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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.

Campus Recreation welcomes all students, faculty, alumni, and staff regardless of their athletic abilities. Our intramural program is structured to provide the entire Saint Joseph's University community with the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive and recreational sports activities.

Our programs encompass stress management, leadership and teamwork development, civil engagement, intramural and club sports, group fitness and much more. 

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Summer Hours

Please check @sjuhawks_rec on social media for information
regarding facility hours, updates, and announcements.

Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC)
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Closed August 13th-20th

O'Pake Recreation Center
Weekdays: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Weekends: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Tennis Courts
Daily: dawn to dusk

Esport Lab (Merion Hall, room 175)
Mon, Wed, Fri: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.


Fall Hours

Effective August 21st
Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC)

Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

Effective August 22nd
O'Pake Recreation Center

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

O'Pake Pool
Weekdays: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Weekends: 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Maguire Pool
Weekdays: 7 a.m.-11 a.m.

Tennis Courts
Daily: dawn to dusk

Effective August 29th
Esport Lab (Merion Hall, room 175)

Daily: 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

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.



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