The Department of Campus Recreation strives to provide quality facilities and positive experiences to the Mary Washington and Fredericksburg communities. Our recreational spaces can be found in and around Goolrick Hall, located at the end of UMW’s campus walk. We hope that our members find ways to relieve stress, socialize, and improve their physical self through our programs and in our facilities. An active membership is required to utilize our facilities.
The following hours apply to all recreational spaces in Goolrick Hall, including the Fitness Center.
Effective May 21 – June 22
Monday: 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm
Tuesday: 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm
Wednesday: 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm
Thursday: 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm
Friday: 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm
*Closed on July 4, 2018 in observation of Independence Day.
Hours for the second summer academic session (June 25-July 26) will be evaluated and posted mid-June.
Begins August 23, 2018
8/20 – 8/22 – Closed for Staff Training
Labor Day: 9/3 – Open at 10am
10/12 – Close at 5pm
10/13 – 10/15 – Closed
10/16 – Open at 5pm
11/20 – Close at 5pm
11/21 – 11/24 – Closed
11/25 – Open at 5pm
End of Semester
12/14 – Close @ 5pm
Rec Swim & Basketball
Open Recreation Basketball Times
When the basketball courts aren’t occupied by sport practices or other activities, they can be used for pick-up basketball. Over the summer, these spaces are generally available when the facility is open. During the school year, we will post specific times the courts are open for recreational use, between sport practices and other activities. Stay tuned!
Open Recreation Swim Times
The pool is currently closed for maintenance and repairs, but when it’s ready to go, we’ll post the hours that you can get your swim on!
Founded in 1969, this building is home to two basketball courts, a pool, two dance studios, classrooms, and varsity athletics offices and training rooms.
The Fitness Center
This 19,000 square foot facility added onto Goolrick Hall in 2004 houses a cycle studio, strength equipment, over 40 cardio machines, an olympic lifting floor, multiple stations for squats, bench pressing, and pull ups, cable machines, dumbbells, barbells, open mat areas for stretching and core exercises, and more. TVs and music are provided for your entertainment and things such as weight lifting belts, resistance loops, and barbell pads are available to borrow from the front desk.
The Goolrick pool is 6 lanes and 179,000 gallons. It is used for varsity and club swim practices and meets, individual exercise classes, recreational swim for the UMW community, and Campus Recreation-led swim lessons.
Campus Rec Field
The CRF is located on Alvey Drive near the parking deck. This field is the home to many of our Eagle sport clubs and plays host to our outdoor intramural sports. The ATurf surface allows practices and competition to take place in most weather conditions and the Musco Advanced Lighting system enables play to continue into the evening and in overcast conditions.
Portable spectator bleachers, player benches, restrooms, and a storage building are all found at the CRF.
Beach Volleyball Court
The Beach Volleyball Court is located near the Campus Recreation Field (CRF) and is open for all UMW students to enjoy. Stop by sometime when the weather is nice to get your game on!
A valid membership and EagleONE ID is required to access our recreational spaces.
To request to reserve the Campus Rec field, Goolrick main basketball courts, Goolrick AUX gym court, or pool:
1. Check UMW’s “Facilities Reservation Calendar”. To see the CRF calendar, click “Campus Recreation”. To see the basketball courts schedule, click “Gyms”. Requests made during Campus Recreation programming will be declined or directed to a different space.
2. Return to this Campus Recreation webpage and click the “View Facility Calendar” icon below.
3. Click “Reserve this Facility”.
4. Click “Sign in with your NET ID and Password”.
*Log in with your UMW credentials.
5. Once logged in, verify that the appropriate facility is selected from the drop down menu.
6. Enter the prompted information accordingly. “Group Name” must be provided for a reservation to be confirmed. A group is defined as a UMW student group or department.
*Number of people indicates how many people you anticipate to utilize the facility during your reservation.
7. In the comments section, please enter if you are looking for any accommodations from Campus Recreation.
Someone from Campus Recreation will be in touch with you within 24-72 hours.
Campus Recreation does not manage reservation requests for the Dance Studios or the Anderson Center. They are managed by the Department of Theater and Dance and Athletics respectively.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’d like to speak with someone in Campus Recreation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-654-1732 during business hours.