Recreational Sports


Recreational Sports has everything students and the greater campus community need to enjoy exercise, friendly competition, healthy activities, sports and even adventures in the great outdoors. Learn all about it at

Three campus recreation buildings offer complete fitness facilities for members, with gymnasiums, hundreds of exercise machines, and courts for drop-in sports such as racquetball, basketball, and volleyball. Select buildings include swimming pools and indoor running tracks. (The North Campus Recreation Building is currently being renovated and will reopen in fall 2018.)

Group Exercise
Students, faculty and staff are getting fit together with Group-X. Dozens of classes are offered each semester and members with a Group-X pass enjoy unlimited access to all classes, from cycling and yoga to Zumba and total body strength.

Small Group Training
Small group workouts offer the best of both worlds: specialized attention from your instructor and energetic inspiration from your peers. Applications include Foundations of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness; Beginner Ballet; Yoga for Runners and more.

Personal Training
Certified personal trainers assist U-M students and members with fitness assessments, goal setting, developing personal plans for goal achievement and 1:1 training sessions. Recreational Sports also provides training and testing for personal trainer certification.

Exercise Your Options
Campus visitors are welcome to take advantage of our fitness and recreation facilities. Bring your photo ID to any Recreational Sports building and get a one-day pass for $10. For more information, call 734-763-3084.

Cycling class

Intramural Sports
Fun, friends and good sports: that’s Intramural Sports at U-M, where thousands of students participate in weekly competitions and tournaments. Sports range from the traditional (softball, volleyball, soccer) to the simply fun (ultimate frisbee, dodgeball and inner tube water basketball).

annual participants in U-M intramural sports

Club Sports
Club Sport teams proudly represent the University of Michigan in competitions with teams from other colleges and universities. Many compete at an elite level and work hard to be national champions in their sports.

Adventure Leadership
With a focus on leadership training and team development, Adventure Leadership provides adventure and activity-based learning opportunities for the University and the community.

Day and weekend trips and semester-break adventures help students enjoy affordable getaways while they explore natural wonders in Michigan and across the U.S. Led by trained guides, each adventure includes six to ten students. All gear is provided and no experience is necessary. Recent trips have included:

Rock Climbing
Dog Sledding
Cave Exploration


Adventure Leadership Teams
Ropes courses, a climbing wall, zip line and other fun, interactive activities help teams of all kinds discover new ways to communicate, collaborate and work better together. Athletic teams have taken advantage of this program, as have student organizations, project teams, U-M departments and area businesses.

2016-2017 Club Sports National Champions
Boxing, Fencing, Rowing, and Synchronized Skating

Adventure Leadership group