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Recreational Sports facilities will reopen starting Monday, September 28, 2020.
Read more about our reopening plans. .

Updated 6 days ago
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Recreational Sports facilities will reopen starting Monday, September 28, 2020.
Read more about our reopening plans. .

Updated 6 days ago

Find Yourself Here

Our team of passionate professionals is focused on giving you the very best physical fitness, adventure and sports experiences possible. From building supervisors to fitness instructors, personal trainers to trip leaders, you’re surrounded by people who care and who are dedicated to helping you reach your goals­­. We’re intent on creating an environment that’s safe, welcoming and fun. We’re dedicated to providing offerings that suit a variety of abilities, interests and needs. And we’re always looking for opportunities to develop leadership and authentic engagement—whether it’s with our members, student employees, teams or staff.

Want to learn more? Here’s what members of our community have to say about our culture, our goals and what we value most—you. That’s why this is your Rec Sports.

Empowerment Self Defense

The DPSS self-defense workshop takes a holistic approach to self-protection, emphasizing awareness and assertiveness skills as well as physical and verbal strategies to counter violence. The goal is to leave you better equipped to deal with everything from harassment to potentially violent people to sexual assault. Participants will take part in verbal exercises, physical drills and discussion.

  • Dates & Location:
    • Stay tuned for future dates!
  • Cost: Free  to enrolled UM students and Rec Sports members with MCard
  • Register here!

Wellness Woof

Wellness Woof is designed to bring licensed therapy dogs from Therapaws to UM’s campus to help students de-stress and connect with the campus community.

  • Dates:
    • Stay tuned for future dates!
  • Location: Intramural Sports Building, Multipurpose Room A
  • Cost: Free to enrolled UM students and Rec Sports members with MCard

Wheelchair Basketball

In collaboration with Michigan Medicine, open recreation wheelchair basketball is offered at the North Campus Recreation Building for athletes of any ability.  Just show up, walk or roll over to the NCRB to learn more and play!

  • Dates:
    • Stay tuned for future dates!

Location: North Campus Recreation Building basketball courts

Cost: Free to enrolled UM students and Rec Sports members with MCard


Events

Whether you’re coming back to campus this fall or taking classes remotely, we’re still planning to make sure you have fun activities to enhance your student experience! Join us in-person or online over the course of Welcome to Michigan and the month of September!

Adventure Leadership Rental Center Outdoor Open House   |   August 25, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Come visit the Adventure Leadership Rental Center! Learn about our gear rentals and outdoor trip offerings. The great outdoors is open and a great place for distanced interactions with friends old and new. The Adventure Leadership Rental Center is located at 336 Hill St. directly next to Elbel Field.

Interpretive Hike in the Arboretum   |     August 25, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Explore the beautiful Nichols Arboretum on a walk led by Recreational Sports Adventure Leadership Staff. Participants will learn more about local flora and fauna while engaging in fun and intentional activities to help foster community. Meet us at the Peony Garden entrance (1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) and please wear a mask.

Register for your hike here!

Adventure Leadership Rental Center Outdoor Open House   |   August 27, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Come visit the Adventure Leadership Rental Center! Learn about our gear rentals and outdoor trip offerings. The great outdoors is open and a great place for distanced interactions with friends old and new. The Adventure Leadership Rental Center is located at 336 Hill St. directly next to Elbel Field.

Group‑X Free Week   |    August 31 – September 6, 2020

Try out any of our Group‑X classes for free!  Fall 2020 schedule coming soon!

Adaptive Slacklining with Adventure Leadership   |    September 1, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Is it a sport? An art? A balancing act? Let Adventure Leadership staff introduce you to slacklining –  a fun and safely socially distant outdoor activity – while learning more about the program’s offerings and connecting with other outdoor enthusiasts. Adaptive slacklining location TBD. Stay tuned.

Register to slackline here!

Interpretive Hike in the Arboretum   |     September 2, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Explore the beautiful Nichols Arboretum on a walk led by Recreational Sports Adventure Leadership Staff. Participants will learn more about local flora and fauna while engaging in fun and intentional activities to help foster community. Meet us at the Peony Garden entrance (1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) and please wear a mask.

Register for your hike here!

Adventure Leadership Rental Center Outdoor Open House   |   September 3, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Come visit the Adventure Leadership Rental Center! Learn about our gear rentals and outdoor trip offerings. The great outdoors is open and a great place for distanced interactions with friends old and new. The Adventure Leadership Rental Center is located at 336 Hill St. directly next to Elbel Field.

Intramural Sports Office Hours   |   September 8, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

You’ve got questions! We’ve got answers! Chat one-on-one with our Intramural Sports staff for office hours to have all your burning intramural questions answered! Join us via Zoom.

Club Sports Office Hours   |   September 9, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

You’re an athlete. We have teams. 31 highly competitive Club Sports teams, that is! Join us to learn more about how you can get involved.  Join us via Zoom.

Adventure Leadership Rental Center Outdoor Open House   |   September 9, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Come visit the Adventure Leadership Rental Center! Learn about our gear rentals and outdoor trip offerings. The great outdoors is open and a great place for distanced interactions with friends old and new. The Adventure Leadership Rental Center is located at 336 Hill St. directly next to Elbel Field.

Fitness Programs Office Hours   |   September 10, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Do you have specific fitness goals in mind? Maybe you want to find out if our fitness options are right for you. Talk to our fitness staff about Group‑X, Small Group Training or Personal Training. Join us via Zoom.

Go Blue Virtual 5K   |    September 20 – 27, 2020

Are you new to Michigan? Or maybe you’re looking for an opportunity to get or stay active? How would you like to get to know campus? Participate in the Go Blue Virtual 5K to connect with other students, campus offices, and student organizations. Join an in-person team or complete this event individually from wherever you are.

Walk, run or roll – Your race, your pace, any place! #GoBlue5K

Don’t forget to:

  • Wear maize and blue gear during the race to show your Michigan pride
  • Take a photo of yourself before, during, or after your race and submit it with your results to be featured
  • Use the hashtag #GoBlue5K to share your activity and motivate others

Registration deadline is September 16, 2020. Register here!