Academic and Wellness Center
In September of 2015, Daemen College officially opened the Academic and Wellness Center, located at 4433 Main Street across the street from the main Daemen campus. The building, formerly the Northeast Family YMCA, was purchased by the College in 2013 and recently went through a $5.6 million refurbishment project to house state-of-the-art learning facilities for health-related academic programs, as well as recreational space for the college community. Daemen Athletics, which oversees campus recreation, has a large stake in the building, operating the gymnasium and fitness center. The gymnasium serves primarily as a campus recreation hub, open to the college community for various activities throughout the day, as well as Daemen's expanding intramural program. The gymnasium also provides a satellite practice location for Daemen's intercollegiate athletics programs when the competition venue (Lumsden Gymnasium) is otherwise unavailable. The modern fitness center, a 2,400-square-foot space, features nearly $200,000 in the latest equipment ranging from treadmills and elliptical machines to free weights and squat racks. The cardiovascular equipment is all wired for internet and cable television connections, and also features plugins for mobile devices. Open to the college community, the fitness center is designed for users with a range of athletic abilities as well as for strength and conditioning purposes for Daemen's student-athletes..