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Campus Recreation Celebrates One Millionth Visitor

Last Updated 5 Year(s) ago

The Auburn University Recreation and Wellness Center has hit one million visitors. Mark Hilley of Birmingham, Ala., walked through the turnstile at 4:07 p.m. on April 23, 2015.

A balloon drop, noisemakers, and a special playlist including Auburn’s fight song “War Eagle” and Jimmy Charles’ “A Million To One” marked the celebration.

Hilley, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering, received a commemorative gift basket and a one-of-a-kind t-shirt for being the one-millionth member to use the indoor facility.

On August 19, 2013, Auburn University Campus Recreation opened its doors to the brand new 240,000 square-foot Recreation and Wellness Center.

Hilley attended the grand opening and became an active participant as part of the Freshman Fit program. He now uses the facility three to five times per week.

Campus Recreation engages between 2,700-4,000 visitors daily. Highlights include a 1/3-mile indoor track, two 50-foot rock-climbing towers, a PGA Golf Simulator, a wide array of cardio equipment, an extensive selection of strength equipment, multi-purpose indoor courts, and over 175 group fitness classes weekly.

“Activities are not just limited to inside the Recreation and Wellness Center,” said Campus Recreation Executive Director Jennifer Jarvis. “We also offer over 15 acres of outdoor field space and an adventure-based outdoor program.”

The facility complies with LEED Standards which help reinforce the goal to make sustainability an Auburn University goal.




  1. Mark Hilley is one millionth visitor to "The Rec."

  2. Jennifer Jarvis taps Hilley as one millionth visitor