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.

Gym Hours

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

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From March 15, 2020 Until Futher Notice
The UMW Fitness Center is closed to encourage social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Effective Sunday, January 12 – March 11
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

Pool Hours & Court Availability

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!

Faculty/Staff Pick-Up Basketball in Goolrick Main Gym
Effective January 13 – March 11
Wednesdays 12:00pm-1:00pm. Grab a colleague & come play!

Pick-Up Open Recreation Hours
Effective February 17 – March 11
Monday & Wednesday: Basketball 3:00pm-4:00pm in Goolrick Main Gym
Tuesday: Dodgeball 5:00pm-6:00pm in the Goolrick Aux Gym
Thursday: Floor Hockey 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Goolrick Aux Gym
Friday: Indoor Soccer 5:00pm-6:30pm in Goolrick Main Gym
Pick-up times allow students to meet new people, play around, and engage in recreation and friendly competition. Now offering Basketball, Soccer, Dodgeball and Floor Hockey. Grab some friends & come play! Equipment is provided.

Open Recreation Swim Times
From March 15, 2020 Until Futher Notice
The UMW Fitness Center is closed to encourage social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, and therefore all open rec swim hours are cancelled.

Effective January 13 – March 11
Monday: 9am-10am, 7pm-8:30pm
Tuesday: 1pm-3pm, 7pm-8:30pm
Wednesday: 9am-10am, 4:30pm-6pm, 7pm-8:30pm
Thursday: 1pm-3pm
Friday: 9am-10am
Sunday: 2pm-4pm

How to check in to open rec swim hours
All patrons swimming in the pool are required to inform the front desk that they are there to swim and then obtain a “Pool Pass” to give to the lifeguard. This will help with tracking who is using our pool, and then we will also know exactly who to contact when the pool hours change unexpectedly. Thanks for your understanding as we implement this new procedure!

About Our 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.

Reserve A Space

Students, faculty, and staff can request to reserve space in the Fitness Center, the Campus Rec field, Goolrick main basketball courts, Goolrick AUX gym court, or pool:
1. Visit umw.edu/reserve
2. Log in using your UMW credentials
3. Click “Locations”
4. Type a keyword for the location you are looking for (i.e. “Goolrick” or “Field”)
5. Complete the form. Make sure you select the correct date and time you are looking to reserve! If there are conflicts, the system will tell you.
6. Once you submit the form, your request will be reviewed and either approved or declined based on space availability.

Please note: 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.

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 campusrec@umw.edu or call 540-654-1732 during business hours.