The YMCA and Judson University are collaborating to create a campus destination in downtown Rockford.
Judson University will relocate its campus inside the I.D. Pennock Family YMCA.
It's a move the school and Y said will help students focus on maintaining a healthy mind and body.
Students are also looking forward to the child care the Y offers while they're studying.
"Many people are actually trying to better themselves to succeed and have a better life for their children," said student Juliana Gonzalez. "What an amazing opportunity this is."
Construction is set to begin this month with classes ready to launch in the fall.