Hoeven, Minot State Leaders Dedicate $13 Million State-of-the-Art Wellness Center at University

MINOT, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, along with Minot State University (MSU) leaders and students, today dedicated a new, 60,000-square-foot, $12.8 million Student Wellness Center at the university. Hoeven said the facility, which was funded primarily by student fees, is an investment that will help attract future students, grow the university’s health education programs and encourage students to maintain healthy lifestyles.

Also attending the ceremony were Minot State University President David Fuller, Student Government Association President Lindsey Nelson, past Student Government Association President Wade Regier, State Board of Higher Education member Terry Hjelmstad, and Minot State University Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Dick Jenkins, who emceed the event.

Hoeven said the center is an investment in the future and stands as a testament to the community’s resilience following last year’s severe flooding.

“Minot State University’s new Wellness Center is the culmination of over 10 years of hard work and investment by students and the university community, and comes at a time when Minot is rebuilding and growing,” said Hoeven. “This new facility will help encourage students to live healthy lifestyles and coupled with the university’s strong academic programs will provide a strong incentive for prospective students to choose to attend Minot State University. The Wellness Center will provide additional space and equipment to help grow and diversify the university’s physical and mental health programs.”

The Wellness Center, which is open to registered MSU students, includes intramural courts, weight rooms, a wrestling room, a three-story rock wall and a cardio room. The new facility provides additional gym space to prevent academic classes and athletic programs from competing for practice space. Additionally, the new center is connected to Swain Hall, providing a comprehensive space for academic and fitness programs to coexist.