The Recreation Office is located in the Ferris Athletic Center in the lobby of the Oosting Gymnasium. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to come down to the office to see what recreation opportunities are available or to check the website.
Recreation has many facets including informal recreation, intramurals sports competition, club sports competition and personal wellness and fitness.
- Informal recreation involves enjoying free time with friends by staying active, playing and having fun. Equipment is available for borrowing when leaving an ID for individual items available at the front desk. Campus organizations may also reserve equipment for their picnics when filling out the equipment check out order form.
- Intramural sports are organized into a yearlong residence hall competition based on points for First-Year Students. Points are awarded for league champions, but more importantly on participation and good sportsmanship. Men’s, Women’s and Co-ed sports will be offered as well as Blue and Gold leagues. The name of the winning First Year Residence Hall will be placed on a plaque displayed in the Ferris Athletic Center.
Upperclass teams and groups will compete in various men’s, women’s and co-ed sports with teams from campus organizations, residence halls or independent teams vying for the championship for each sport. As with First-Year Students, there will be two offerings for each sport, Blue and Gold.
- Club Sports involve working as an SGA sponsored team dedicated to a competitive schedule with other institutions. Club members decide on the coach, schedule matches and generally organize the club with the assistance of a club advisor. Students are the driving force behind the club offerings. Currently, rugby, equestrian, lacrosse and baseball among others are highly active clubs, but there are other club offerings which are added depending on student involvement. The clubs are as varied as the students involved.
- Exercise Classes: The recreation program strives to support offerings in classes such as Zumba, Yoga and other drop-in opportunities that improve wellness and fitness.