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.
We want to help you feel comfortable in our gym. Beginning January 14, 2019, our staff will offer equipment orientations every Wednesday from 12pm-2pm. Just meet them at the front desk and tell them you’re here for an equipment orientation! Tours of the facility are available any time we are open.
The following hours apply to all recreational spaces in Goolrick Hall and the Fitness Center.
FALL 2019 SEMESTER HOURS
Effective August 22 – December 12
Fall Break Hours
Friday, October 11th: Close at 5pm; no programming
Saturday, October 12th-Tuesday, October 15th: Gym Closed; no programming
Tuesday, November 26th: Close at 5pm; no programming
Wednesday, November 27th-Saturday, November 30th: Gym Closed, no programming
Sunday, December 1st: Open 5pm-8pm, no programming
Friday, December 6th: Fall group fitness schedule ends
Friday, December 13th: Close at 5pm
Saturday, December 14th-Sunday, January 5th: Gym Closed
Winter Break Hours Effective Monday, January 6th-Friday, January 10th
Monday, January 13th: Regular hours resume
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!
Open Recreation Swim Times
FALL 2019 SEMESTER HOURS
Effective August 26 – December 12
Monday: 9am-10am, 7pm-8:30pm
Tuesday: 11am-1pm, 7pm-8:30pm
Wednesday: 9am-10am, 4:30pm-6pm, 7pm-8:30pm
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
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.
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.
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.
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.