Gerdin Athletic Learning Center

Renovation of level 1 and 2, completion of level 3: Fall 2017


Gerdin Athletic Learning Center


When it was built 13 years ago, the Gerdin Athletic Learning Center was a state-of-the-art facility that addressed the pressing needs of UI student-athletes. Today, the facility is experiencing growing pains.

To better accommodate current and future student-athletes, the Gerdin Athletic Learning Center needs to be revitalized, which includes renovating the first and second floors and completing the third floor of the facility. This enhancement plan includes:

  • Reconfiguring, and refreshing study rooms, computer labs, and tutoring rooms throughout the facility to better address the various ways our student-athletes learn and study.
  • Replacing our technology, including upgrading and adding computers, adding digital messaging to all floors, and upgrading power sources to allow for all devices to be plugged in.
  • Moving the refueling station from the second floor—where it lacks space and seating—to the former, underused first-floor library. This new refueling station will provide the sufficient selection of nourishment that student-athletes require between meals and allow for café-style seating.
  • Creating a student commons space on the third floor, which will allow for increased study areas and large-group meeting opportunities.
  • Adding visual elements to the first-floor corridor which highlight the academic accomplishments of our nearly 700 student-athletes.

“We have an opportunity to make this remarkable facility more useful for today’s student-athletes—providing the necessary resources, programming, and study spaces for our student-athletes to succeed. Times have changed dramatically since the building was opened, and our planned enhancements will truly make the Gerdin Athletic Learning Center one of the best facilities of its kind in the country.”

Liz Tovar, Associate Athletics Director                               Student-Athlete Academic Services

Liz Tovar, Associate Athletics Director Student-Athletes Academic Services

To succeed at the UI, our student-athletes not only need our support on the playing surface, they also need our help in the classroom. As part of the Gerdin Athletic Learning Center project, the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics seeks to raise $5 million through Our Hawkeyes. Our Future.—The Campaign for University of Iowa Athletics

Give now and together, we can ensure support for all of our student-athletes. 



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