Campus Recreation

Options for Getting and Staying Fit

Our Jesuit tradition calls for us to develop the whole person – mind, spirit and body.

So swim laps at Simon Recreation Center. Jog the full-size outdoor track at the Medical Center. Or toss a disc with the Ultimate Frisbee club. There are plenty of opportunities to keep active at Saint Louis University.

From club sports to spinning classes, SLU provides quality recreational opportunities that aid and encourage a healthy lifestyle, and contribute to your overall well-being. Participation in these activities can:

  • Develop team-building and leadership skills
  • Improve happiness and self-confidence
  • Build character and community
  • Reduce stress

SLU Recreation By the Numbers


Club sports


Indoor gymnasium courts


Racquetball/handball courts


Laps per mile on the indoor track

Fitness Centers and Recreation Facilities

The Simon Recreation Center — in the heart of campus — offers drop-in recreational opportunities, as well as scheduled programs and events. It’s 120,000 square feet of activity, featuring six indoor basketball courts, four racquetball/handball courts, a bouldering wall, fitness center, spinning studio and indoor pool.

At the Medical Center, the Salus Fitness Center features treadmills, elliptical machines, strength systems and more. Additional facilities, both indoor and outdoor, are available throughout our campus.

  • Simon Recreation Center
  • SLU Medical Center Recreation Complex
  • Hermann Stadium Track
  • Salus Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Sports Fields

Club Sports and Intramurals

From swimming to squash, sword fighting to soccer, it seems there’s a club sport for everything. Hike outdoors with the Wilderness Adventure Club, play a round with the Golf Club or paddle the Ozarks’ pristine whitewater streams with the Kayak Club.

Club sports provide an opportunity for students to participate in fun, competitive sports. They offer opportunities for all levels of experience — from leisure pursuits to competitive matches with other universities.

Intramurals offer students a fun opportunity to compete against other students right on campus. Participants can choose from a wide variety of sports — such as basketball, volleyball, flag football and even dodgeball, among many others — for all skill levels. Teams can represent residence halls, fraternities, sororities and more.

Club Sports