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Campus Recreation (Student Recreation Center)

412 Student Recreation Center
Main Desk/Court Reservations: 336/334-4030
Office: 336/334-5924
24 hour Information Line: 336/334-3060
Facility/Program Schedules:

Department of Campus Recreation

The Department of Campus Recreation, located in the Student Recreation Center, provides a wide variety of recreational and educational services for the University community, including club and intramural sports, fitness programs, Team QUESt (a team building/challenge course program), and Outdoor Adventures, as well as informal recreation through the Piney Lake Recreation Area, a golf practice area, tennis courts, lighted fields, and Rosenthal Pool located in the HHP Building.

Student Recreation Center

The Center covers 86,900 square feet and includes a 38-foot indoor climbing wall (The Edge), a three court gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, soccer and badminton, a jogging track, racquetball courts, and two weight rooms with free weights, selectorized and plate loaded strength training equipment. Cardiovascular exercise areas include bikes, elliptical trainers, treadmills, and rowers. Televisions are available on the second floor for workout entertainment. Saunas are available in each locker room. Use of the Rec Center and pool are free for currently enrolled students. Spouses/life mates of students may be sponsored for a paid membership.

Campus Recreation Courts and Irwin Belk Recreation Track

Two outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, a picnic Pavilion and a running and walking trail are located north of the Student Recreation Center. Facilities are free and open to UNCG students and members of the Recreation Center. Basketballs and volleyballs for the outdoor courts may be checked out with a current ID from the Student Recreation Center.


Fitness classes are offered daily in the fitness and spin studios. The Fitness program offers the beginner and new-exerciser fitness orientations and proper set up and exercise technique. For all exercisers the Fitness program offers fitness assessments. Specialty classes, such as Power Yoga and Pilates, are popular, noncredit activities available each semester for a nominal fee. The Personal Training program offers one-on-one instruction that incorporates a specialized workout designed for each individual’s specific goals. The fee is minimal for this service and individuals can sign up at the reception desk on the fourth floor of the Rec Center. Additional programs such as weight management, instructor training and educational workshops are on going.

Piney Lake 336/334-4273

Piney Lake, located 15 minutes southeast of campus, offers free seasonal recreation to currently enrolled students from April through October. Students may swim, kayak, canoe, fish, and picnic as well as play Frisbee, volleyball, and horseshoes. Summer memberships are available for students who were enrolled in the previous spring semester. The Hilltop Lodge, Lakeside Lodge, and a picnic area are available by reservation year-round.

Club Sports 336/334-5924

Club Sports are affiliated student organizations serving students’ individual interests in a variety of sporting activities. These opportunities range from competitive, recreational/social, to instructional clubs, reaching out to the many different needs of the diversity of UNCG’s student population. Currently the Club Sports Program has fourteen active clubs that includes the following: equestrian, women’s soccer, volleyball, men and women’s rugby, men’s lacrosse, women’s ultimate frisbee, disc golf, badminton, tennis, swim, football, and ice hockey. Students are always welcome to start their own club!

The Edge (Climbing Wall) 336/334-4708

The Edge is a 38-foot indoor climbing wall located in the north end of the Student Recreation Center. Climbing is free to students and Rec Center members. Climbing workshops, belay certifications, shoe rental, and group climbing events are available. The wall provides climate-controlled rock climbing and bouldering with challenges for the beginner as well as advanced climbers.

Intramural Sports 336/334-5924

Intramural Sports leagues are offered for men and women in the following traditional sports: flag football, outdoor soccer, volleyball, softball, indoor soccer, and basketball. Co-recreational leagues, which includes men and women participating on the same team, is offered in the above-mentioned sports. Additionally, intramural sports will host the Jack Cooke Golf Classic, and Intramural Flag Football and Basketball All Star Games.

Outdoor Adventures 336/334-4033

The Outdoor Adventures Program, located on the first floor of the Rec Center (enter from brick sidewalk between Rec Center and HHP Building), offers outdoor trips and activities as well as an outdoor equipment rental center. Trips are student-led experiences geared toward the beginner as well as the more experienced and includes canoeing, whitewater and sea kayaking, hiking, rafting, caving, skiing, and rock climbing. The rental center provides outdoor maps and basic backpacking and camping equipment for personal outdoor trips.

Team QUESt (Quality University Experiences for Students) 336/334-4855

Team QUESt is an experientially based leadership and team building program that facilitates group development. Activities allow a variety of ages and physical abilities to participate. Programs are designed to meet the client’s specific needs. The following activities can be selected: low and high challenge course elements, team orienteering, classroom workshops, and portable initiatives.

Employment Opportunities

The Department of Campus Recreation hires graduate assistants, and approximately 200 undergraduate and graduate level students to assist in the operation of the programs and Department.

Web site:

Campus Recreation Office


Main Desk


Court Reservations


Outdoor Adventures


The Edge (Climbing Wall)


Team QUESt


Piney Lake Recreation


Recreation Field Building


24-hour Information Line