Recreational Services

Student & staff-taught, live fitness classes are available online to UP students, faculty & staff!  Information  Schedule

Special Note:  Out of an abundance of caution, and in conjunction with state guidelines on public gatherings, the Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center closed the morning of Thursday, March 12, at 10:00 a.m. and will remain closed until further notice. We will take this time to thoroughly deep clean the building in preparation for reopening at a later date.

As the COVID-19 situation changes day-to-day, we are unsure when the Beauchamp Center will reopen and when our programs will resume. 

The majority of our services are free to University of Portland students, faculty and staff.  For those that require a fee, we will offer refunds or apply the value of services missed to future service as described below.  


Outdoor Pursuits

Students will receive a refund of all fees paid for OPP Trips or classes (CPR, First Aid, etc.) scheduled to take place through April 12, 2020.  If trips after that date do not take place, we will refund students at the end of the semester.  Refunds will be sent to the address on file with the University. 

Lockers and Towel Service

Students will receive a refund for all locker & towel service from March 12, 2020–May 15, 2020, on a pro-rated basis.  Refunds will be sent to address on file.

Faculty & Staff 

Locker rental & towel service fees paid for dates during closure will be applied to future use on a pro-rated basis.  

Alumni & Spouse Passes

Fees paid for alumni & spouse passes for dates during closure will be applied to future use on a pro-rated basis.

For non-continuing faculty, staff, or student spouses, a refund will be issued for dates missed during closure, upon request.

Please address any questions related to refunds to or

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.

Follow us on Instagram: @uprecservices  @portlandintramurals  @upoutdoorpursuits

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