University of Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA


Campus Recreation, an integral part of the educational mission of the University of Massachusetts and Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, provides comprehensive recreation and student development opportunities, as well as exceptional programs, services and facilities. Through positively reflecting the interests and values of the UMass community, we actively promote and encourage a lifelong commitment to health and wellness.  


Recreation facilities include the Recreation Center, Boyden and Totman pools for lap, open and family swim, Boyden gymnasium for intramural sports and open recreation, Mullins tennis courts, and multi-purpose intramural fields. See “Recreation Center Quick Facts” for a detailed summary of the 120,000 sq ft Recreation Center.

Recreation Center — 21,000 sq ft  of cardio and weight space, over 150 cardio pieces, cardio theater, 30+ selectorized equipment, 150+ dumbbells, 4 activity rooms, 40 spinning bikes, 3-court gymnasium, jogging track, boxing area, stretching area, 756 lockers, wellness center and court side cafe.


The Recreation Center has over 660,000 participations annually. Programing in the Recreation Center includes over 80 group fitness classes per week during the academic year, free nutrition advising and personal training. Over 35 intramural activities are offered to the campus community.


  • Over 80 hours per week of recreation swim time for the campus community
  • Private, one-on-one swim instruction for recreation members ages 6+ with any skill level


  • Nutrition advising
  • Personal training
  • Certification workshops
  • ‘Be Well UMass’ fitness blog
  • Get Moving UMass outreach
  • TRX suspension training
  • Wellness Center with meditative area

Intramural Sports

  • Competitive and recreational activities organized for students, faculty and staff
  • 35+ leagues, tournaments & events
  • 6,000 ‘unique’ participants


  • Intramural sports unique activities include kan jam, spikeball, seated volleyball, extreme dodgeball, wallyball and speedball.
  • Campus Recreation senior and student staff organize and participate in C.R.O.G. (Campus Recreation Olympic Games). A unique event on campus is the Tower Run. Modeled after the Empire State Building Run-Up, the Tower Run offers the opportunity to run the 440 steps of the Du Bois Library, from the lower level to floor 26. This event is organized and hosted by U.S.O.R.
  • Campus Recreation creates a sense of community with the UMass Students of Recreation (U.S.O.R.), a registered student organization comprised of the student officials association and the student advisory committee.
  • Campus Recreation participates in Eureka!, a nationally recognized program designed to engage girls 12-18 to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Eureka! participants do a range of recreation activities coordinated by the Fitness/Wellness staff.


Emily Harbourne was a previous editor for Campus Rec Magazine.

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