Engaged Hawks Soaring in Health and Happiness

The new, 81,709-square feet Recreation and Wellness Center opened its doors in August 2018 and features dozens of amenities for students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and community members. This Center is more than just a gym. It's a place where you can enhance and maintain your physical and mental health, challenge yourself and spend time with friends.

From rowing machines to fitness classes to educational workshops, the Recreation and Wellness Center is the perfect environment for self improvement and fun! Ready to get fit and stay healthy? Visit our Member Services to learn more.

Departmental Updates

  Intramural Sports staff positions available
 

If you are interested in becoming an Intramural Sports staff member, we are looking for students who are interested in officiating sports or managing our program activities. We will host two interest meetings the week of September 16. If you are interested, please attend one of the two meetings to learn more about how to get involved.

Interest Meeting Dates/Times/Locations

  • Meeting 1: Tuesday, September 17 from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Rec and Wellness Center Conference Room (RWC 203, 2nd floor admin suite)
  • Meeting 2: Wednesday, September 18 from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Rec and Wellness Center Conference Room (RWC 203, 2nd floor admin suite)

We are looking for students who are interested in officiating multiple sports like indoor soccer, volleyball, flag football, basketball, and outdoor soccer. No experience needed!!! Our Recreational Sports staff will train you to be confident in your abilities, knowledgable in the rules, become effective at communication, and comfortable with the mechanics needed to be a quality sports official.

If you are interested and want to learn more before the meetings or are unable to make either option, please contact the Graduate Assistant for Recreational Sports Eris White at whitee@uhcl.edu

  Fall 2019 Group Fitness Schedule released
 

The Group Fitness schedule for the remainder of the fall semester has been released. 

All registration for classes is done online through the RWCONNECT button on the left of all Campus Rec webpages.

For more information or questions, please contact our Coordinator for Fitness and Wellness, Bryce Starr, at starrb@uhcl.edu or our Graduate Assistant for Fitness and Wellness Kelsey Daviglus at daviglus@uhcl.edu.

Campus Recreation and Wellness Information

  Master Departmental Policies
 

Click on the link to access the most current Departmental Master Policies and Procedures.

The Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness reviews its master policies and procedures on a semi-annual basis. Upon review, proposed changes, edits, and new policies are created to enhance the overall safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of the department. Policies and procedures are intended to provide consistency in expectations for all patrons and our department.

These policies have been reviewed and approved by the Campus Recreation Advisory Board (CRAB), the Executive Director for Health and Wellness, and the Vice President of Student Affairs. The last revision was done on August 16, 2019.

  Impact of Campus Recreation and Wellness
 

Fall 2018 Impact Numbers

  • Total check-ins: 37,341
  • Distinct users: 2,346 students or 25.7% of student body
  • Male/Female usage: 66% male, 33% female
  • Classification usage by total check-ins:
      • First year: 1,465
      • Sophomores: 1,215
      • Juniors: 6,851
      • Seniors: 10,496
      • Masters: 8,046
      • Doctorate: 862

Fall 2018 GPA Impact of RWC Users vs. Non-Users

  • UHCL Cumulative GPA
      • All students: 3.03
      • RWC Users: 3.10
  • Breakdown by gender: RWC users vs. non-users
      • Fall GPA 
          • Female non-users: 3.11
          • Female RWC Users: 3.20
              • Uses RWC 25-49 times: 3.35
              • Uses RWCO 50-74 times: 3.14
              • Uses RWC 75-99 times: 3.40
          • Male non-users: 2.83
          • Male RWC Users: 2.97
              • Uses RWC 25-49 times: 2.97
              • Uses RWCO 50-74 times: 3.18
              • Uses RWC 75-99 times: 3.20
  • Breakdown by college RWC users
      • College of Business: 3.11
      • College of Education: 3.55
      • College of Human Sciences and Humanities: 3.20
      • College of Science and Engineering: 3.08

Spring 2019 Impact Numbers

  • Total check-ins: 36,103
  • Distinct users:  2,162 students or 26% of student body
  • Male/Female usage: 58% male, 39% female
  • Classification usage by total check-ins:
      • First year: 83
      • Sophomores: 98
      • Juniors: 467
      • Seniors: 926
      • Masters: 532
      • Doctorate: 56

Spring 2019 GPA Impact of RWC Users vs. Non-Users

  • UHCL Cumulative GPA
      • All students : 3.05
      • RWC Users: 3.10
  • Breakdown by gender: RWC users vs. non-users
      • Female non-users: 3.11
      • Female RWC Users: 3.23
          • Uses RWC 25-49 times: 3.18
          • Uses RWCO 50-74 times: 3.25
          • Uses RWC 75-99 times: 3.67
      • Male non-users: 2.87
      • Male RWC Users: 2.97
          • Uses RWC 25-49 times: 3.14
          • Uses RWCO 50-74 times: 3.22
          • Uses RWC 75-99 times: 3.20
  • Breakdown by college RWC users
      • College of Business: 3.10
      • College of Education: 3.65
      • College of Human Sciences and Humanities: 3.14
      • College of Science and Engineering: 3.14

Quick Look

  RWC Location
 

The Recreation and Wellness Center is located on the north side of campus near the Middlebrook Drive and Bayou Road East intersection, near Entrance 3 and parking lot D. The facility is across from the new STEM building and next to the Hunter Hall.

The Recreation and Wellness Center is building 5 on the campus map. A Visitor's Parking kiosk is located directly in front of the east side of the facility near the loop intersection. Once a visitors pass is purchased, visitors may park in Lot D parking spots designated for visitors.

From the Bayou Building: Exit through the north entrance and walk through the Student Services and Classroom Building (SSCB). 

From SSCB: Exit SSCB through the north sliding doors, follow the sidewalk toward Middlebrook Drive. Go past the little gazebo and the construction site on your right. The Center will be on your right; look for the building with blue and green glass and second floor terraces.

  Building Layout - Academic Side and Recreation Side
 

First Floor:
Drawing of Campus Recreation and Wellness first floor

Academic Side Main Entrance Area Recreation Side
Left of Main Entrance Between Academic and Recreation Right of Main Entrance

9. Biomechanics lab
10. Exercise physiology lab
11. Cafe
12. Motor control and development lab



6. Welcome Center
7. Lobby
8. Collaboration zone





1. MAC Gym
2. Main Gym 1 and 2
3 + 4. Fitness Zone
5. Locker rooms

*Recreation areas require valid UHCL student or member ID.

Second Floor:
Campus Recreation and Wellness 2nd floor layout

Academic Side Recreation Side
19. Student terrace
20. Classrooms
21. Exercise and Health Science
Department
22. Faculty terrace

13. 1/8-mile track
14. Satellite Fitness Zone
15. Multi-purpose rooms
16. Administrative suite
17. Backyard
18. Personal training studio
  Recreation Areas
 
  • Fitness zones with cardio, free weight, plate loaded, pin-select and Olympic spaces.
  • 2 regulation-sized basketball courts. 
    Courts can be converted to two volleyball or three badminton courts.
  • Multi-activity court (MAC gym) with dasher walls and protective netting 
    for indoor soccer, floor hockey, basketball, volleyball and other activities.
  • 2 multi-purpose rooms used for group fitness classes, meeting space or open recreation.
  • 1/8-mile, elevated, 3-lane indoor track.
    Located above multi-activity court and basketball courts.
  • Semi-private personal training space.
  • Stretching zone, cardio/strength space and two turf functional spaces.
  • Men’s and women’s locker rooms.
  • Social spaces and student work areas.
  • Outdoor field spaces include:

    • Recreation and Wellness Center's Backyard
      (between the Recreation and Wellness Center and STEM building)

    • Delta Complex with one large lit field, four tennis courts and two outdoor basketball courts

Visit Facilities

  Recreational Sports
 
  • Intramural sports are individual, dual and team sports.
    Events range from single-day to multi-week tournaments.
  • Use IMLeagues to view and register for intramural sports. Make sure to specify UHCL as your school and use your UHCL email. Chrome browser recommended.
  • Sport Clubs are sports-based student organizations for soccer, volleyball, fusion dance, cricket, eSports, and the spirit squad.

Visit Recreational Sports

  Academic Areas
 
  • Biomechanics lab
  • Exercise physiology lab
  • Motor control lab
  • 50- and 40-seat classrooms, group study rooms and faculty suite
Contact
  • rwconnect

    Campus Recreation and Wellness

    Email: CampusRecreation@uhcl.edu 

    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 245
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Phone: 281-283-2330
    Member Services: 281-283-2331 
    Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Rec Center Fall hours

    Aug. 26 - Dec. 22
    Mon. - Thurs., 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Fri., 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sun, Noon - 6 p.m.

    More Hours


    Outdoor Spaces hours:
    Daily: 7 a.m. - 12 a.m.
    Closed for inclement weather

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