The funding for the USU Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC) will come from a combination of student fees and private donations. The estimated overall cost of the SRWC project is about $30 million which includes design, permitting, direct construction, equipment, and contract administration. The students’ contribution to the project will come in the form of a $75 per semester student fee beginning fall 2015. Student leaders carefully considered the square footage required to meet the needs of the Logan campus student population.
The cost of the SRWC and the student fee to support it, were determined through careful analysis including a thorough feasibility study conducted by the architectural firm of CRSA from Salt Lake City. Unlike other higher education institutions that draw up bloated plans for these types of facilities, USU paid close attention to the actual needs of its students and sought to address as many of these as possible without unduly burdening students by adding unneeded amenities to the project. During the design phase of the SRWC, additional modifications to the plans may be made to ensure that the building adheres to the budget supported by the students.