Barnes Center at the Arch

Artistic rendering of the Arch
Barnes Center at the Arch. Opening Fall 2019.
Artistic rendering of a weight room

Imagine a state-of-the-art health, wellness, and recreation complex with lively and thoughtful interactions between students, faculty, and staff—right in the heart of the Syracuse University campus. This is the Barnes Center at The Arch-opening in fall 2019.

Made possible through the vision and generosity of Board of Trustees Chairman Steven W. Barnes ’82 and his wife, Deborah, this ambitious cornerstone project will help solidify a modern and holistic student experience as a core value for Syracuse University.

The fully accessible and integrated facility embodies the University’s Academic Strategic Plan’s goal to “nourish the whole student to support academic, social, and emotional well-being” with the Campus Framework’s goal of enriching all aspects of student life.

The project will advance a seamless and robust approach to the learning, advising, counseling, engagement, and development of the whole student.

The Barnes Center will house all campus health and wellness services in one central and convenient location that includes:

  • The Counseling Center
  • Health Promotion Office
  • Health Services
  • Recreation Services
  • Student Assistance

When this newly renovated facility is completed in 2019 it will provide a student experience that balances academics with extracurricular and recreational pursuits.

Artistic rendering of the Arch depicting an upstairs lounge area.
Rendering of a pool
Artistic rendering of the Arch depicting an indoor basketball court