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Shannon Center offers memberships to college students home for summer

Have access to Saint Xavier’s fitness center, racquetball courts and indoor track

Chicago (May 8, 2007) – Students home from college for the summer can stay in shape by joining Saint Xavier University’s Shannon Center at the Chicago campus at 3700 W. 103rd St.

Student memberships cost $85, run from May 7 through Aug. 17 and include access to the cardio and strength equipment in the fitness center, a recreation gym, a 1/8-mile indoor running track, racquetball courts, group exercise classes and locker rooms. Refreshments are available for purchase from Cougar Pause. 

Starting May 20, the Shannon Center’s summer hours are 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For more information about student memberships, please contact facility manager Jennifer Kjos at (773) 298-3778 or kjos@sxu.edu.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.
Saint Xavier University Media Relations: 773-298-3937
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