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Recreational Services

Stay Active. Live Well.

When you are active, you perform more effectively in all areas of your life. For this reason, Ashland challenges each community member to live an active life. It does not matter if you are athletic; there are fun physical activities for everyone! We offer: 

  • An award-winning intramural program featuring 24 different sports
  • 15 Sports Clubs that require less commitment than our NCAA athletic program but still provide intense intercollegiate competition. More than 265 students participate in Sports Clubs at Ashland University.
  • Group exercise classes such as yoga, zumba and other fun classes that get your heart pumping and muscles working
  • Aquatics — swim laps, go diving, take Lifeguard Certification classes or learn to swim
  • Indoor running track, golf simulator, game room, racquetball courts, tennis and basketball courts as well as a climbing wall
  • Personal training sessions
  • Outdoor Pursuits - A climbing wall and outdoor store with camping equipment to rent out
  • Summer Camps - Six different week long day camps open to youth ages 5-12

The Rec Center is the social hub of the university. It is open to all Ashland University students, faculty, staff and their families as well as alumni and community members. In addition to the many opportunities for physical activity available through Recreational Services, you can also play our Xbox and Wii. There’s something for everyone! Contact or stop by the Rec Center to join the fun!


Spring Hours

Spring Hours

Extended Spring Hours 

February 27 - May 6

(spring membership ends 5/6)

Mon.-Thursday.: 6 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Friday: 6 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Saturday: 12  - 2 a.m.

Sunday: 1  - 12 a.m.

Mon.- Thursday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m./ 6 p.m.- 10p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m./ 6 p.m.- 9p.m.

Saturday: 12 - 9 p.m.

Sunday: 2-9 p.m.


Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun.: 3- 8 p.m.

Click here for a listing of special hours throughout the semester

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Phone: 419.289.5440
Fax: 419.207.6170


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