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The Department of Recreational Services contributes to the academic mission of the University and enhances the quality of campus life by providing a student-centered environment and experiential opportunities which foster healthy, active lifestyles through involvement in and/or use of recreational facilities, programs and services. Supporting the values of student success, our program strives to promote integrity, responsibility and leadership skills while maintaining a balance between physical, emotional & social growth of individuals.

Our comprehensive program offerings include informal recreation, intramural sports, fitness and wellness, aquatics, club sports and sailing opportunities. Our professional staff is committed to expanding and developing quality programs, services and recreational facilities to meet the needs for all members of a diverse university community which will help engage students to inspire, develop and enjoy lifelong patterns of wellness and fitness activities.

Whatever your interests may be - we encourage you to take full advantage of the choices we have to offer.

Upcoming Events


Free Fun Floam Putty will be available at the Butterfield Dining Hall throughout the week of Jan. 19-24th! (while supplies last) Pick up your Grab-n-Go bag...

GEM - Group Exercise Mentoring Program

Have you wanted to become a Group Exercise Instructor? We can help! Designed for the URI student who would like to become a group exercise instructor but...

Run into 2021 Rhody Virtual 5k

We are here to help keep you moving in the new year with our Virtual 5k run/walk. FREE for URI students/faculty/staff and the surrounding...

Self-Care Kit for Exams and beyond…

It’s no secret that exam week takes a toll on us all. Late nights cramming, anxiety settling in, and sometimes feeling as though there simply aren’t enough...

map of the Caribbean Islands

Make your laps count and just keep swimming! Begin your challenge on the coast of Grenada, and swim to multiple islands in the Caribbean, finishing at...


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