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September 15, 2021

Summer 2021 Intramurals Champs announced

Softball team Champs Backdoor Sliders gather smiling on the field wearing purple Champs shirts.

Congratulations to this quarter’s intramural champions! Over the summer we hosted five intramurals which consisted of a Spikeball Tournament, 2v2 Sand Volleyball Tournament, 3v3 Soccer League, Softball League, and Tennis League. Over 400 students participated in intramural activities this quarter! Find additional Champ and event photos on our UW Intramural Wall of Champions Flickr Page….


September 2, 2021

Schwinn Indoor Cycling Power Certification offered through UW Recreation

A photo of Janelle Veteri, cycling master trainer. Janelle is smiling and wearing a black top.

#RideRight anywhere and everywhere with one of the the industry’s most up-to-date, respected, and progressive indoor cycling instructor training course! Register now for this power-packed day to obtain the tools you need to become a successful and sought-after instructor on the latest bike and console from Schwinn. This critically-acclaimed course, based on the Schwinn Cycling…


August 30, 2021

Team conquers UWild’s longest backpacking trip

First Year Adventures hikers pose with the UW flag against a backdrop of trees, grass, and the trail.

The goal of UWild’s First Year Adventures is to provide an opportunity for incoming first year students to build community in incredible places. This year we stepped up the adventure, with six first-year students joining two student trip leaders, Mahika and Liv (both rising juniors at UW), on UWild’s longest trip to date. The team…


August 26, 2021

Recreation events for Dawg Daze 2021

A collection of four images framed in UW colors featuring people dancing, bumping elbows, playing bocce ball, and hiking.

We’re so excited to have you back on campus for Dawg Daze! We have a super-fun collection of offerings that we’d love to have you join us for. Register at the link below, or read on for more information and individualized links to attend our fall offerings. See you there! RECREATION FAIR Attend the Recreation…


June 16, 2021

Spring Intramurals Champs announced

Intramurals is excited to celebrate our spring term champions! This spring we hosted nine intramural activities which consisted of seven in-person sport tournaments, a UW Trivia League, and a PAC-12 Trivia Night. Over 250 students participated in intramural activities this quarter! Congrats again to our Spring Intramural Champions! Champ and additional event photos can be…


May 24, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 senior class!

A graphic that reads: "UW Recreation presents graduate thanks from Rec staff members" with gold ribbons around it.

  We applaud all of our 2021 graduates and couldn’t be more happy for you! As a small measure of gratitude, we wanted to take a moment to thank those senior student employees who have helped UW Recreation to reopen and thrive in the last several months. Read on for a virtual yearbook celebrating this…


Exploring green spaces

Enjoy the sun – or even the PNW mizzle – at one of the many outdoor spaces the city of Seattle, Rec, and the UW campus offer! Intrepid Creative Team student photography lead Kaitlyn Confer went exploring over the past several weeks; here are some of her photos and reasons for visiting each location. Gas…


May 12, 2021

Join UW Rec for an overview on the IMA Locker Rooms and Pool Renovation Project

A photo of the entrance to the IMA.

IMA Locker Rooms & Pool Renovation Project Students, UW employees, and members of the general public are invited to a Zoom discussion about the upcoming Intramural Activities Building (IMA) remodeling project scheduled to begin this summer. The meeting will include an introduction by Recreation Director Matt Newman, which will include information on the project goals…


April 28, 2021

Paddling construction guidance

A woman sits in the front of a canoe on the water; a building marked with the UW logo is on her right.

Thinking of renting a boat from the Waterfront Activities Center (WAC)? Please do! We want you to get out on the water safely, and with that in mind, we ask that you take a look at this short video on YouTube put together by the WSDOT. The video explains your role in keeping everyone well…


April 19, 2021

Masking up while working out 

Author Jeff Palmer lifts weights in the IMA while wearing a mask.

By Jeffrey Palmer, Rec fitness manager Let’s just admit it up front: it’s hard wearing a mask during exercise sometimes. However, as a result of research on coronavirus transmission at fitness facilities conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Governor Inslee’s mask mandate, the IMA has adopted a policy that members are…



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