The HPER Complex, home to Oredigger Men's and Women's basketball and volleyball, was completed in 1977. During a special session of the 42nd Montana State Legislature in 1971, Dr. Fred De Money's "dream facility" came into existence. Construction of the building cost a total of $2.5 million.The HPER houses Kelvin Sampson Court, three-level fitness center, pool, dance studio, racquetball courts, locker rooms, classrooms, and offices. Passes are available to the public. Contact 406.496.4105 for more information.
Kelvin Sampson Court was recently renovated in 2008. New hardwood floor, bleachers, scoreboards, basketball backboards, sound system and video board was installed.
Funded by a student-driven initiative and student-approved addition of fees over time, the HPER complex underwent a $3.6 million overhaul in 2011-12. The project was approved by the university system's Board of Regents and groundbreaking occurred in May of 2011 and was completed in May of 2012. The expansion includes upgraded cardio fitness and weight room facilities, locker room space, heating, ventilation, air circulation and energy efficient lighting systems.
In 2017, the pool reopened after being closed since 2011. The 25-meter pool was closed due to mechanical and ventilation issues. The renovation cost approximately $457,000 consisting of installation of a new stainless steel drainage gutter, new PVC liner, upgraded drains and fixtures, painting of the ceiling and ducting, LED lighting, ADA equipment, and a chemical feed system.