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.

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Slaughter Rec Center

Slaughter Recreation Center is located near many dorms giving 1st year students the chance to enjoy IM-Rec Sports right in their own backyard. It is the new home of the Outdoor Adventure Program and Climbing Center.

Facility Features

  • Cardiovascular training equipment, free weights and strength training machines
  • 3-court gymnasium (basketball, badminton, indoor soccer arena)
  • 6 handball/racquetball courts
  • 2 multipurpose group exercise rooms (martial arts mat, table tennis)
  • Day locker and towel service
  • Semester locker rentals
  • Outdoor Adventure Program and Gear Rental
  • Climbing Center featuring 2,000 sq of climbing surface
  • See the SRC's accessibility features

Facility Hours

Reserve a Space

Use the above link to reserve a room or court. Use "Express Scheduling" to quickly reserve a racquetball or squash court.

Customer Service

At the SRC Service Desk, you can rent outdoor adventure equipment (boats, tents, etc.), check out lockers and racquetball equipment - you can also rent a towel, buy Group Exercise passes or buy a guest pass.

Parking Information

There are designated parking lots with metered spaces adjacent to Slaughter Recreation Center. VERY IMPORTANT: Between 7:30am and 5pm, note your licence plate number and pay at the parking kiosk.