Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Campus Recreation

The Campus Recreation Center is a multi-purpose facility designed to serve the recreational and fitness needs of the students and employees at the University of Northern Colorado. The Department of Campus Recreation strives to provide activities and services for persons of all ability levels and varied interests, as well as create a supportive environment to ensure every participant has a positive and successful experience. Several activity spaces are available including a weight room for strength training and conditioning, three multi-purpose gymnasiums with hardwood floors (featuring a total of six basketball courts), an indoor 1/10 mile jogging track, two racquetball courts, an indoor climbing wall, two group fitness rooms, locker rooms, swimming pool and meeting spaces. As part of the student fee package, students who are members of the Campus Recreation Center only need to bring their student ID to gain access to the facility.

The Fitness and Wellness program provides integrated programs, resources, and services to promote healthy lifestyles, create opportunities for positive behavior modification and enhance student academic success. Approximately 35 Group Fitness classes are offered per week, in over 20 different class formats, including kickboxing, yoga, cycling, aquafit, Zumba™, and step. Personal Training services provide one-on-one instruction incorporating cardiovascular, strength and body composition assessments, goal setting and health education with challenging workouts designed for the specific needs of each participant. Wellness Education programs and services include nutrition counseling, workshops and special events.

Intramural sports offer participants the opportunity to play organized sports in a recreational but competitive atmosphere, learn new sports skills, and have fun with fellow friends and students. Each year, the Intramural Sports program offers a wide variety of team sports, team and individual tournaments, and special events. Men’s, women’s, and coed divisions are offered in all sports.

Club Sports provide opportunities to participate in competitive and recreational sports, and also learn valuable life skills in organization, communication and leadership. Club Sports have been established to promote and develop the interests and skills of their members in a particular sport or recreational activity.

The Outdoor Pursuits program provides opportunities for outdoor education and leadership experiences through trips and workshops. Trips include skiing and snowboarding, white water rafting, camping, hiking and more. Outdoor gear can also be checked out for free at the Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop, located in Harrison Hall.

The Blue Cruiser bike program is a free service that offers students an affordable and environmentally sustainable form of transportation. This program strives to provide an alternative to driving and promote Bear Pride on campus. Campus Recreation has a fleet of 100 cruiser bicycles, designed unique to UNC. All bikes come with a helmet and lock, as well as the option to use a front-mounted basket.

Campus Recreation has a variety of special events, activities and programs throughout the year for all ability levels. Programs include RecFest, Climbing for Cans, Video Game Nights, and more. Visit our website for more information about programs and events.