The Victor R. Yanitelli, S.J. Recreational Life Center
The RLC houses three gymnasia, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and diving facility, a state of the art fitness center, a free weight room, racquetball and squash courts, multi-purpose rooms for such activities as dance, yoga and martial arts and five indoor tennis courts and a jogging track underneath the air-supported Bubble.
The tennis courts can be taken down to convert the space inside the Bubble into a multi-purpose indoor field for athletic practices and intramural games. The gymnasia are converted into an arena for activities such as varsity basketball games and special events such as the University’s Baccalaureate Mass.
The offices for the Department of Recreation and Intramural Sports, as well as the University’s Department of Athletics, are housed in the RLC. The $6 million complex opened in 1975 and the white, air-supported roof is recognized from miles around.
All full-time undergraduate day session Saint Peter’s students are automatic members of the Recreational Life Center and only need to show their campus ID for admittance. All other students have the option of joining for a nominal fee.
The University also offers special discounts to members of the Jersey City police and fire departments, along with Catholic school teachers.