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.

Recreation facilities are available at RIMAC (with weight room, activity rooms, arena, auxiliary gym, wellness studio); Main Gym (with weight room, basketball courts, cycling room, gymnastics area, private pilates and massage rooms, indoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis and basketball courts); Canyonview Athletic Complex (two outdoor pools, weight room, climbing center); Challenge Course, Outback Rental Shop; Outback Surf Shop.

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, 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. Chat with our Registered Dietitian Created (Aug 5)

    For tips on how to treat yourself well with healthy eating, check out the UC San Diego FitLife blog. You can also drop by our Registered Dietitian's open office hours in the RIMAC weight room every Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm to discuss any of your nutrition questions.

  2. Free Climbing for First Timers! Created (Aug 5)

    We want you to climb! Free day pass and rental gear for current UCSD Students who haven't tried the Outback Climbing Center. Stop by during any open hours in summer quarter (Mon-Thurs, 5-9pm) to give it a try. 

  3. 29 Sports Clubs, One Team Created (Aug 5)

    Get Competitive! Sports Clubs provide students with the opportunity to experience the commitment, challenge and enjoyment of competitive sports teams and represent UC San Diego by competing against other university Sports Club teams! All students are eligible to join a team, regardless of skill level! Check out schedules, rosters and contact team captains with questions at sportsclubs.ucsd.edu

     

     

  4. Learn to Surf Workshop Created (Aug 5)

    Sat   Aug 13   3-5pm   Scripps Pier   $19/$29
    Want to see what surfing is all about but don't have much time? Spend two hours with UCSD's finest surf instructors learning all the basics of this great sport. Register here.

     

  5. Created (Aug 5)

    September 26, 11am-4pm, Scripps Pier 

    UC San Diego Recreation hosts the eighth annual Meet the Beach for all incoming freshman, transfer and grad students. Free food, activities and towels for the first 3,000 with wristbands. For more details vist our Facebook event page
     

  6. 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!

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