To find out more, view the Campus Recreation website.
Student Recreation Center
- Three activity courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton and indoor soccer
- Group exercise and spin rooms
- Four racquetball courts
- Indoor Pool (25 yards)
- Indoor walking/jogging track
- Outdoor 400m track and all-purpose field
- Locker room facilities
Fitness room houses a variety of cardiovascular equipment (Lifefitness, Precor, and Stairmaster), selectorized equipment (Atlantis, Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Hoist and Cybex), free weights, benches, racks, mats and other fitness equipment for general use.
Visit Campus Recreation’s Hours of Operation page for the most up-to-date information.
University affiliates (Alumni, Reuter Center Members, and Spouses/Dependents of Students/Faculty and Staff) are encouraged to purchase a recreation membership with the Campus Recreation Department for a nominal fee per year. Membership allows individuals to access facilities of the Campus Recreation Department during normal operating hours and is a great way for families to stay healthy and active together. Members may also reserve lockers and have reservation access to the racquetball courts. Stop by the Student Recreation Center customer service desk and inquire about our membership options.
UNC Asheville Campus Recreation offers many group exercise classes that include spin, yoga, pilates, and zumba. All schedules and class descriptions are posted on the Campus Recreation website.
UNC Asheville offers a variety of intramural sports, including esports and gaming, tournaments and leagues. Offerings vary from semester to semester and may include:
- Flag Football
- Indoor Soccer
- 3-on-3 Basketball
- Inner tube Water Polo
- Outdoor Soccer
- Sand Volleyball
- 4-on-4 Flag Football
- Pocket Billiards
- Esports such as Among Us, MarioKart 8, Super Smash Brothers, and Rocket League
Please visit the Intramural Sports webpage for a complete calendar listing, sport rules, and the Intramural Handbook, or to sign up a team or as a free agent.
A sport club is a recognized student organization which is formed to provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in a variety of competitive, instructional and recreational sports. Membership in a sport club develops the whole individual and adds to the collegiate experience by emphasizing safety, student leadership, member governance, skill development, competition, and fun. The success of a sport club is directly related to the student leadership of the club. Students are encouraged to form new clubs. Visit our website for active sport clubs and officer contact information.
UNC Asheville Outdoors offers a wide variety of adventure trips including white water kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, canoeing, biking, skiing, as well as custom programs for you and your group/organization. No experience is necessary for any of the outdoor trips. Transportation is provided as well as essential equipment, meals (on multiday trips) and trained instructors. Check out the Outdoor Program webpage for a link to the complete schedule of outdoor trips and workshops. Trip registration can be done online or you can stop by Student Recreation Center 204 for assistance. Discounts apply for early registration.
UNC Asheville Outdoors has equipment rentals available for students, faculty & staff. Rentals include tents, backpacks, sleeping bags and pads, stoves, kayaks and more. These items may be checked out for a day, weekend, week, or longer. Rental privileges require a valid UNC Asheville OneCard. Payment options include check or cash. A complete list of equipment and rental prices can be found on our website, or stop by our office in Student Recreation Center 204.
The UNC Asheville Bike Shop is located in the Highsmith University Union. If your bike is in need of repair, bring it in and we’ll show you how to fix and maintain it – for free! Once you learn all there is to know, come back anytime and we’ll let you use our tools. Use of the bike shop is free to all students during operating hours. If you don’t have a bike, the shop has free commuter bike rentals and mountain bike rentals for a small fee.
Diamond Brand Challenge Course
The Diamond Brand Challenge Course and Traveling Initiatives Program is a series of problem solving exercises that challenges a group to think creatively and as a team. The challenges are a tool used to promote group dynamics and leadership. Whether you are a group that just met or one that works together on a daily basis, the activities are perfect for all ages and levels of development. The course is situated in a forested area just a short walk from the main campus of UNC Asheville or if you would rather we can bring the program to you! The Diamond Brand Challenge Course and Traveling Initiatives Program is inexpensive and open to all campus organizations, clubs, teams and academic departments. Dates can be scheduled in SRC 203, by phone at 828.251.6368 or at the Campus Recreation webpage. (Programming is also available for the public. Call for details.)