Developing the mind and the body

UA's Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Ocasek Natatorium and Student Union offer ample opportunities for students to interact while participating in activities that promote the development of the mind and body.


Student Recreation and Wellness Center

UA’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center, at 140,000 square feet, is one of the largest on Ohio's campuses. The Rec Center offers:

  • 200 workout machines
  • leisure pool, spa and lazy river
  • 53-foot rock climbing wall
  • aerobics/dance studio
  • four-lane elevated running/walking track
  • three-court gymnasium
  • two-court multi-sport area
  • cardiovascular training area
  • Climbing Rock Cafe
  • University Health Services

Visit the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.


Ocasek Natatorium

Ocasek Natatorium

Ocasek Natatorium houses a 50-meter Olympic-sized swimming pool, plus:

  • seating for 1,000 spectators
  • underwater observation room
  • nine handball/racquetball courts
  • two weight rooms

Learn more about our aquatics program.


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Student Union

The Student Union is the center of activity on campus — where students gather to eat, relax, study and socialize.

What's inside:

  • movie theater (see what's playing)
  • Starbucks Coffee 
  • Union Market food court, Subway, Zee's Convenience Store, Auntie Anne's Pretzels and others;
  • billiards room with 16 tables 
  • eight-lane bowling alley 
  • Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  • The Computer Store (a computer and software store)
  • student-organization offices 
  • computer lab 
  • PNC Bank branch
  • multi-purpose rooms 
  • a commuter lounge, a happening place for commuter students to gather and relax

Visit the Student Union.


For our student-athletes:

The Louis and Freda Stile Athletics Field House serves all 19 varsity sports. The 155,500-square-foot facility has an indoor varsity golf practice facility — one of only two in the Midwest. Other features include:

  • 120-yard football practice field
  • Six-lane 300-meter track
  • Sports medicine center
  • Strength and conditioning center
  • Study lounge
  • Seating for 1,100 spectators
  • Men's/women's locker rooms

Learn more about the field house.

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Inside UA's Student Recreation and Wellness Center.