Fernandez Family Center for Leadership and Wellness
The Fernandez Family Center for Leadership and Wellness is a state of the art 62,000 square foot facility that is home to St. Thomas University’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, as well as the Women’s Volleyball team, and a learning laboratory for the nationally ranked Sports Administration program. The center is equipped with a fitness center, an athletic training room, team locker rooms, fitness locker rooms, full size gymnasium for volleyball and basketball, The Ogazón Family Fronton, a concession and lounge area, mezzanine level academic classrooms, a conference room, a racquetball/squash court/multi-purpose room, Bobcat Sports Administration offices, and Athletic Coaching offices. Additionally, the center is used for intramural sports, university commencement, and special events. Please, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Mike Fernandez, chairman of MBF Healthcare Partners, donated $3 million to this beautiful new hub of student activity and leadership development. “The creation of a leadership and wellness center will build an unprecedented opportunity for STU. The programs offered there will develop students’ leadership skills, mold their minds, shape their bodies and build their spirits,” says benefactor Mike Fernandez.
Center Hours of Operation*
(Fall and Spring Semesters)
Monday – Friday: 7am – 11pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 7pm
*Summer hours vary. Please see building signage or call 305-628-6558.
The Fitness Center and all other recreational facilities on campus are open to current students registered for classes, faculty, staff, and paid alumni only. To be eligible to use these facilities, one must login and complete the STU Membership Application. Once completed, see the FFC Lobby Window Attendant for activation of your STU Id.
Login here to complete the Membership Application if you are current student, faculty, or staff.
Click here to complete the Membership Application if you are an alumni.
For Facility Rentals, Policies and Procedures, or questions regarding the Fernandez Family Center, Fitness Center, or Intramural Sports, please contact: