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From pools and climbing walls to fitness centers and expeditions, UNC Campus Recreation is ready to help members of the Carolina community hit their fitness goals this semester.
Campus Recreation welcomes students, faculty, staff and family members of all ability levels to engage in inclusive social and physical activities, including personal fitness, outdoor education and intramural and club sports.
The team at Campus Rec is dedicated to ensuring that Tar Heels at one of its 13 open facilities can get their workouts in safely by enforcing masking, social distancing and reservation policies.
Available Campus Rec options open now include cardio and strength training equipment at Rams Head the Student Recreation Center, swimming at the Bowman Gray Memorial indoor pool, the Outdoor Education Center, Hooker Fields and recreation complexes on north and south campus. Fetzer Hall, Woollen Gym and climbing walls are also open with reservations.
See upcoming expeditions
There's more to explore in North Carolina than just Chapel Hill. Campus Rec takes students on backpacking, kayaking and climbing trips year-round, including an upcoming five-day backpacking and rock climbing adventure for first-year students.
Get outdoors on Carolina's hiking trails
Whether you’re a novice or seasoned hiker, Carolina’s campus boasts five hiking trail systems to add to your list of ways to stay healthy this semester. The newest trails on campus are located close to the Outdoor Education Center.
Carolina Football may be hosting its first home game in Kenan Stadium on Saturday evening, but there’s another football team in Chapel Hill representing the Tar Heels on the gridiron.
Rising junior Sarah Paschal has spent the past two years training and performing with Carolina Jump Rope. The group competes against other universities and jump rope clubs from around the country and dazzles crowds with spins and flips.
Since 2012, Carolina’s Darkside club ultimate frisbee team has advanced to the national finals each year, winning national championships in 2015 and 2018.
Darkside is just one of four ultimate frisbee clubs at Carolina, including two for men and two for women. In addition to in-state rivals like NC State and UNC-Wilmington, Darkside plays teams from around the country and Canada.
More than 560 Tar Heels are competing, training and staying active together through Campus Rec's UNC Strava Club, which hosts multi-week challenges that encourage members to get moving — no matter their fitness level or access to facilities. Challenges range from running and swimming to a short hike and bodyweight exercises.
The team is one of Campus Recreation's 48 Sport Clubs and competes in USA Rugby Division I's Blue Ridge Conference. Since forming in 1993, the Tar Heels have won four state championships and advanced to the national tournament six times. They even have an Olympian as an alumna.
With competitions ranging from flag football and volleyball to wallyball and cornhole, the intramural sports program provides structured leagues for the entire Carolina community.