The mission of Recreational Services is to provide diverse recreational experiences that encourage active lifestyles.

Recreational Services offers a variety of programs for UI students, faculty/staff, and members of the Iowa City community. Recreational Services has four indoor facilities including the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, Field House, Fitness East, and Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex and several outdoor recreation areas.


309 S. Madison St.
Iowa City, Iowa 52242


Units within Recreational Services

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Programs and services include Swim Lessons, open swim, lap swim, Masters Swim, an age group competitive swim club (the Iowa Flyers), and American Red Cross Certification Courses.

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Group Fitness - 6 fitness studios between the Field House and CRWC

Personal Training - A customized plan based on your personal goals

Specialty Fitness Programs - Small group training, workshops, and special events

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Outdoor Recreation and Education Programs

The Outdoor Recreation and Education program provides opportunities for members of the University of Iowa and the surrounding communities to familiarize themselves with a variety of outdoor activities.

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Sports Programs

Intramural sports offer a fun and competitive experience for University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor sports for participants throughout the year

Recent Articles

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UI nationally recognized as Special Olympics Unified Champion School®

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
The University of Iowa is one of 68 schools in the country that has been selected as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School® for the class of 2021, thanks to the collaboration of the Recreational Services intramural sports program, the UI Special Olympics student organization, and Special Olympics Iowa.