of-the-art athletic and fitness facility, outfitted with contemporary, best-in-class equipment, while also providing a community center the entire campus can enjoy," Dr. Mellon explained.

The renovation will benefit a wide array of exercise and wellness activities. St. Joe's will enjoy a new cardiovascular center and strength training space and an area for group fitness classes. A new studio will serve non-credit dance, aerobic, and yoga classes and offer practice space to the cheer squad, dance team, and theatre group. Additional enhancements include a massage and relaxation suite and a recovery room for athletes and trainers.

The project will be sure to make a positive impact on the lives of all Carlow students. For those who would like to be a part of the St. Joe's renovation project, donations can be made at any and all levels, with naming opportunities starting at $25,000.

Anyone who feels inspired to give to the renovation is encouraged to contact Kimberley A. Hammer, Esq., Vice President of University Advancement, at 412.578.6294 or kahammer@carlow.edu for more information.