Some students at Portland State will go through their entire academic career without exploring Campus Rec. Which is a tremendous waste, because tuition covers almost everything inside the Academic and Student Rec Center, from the swimming pool to the basketball courts to the fitness center.
Taking advantage of the Rec
Some students at Portland State will go through their entire academic career without exploring Campus Rec. Which is a tremendous waste, because tuition covers almost everything inside the Academic and Student Rec Center, from the swimming pool to the basketball courts to the fitness center. All a student needs to take advantage of the facility is a valid Portland State identification card, which allows access to anything on the second, third and fourth floors of the building.
The Rec Center offers fitness and health sessions, instructional programs, intramural sports leagues and even a climbing center. From cardio to yoga, swimming lessons to kayaking seminars, there is an activity to match up with just about any interest and skill level. Those looking to join an intramural league have several sports to choose from, including basketball, indoor soccer and dodgeball. Extra fees may be required for the intramural leagues depending on the sport.
There are a couple dozen Rec Clubs scheduled throughout the year, and the variety is impressive: kickboxing, fencing, table tennis and dragon boat racing are just a few of the options available. If you’re interested in getting in touch with nature, the Rec Center can help with that as well, with classes and excursions planned through the Outdoor Program. Inclusive accommodations are provided and youth programs are organized during the summer.
The Rec Center is open Monday through Thursday, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The center also has extensive weekend hours: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. While students taking at least one credit are automatically enrolled, memberships are also available for PSU faculty, staff and alumni, and qualifying PSU affiliates. Keep up to date with program updates, holiday closures and other information at pdx.edu/recreation/student-rec-center.
Rec Club Coordinator
Community, diversity and recreation. These are the three words that describe our 31 Rec Clubs. Portland State Rec Clubs is a student-led program representing different sports, games and physical activities. Clubs are organized by students and funded by student fees. We encourage participation by providing opportunities for recreation and intercollegiate competition between students of all skill levels. Rec Clubs strive to embody all the values of Campus Recreation by being community-oriented, safe, sustainable, diverse, accessible and educational. You can learn more about Rec Clubs at our website, pdx.edu/recreation/rec-clubs; our Facebook page, facebook.com/portlandstaterecclubs; or our office on campus, room 236 in the Rec Center.
Because our clubs are diverse in their activities and missions, they have different requirements to join. The best way to find out how to join a club is to contact one of the student leaders. To contact a club click on the club and use the contact information provided. Club leader email and club waivers are included on every club page.
Intramural Sports provide Academic and Student Rec Center members an opportunity to participate in various sports leagues, tournaments and events. It is a great opportunity to get involved on campus, make new friends and exercise in a safe, fun environment. The leagues typically run for more than six weeks, and then playoffs are contested during the final couple weeks of the quarter. Various sports leagues are offered during each quarter. Intramural Sports take place in the Rec Center and at Stott Field and change every term. Some offerings include: basketball, soccer (indoor and outdoor), flag football, volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, floor hockey and dodgeball. All ability and skill levels are welcome.
You can learn more about Intramurals at our website, pdx.edu/recreation/intramurals; our Facebook page, facebook.com/intramurals; or our office on campus, room 236 in the Rec Center.