University Recreation Center (UREC)

UREC is a multi-level fitness and wellness center with 278,515 square feet of activity space, recently expanded and renovated. UREC is located on the East side of campus, near the Convocation Center. 

Building Highlights
  • 278,515 sq ft, JMU's largest building
  • Adventure Center
  • Aquatics Center
  • 25,000 sq ft Fitness Center
  • Wellness Center
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Athletic Training Room
  • Meditation Studio
  • 8 basketball and volleyball courts
  • 7 racquetball/wallyball courts, 1 squash court
  • 6 group exercise studios
  • Indoor Track
  • 2 outdoor courtyards
  • 1 massage therapy studios

The facility was nationally recognized by receiving the 2017 and 2000 NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facility Award and the 1997 Athletic Business Facilities of Merit Award.

Inclusive & Adaptive Information
  • Aquatics Center: 
    • Both pools have an electronic lift that can carry up to 500 pounds and have features that include a transfer bar and footrest.
    • Stair access with handrails is available in both pools.
    • Transfer rails for easy access into the spa.
  • Fitness Center: 
    • Pathways through the fitness area are at least 36 inches wide to allow access to all participants.
    • Adjustable cable machines are accessible to participants in wheelchairs.
    • All strength machines are equipped with illustrated diagrams detailing proper use.
    • QR codes on many machines link to videos with sound, which also demonstrate proper use.
    • Recumbent bicycles and seated elliptical machines are available on the Cardio Deck.
  • Sport wheelchairs available for use in UREC by anyone with a JAC. Wheelchairs are available for check out at the Equipment Center.

Questions? If you have a request, question, or an idea for a program or service, please contact the Assistant Director for Sport Clubs and Inclusive Recreation.

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