Leaving a LEGACY: OSU Dixon DREAM Project
This student-led initiative aims to expand OSU's Dixon Recreation Center into an all-inclusive facility to meet the needs of the growing student body.
As the campus population continues to grow and diversify, the Department of Recreational Sports is again motivated to plan for facility growth.
In our commitment to support student success, we have begun a conversation to identify future interests for individual and community well-being, and to design potential models to address them.
- Students have been asking the Department of Recreational Sports what we are doing about the overcrowded conditions of Dixon Recreation Center.
- OSU student leadership has asked the Department of Recreational Sports what we are doing to prepare for the continual growth of the student population in light of the university goal of a Corvallis campus reaching 28,000 students by 2017.
- The recommended standard for campus recreation space is: 10 square feet of indoor space per student; with 1 square foot of cardio/weight space per student. Assuming a population of 28,000 in 2017, space needs will be: 280,000 square feet of indoor space with 28,000 square feet of cardio/weight space. Current space is 180,000 and 19,000 respectively.
- Currently, an average of 4,500 users swipe into RecSports’ buildings daily. An anticipated student population of 28,000 by 2017 represents a 12-percent increase, which suggests the projected use of over 5,000 people per day.
- There will be approximately 500 more students living on campus with the completion of the new residence hall. Every resident hall is roughly three minutes from Dixon Recreation Center. This condition contributes to the very dense use patterns and will be a factor related to facility traffic.
- The last 97 years of change have occurred in visible phases throughout our facilities, and as we dream the future we have begun drafting up new models for potential expansion.
- With Oregon State's enrollment expected to grow to 28,000 students by 2017, we are looking to our future. As a department, we need welcome your feedback and help to continue to provide excellent health and wellness resources to students.
As we present our RecSports DREAM, we're taking your questions, comments and overall feedback into consideration.
Here we have begun to document items related to the general conversation of our DREAM and all of its elements. Feel free to read through the information we have here, and if it sparks any thoughts for you we invite you to share them with us via our online feedback form.
We recognize that our success depends on a clear vision of facilities that maximize value to the campus community. Consequently, your interaction is critical to us. We invite you to strategize, ask questions, make suggestions, and generally join us as we continue to dream the future.