Campus Recreation

Student Recreation Center


The Pat Leonard Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center (SRC) provides space dedicated to open recreation to meet the needs of the university community.

The SRC creates opportunities for individuals to improve their total fitness, develop healthy lifestyle habits, improve sports and outdoor recreation skills, reduce stress, increase energy level, improve strength and endurance, realize the positive rewards from an active lifestyle as well as meet and interact with others. 

More Information on Access & Membership: Memberships

Aquatics Facility

The Aquatics Facility includes an Indoor Pool, an Outdoor Pool, and Patio Deck. The Indoor Pool is an 8-lane, 25 yard multi-functional facility which can offer a wide variety of aquatic exercise and recreational activities. The Outdoor Pool is a seasonal facility (April through September) that is in the shape of the Seahawk. It is a leisure pool equipped with built in benches and bubble jets. Included on the patio is plenty of furniture for lounging, ideal for a quick break between classes! Kickboards, pull buoys, life jackets, and water basketball can be made available to patrons.

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Harris Teeter Functional Training Area


The Harris Teeter Functional Training Area provides a space to utilize various pieces of fitness equipment to get a total body workout. Functional training is meant to develop the body to perform better through activities that occur in daily life. Featured equipment in the Harris Teeter Functional Training Area include: Freemotion, Queenax, ViPR, and a selection of free weights. Small Group Training classes also take place in this area.

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Fitness Center

The Fitness Center includes both cardio and strength equipment. There are 114 pieces of cardio equipment to utilize. In addition, patrons can create profiles to track workouts, watch tv, and even surf the web on most equipment! Patrons can even download the Preva App on their smartphone to take view workouts anytime and anywhere. The Fitness Center also houses almost 10,000 square feet of strength equipment. The strength line includes selectorized, plate loaded, free weights, and even Olympic lifting platforms.

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Group Fitness Studios

There are three group fitness studios in the Student Recreation Center. One is a dedicated indoor cycling studio with 21 Keiser M3+ bikes with SPD clips. Nationally certified instructors create a safe, effective, and fun exercise environment. Classes are designed to accommodate all fitness levels. GX Classes are scheduled throughout the day and feature an array of popular workout formats. From Core to Zumba and everything in between, there is a class that will satisfy anyone's taste!

The Mind / Body Studio, Room 223, is a small studio stocked with yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets, Pilates rings and more. Featuring two large bean bags, string lights, mirrors and hanging plants, this studio provides a space for patrons to relax, mediate, practice yoga, or even dance.

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Fitness Assessment Center

Located in the Fitness Suite is a state of the art exercise testing lab and home to our Personal Training services. Fitness Assessment equipment includes a BOD POD, emit Wood way Sub max Treadmill Testing, Functional Movement Screens, and much more.

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Multipurpose Courts

Multipurpose Courts

The multipurpose courts are used for a variety of activities. The four courts can be set up for basketball, volleyball, pickleball or badminton. Basketball play is on a first come first serve basis.

More Information: Guidelines

Multipurpose Gymnasium

The MAC gym is used for a variety of activities. The two court area can be set up for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, or team handball.

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Climbing Wall

The UNCW Student Recreation Center climbing wall stands approximately 28 feet high and provides over 1900 square feet of climbing surface. Routes range in difficulty from "no sweat" slab climbing to an overhanging arete section. The wall is intended for those with no experience to advanced climbers.

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Racquetball Courts

The Student Recreation Center contains 2 full glass front regulation sized racquetball courts.  A racquetball court is reservable by calling the SRC Member Services Desk at 910.962.3261. Note: of the two courts available, only one is reservable leaving one for walk in use.  Members may reserve a court for one hour per day and may do so 24 hours in advance and up to 1 hour prior to play. 

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Table Tennis & Lounge

Two table tennis tables are located up on the mezzanine overlooking the cardio bay. This area also includes a few high top tables and chairs to relax at and socialize between games. Paddles are available to check out at the Lobby Desk for free however, the balls are .25 cents each and available at the table tennis tables.

Locker Room

Lockers are located in both men’s and women’s general and pool locker rooms and a set located in corridor leading to the pool.

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Walking/Jogging Track


The three-lane track provides a temperature-controlled environment for participants to utilize year round. The walk/jog track is located upstairs and is available during all facility hours. Distance: 9 times around the center lane = 1 mile.

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Challenge Course

A variety of games and a series of "high" and "low" elements make up the Challenge Course. These elements serve as building blocks, which facilitate groups to a higher level of development. The Challenge Course stretches participants mentally and physically, but at a level of comfort that is acceptable to individuals and the group.

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Gazebo Recreation Complex


 Gazebo Gazebo Basketball courts

* Please note the Gazebo Field Complex's Basketball, Sand Volleyball and the multipurpose grass field are open. Other operations are limited due to UNCW's new Dining Facility construction project, for your safety.

Recreation Field Complex

 Gazebo Gazebo Basketball courts

The Recreational Fields are located behind Hanover gym adjacent to the athletic soccer, softball and baseball fields.

  • 3 Lighted Multipurpose Field Areas
    • 2 synthetic turf
    • 1 natural grass
  • Entry Building
    • Rest Rooms
      • 2 multi occupant rooms
      • 1 family room
    • Vending Area
    • Water Fountain/Bottle Filling Station
More Information on hours of operation, access and reserving space: Guidelines

Hours of Operation

Click here for our semester operating hours. Times may change based on programmed events and inclement weather.

Space Request

Organizations may request space using the current reservations process (see below) and will be processed on a first come/ first serve basis. If you have any questions please contact our staff via email (, phone (910-962-7443), or in person (Student Recreation Center Room 140).

  • All on campus organizations must request recreation space through CRS (Campus Reservation System).
  • Any groups not affiliated with UNCW should contact the Main Office prior to requesting a reservation.
    • Phone: 910-962-7443
    • Email:
    • Fax: 910-962-3757
    • Office: Student Rec Center, Rm 140

Please note, reservations should be requested at least 7 days in advance in order to allow time for processing.

Once received in our office, your reservation request will be reviewed and forwarded to University Police to determine if Police/Security coverage is required for your event.  If coverage is required, you will be responsible for the expense. 

You will receive an email confirmation from our office once your request has been processed.  Please note the following:

  • Campus Recreation does not provide any set-up for your event.
  • You may be billed at a rate of $12/hr. for supervision if your event occurs outside of the hours of 5-9PM Monday - Friday.
  • You will be billed a minimum of $100 in the case of any unnecessary cleaning at the conclusion of your event.
  • You will be contacted after the event in regards to any balance due.
  • Reservations not canceled within 24 hours of an event will be charged a minimum of $12.  All cancellation requests must be made by phone, please contact:
    • Main Office – Monday through Friday, 8-5PM at 910-962-7443
    • Facility Services Desk – After 5PM at 910-962-3261


Additional Space Request

Information needed from any group that wants to rent facility space:

  1. Name of group/organization requesting reservation and areas needed
  2. Date of Event
  3. Time of Event (set-up [time], start, end)
  4. Name of Event
  5. Contact person and phone # (work & home)
  6. Description of event
  7. Anticipated attendance (estimated)
  8. Additional set-up you are planning (i.e., entertainment set-up and equipment, additional tables, chairs, grill, etc., none of this equipment is provided-you will need to make your own arrangements for these things.)
  9. University Police make the decision as to whether your event requires Police or security officers. They must sign off on your reservation agreement form.
  10. Completed Department of Campus Recreation Reservation Agreement Form for the Gazebo Recreation Area. *This form must be completed and filed with the Department of Campus Recreation prior to the event.