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. Tamale Making Created (Oct 1)

    Monday, October 27, 5-7pm. Learn to make tamales traditionally eaten during the All Saints' Day festival. Click here for more information and to sign up.

  2. How to Create a Butterfly Garden Created (Oct 1)

    Saturday, November 154, 1-2pm. Learn how to grow your own simple, effective butterfly garden. Help save the planet by increasing the monarch butterfly population! Click here for no information  and to sign up.

  3. Challenge Course Open House Created (Oct 1)

    Wednesday, October 15, 11am-2pm. Come see the new Odyssey Course and experience the thrill of the zipline. RSVP to teamchallenge@ucsd.edu.

  4. 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!

  5. 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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