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, you're welcome at the Beau.

Masks that cover the nose and mouth are now required in Beauchamp at all times, including while working out, due to State of Oregon mandate.  This applies to all users, whether vaccinated or not.  Users who do not comply will lose access privileges.

Guests, Spouses, and Alumni are not eligible to use the facility at this time.

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Before using the Rec Center, all users 18 years or older, must fill out the liability release at  Users who have filled this out since September 2020, are all set.

Minors must have a parent or guardian digitally sign the BRC liability release for minors (pdf), and return it to

Additional entry requirements   Additional policies

Camping gear, Stand-up paddle boards, inflatable kayaks, rental bikes, and other outdoor equipment can be rented from Outdoor Pursuits.  For schedule, visit our hours page. 

Live, on-line fitness classes taught by students are available to UP students, faculty & staff.  Fitness Class Information & Schedule  

For more information:
Facilities, Fitness and schedules, Britt Rosenthal,, 503-943-7294
Outdoor Pursuits, Indoor Climbing and Rental Center, Matt Libby,, 503-943-7184
Program Operations, Intramural Sports, equipment, policy, website, reservations, Brian Dezzani,, 503-943-7177

Rec Services offers fitness classes, Intramural Sports, Outdoor trips & rentals, indoor rock climbing, weight lifting, cardio machines, fitness studios, an  indoor track, gyms, and stretching areas. 

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

Rec Services has adopted online fitness class instruction to supplement in-person classes.   We traditionally offer programming in outdoor pursuits, fitness & wellness, intramural sports and climbing. Our bike shop offers short-term rentals and bike repairs. The Equipment Center has the equipment you need for your outdoor adventures.

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.

Follow us on Instagram: @uprecservices  @portlandintramurals  @upoutdoorpursuits

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