Rec Center

Welcome to the Recreation Center!

The Rec Center is a state-of-the art health club open seven days a week for currently enrolled full-time students. Memberships are also available for part-time students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The 92,000 square foot facility features a three-court gymnasium, indoor track, 25-yard pool, four racquetball courts, a cycling room, a group exercise studio, fitness and free weight room areas, full locker/shower facilities, and a juice/smoothie bar. The Rec is one of the finest centers in the state for recreational activities, fitness programs, intramural sports and instructional classes.

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Student Recreation Center Turf Field Project

The Recreation Center is excited that the University is funding the renovation of applying synthetic turf to the intramural field and varsity soccer field to improve playing surfaces for varsity, sport club, intramural and drop-in usage. The construction project is slated to begin approximately in Spring 2016 or Summer 2016. We appreciate the support from the President and administration to not have students pay for this project through a student fee increase. Student Government was instrumental in providing information to the students and administration on improving the quality of available recreational playing fields for the university students. article

A Message from President Ali Houshmand: 12/5/14

Rowan to Convert Playing Fields

For the past several months, there has been an ongoing conversation in many segments of the University about the need to invest in facilities as the institution grows to meet the needs of the region and state. Classrooms and residence halls tend to dominate the conversation, understandably, but there are many other issues and items on our campuses that are important to students and their growth and development as individuals.

Two of these areas are intramural and club sports, which will involve thousands of students this year alone. Both help students become involved in campus, build relationships, develop team and leadership skills and keep fit in their college career. Rowan’s intramural and club programs are strong and the demand on our facilities is greater than ever. Installing artificial turf would significantly extend the durability and capacity of our fields, as well as provide a safer, lower-maintenance surface.

I am pleased to report that the University will convert two of our playing fields from grass to turf—at no extra expense to students. The approximately $2.5 million project will include installing turf on the current intramural field (across from the Recreation Center) and on the soccer field in 2016.

While the conversion of the soccer field is a bonus for our respected NCAA soccer program, it also opens the venue to use by the thousands of students already involved in outdoor intramural and club sports programs. The added utility of the two sites will no doubt create even more demand and involvement of students in fitness-related extracurricular activities.

I thank the Student Government Association for its leadership on this important initiative and applaud students for considering alternate ways to reach this goal. Together we will continue to work on keeping a Rowan University education attainable and affordable in every aspect of student life.

Ali A. Houshmand, Ph.D.