September 17, 2019

Boston College Dedicates and Opens Margot Connell Recreation Center

Boston College opened its new Margot Connell Recreation Center earlier this summer and held an official dedication ceremony for the building this week. The four-story, 244,000 SF building stands as an inspiring addition to the campus that significantly enhances student recreation, wellness, training and intramural opportunities.

As part of the dedication ceremony, Senior Vice President for University Advancement Jim Husson expressed that the center has “reshaped the look and feel of our campus and has already begun to redefine the culture of fitness and recreation at Boston College.”

Equipped with individual and group training areas, an aquatics center, a gymnasium, an indoor jogging track, mind-body studio, multipurpose rooms and fitness neighborhoods throughout, the recreation center is already driving measurable results. In its first two months of operation, the Connell Center has helped Boston College increase student memberships by 25% and fitness class usage is up 40%.

“This is a dynamic project for Boston College that will benefits students and staff for generations,” said Colleen McKenna, leader of CannonDesign’s Sports, Recreation and Wellness practice. “We are proud to have designed this signature project for the campus and excited to see how it nourishes the campus community.”

Boston College covered the dedication ceremony and Campus Rec magazine previously featured the project.

Learn more about the Margot Connell Recreation Center >