Goolrick Hall

Goolrick Entrance
Goolrick Entrance

This door leads you into Goolrick Hall from the Fitness Center. If you enter Goolrick through this door, you must swipe your EagleONE ID at the Fitness Center front desk.

Daily Use Lockers
Daily Use Lockers

Store your belongings at no cost in these lockers conveniently located in the Goolrick Hallway that leads to the Fitness Center.

Auxiliary Gym
Auxiliary Gym

The AUX gym is used for some sport club practices, open recreation basketball, and some special events.


The pool has scheduled open recreation times and swim lessons, both managed by Campus Recreation.

Locker Rooms
Locker Rooms

Men’s & women’s locker rooms are located on the main floor of Goolrick; a Gender Neutral locker room can be found on the first floor. Full-Size lockers are rented through Campus Recreation; small- and medium-size lockers are free at this time.


Each locker room is equipped with several showers for your convenience. Towel service is available through Campus Recreation.

Dance Room Entrance
Dance Room Entrance

If you’re looking for Goolrick Studios 4 or 5, enter through these doors!

Studio 4
Studio 4

This studio is used for fitness classes, academic classes, and some student club practices.

Studio 5
Studio 5

This studio is also used for fitness classes, academic classes, and some student club practices.

Basketball Courts
Basketball Courts

The Main Gym is upstairs in Goolrick and is used for varsity and sport club practices as well as open recreation basketball when it’s available.

Goolrick Hall is attached to the Fitness Center and the Anderson Center. Campus Recreation manages the Fitness Center and collaborates with UMW Athletics to utilize Goolrick Hall and its spaces. Various types of Intramural Sports and multiple Sport Clubs utilize these spaces for programming purposes. View the slideshow above and click below to see and learn all of the different spaces available in Goolrick Hall.

Goolrick and AUX Gym Basketball Courts

Play pick-up basketball in Goolrick Hall during open hours. Please bring your EagleONE ID if you plan to pass through the Fitness Center or rent a basketball from the Fitness Center front desk.

Goolrick Hall has a Main Gym and an Auxilary Gym that both contain basketball courts. These spaces are available for recreational use when not being used for physical education classes, intercollegiate and sport club practices and competitions, exercise classes, intramural games, or other scheduled events.

To reserve the Goolrick Basketball Courts please follow the instructions listed below:
1. Check out the “University Facilities WebEvent” prior to submitting a request. “Gyms” is the link designated for Goolrick Hall. Requests will only be accepted in the time slots designated as “Campus Recreation and Intramural Sports MG/AUX”.
2. Click on the “View Facility Calendar” icon below to know what time programming occurs in these spaces.
3. Click on the “Reserve this Facility” icon to submit a reservation. Click on the blue button that says “Sign in with your NET ID and Password” and log in with your UMW information.
4. Once logged in, please verify that the Facility drop-down indicates “Goolrick Hall, Main Courts 1 and 2”.
5. Enter the prompted information accordingly. A “Group Name” must be submitted in order for a reservation to be confirmed. A “Group” is defined as a UMW student, faculty, or staff member who are a part of an organization or department. (Campus Recreation will not accept reservations if a Group Name is not submitted)
6. Enter the number of people expected to utilize the facility and select the date and time.
7. In the comments section, please list any accommodations needed from Campus Recreation.
Note: When reserving the AUX gym, please make sure that the Facility dropdown is highlighted as “Aux Gym”

To reserve this facilities at times not designated as “Campus Recreation” on WebEvent, please contact Rodrick Wood, Director of Athletic Facilities


Goolrick Dance Studios 4 & 5

The dance studios in Goolrick Hall are managed by the UMW Theater and Dance department. These studios are where you will find most group fitness classes offered by Campus Recreation.

If you would like to make a reservation in these studios, please contact Gregg Stull at

If you’re attending a group fitness class in either of the dance studios, please do not wear the same shoes in the studio as you wore outside. All shoes must be clean of dirt and debris. We thank you for following the “No Street Shoe” rule!

Gym Hours

The following hours apply to all recreational spaces in Goolrick Hall and the Fitness Center.

The gym will be closing early at 5pm on Wednesday, September 12. It will be closed Thursday and Friday. Saturday and Sunday hours, if any, will be determined by 10am Saturday morning and posted on all 3 of our social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Begin August 23, 2018
Monday: 6am-10:30pm
Tuesday: 6am-10:30pm
Wednesday: 6am-10:30pm
Thursday: 6am-10:30pm
Friday: 6am-8pm
Saturday: 11am-8pm
Sunday: 11am-8pm

September 12-16 for Hurricane Florence. See note above.
Fall Break:
10/12 – Close at 5pm
10/13 – 10/15 – Closed
10/16 – Open at 5pm
Thanksgiving Break
11/20 – Close at 5pm
11/21 – 11/24 – Closed
11/25 – Open at 5pm
End of Semester
12/14 – Close at 5pm

Monday: 11am-4pm & 4pm-7pm
Tuesday: 11am-4pm & 4pm-7pm
Wednesday: 11am-4pm & 4pm-7pm
Thursday: 11am-4pm & 4pm-7pm
Friday: 11am-4pm & 4pm-7pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Informal Recreation Swimming & Sports

Open Recreation Court Times
When the courts aren’t occupied by sport practices or other activities, they can be used for pick-up basketball and other sports during open hours. Over the summer, these spaces are generally available. 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
Fall 2018 Pool Hours begin August 27.
Monday: 8am-9am & 7pm-8:30pm
Tuesday: 11am-1pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Wednesday: 3:30pm-6pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Thursday: 11am-1pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Friday: 8am-9am
Sunday: 2pm-4pm

**Hours cancelled September 12-16 due to Hurricane Florence**
Fall Break
10/14-10/15 Pool Closed
10/16 Adjusted Hours
Cancelled: 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Open: 7:00P.M.-8:30 P.M.

Thanksgiving Break

11/20 Adjusted Hours
Open: 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Cancelled: 7:00P.M.-8:30 P.M.
11/21-11/25 Pool Closed


Students, faculty, and staff can request to reserve space in the Fitness Center and Goolrick. To request to reserve the Campus Rec field, Goolrick main basketball courts, Goolrick AUX gym court, or pool:
1. Visit the Campus Rec Facility Calendar. Requests made during existing programming will be declined or directed to a different space. After determining if the date and time you want to reserve is available in your desired space…
2. Log in to the website in the top right corner. by clicking the blue “Sign in with your NET ID and Password” button and using your UMW credentials.
3. Go to the home page by clicking the University of Mary Washington icon in the top left corner and click on the “Reserve A Space” icon.
4. On this form, first verify that the appropriate facility is selected from the drop down menu.
5. 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, office, or department.
*Number of people indicates how many people you anticipate to utilize the facility during your reservation.
6. In the comments section, please enter if you are looking for any equipment or special requests from Campus Recreation.
7. Submit.
Someone from Campus Recreation will be in touch with you within 3 business days.

Campus Recreation does not manage reservation requests for the Goolrick Dance Studios or the Anderson Center. They are managed by the Department of Theater and Dance and Athletics respectively.

Recreational Spaces

Goolrick Hall
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can my child exercise in the facility?
A. It depends on their age! This question and more can be answered by taking a look at our facility policies.
Q. Can I bring a guest?
A. Yes! Learn more about our membership options here.

Contact Us!

If you’d like to speak with someone in Campus Recreation, please email or call 540-654-1732 during business hours.


Any comments or concerns regarding the facility must be directed to Rodrick Wood, Director of Facilities.