About Recreation


UC San Diego Recreation is dedicated to enhancing wellness, fitness and quality of life for students, faculty, staff, and the community, by providing facilities, programs, activities and the opportunity to participate in cooperative and competitive programs, Recreation provides life-long fitness and wellness opportunities.

Our programs encompass a variety of areas, including Informal Recreation (basketball, volleyball, swimming, racquetball, tennis, weight room exercise); Intramural Sports (30 different on-campus organized team sports); FitLife (cardio and conditioning classes, yoga, pilates, personal wellness, workshops, massage, FitWell, Walk UCSD); Masters Programs (coached swimming, running and triathlon programs); Mission Bay Aquatic Center (classes and rentals for a variety of water sports in Pacific Beach); Outback Adventures (hiking, backpacking, kayaking, rockclimbing, surfing outings and clinics, Challenge Course, Wilderness Orientation and Group Adventures); Rec Classes (fun and games, aquatics, dance safety sports, martial arts, children and youth classes and more); Sports Clubs (24 competitive clubs); and Rec Clubs.

In addition, Recreation provides the opportunity for the hundreds of students who are employed in Recreation to learn leadership, management and interpersonal skills in a positive wellness oriented environment.

For faculty, staff and community, Recreation provides instruction, coaching, support, stress reduction, injury prevention and enhanced health and wellness in a variety of lifetime sports and fitness activities. 

Recreation Connect

Recreation News

  1. Meet the Beach 2014 Created (Aug 28)

    Freshmen and transfer students get ready for the 7th annual Meet the Beach, Saturday, October 4, 11am-4pm. Count on a fun day in the sun, sand, and surf, featuring: free surf lessons, kayak paddling, chair massage, the world famous surfing dogs, music, free lunch, and lots of giveaways. See our facebook page for more info.

  2. Wilderness Orientation Updated (Jun 30)

    Wilderness Orientation is Recreation's outdoor orientation designed just for incoming students. WO provides a wilderness adventure with experienced Ouback leaders that is both fun and promotes growth by encouraging students to face challenges, create lasting friendships and make a positive transition to UCSD.  

     

    We offer 5, 6 and 9 day trips in August and September. Trips this year include: Sea Kayak Baja California, Catalina Island Adventure, Baja Surf Safari, Black Canyon Canoe, Tall Ship Sailing, Sierra Nevada Backpack, Chocolate Mountains Canoe, and Yosemite & Sequoia National Park Service Adventure. 

     

    Click here for pricing and registration or call 858.534.3534

  3. Outback Climbing Center Created (May 23)

    Open to students, staff, faculty and community for drop-in climbing, membership and private rentals. Click here for more info!

  4. Odyssey Ropes Course Updated (May 23)

    Our new Odyssey Ropes Course offers the chance to problem solve and overcome obstacles as a team - 40 feet above the ground! Click here for more info!

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