UREC is for Everyone

Come find out why University Recreation is #morethanagym

Welcome to University Recreation (UREC) – your ultimate destination for all things recreation, health, and wellbeing! At UREC, we take pride in offering a diverse range of facilities, programs, and services tailored to cater to your individual needs.

Whether you’re passionate about fitness, outdoor pursuits, intramurals, or clubs, we’ve got you covered! Our goal is to foster connections, engagement, learning, growth, and success for all.

Our friendly and dedicated staff is here to guide you every step of the way, helping you discover countless ways to Experience UREC to the fullest. Join us on this exciting journey as we embark on a path to a happier and healthier you!


Refreshing, Invigorating, Water-focused
Have a great time at the UWM Natatorium, where you can enjoy lap swimming or open swimming. Additionally, you can return to participate in water safety courses, training, and certifications.
Energizing, Varied, Results-driven
Join our enjoyable and results-driven group fitness classes, led by highly trained instructors, catering to participants of all fitness levels. Alternatively, if you prefer a more personalized approach, we offer the option of a personal trainer for members at a reasonable rate. Or simply stop by our well-equipped weight room and cardio room at your own pace.
A photo of students at on the Ice Age Trail during an outdoor pursuits trip
Leisurely, Nature-immersed, Adventurous
Discover a world of outdoor recreation in your own backyard! We offer a range of activities, from local outings to exciting extended trips across the country. Visit our office to register for trips or rent equipment for water sports, winter sports, and all things camping. Plus, keep your bike in top shape with repair and tune-up services at our bike shop.
Outdoor Pursuits
Competitive, Inclusive, Team-oriented
Become part of an intramural sports team or league and discover a variety of opportunities to stay active, make new friends, and have fun. Engage in short-term or semester-long activities that bring people together and open up new horizons!
Intramural Sports
Specialized, Enthusiastic, Community-driven
The Sport Clubs program brings together current UWM Students who share a common interest and offers members the opportunity to grow their leadership, teamwork, and competitive skills. Clubs range from groups seeking high levels of competition, learning a new sport, or simply wanting to meet new people and enjoy recreational fun.
Sport Clubs


Members have access to free or reasonably priced options for renting equipment and towels inside UREC facilities.
UREC has numerous facilities available for a variety of different group reservations. We welcome proposals from non-university organizations for the use of UWM recreational facilities for special events during our lower facility usage period.
Our guest information services provide a warm welcome and offer all the details visitors need to enjoy their time at UREC.
Keep your belongings secure while you stay active by utilizing our convenient locker facilities. Available for all members.
Looking for lifeguarding courses or CPR certifications? We offer a variety of safety training and certificates in compliance with American Red Cross standards.
Familiarize yourself with our comprehensive policies to ensure a respectful and inclusive environment for all members.