Students love the Charles J. Ping Center, and it is by far one of the most popular places to be on campus. Packed with nice equipment, fitness rooms, and several courts, it has everything you need to get a great workout (free fitness classes are also offered every day, and there’s a huge climbing wall). Aesthetically, the place looks awesome; it’s very clean, and it doesn’t have the unpleasant smell of perspirating bodies wafting through the building. But, like most other places on campus, there is next to no parking for patrons. So, unless you want a ticket, you have to wait until after 3 p.m. on weekdays or walk (which can be difficult if you want to squeeze in a workout between classes). The Baker Center has a coffeeshop called the Front Room to hang out and listen to comedians or live music, and there is always something going on.
Overall, the campus is beautiful, and the buildings and facilities are in excellent condition. Many of the buildings are new or renovated, and thanks to their updates and similar exteriors, the facilities are not only convenient and modern, but also aesthetically pleasing.