PULLMAN, Wash. — Less than two years since opening its doors to the Washington State University community, the Student Recreation Center expects its one-millionth user to enter the facility this month (October).

“Celebrating our one-millionth user just a year-and-a-half since opening is a mark of distinction. It means the Student Recreation Center is serving its purpose on the WSU campus,” said Kathleen Hatch, director of University Recreation. The one-millionth user will be recognized upon entry, and prizes will be awarded.

The SRC has seen record numbers of users this fall, with an average of 2,700 each weekday (Monday-Friday). Since opening, it has also seen an average of more than 80 percent of the student body use the facility. By providing other opportunities in addition to fitness, the center continues to bring in students who may not otherwise utilize SRC services. Leisure activities are a popular draw, so pool tables, foosball and electronic dartboards were added earlier this fall. Organized special events also bring in unique audiences and this fall, include Up All Night, an Intramural Late Night and Hawaiian luau.

The SRC provides users with fitness and health opportunities for a lifetime. “We want to help students and our members build lifelong healthy habits that they can take with them after they have graduated,” says Joanne Greene, assistant director of Fitness & Educational Development for University Recreation.

For more information, contact Sharaé Randall at (509) 335-5753 or e-mail at sharae@wsu.edu. Visit the SRC Web site at www.wsu.edu/urec.