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From its early place in the “Barn,” a temporary gymnasium built in 1922, to the Fitness & Wellness Center today, health and fitness has always been an important part of student life at EKU. Eastern offers a variety of services to students interested in sports, group activities, or anyone who wants to get moving. EKU has several fitness buildings, such as the Fitness & Wellness Center and the Weaver Gymnasium. Construction of a new fitness and wellness center, where the old Todd and Dupree Halls once stood, began in the spring of 2018.


  • The current EKU Fitness and Wellness Center.
  • 1913 Eastern football team posed in front of the Miller Gymnasium. EKU Photo Collection.
  • Girls lined up along the edge of the basketball court in Weaver Gym, 1935. EKU Photo Collection.
  • The 1925 baseball team in front of the Temporary Gymnasium, fondly referred to as the "Barn."
Ellis, William E. 2015. A history of Eastern Kentucky University : the school of opportunity. n.p.: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015.