Westminster University is committed to empowering students to lead full and healthy lives of learning, accomplishment, and service. In the new L. S. Skaggs Integrated Wellness Center, students will access resources and services that support learning and healthy living through their physical, emotional, intellectual, financial, social, spiritual, and environmental wellness. The center will bring together a network of offices and services united in ensuring student wellness:

The center will add space to accommodate classes and programming open to community members. A teaching and demonstration kitchen, featuring multiple cooktops and stations, will create opportunities for nutritional education and instruction. The building will wrap around an inner courtyard with space for relaxation, meditation, gardening, and other mindfulness activities.

Wellness Center Exterior Rendering

About the Construction Project

The L. S. Skaggs Integrated Wellness Center will be an approximately 11,000 sq. ft., 2-story facility located at the southeast corner of campus, replacing 3 university-owned houses. The building will be constructed to the highest standards of sustainability, focused on a net-zero approach. Construction, equipping, and related costs, including an endowment for the facility's ongoing maintenance and upkeep, are estimated to come to $9.1 million.


The L. S. Skaggs Integrated Wellness Center will be located on 1300 East, just south of the Dolores Doré Eccles Ceramics Center, replacing 3 university-owned houses. Those addresses were 1858, 1860 and 1870.

Project Timeline



March 2023

Westminster University broke ground for the L. S. Skaggs Integrated Wellness Center in March 2023.


July 2023

Demolition of the 3 college-owned homes located at 1858, 1860, and 1870 S 1300 E began in July 2023.


Fall 2024

The L. S. Skaggs Integrated Wellness Center is expected to be completed by Fall 2024.

Neighborhood Impacts

Westminster understands that construction will impact our neighbors temporarily. The project team will do their best to lessen distruptions and keep the community informed about the process.


  • Tuesday, Oct. 3: Crews will pour concrete footings. The fire lane just west of the building site and just east of the Residential Village will be semi-blocked 1–5:00 p.m. In the event of an emergency, there are plans for moving trucks out of the way. It may be challenging to get around the cement trucks during the pour. Please avoid the area and use other campus entrances.

Street and Sidewalk Closures

Traffic along 1300 E will experience occasional road closures. Accessible routes on public sidewalks will be maintained, however, occassional sidewalk closures are expected.


Noise should be expected with construction, but crews will only be working during regular daytime hours.


The construction site will have secure site fencing, safety netting for debris containment, and clear working hours. The public will be notified of exessively noisy activities.

Wellness Center Classroom Rendering

Wellness Center Interior Rendering

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, email Kevin Randall, Director of Strategic Communications at Westminster University, at krandall@westminsteru.edu.