The University Wellness and Activities Center is the University's student and recreational center. The facility combines a comprehensive wellness program under one roof, houses offices that address the health, athletic, occupational, physical, and social needs of the University community.Groundbreaking occurred April 5, 1989. Once dedicated on January 15, 1991, the $4.2 million UWAC consolidated many offices of the Division of Student Life in one centralized location. The following areas are located inside the UWAC:
- Mabee Gymnasium -- Equipped with a mid-court divider curtain to allow for simultaneous basketball and volleyball games. The Gymnasium has seating for 1,600 spectators. Admission charge for NAIA basketball and volleyball games is $5 for adults and $3 for children. OLLU students, faculty and staff receive free admission with a valid ID. (Made possible by the Mabee Foundation).
- Conference Rooms -- The UWAC's Conference Rooms include three separate facilities that can open into a single conference venue. The larger of the rooms, UWAC 104, is equipped with a video projector, DVD/CD player, VCR, phone lines, dry erase board, and internet ports. The smaller rooms, UWAC 109 and UWAC 110, each are equipped with dry erase boards, phone line, and an internet port. (The conference rooms were made possible in part by the Koehler Foundation and by a grant from Diamond Shamrock Refining and Marketing.)
- Great Hall -- The USAA Great Hall is the University's "living room," with lounge areas for television viewing, video gaming options, relaxation, and group study, as well as game tables and snack tables. The "Wall of Support" features handprints of members of the Jubilee Circle, donors who pledged their resources to help make the UWAC a reality for the University community. (Made possible in part by USAA and by the donations of Dr. Burton E. Grossman, former University trustee.)
- Mendelson Dance Room -- Equipped with a floating wooden floor, full-length mirrors, and audio system. Aerobic classes are offered by professional instructors. (Made possible by a grant from Janice Mendelson, MD)
- Weight Room -- Furnished with weightlifting machines for upper and lower body workouts including Olympic free weights, dumbbells, and selectorized.
- Cardio Theater -- Equipped with stationary bicycles, treadmills, and steppers. Exercisers may choose from audiovisual options, including television, radio, and CD's.Racquetball Court Reservations accepted at the Recreation Sports Desk. An observation deck is located on the second floor. Nautilus weightlifting equipment and cardiovascular equipment (stationary bicycles, treadmills, and steppers) are located on the second floor as well.
- Athletic Lounge -- The facility is for volleyball, soccer and basketball student athletes and is located on the second floor of the UWAC. It is a lounge area where student-athletes can study, watch television and relax. A film room and meeting room, as well as storage areas are also located in this area.
- Sub Generation -- The UWAC's Sub Generation and Freshens franchises are operated by Selrico Services. Food items are available a la carte or with a University meal plan. This location is open for special athletic events only.
*Facilities and equipment on the UWAC's second floor are not accessible to people in wheelchairs or with severe mobility impairments.