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UREC Main Building

UREC is a multi-level fitness and wellness center with over 140,000 square feet of activity space. UREC is located on the East side of campus, near the Convocation Center. Building highlights include a 33-foot climbing wall, six racquetball courts, four basketball/ volleyball courts, indoor track, cardio theatre, indoor pool/sauna/spa area, locker rooms, massage studio, a TRX Training Center, an outdoor courtyard with sand volleyball, outdoor turf fields and group fitness/multipurpose studios. UREC also houses an equipment center where sports and camping/outdoor equipment can be checked out or rented.

This facility was awarded the 2000 NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facility and the 1997 Athletic Business Facilities of Merit Award.

UREC
UREC
Group Fitness Studio
Group Fitness Studio
Cycle Studio
Cycle Studio

Atrium
Atrium
Fitness Level 2 (Creech Fitness Center)
Fitness Level 2 (Creech Fitness Center)
Climbing Wall (33')
Climbing Wall (33')

Lower Turf
Lower Turf
Racquetball/Walleyball Courts
Racquetball/Walleyball Courts
Courtyard
Courtyard

Student Leadership Office
Student Leadership Office
Main Gym
Main Gym
Racquetball and Walleyball Courts
Racquetball and Walleyball Courts

Stretching Area
Stretching Area
Multi-Purpose Studio
Multi-Purpose Studio
Equipment Center
Equipment Center

Indoor Track
Indoor Track
Fitness Level 1 (Creech Fitness Center)
Fitness Level 1 (Creech Fitness Center)
Instructional Room
Instructional Room

Locker Rooms
Locker Rooms
Multi-Activity Gym (MAC)
Multi-Activity Gym (MAC)
Massage Studio
Massage Studio

Pool
Pool
Aramark Smoothie Bar
Aramark Smoothie Bar
Wet Classroom
Wet Classroom

 

View the JMU Campus Map which includes a link to Google Directions.

Mailing Address 
JMU Recreation MSC 3901 
800 S. Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Street Address
701 Driver Drive
Harrisonburg,VA 22807

Bike Racks: There are bike racks located at the front of the building.

Bus Stop: The closest bus stop to UREC is the Hanson Hall bus stop. The bus now stops going both directions. Get off this stop and walk down the steps through Duke Dog alley and take LEFT up hill to UREC. For current bus schedules, visit the Harrisonburg Department of Transportation web site.

Closest Parking Lots:

      • View the JMU Parking Services map. 
      • Resident: R1 
      • Commuter: Convo E, Convo B, Convo A, Convo F, Convo G, C9 Lot 
      • Faculty/Staff: Convo D, D8 Lot, P Lot 
      • Visitors to campus can obtain a pass to park in assigned lots from Parking Services in the Champions Drive Parking Deck. 

Directions from I-81 Traveling North: Take EXIT 245-Port Republic Road/VA-253. Turn RIGHT on Port Republic Road and take the first LEFT on Forest Hill Road. Take LEFT at stop sign on Oak Hill Drive. Oak Hill Drive turns into University Boulevard. Take University Boulevard until you see the Convocation parking lots on your LEFT. Park (in the lot you have a pass for) and walk down the hill past the Convocation Center and you will see UREC on your RIGHT.

Directions from I-81 Traveling South: Take EXIT 245-Port Republic Road/VA-253. Turn LEFT on Port Republic Road. Take LEFT at second stoplight on Forest Hill Road. Take LEFT at stop sign on Oak Hill Drive. Oak Hill Drive turns into University Boulevard. Take University Boulevard until you see the Convocation parking lots on your LEFT. Park (in the lot you have a pass for) and walk down the hill past the Convocation Center and you will see UREC on your RIGHT.