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Campus Recreation Facilities

Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center

The recently renovated and expanded Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center is the main recreation facility on campus.  The $31.4 million construction project began in spring 2013.  The Wyoming State Legislature appropriated $15 million for the work, and $12 million in bond sale proceeds will be repaid by student fees.  ASUW backed the fee increase and lobbied the Legislature to support the project. 

Groathouse Construction of Laramie received the contract for the major renovation and expansion of the facility.  The architect/engineering firm of Tobin and Associates of Cheyenne, in association with Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative of Denver, designed the improvements.  Completed in 2016, this state-of-the-art facility serves the recreational and wellness needs of the UW campus community. 

Features and Amenities:

Strength and Cardio

  • 9,325 square feet in the main cardio/weight area
  • 17,625 total square feet of cardio/weight equipment
  • Over 100 pieces of cardio equipment
  • Semi-private strength and cardio areas

Fitness Areas

  • 3 large multi-purpose fitness rooms
  • Indoor cycling studio
  • Dance studio

Court Sports

  • Historic gym
    • 3 basketball/volleyball courts
    • 6 badminton courts
  • MAC gym
    • 2 basketball/volleyball courts 
    • 4 badminton courts
    • Indoor soccer/Futsal
  • 3 racquetball courts with 1 convertible squash court

Outdoor Program

  • 38' climbing wall pinnacle and extensive bouldering area
  • Exterior entrance
  • 15 minute parking area for equipment drop off/pick up
  • Bike/ski maintenance area


  • Updated pool area and locker rooms


  • 1/8 mile, four-lane track
  • Classroom
  • Lounge areas
  • Golf Simulator (opened in 2023)

Wellness Center

  • Integration of many aspects of holistic wellness
  • Athletic training services
  • Massage therapy
  • Personal training

Corbett Pool and Gym

Campus Recreation utilizes Corbett Pool and Gym for additional recreational opportunities.  Corbett pool is a 25 yard by 25 meter L-shaped pool with a diving well.  Corbett Gym can accommodate 2 basketball/volleyball courts or four badminton courts.

Recreational Fields (22nd and Willett Drive)

Nearly 7 acres of recreational field space is available for a variety of outdoor opportunities. This area is used by Campus Recreation for many Intramural and Club Sport activities.

Contact Us

Campus Recreation

Half Acre Rec and Wellness Center

Dept. 3604

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5586

Fax: (307) 766-6720


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