This summer we are excited to announce that the Waterfront Activities Center (WAC) and the Golf Range will be reopening, we have a new Rec Class Pass which will allow users to attend unlimited virtual classes, our Intramurals program has some lively new challenges, and our Personal Training Program is now open to all IMA members!

AUGUST 10 UPDATE: A reopening of spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic will be done with great care to ensure that we are mitigating the transmission of this disease as best we can. We are diligently monitoring the phase guidance from the State of Washington and UW and plan to resume operations at the IMA and in-person programs as soon as it’s safe to do so. Students and patrons should plan on limited capacity, mask requirements, reservations, and much of our programming will be offered online.


Students paddle in a two-person kayak from the Waterfront Activities Center.

Have a paddling adventure at the WAC! We are booking seven kayaks or canoes every 30 minutes (on the hour and half-hour) to allow for proper social distancing and the cleaning of boats and equipment.

Rentals are by reservation only and may be requested through our website or by calling. We will be open Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. beginning Friday, July 3; learn more on our boat rentals webpage.


The UW Recreation Golf Range

Get back into the swing of things! The Golf Range will be reopening on Wednesday, July 1, by reservation only. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Learn how to make a reservation and what you can expect on the Golf Range webpage.


A photo collage of two women hiking, a woman and man using stretch bands, and a man doing yoga.

The REC CLASS PASS is here! Enjoy unlimited virtual classes featuring Mindfulness + Fitness + UWild Adventures. Join our amazing instructors for virtual programming that is fun, enjoyable, and do-able from your home.

Fitness classes include Barre Burn, Cardio Kickboxing, HIIT, Total Body Fitness, and Zumba®. Mindfulness classes include Deep Stretch, Flow Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Meditation, and Triple M.

UWild offerings include Demisti(fly) – Basics of Fly Fishing Equipment, Intro to Trail Running, Gear Closet: What’s In Your Multi-Pitch Pack?, Transitioning from Backpacking to Bikepacking, Backcountry Coffee Do’s and Don’ts, Hammock Rigging 101, and UWild: Ask an Expert.

The Rec Class Pass is FREE for Spring and Summer students (included as part of the Student Activity Fee) and is a one-time purchase of $40 for UW Employees. The schedule begins July 6th and runs through September 3. Get your class pass here.


A UW triathlete bikes through the mountains.

Try something new with our virtual intramural offerings! Individuals can take the 300 Minute Movement Challenge, complete the Self-Directed Duathlon, and submit your work to the “Intra Mural” Art Competition.

Team Activities include the Virtual Run/Walk Relay Race – Marathon (26.2 miles) and Half Marathon (13.1), Virtual Cycling Relay Race – 50 Mile and 100 Mile, or UW Rec’s Got Talent competition.

Sign up on our Intramurals page.


UW Rec personal trainer Sharon demonstrates working out at home with a laundry jug.

All members of the UW community may now sign up for virtual personal training sessions. Your trainer will work with you via Zoom to help you meet your fitness and training goals using your body weight and equipment you have at home.

Please see our personal training webpage for more information.


Your health and safety are important to us. Because of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, some UW Recreation facilities remain closed. These include the IMA Building, ASUW Shell House, Pavilion Pool, Husky Rock, Fields 1 – 4, all tennis and sand volleyball courts, and the Chase Anderson Basketball court.

We will let you know as soon as possible when we will be able to reopen them safely, and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Additionally, we have adapted our services and operations based on the latest COVID-19 public health guidance and will continue to prioritize the well-being of students and the UW community above all else. We are preparing for all scenarios for autumn quarter, including in-person services as possible, and anticipate being able to continue to serve our Rec community this fall. Please check back regularly for updates.


  • Photo collage wins "Intra Mural" Art Competition

    August 10, 2020


    A collage created by Robin Brooks, UW Recreation marketing and communications manager, has won this summer's "Intra Mural" Art Competition. The photos, which she took herself, were in response to the contest's theme "What does recreation mean to you?" She says of the piece, "I decided to use only nature shots, because when I think…

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