UNH's $2M Athletic Center Will House Tutors For Athletes

Apr 29, 2014

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  Construction will begin soon on a new $2 million athletic facility on the second floor of UNH’s Field House.  The Student-Athlete Center for Excellence is slated to open late next fall.

Mike Murphy, with the Athletic Department, says the new space should help the school attract athletes to campus.   

So it’s going to be both areas where students can have breakout rooms where they can work in tandem, but they also will have rooms where they can have advisors, tutors, and career assistance.

The center will also house the Athletic department’s Academic support staff, who previously worked out of smaller basement quarters.  

The $2 million athletic center is funded entirely on private donations.  Earlier this year, the school approved $20 million toward a new sports complex.  That project drew criticism from lawmakers.