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

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center at UA

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

Rec 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

Aquatics program

The Student Union at The University of Akron

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 Natural Convenience Store/Freshëns, Ohio Burger Co., Auntie Anne's Pretzels and others
  • billiards room with 16 tables 
  • eight-lane bowling alley 
  • Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  • student-organization offices 
  • computer lab 
  • PNC Bank branch
  • multi-purpose rooms 
  • a lounge for commuter students to gather and relax

Student Union

Stile Athletics Field House

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

More about the field house.

The University of Akron

Inside UA's Student Recreation and Wellness Center.