All students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to a ribbon-cutting and open house tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the new Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex (AARC) on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at noon at the east entrance (Murray-Herrick Campus Center side). Before cutting the ribbon, Athletics Director Steve Fritz will give a few comments about the new facility and what it means to the university.

Following the ceremony, all students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to come into the building until 6 p.m. This will be an open house for people to walk through and see what the next level of recreational athletics, varsity athletics and the academic Health and Human Performance Department will look like at St. Thomas.

Starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, the complex will be open for business in the cardio and weightlifting areas. Locker facilities also will be available for use. The aquatic center will open Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Undergraduate students will have free access to the fitness areas with their St. Thomas ID card. Memberships will be available to graduate and professional students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Faculty and staff will be able to eliminate the membership fees if they use the complex a certain number of times each month. Alumni and community membership programs will begin Oct. 1.

For more information about the complex, click here.

For more information about memberships, click here.

For more information about the arena and field house, click here.

For more information about the aquatic center, click here.

For more information about the weight and exercise rooms, click here.