By 2011, the Capital Union Building (CUB) was beginning to show its age. Built in 1975-1977, it could no longer meet the needs of the expanding college community. At a cost of $3.8 million, a 12,560-square-foot addition to the CUB was completed in 2013. Featuring a welcoming, new entrance and boasting a 6,000-square-foot student fitness center, the CUB is now an athletic destination on campus.
This view captures the interior of the new fitness center in the CUB expansion, which is one of Penn State Harrisburg’s best-kept secrets. Dedicated on March 1, 2013, the second-floor fitness center includes an atrium, commercial-grade exercise equipment, flat screen televisions, an information desk, and lockers. First floor renovations provided additional locker rooms, with laundry facilities and extra storage space.