The Snyder Center for Health and Wellness Will Benefit Lynn in More Ways Than One
By Trent Swatko
A building, surrounded by construction walls, known as the Snyder Center for Health and Wellness, has been a feature on campus, making students, staff and faculty anticipating its dedication in the near future.
The 20,000 square-foot Snyder Center for Health and Wellness will provide many important services and benefits for students at Lynn University. “Many students, including those thousands of miles from home, are coming back to campus increasingly anxious and with more health concerns. The Snyder Center’s location will help us reach as many students as possible”, said Theresa Gallo-Crichfield, Dean of Students.
Responses of those around campus agree that the Center opening is a very positive advancement for Lynn, citing its ability to assist students. It is the future home of a 8,700-square-foot fitness area for students and employees, a 2,700-square-foot student-athlete strength and conditioning area and a 3,000-square-foot outdoor workout area. In addition, it will provide first aid, general check-ups and vaccinations, over-the-counter medications, specialist and health care referral and nurse-practitioner care by appointment, not to mention access to clinical services as well as counseling support.
“I believe that the Center will be a great addition to the campus,” said Brian S. Gaida, Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life. “There is a lot of benefit having our professionals who are all focused on wellness housed under one roof, and I know our students will feel the impact. This is something our students have wanted for a number of years and I am excited to see it roll out this next year!”
To those who pass by daily, the construction progress on the Snyder Center for Health and Wellness may seem slow. The reasons for this may include, but not be limited to, the pandemic and construction focuses being directed towards other construction projects such as the Capstone Apartments. With the Capstone Apartments having now been completed for some time, it the Center is scheduled to open its doors sometime in the next academic year.
Despite the construction setbacks in terms of the Snyder Center for Health and Wellness, once complete, the Center will have a lasting legacy on the lives of students, faculty and staff, also elevating the overall scope of Lynn University.