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The Student Recreation Center will close on Saturday, May 4th, and remain closed until Sunday, May 12th due to Annual Maintenance Week.
The Downtown Fitness Center will remain open and close for the summer starting Monday, May 13th. 
For more information, please visit our Facility Impacts page

Student Recreation Center

The Rec Center boasts 17,000 square feet of weight and fitness equipment, a 50-foot climbing wall, two swimming pools and 7 gym courts.

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2001 Rec. Center Dr
P.O. Box 6018 Morgantown, WV 26506
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Facility details

Facility Hours

Rec Center Regular Hours
Day Open Close
Monday - Thursday
6:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m.  
11:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.


With an ever-expanding Evansdale Campus and growth of University resources, access to parking has been an ongoing focus for University planners. Several short-term parking lots have been added, including “Short Term 4” adjacent to the Recreation Center. Visit WVU's Transportation & Parking site for up-to-date information.

Some of the most pertinent facts are: 

  • Parking fees will be in effect Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • The rate per hour is the same as other surface lots: $1.25/hr.
  • Parking at the Coliseum costs $1 per parking session
  • Short Term lot 1 near the art museum is also a closer option with a cheaper parking rate ($0.50/hr).
  • The ParkMobile app and Mountain Line app are two resources that help identify open spaces and alternate transportation.


Our facility serves the entire WVU community. All WVU students have access to the facility and faculty/staff (and their immediate families) can register to become members.

Amenity Description
4-Court and 3-Court Gyms The gyms are marked for basketball, volleyball and badminton.
Aquatics Center There are two pools: a six-lane, 25-yard lap/fitness pool and a leisure pool with a beach-style entry. There also is a whirlpool, bubble jet couch and a vortex area of moving water.
Climbing Wall The Rec Center’s focal point is the incredible 50-foot climbing wall. Climbers of all skill levels are welcome.
Elevated Running/Walking Track Nine laps equal a mile on this three-lane cushioned track above the basketball courts.
Equipment Checkout Balls, racquets and other equipment are available for use inside the SRC. Equipment may be checked out with a Mountaineer or Student Recreation Center card.
Outdoor Recreation Center You can rent a variety of outdoor equipment (camping supplies, skis, canoes, bicycles, etc.) and participate in outdoor adventure trips.
Squash, Racquetball Courts An international squash court and three racquetball courts have glass walls for playing and observation. Courts can be reserved by calling one day in advance.
Weight/Fitness Equipment 17,000 square feet of equipment in three locations. Treadmills, elliptical trainers, stair-steppers, bikes, selectorized weight equipment, plate loaded equipment, free weights and more.
Mountaineer KidZone Child care is provided for Student Rec Center members. 
Lockers Lockers are available for annual rental in both the women’s and men’s locker rooms. The annual fee is $110. Fifty daily-use lockers are also available in each locker room. There is no charge to utilize daily-use lockers (personal locks are recommended).
Towel Service Persons are allowed to check out one towel for use during their time spent at the Student Recreation Center.
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