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Recreation at UCR


Health, Fitness and Adventure at the Student Center

The UCR Student Recreation Center is the hub of recreational, intramural and club sports on campus. Whether it is working out in our extensive gymnasium, playing pick-up basketball, taking a class or going on an adventure with our Outdoor Excursions program, the 80,000 square foot facility is the place for fun and fitness at UCR.

The facilities are free to all UCR students with current ID. Others may purchase quarterly memberships or day passes for admission

Programs offered through the SRC include:

Hours of Operation

DaysStudent Recreation Center Hours
Monday–Thursday 6 a.m.–midnight
Friday 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.–midnight
(Hours subject to change)

Our indoor facilities include:

  • A fitness center with a weight room.
  • A large cardiovascular training area.
  • Four racquetball and one squash court.
  • Three large multi-use rooms.
  • Four full size multi-use basketball courts.
  • Intramurals
    Over 7,500 students, staff and faculty annually participate in intramurals at UC Riverside. The program offers more than a dozen sports, including:
    • Basketball
    • Flag football
    • Indoor soccer
    • Volleyball
    • Softball
    • Dodge ball
    • Bowling
    • Badminton
    • Table tennis
    • Tennis
    • Racquetball
    To sign up for intramurals contact the Intramural Office at (951) 827-7039 or email us at CompetitiveSports@ucr.edu. Already in a league? Check out our results and statistics pages.
  • Outdoor Excursions
    For over 20 years, UCR Outdoor Excursions has been serving the community with a variety of programs and services that emphasize skill development, environmental awareness and community, the outings and rental programs are open to UCR students and community members 18-years and older. Outings include:
    • Rock climbing
    • Kayaking
    • Hiking
    • Snow boarding
    • Snowshoeing
    • Snow camping
    • Backpacking
    • Team building
    • Surfing
    • Canyoneering
    • Caving
    • Snorkeling
    • Scuba
    We also offer custom excursions, outdoor leader development, team excursions, youth excursions, a rock wall and ropes course and a fully stocked rental shop. Contact us at (951) 827-7040 or e-mail us at oe@ucr.edu.
  • Recreation Classes
    Want to get fit in an aerobics class? Learn yoga? Take a basic self defense course? How about learn to play the bagpipes? These are just a few of the dozens of classes offered through the Recreation Activity Instructional Classes. These non-credit courses are designed to teach skills that an individual can use during his or her leisure time and are taught by qualified instructors who have special skills they wish to share. Course fees cover instructor’s salary and most supplies.
  • Club Sports
    The Sport Club Program is an exciting alternative to Intramural Sports. Both recreational and competitive clubs are available for students, faculty, and staff. UCR Clubs are a great way of socializing and meeting others who share the same interests, or as a means of getting involved in an activity with a competitive team. Sports sponsored include:
    • Rugby
    • Men’s soccer
    • Women's soccer
    • Ultimate frisbee
    • Badminton
    • Tae Kwon Do
    New club sports are always welcome. Contact Kevin Martin (kevin.martin@ucr.edu) at (951) 827-4465 for information on how to start a new club team.
  • Health and Fitness
    The center offers an extensive weight room and cardio facilities. Or get fit faster through the Personal Training Program.

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