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Campus Recreation and Wellness

Options for Getting and Staying Fit

The Simon Rec Center has now reopened all areas, spaces and amenities throughout the facility. Fall hours are in effect through Saturday, December 11, 2021.

How We're Creating a Safe Environment for our Staff and Members

  • Heightened cleaning and disinfecting on touch points/surfaces
  • Extra hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility
  • Extra Gym-Wipe containers throughout the facility
  • Plexiglass at service desks
  • South entrance doors are now member access only; you must tap your SLU ID to unlock the doors.

Our Expectations of Members

  • Stay home if you're not feeling well
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Sanitize hands immediately before and after using any pull-up equipment
  • Wipe down/disinfect equipment before AND after use

Please check back here or follow our social media accounts (@SLUrecandwellness) for the latest updates.

About Campus Recreation and Wellness

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


Group fitness classes each week


Visits to the Simon Rec Center in 2017


Indoor pool lap lanes

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. Additional facilities, both indoor and outdoor, are available throughout our campus.

  • Simon Recreation Center
  • SLU Medical Center Recreation Complex
  • Hermann Stadium Track
  • 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


Student Employment

The Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness employs over 150 student employees in a wide variety of part time roles and opportunities. Positions include lifeguards, operations assistant, intramural officials, and working in building maintenance. 

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