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. Looking for instant updates? Follow our social media sites: FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Effective Monday, September 14 – Friday, November 20
Monday: 6am-10pm
Tuesday: 6am-10pm
Wednesday: 6am-10pm
Thursday: 6am-10pm
Friday: 6am-8pm
Saturday: 11am-8pm
Sunday: 11am-8pm

*Gym Reservations, masks, Eagle Health Journal confirmations, and more are all NEW requirements for accessing the UMW gym. Please see our COVID Updates page to read about these changes.

Open Recreation Court Times
Both Goolrick gym and the Auxiliary gym will be closed for recreational use for the first few weeks of in-person classes. We will re-evaluate the status of Goolrick recreational spaces on a weekly basis. Please follow @UMWCampusRec on social media for instant updates. Updates will also be posted on this Campus Recreation website.

Traditionally, 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
Fall 2020 times are not yet available.

Pick-Up Open Recreation Hours
Fall 2020 times are not yet available.

Pick-up times allow students to meet new people, play around, and engage in recreation and friendly competition. Grab some friends & come play! Equipment is provided.

Pool Hours

The pool will not be open for the first few weeks of the Fall 2020 semester while recreational spaces in Goolrick are closed. We will re-evaluate the status of Goolrick recreational spaces on a weekly basis. Please follow @UMWCampusRec on social media for instant updates. Updates will also be posted on this Campus Recreation website.

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 Facilities

Check out our Virtual Tour page to learn more!


Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)

Being more active is very safe for most people. However, some people should check with their doctor before they start becoming much more physically active. Ask yourself the seven questions in the box below to specify if you need medical clearance from your physician before starting exercise. Informed Use of the PAR-Q: UMW Campus Recreation and their agents assume no liability for persons who undertake physical activity, and if in doubt after reviewing this questionnaire, consult your doctor prior to physical activity.

  1. Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?
  2. Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?
  3. In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?
  4. Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?
  5. Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?
  6. Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (for example, water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition?
  7. Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?

If you answer YES to one or more questions: Talk with your doctor by phone or in person BEFORE you start becoming much more physically active. Tell your doctor about the PAR-Q and which questions you answered YES to. Have your physician fill out a Medical Release Form providing as much information about contradictions, restrictions, and advice for your exercise program.

If you answer NO honestly to ALL questions: Become more physically active. Begin slowly & build up gradually. This is the safest & easiest way to go.

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.

Facility Reservations

Students, faculty, and staff can request to reserve the Campus Rec field, Goolrick main basketball courts, Goolrick AUX gym court, or pool by following these steps:
1. Visit umw.edu/reserve or click the button to the left
2. Log into 25Live 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, Tennis Center, or the Anderson Center. They are managed by the Department of Theater and Dance and Athletics respectively.

See the calendar below for an at-a-glance view of activites happening in Goolrick Hall.