Campus Recreation

The Mission of Campus Recreation is to enhance the quality of life of the Florida Atlantic University community by encouraging active and balanced lifestyles and to facilitate student learning through participation in Campus Recreation programs, services and facilities.

We are dedicated to providing the FAU community with a variety of recreation opportunities throughout the year. All facilities and programs are available to FAU students with a valid Owl Card and also to Campus Recreation Members.


Completed spring 2010, the Recreation & Fitness Center is a $18.6 million, 77,000 sq.-ft., state-of-the-art facility where students, faculty and staff can meet, workout, relax and be engaged in FAU campus life. Features include:

  • 13,000-sq.-ft. fitness center (60+ pieces of cardio equipment, 2 circuit training units and free-weight area)
  • Two multipurpose room designed for yoga, Pilates, aerobics, spinning and more
  • Three indoor basketball and volleyball courts
  • Badminton courts
  • Outdoor Leisure and Lap Pool with zero depth entry, (3) - 25 yard lap lanes and outdoor lounge
  • Men’s & women’s health-club-style locker rooms
  • Social corridor with group seating, activity viewing , LCDs WiFi and more
  • Mind and Body Studio

The facility is located at the Northeast entrance of the Breezeway along Lee Street.


Track & Field Complex includes a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field dedicated for student recreation use and eight lane performance track.

Henderson Fields are the home of Intramural Sports, Club Sports and available to be reserved by all student organizations for special functions.

Outdoor Basketball & Tennis Courts are lighted and available year-round for student recreation use.



Intramural Sports consists of competitive sports leagues, tournaments and special events that take place throughout the year in Men’s, Women’s and Co-Rec Divisions. Specific leagues include flag football, basketball, soccer, volleyball and softball.

The Club Sports Program promotes student participation in a variety of physical and athletic activities and allows students to engage in an activity of their choice at various skill levels. Clubs are open to men and women of all skill levels and include Rugby, Ice Hockey, Climbing, Surfing, Judo, Sailing and many more.

The Group Fitness Program provides you a sense of commitment and control and can help to counteract stress. You can use Group Fitness sessions to control your weight, relax tense muscles, increase the body’s production of endorphins (mood boosters), increase self-esteem, and strengthen the heart and lungs. Typical classes include Pilates, Body Sculpting, Cardio Kickboxing, Yoga and a variety of dance aerobics.

The Personal Training program is available to those individuals who want to learn how to achieve personal health and fitness goals. From the novice to the elite athlete, our trainers have the knowledge and skills to work with you.

Instructional Programs merge group fitness and on-going skill based instruction for a unique and educational experience.  These non-credit instruction courses are progressive in nature and focus on experiential learning, skill building, mind-body connection, self-defense and fitness.

Outdoor Adventure Program includes the Challenge Course, outdoor adventure trips, open climb and outdoor equipment rental. We connect students to the outdoors through guided tours, leadership training and equipment rental. Our programs utilize an experiential approach to teaching reinforcing team building and communication.

Student Employment at Campus Recreation consists of more than 130 students in a variety of positions each semester to help safely operate and maintain our recreation programs, services and facilities. FAU students hold front line positions in all areas - aquatics, club sports, facility, group fitness, intramural sports, membership services, outdoor adventure and personal training.  Our student employees are dedicated to providing outstanding service and exceeding expectations. To be considered for one or more of the positions, you must be a current FAU student and attend one the following Campus Recreation Employee Recruitment Sessions. Call (561) 297-4512 to find out when the next Recruitment Sessions will take place.


For more information about Campus Recreation facilities, programs, and services, call (561)297.4512 or visit our website at

All facilities and programs are available to students with a valid FAU ID card.  Faculty and staff members are eligible to purchase a rec membership for access to facilities and programs. The Department of Campus Recreation is funded by Student Government Association through Activity and Service (A&S) fees which are paid by students with their tuition.


Eric Hawkes, Director 

Phone: (561) 297-4512 



FAU Campuses: Boca Raton/Davie/Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Jupiter/Treasure Coast Boca Raton Campus Danie Beach Campus Davie Campus Fort Lauderdale Campus Harbor Branch Campus Jupiter Campus Treasure Campus
 Last Modified 2/4/14