The newest addition to the Medical Center Campus is the Center for Health and Fitness. The modern 62,000 square foot facility is equipped with free weights, variable resistance equipment, elevated running track, basketball courts, racquetball courts, lap pool, a wide variety of cardiovascular equipment, saunas, and hot tubs. In addition to the facilities, the heath center also offers a wide variety of aerobic classes, nutrition programs, massage therapy, and personal trainers if desired. All students are automatically given membership upon matriculation and are charged at a very low student rate.
TGIFs are a favorite event of graduate students and provide a social environment for students to interact. The event is organized by the student government, which is also responsible for many other things such as intramural programs, dances, sports outings, and other events including those held in cooperation with the medical students. In addition, various other social activities are scheduled during the year to encourage faculty, student, and staff interactions. They include departmental and graduate school picnics, a holiday party, and a dinner-dance (St. Albert's Day) held in November organized by Graduate Council. This day includes poster presentations and short research-in-progress talks by one graduate student per Basic Science Department, box lunches, with the dinner-dance held at a local banquet facility in the evening.