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 covidinformation@virginia.edu.

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.

1st year experience for UVA Recreation

New Here?

WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! We are so glad you're here. UVA is an amazing place full of people doing amazing things. We help you connect with people and live at your peak health, so you can do your amazing things.

You Belong

Sharing experiences is the best way to make friends. That's why we've created so many awesome experiences. You are on your way to a successful start here at UVA!

Welcome Class of 2024!

These Awesome IM-Rec Hoos Want To Welcome You Too!

Start Making Friends With Other First Years

We've designed some virtual programs specifically to help you connect with other students as you prepare to join us at UVA. All programs are FREE and available to incoming 1st year students.

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IM sports has really made my 1st year here great!

More Than Sports

IM-Rec Sports manages 4 recreational centers which includes 2 indoor pools, a 2,000+ sq ft Climbing Center, the McArthur Squash Center and over 30 acres of outdoor courts and fields. We provide opportunities for self-directed and organized fitness, sports and adventure.

If you want to make friends and develop healthy habits, then, you'll want to get familiar with your IM-Rec Sports.

Take a virtual tour of the amazing indoor resources available to you.

The Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC)

Slaughter Recreation Center (SRC) - Location of Climbing Center

Memorial Gymnasium (MEM)

North Grounds Recreation Center (NGRC)

McArthur Squash Center (MSC)

Thanks to the instructors, I no longer hate lap swimming! Enjoyed it so much am looking forward to the next session.

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When I look back at my time at UVA, thinking about IMs is definitely a bright spot.
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Fitness - Three Styles of Fitness

Self-directed - For the people who have both the knowledge and motivation to get a good workout on their own. We've got state of the art equipment in each of our buildings so you can do your thing. We also offer personal training to give you a plan tailored specifically for you.

Group Exercise - Passionate instructors lead these drop-in classes giving some instruction and lots of motivation. Group Exercise is a community of people working out together in a variety of formats from cycle to strength to dance to aquatic.

Instructional Classes - Fitness Instruction classes give you progressive instruction with the same group of people over a series of weeks. You'll develop your ability, knowledge and friendships all while getting a great workout.

IM-Rec Sports is very well organized and lots of fun. They do a particularly good job of encouraging sportsmanship.

Sports

Very few things can develop us the way sports can. Sports helps strengthen us physically, mentally, relationally and emotionally. That's why we organize a wide variety of sports for every kind of player. Take a look at our upcoming leagues and tournaments

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Instructors are all very top quality, which is appreciated.
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Adventure

The Outdoor Adventure program helps you experience Virginia's amazing natural beauty. Make some new friends by sharing an adventures. We have trips you can go on or rent some gear and venture off on your own. We also have over 2,000 sq ft of climbing surface at the Climbing Center located at Slaughter Recreational Center.