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Reduced hours of operation will begin Friday, March 8th due to University Spring Break.  
The Downtown Fitness Center will be closed from March 9th - March 17th. 
For more information, please visit our Facility Impacts page

Open Recreation

The WVU Student Recreation Center boasts 17,000 square feet of weight and fitness equipment.


Treadmills, elliptical trainers, stair steppers, bikes, selectorized weight equipment, plate-loaded equipment and free weights are available for use so you can lead a fit and healthy lifestyle!

Need a specific piece of equipment? It may be available for use or checkout at our facility! Check the lists below to see if our various equipment offerings will aid you in your fitness journey. In-facility equipment checkout is free for Campus Recreation members.

Avaliable for Checkout

  • Rackets (racketball, squash, badminton, tennis, table tennis paddles, pickelball paddles)
  • Eye protection
  • Nets (Volleyball net and Walleyball net)
  • Balls (Footballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, Futsal soccer balls)
  • Boxing gloves
  • Electric lap counter
  • Frisbees
  • Heart rate monitors
  • Climbing chalk bucket
  • Speed bags
  • Climbing shoes

Avaliable in Facility

  • Weight belts
  • Exercise bands
  • Ab rollers
  • Basketballs
  • Foam rollers
  • Jump ropes
  • Life vests


There are a wide selection of treadmills avaliable on both the upper and lower levels of the facility. 



Choose from a wide variety of cable and regular machines, barbells, free weights & squat racks.

Stationary Bikes

There are stationary bikes located throughout the facility on the upper and lower levels.


Elliptical Trainers

Elliptical Trainers can be found by the treadmills on the upper and lower levels of the facility.


Stair Steppers

Stair steppers can be found downstairs by the ping-pong tables, upstairs, or by the track.
EXplore Open recreation  

Open Recreation has so much to offer. Play the following sports with checked out equipment at the Front Desk!

student handing volleyball to renter

Volleyball and Sand Volleyball

Sand volleyball courts are avaliable near Towers. A valid Mountaineer Card or Student Recreation Center ID card is required to check in and check out equipment. Equipment can be checked out at the Front Desk. Items not checked in or returned by the end of the day will be marked as missing, and the responsible member will be suspended until the item is either returned or paid for. Members must check out equipment for their sponsored guest.


Badminton and Pickleball

Badminton and Pickelball can be played in the lower courts. Rackets and balls can be checked out for free at the Front Desk with membership. The Towers also has equipment to be checked out, as well as courts to play on.

University Place neighborhood shot

Squash & Racketball 

Rackets and balls for both Racketball and squash can be checked out at the Front Desk with a valid Mountaineer Card or Student Recreation Center ID card. The Towers also has rackets and balls that can be checked out, as well as courts to play on.

explore More of open recreation

students playing basketball

Court Schedule

Badminton, basketball, volleyball and futsal courts are available on a first-come, first serve basis.

See Court Schedule
raquetball court

Court Reservations

Racquetball courts, squash courts and a multipurpose room (Room A) are available by reservation.

Reserve a Court
disc golf

Disc Golf Course

Campus Recreation has a Disc Golf course outside the SRC that is open to the public. Please review the rules.

Explore the Course
climbing wall

Climbing Wall

The Recreation Center's climbing wall is 50ft tall and features more than 2,000 interchangeable handholds. The wall is open to members of all skill levels.

Explore the Climbing Wall