The Johnson & Wales University Student Center is slated for groundbreaking the week of April 26th; construction completion is expected in Spring 2011. According to Johnson & Wales University, "the student center will have a full size gymnasium with seating capacity for over 600, a fitness center and group exercise room. There will be locker rooms and showers for the varsity teams and changing areas and showers for the campus community. The student center will also have a multi-purpose space for student activities as well as work rooms for clubs & organizations and student government. The building will have offices for student activities, athletics, clubs & organizations and new student & parent programs."