Welcome to the Media and News section of the UREC web site.

Connect with UREC on Social Media:

Media Inquiries:

If you are a media representative interested in covering a UREC program, facility, or person, we ask that you contact the Assistant Director for Marketing and Social Media as your first step. We will work to get you connected to the appropriate staff member and/or get you the information you need as soon as possible. Because UREC is a restricted access facility, advance notice for interviews or on-site reporting is required.

Photography and Videography Requests:

All photography and videography requests should be directed to the Assistant Director for Marketing and Social Media. We assess each request individually, basing our decision on keeping the safety and privacy of UREC participants our first priority.

Approved photographers/videographers:

    • must have verbal approval of any participants that may be in my photo or video before proceeding.
    • must not engage in photographs that may be a safety risk to themselves or other participants.
    • must not interrupt the experience of any participant (for example, if they are taking photos of a group fitness class, they must arrive 15 minutes early and speak with the instructor and participants).
    • must not take any photos or video in a bathroom, locker room or personal space.
    • must not solicit interviews with UREC participants unless they know the participant.

Hanging Flyers in UREC:

For JMU and non-profit organizations, UREC has a community flyer board located on the first floor, across from the Equipment Center. This is the only designated location for external event flyers. Participants with access to UREC may hang flyers that have been stamped for approval by University Unions on this board only. Those wishing to hang flyers in UREC who are not participants may drop off a copy to the UREC Receptionist or the Welcome Center for approval and posting. UREC reserves the right to remove any flyers. 

Business Advertising Opportunities:

The UREC facility averages over 5,000 participants a day during the Fall and Spring semesters. If you are interested in advertising at our facilities or at special events, learn more.

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