Frequently Asked Questions


1. What’s in the Mashouf Wellness Center? 
The Mashouf Wellness Center will enhance student life’s social environment through student-operated recreational programs and services including current Campus Recreation Department programs. The 118,700 square-foot facility features a new recreation field, a two-court basketball gym, a multi-activity court (MAC), an elevated indoor jogging track, weight and fitness space, a natatorium with lap and recreation pools, a climbing wall, racquetball courts, multi-purpose/group fitness studios, locker rooms, storage and support space, and more.

2. When is it scheduled to open?
Construction began July 2015 and the estimated time of completion is 2017.

3. What are the operating hours the Mashouf Wellness Center?
Specific building operating hours are currently being established and will become available, as we get closer to the MWC opening. However, the proposed hours of the day would be 7am-12am on weekdays and 10am-11pm on weekends.

4. How much will it cost?
When the facility opens, the Recreation Center Fee will be $160 per semester and will be included in your student fee. The breakdown of the student fee structure started at $35 per semester in 2010 then increased to $90 semester in 2012. Student fees and private donations fund construction of the 86.5 million dollar facility. For the breakdown of student fees please click here.

5. Why can’t the student fees for the Mashouf Wellness Center be put towards adding more academic classes?
The Recreation and Wellness Center Student Fee was approved in 2010 after a signature petition of the student body in late 2009. SF State students successfully petitioned to increase their student fees for the specific purpose of funding the design, construction, and operation of a student recreation and wellness center on the San Francisco State University campus. The fees specifically collected for the Recreation & Wellness Center cannot be applied toward any other purpose, including increasing the number of academic classes or hiring more teachers.

6. Who is Manny Mashouf? Why is the Building named after him?
Manny Mashouf is an alumnus of San Francisco State University where he graduated with a Political Science degree. Manny Mashouf is now the founder and chairman of bebe Stores Inc, which started as a local business in San Francisco. In October of 2014, Associated Students confirmed the center would be named after Manny Mashouf, who donated $10 million toward the project. The donation is the largest individual gift SF State has ever received.

7. Will there be student employment opportunities?
The MWC will offer a variety of employment opportunities in the everyday operation and programming of the facility. There will also be management positions available for students to learn and gain experience in building operations, maintenance, and programming. Students will get the experience of running a state of the art facility that incorporates the latest in green technology.

8. Will access to MWC be open to all?
Activities, programs, and services within the MWC are intended to serve students who are currently enrolled. Additional memberships for alumni and for SF State community are to be identified.

9. Will activities in the MWC be for academic credit or for Athletics?
The priority of this building is to be utilized by the general student at any time during these operating hours. It is yet to be decided if some academic activity based courses may utilize spaces within the building at certain times. This is also not intended to be an Athletics facility. Student athletes will be able to use the facility as students on their own, but Athletic teams will not hold regular practices or games in the building.