St. Louis College of Pharmacy to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Recreation and Student Center

The $40 million, 193,000-square-foot building features a 220-bed residence hall, competition gymnasium, a 10,000-square-foot recreation center and more.

WHO: John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAPhA, president of St. Louis College of Pharmacy; Kevin Colgan, chair of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Board of Trustees and Vice President, Chief Pharmacy Officer, The University of Chicago Medical Center; Keith Wolkoff, President, Paric Corporation; representatives from Forum Studio; local government officials and St. Louis College of Pharmacy students, faculty and staff members

WHAT: Ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s new

Recreation and Student Center

WHEN:  Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 4 p.m.

WHERE: St. Louis College of Pharmacy Quad, 4588 Parkview Place, St. Louis, MO 63110

(Remarks and ribbon cutting will take place in front of the Recreation and Student Center)

SIGNIFICANCE: St. Louis College of Pharmacy will commemorate the grand opening of its Recreation and Student Center. The opening of the 193,000-square-foot building marks the end of a two-phase construction project that has added more than 400,000 square feet of space to campus. The project began with the addition of the six-story, 213,000-square-foot Academic and Research Building, which offers state-of-the-art academic space for students and faculty.

The new Recreation and Student Center will provide students with one-stop access to study space, academic and personal support resources, dining options and fitness and recreation. The $40 million, seven-story building will also house a competition gymnasium and training facilities, along with a 220-bed residence hall for first- and second-year students that will double the amount of living space on campus.

Members of the media are invited to attend the upcoming grand opening event which will feature remarks from St. Louis College of Pharmacy President John A. Pieper and representatives of the project construction and design teams. The event will conclude with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony and self-guided building tours. Information on the Recreation and Student Center is available at

About St. Louis College of Pharmacy

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest and largest colleges of pharmacy in the nation. Founded in 1864, the College has a rich history as an independent institution that continues to lead pharmacy and health care education. Students come to the College from 48 states and 14 countries and are enrolled in a curriculum based on practical application with a study in the arts and sciences leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy with an integrated Bachelor of Science. In the St. Louis region, nearly three out of four practicing pharmacists are graduates of the College.

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