When Oberlin College made the decision to expand and renovate its existing Health and Wellness Center, the college took a unique approach to the standard conventions of athletics while keeping the college’s core values of liberal arts at the center. Through new design and programming, Oberlin College ventured forward with the community in mind and a mission to foster self-care.
The Patricia ‘63 & Merrill ‘61 Shanks Health and Wellness Center is a new 16,000 sq. ft. addition to the 115,000 sq. ft. Jess Philips Physical Education Center. This new center’s priority is to educate the Oberlin community on the importance of prioritizing self-care and bringing together physical and emotional well-being, particularly in the wake of work and school stresses.
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