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. 10-Time Fitness-Yoga Pass Created (Nov 2)

    A 10-time use pass for most Fitness and Yoga classes including Pilates, Barre, Cardio & Conditioning and Indoor Cycling. Not valid for special events, workshops or small studio/small group training classes. Passes are non-refundable.  Does not expire! $60 for students, $72 for Rec Card holders and $84 for community. Purchase the pass at the RIMAC sales desk today! 

  2. Surf Created (Nov 2)

    Want a fun and flexible part time job? Become a surf or swim instructor with Rec Classes! Work 4-12 hours a week; both weekday and weekend shifts available. $12/hour starting rate for surf instructors and $13/hour starting rate for swim! Contact cclaiborn@ucsd.edu for more info. 

  3. "Swim to Santa Barbara" Created (Nov 2)

    Swim to Santa Barbara in Canyonview Waters! Open to any recreational swimmer. This program is designed for individuals to challenge themselves to swim greater distances on a regular basis. Keep track of your progress in our swim log binder located at the Canyonview front desk. Win a free shirt after completion! 

  4. Get in the Game with Fall Intramurals Created (Oct 2)

    Intramural sports is your home base for recreational team sports. Compete with your friends and classmates. Create your own team or sign up as an individual. All game schedules and registration are done on imleagues.com

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

    Free day pass and rental gear for current UC San Diego students who haven't tried the OCC yet this quarter. Stop by during any open hours during Fall quarter to give it a try. Click here for more information about the Outback Climbing Center. 

  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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