Closure Notice

The University has a great responsibility to its students, faculty and staff when considering the return to full operations. We are ready and eager to provide the UVA community with fitness and recreational opportunities once the University is able to return to comprehensive operations safely and effectively. We are privileged to support this University and we believe in its greater mission. We're all in this together! If you have questions, please reach out to

When we initially open, we will start with the fitness area at the AFC and the pool at NGRC. The hours and experience will be modified to ensure safety for students, members and staff. We will announce opening details as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please try some virtual programs.

Class of 2024! Get oriented to on-Grounds recreation opportunities.

Memorial Gymnasium Interior

Memorial Gymnasium

The historic Memorial Gymnasium opened in 1924 and is the primary gym on central Grounds. As the home of the varsity volleyball and wrestling teams, Memorial Gymnasium has a unique feel from our other facilities.

Facility Features

Cardiovascular training equipment, free weights, and strength training machines

  • 3-court gymnasium (basketball, volleyball)
  • Indoor walking/running track (1/12 mile)
  • Multipurpose group exercise room
  • Combative room (heavy bags, speed bag)
  • Dry sauna (men’s & women’s)
  • Day locker and towel service
  • Semester locker rentals
  • See the MEM's accessibility features

Facility Hours

Reserve a Space

Customer Service

At the Mem Service Desk, you can check out lockers and boxing hand wraps - you can also rent a towel, buy Group Exercise passes or buy a guest pass.

Parking Information

Parking is available along University Avenue, as well as the Culbreth Garage or Central Ground Parking Garage.