Common student facilities, such as the gym and student center, are state-of-the-art. The student gym, Stephens Fitness Center in Dillon Gym, was recently renovated and the machines updated, but the biggest problem in the minds of the vastly health-conscious students is how long the wait is for a treadmill or elliptical machine. The student government continues to battle with the issue of gym overpopulation, and machines are added to the limited space on a regular basis. The Frist Campus Center opened in 2000, increasing student space dramatically. Students now have a campus coffee shop, convenience store, food court, and smoothie stand where they can charge everything to their student account, much to the chagrin of many Princeton parents suffering from the phenomenon known as "Frist sticker shock."
Princeton has made a lot of recent strides to catch up with other major universities in terms of campus facilities. Until 2000, students were forced to cram into the small but character-filled Chancellor Green, which was recently renovated and now has a gorgeous reading room in the rotunda. Perhaps it was poor planning or just not realizing how popular new facilities would be, but Frist Campus Center and Stephens Fitness Center both face overcrowding problems, which will only get worse as the University expands its student body.