Kiernan Rec Center

UPDATE - 8/28/22

Dear Niagara University Community,

We hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing summer. We are looking forward to everyone’s return
to campus and the energy and excitement that comes with the start of the fall semester. As many of you
know, the Kiernan Recreation Center has been the center of a very exciting expansion and renovation
project. This project will greatly enhance the recreational and athletic experience for all of our students
and staff.

The construction has been progressing throughout the summer and is nearing the finish line. Our main
priority is to open the facility for student usage as quickly as possible and work is being done around the
clock to allow us to open the doors and welcome everyone back. There are still areas of the facility that
require some finishing work before we can allow the facility to be used in a manner that ensures
enjoyment and safety for everyone.

Due to the necessary work that needs to be done to sufficiently prepare for open usage, the Kiernan
Center will open on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. During the first week of classes we will be hosting
open houses to allow students, faculty, and staff to tour the facility prior to our opening. The dates and
times for these open houses will be Thursday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 2,
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. We encourage everyone to stop by and see all of the amazing work that has been

Community and alumni memberships will be on hold to allow us time to properly train our staff and get oriented with the new facility. We will be resuming these memberships at some point during the fall semester. Once a date has been determined for membership renewals, messaging will go out to all previous members and updates will be posted to our websites.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate these complexities in the final
phase of construction on a project that will ultimately provide a state-of-the-art recreation facility on
our campus.

For updates, please continue to monitor this website.

Your Center for Campus Recreation

Welcome to the homepage for the Kiernan Recreation Center, Niagara University's all-in-one recreation complex. The Kiernan Center offers more than 50 intramural, recreational & health/wellness programs for the Niagara University community. In addition, the center is the site for numerous community-based programs.  

Niagara University's Kiernan Recreation Center is a facility where students, university employees and community members can go to workout, get in shape and have fun!

Our Mission

The mission of the Kiernan Recreation Center is to support Niagara University’s Vincentian mission by developing and maintaining healthy and life-enhancing recreational opportunities for the University community.

The Kiernan Center staff strive to provide:    

  • Quality services  
  • Quality programs
  • Quality facilities