SLC/PAC Expansion opens to students

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Wed, 09/08/2021 - 15:15

Warriors, we are incredibly excited to share with you the news that the newly expanded Student Life Centre (SLC) and Physical Activities Complex (PAC) is now OPEN! That's right, after over five years of plans, renderings, construction, and many hoops and hurdles, the expansion you have been waiting for is ready. This is your building, your space, welcome Warriors.

This project brought together groups from across campus with the common goal to improve student study, social, and recreational space and we hope you'll find we've done just that...and more!  The expansion features a brand new 11,000 square foot Fitness Centre, an eye-popping climbing wall, a bright and spacious studio, new food vendors and dining space, bookable study space, social and multi-faith spaces, a Graduate Student Association (GSA) lounge, a link to the Math and Computers building, and much more.
 
As we put the finishing touches on the spaces within the building and await further direction from the University on a safe return to campus this fall, we welcome you to the building within the current measures in place and we will continue to update you as new spaces within the SLC and PAC become available. When the time comes to properly celebrate the building's opening in-person, we will reach back out to partners and the campus community to invite you to join us in commemorating this amazing student initiative that will surely be enjoyed for years to come.


Processes for booking and accessing the new spaces within SLC/PAC

Fitness Centre

To access the PAC Fitness Centre, you must make a reservation here. The entrance for the PAC Fitness Centre will be to come through the new SLC (East facing) Doors and turn right towards the PAC entrance. You must complete your campus check-in and have a tap WatCard to enter.
 
Rock Climbing Wall

The PAC Rock Climbing Wall will be accessible through a membership program. There will be termly memberships or day passes available. The tentative opening date for the climbing walls will be Wednesday, September 15. Find out more about the PAC Rock Climbing Walls and how to purchase a membership.

PAC Studio

The PAC Studio will also be available for use through a membership program. Fitness Memberships will allow you to access any fitness classes on our fitness schedule including, yoga, Zumba, barre and a variety of HIIT classes.

Once you have registered for your membership you will be eligible to reserve your spot for individual classes at no additional cost. Reserve your spot in advance as capacity numbers are limited for each class. Find out more about Fitness Memberships and to purchase one today.
 
SLC Study Rooms

Study rooms in the SLC can be booked in person at the Turnkey Desk located in the Great Hall and should be gradually opening over the next few weeks. WUSA Clubs, Services & Societies should request bookings by submitting the required Event Forms.  University departments and others should submit their request to slc.bookings@uwaterloo.ca