Recreational Services

The Recreational Services program at the University of Portland provides fitness and wellness opportunities to the UP community. With a beautiful recreation center that opened in 2015 and a growing list of offerings, we strive to be a positive influence on the physical and mental well-being of our campus community. Whether you're all-in or testing the waters, we're glad to have you with us! If you're looking for a workout, we offer a full weight room, cardio loft, studios, climbing gym, functional training areas and gyms. If you're zipping in between classes or staying awhile, we have lots to offer to help you stay fit.

Rec Services Self Defense class, Beacon Article
Fitness Instructors, Beacon Article
Inside Outdoor Pursuits, Beacon Article
Pilot Fit class, video by the UP Beacon.

Our programs include outdoor pursuits, fitness & wellness, intramural sports and climbing. Our bike shop can get you on the road with one of our rentals or by repairing your bike. The Equipment Center in Outdoor Pursuits has great outdoor equipment so you can explore. The Office of Student Activities works with sport clubs which are groups of students interested in playing and competing in a specific sport. They practice together and compete against other universities and clubs. Some UP sport clubs are ultimate, volleyball, soccer and lacrosse. To learn more, please contact student activities at 503.943.7470 or

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in any of our activities, please contact the director of recreational services at 503.943.7177.

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Cassidy Smith - Class of 2020

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