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Campus Recreation

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Club Sports

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Group Fitness

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About Campus Recreation


Campus Recreation serves the students, faculty, staff and community of Saint Joseph’s University.  Our goal is to enhance the campus experience by providing recreational opportunities for everyone. We work to reinforce the educational mission of Saint Joseph’s University (which emphasizes the development of the total person – Spirit, Mind, and Body) by promoting and advancing healthy lifestyle choices through participation opportunities, educational experiences, and support services.

Group Fitness on Campus

Associations and Accolades


Saint Joseph's is a proud member of the NIRSA (National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association) which is the leading resource for professional and student development, education, and research in collegiate recreational sports.

The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association is committed to be recognized internationally as the leader in recreation within higher education, dedicated to excellence in student and professional development, education, research, and standards. NIRSA’s commitment, creativity, and strategic partnerships are consistently demonstrated through outstanding programs, facilities, and services.

Saint Joseph’s University has earned silver status as a member of the Exercise is Medicine On Campus program sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Spring Hours

Effective January 18

Due to inclement weather, O'Pake will open at 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 29. We will resume normal operating hours on Sunday, January 30. Please check @sjuhawks_rec on social media for information regarding facility hours, updates and announcements.

Recreation Center
Weekdays: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Weekends: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Maguire Pool
Weekdays: 7 a.m.-11 a.m.
*Hours may vary depending on lifeguard availability.*

O'Pake Pool
Weekdays: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Weekends: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
*Hours may vary depending on lifeguard availability.*

Tennis Courts
Daily: dawn to dusk

Esport Lab (Merion Hall, room 175)
Daily: 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

Campus Health and Safety Guidance
In accordance with University policy, masks must be worn indoors at all times. Those not wearing masks will be asked to leave the facility.