University Recreation inspires, educates, and empowers the Seattle University community to live happier, healthier, more successful lives. 

Our Values

Student Focused

UREC is committed to ensuring the student experience is positive and transformative. We lead with the students' needs first.


Recreation provides individuals the ability to connect with others and create meaningful relationships. We work to ensure all students and UREC members feel connected and that they belong.


UREC intentionally assess programs, policies, procedures and risk to ensure high quality experiences that align with Seattle University. 

Learning Focused

Our unique work environment provides the opportunity for students to put skills and education into practice. We focus on the personal and professional growth of our students.


UREC supports the mind, body and spirit through a variety of recreational programs that inspires joy and playfulness.

Our Programs

UREC offers two pools that support lap swim, the Seattle University Swim team and our Adult Swim Lessons program aimed at helping the SU community learn to swim or enhance their swimming skills.

A wide variety of facilities are available for UREC members including outdoor tennis courts, two basketball courts, outdoor and indoor multi-use turf fields, racquetball courts, functional exercise studio, cardio floor, strength floor, gender neutral restrooms and both wet and dry locker rooms.

The Fitness program offers a number of ways to support your fitness goals: Group Fitness Classes, Personal Training, Small Group Training and a number of specialty programs. 

Intramural Sports provides students, faculty, and staff the ability to play team and individual sports like flag football, soccer, softball, basketball, and more, all at no additional cost.

Sport Clubs offer students the ability to join with others who have shared competitive interests in a common activity. Sport clubs are student-run athletic teams who travel to compete against other universities.

The Outdoor program provides experiental learning opportunities for students through outdoor trips. We also offer services such as outdoor equipment rentals and discounted climbing gym access for current students, staff and faculty.

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UREC in the News

NIRSA Creative Excellence Awards

2019: 2nd place Integrative Marketing Campaign, Project Positive 2018

2020: 1st place Integrative Marketing Campaign, Project Positive 2019

2020: 1st place Large-Scale Facility Signage, Re-brand Signage 

NIRSA William N. Wasson Awards

This award is the highest achievement for student leaders in Campus Recreation and recognizes outstanding leadership and academics. UREC students have won this award every year since 2012.