Quinnipiac University Recreation encompasses a variety of activities and locations, including: club sports, intramural sports, an eSports lab, three fitness centers, aerobic classes, open recreation and special events on all three campuses. Recreation also serves as one of the larger employers of undergraduate students on campus. Positions are available as intramural staff members and fitness center attendants.
The university recognizes 21 club sport teams. They compete against other universities without the time commitment of an NCAA Division I team.
Teams are student-led and allow for leadership opportunities through elected positions including president, vice president and treasurer.
Each team typically announces its tryout process before or at the Quinnipiac Involvement Fair each fall.
For more information on sports offered and contact info, please visit the Club Sports Page on qu.edu.
Intramural Sports Program
The Quinnipiac intramural sports program offers a variety of sports activities in both competitive and recreational settings. Participants create their own teams, select their level of competition and vie for coveted championship T-shirts. Nearly 75 percent of the student body participates in one or more intramural activities.
View the sport leagues and tournaments offered
Review league rules, deadlines and details
Create a team or join a team
Intramural offerings include:
- Basketball (5-on-5 and 3-on-3)
- Ice Hockey
- Tennis (singles & doubles)
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Open skate
- Lawn Games
- Virtual Challenges
For more information about intramural sports, visit the Campus Recreation MyQ page.
Fitness Classes and Programs
Campus Recreation offers a full schedule of free lunchtime and evening activities taught by certified student instructors. Activities include a variety of the latest trends including: Spinning®, Barre, Ugifit®, Boot Camp, Zumba®, Yoga and Pilates.
Classes usually begin during the second week of the fall and spring semesters. Classes are not scheduled during summer. The schedule is available to the Quinnipiac community via MyQ, on IMLeagues.com as well as at the Fitness Centers.
For more information about fitness and aerobics classes, visit the Quinnipiac Recreation Website.
“Open Rec” hours are scheduled in both the Recreation Center and the dance studios on Mount Carmel Campus. Quinnipiac community members are encouraged to play basketball, volleyball and other games at the Recreation Center or use the mirrored dance studios to rehearse. Hours for these spaces are the same as for the fitness centers with daily schedules of previously reserved times posted at the doors.
Burt Kahn Court/Gymnasium
This hardwood floor facility located in the Athletic and Recreation Center on Mount Carmel Campus serves as the competitive site for Quinnipiac home volleyball games. The gymnasium also is used for university special events, intramurals and “open recreation.”
The Recreation Center on Mount Carmel Campus has four multipurpose courts used for tennis, basketball, volleyball and other recreation activities. Dividers between each court allow for a variety of activities to take place simultaneously.
There are three fitness centers at Quinnipiac University. One is located in the Athletic and Recreation Center on the Mount Carmel Campus and includes:
A full line of free weights
A full circuit of strength equipment
Abdominal equipment and stretching areas
A full line of cardio equipment complete with treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, bikes and adaptive motion trainers (AMTs) on the corners of our suspended track
The next is located in the Rocky Top Student Center on our York Hill Campus and is outfitted with:
A complete line of cardio equipment with network capabilities (installed January 2020)
A new strength line including free weights, a full circuit, and abdominal workout equipment (installed summer 2021)
Our final fitness center is a satellite space on the North Haven Campus, with some cardio equipment, free weights and multi-functional strength equipment.
The fitness centers are open to all members of the Quinnipiac community. A valid Quinnipiac ID must be presented for entrance to the facility at all times.
The Mount Carmel and York Hill Fitness Centers are open Monday–Friday from 6 a.m.–10 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 9 a.m.–10 p.m.
The North Haven Fitness Center is open Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
The suspended indoor track encircles our four Recreation Center courts on the Mount Carmel Campus. Students and staff may walk and jog upstairs while games and practices are being conducted downstairs. Nine laps of the track equal one full mile.
All four corners of the indoor track on the Mount Carmel Campus have been outfitted with various pieces of cardiovascular equipment. Each corner (approx. 2,800 square feet) has treadmills, ellipticals, steppers and bikes. Additionally, one corner is outfitted with multipurpose mats, stability balls and light weights.
There is a Spinning® room located in the fitness center on the York Hill Campus. There is an online bike reservations process. Use of this room is available during classes only.
Quinnipiac supplies most recreation equipment, such as spikeball sets, volleyballs, basketballs and tennis rackets. Equipment may be signed out at the fitness center reception desk with a Quinnipiac ID.
The University opened an eSports Lab in December 2021 in Rocky Top 317. The Lab has 24 PC stations and a gaming console area for Nintendo Switch, Xbox & Playstation games. The lab is home to the University’s eSports team and is utilized by Academic Courses in Game Design & Talent Management. Open recreation hours vary by semester and will posted outside of the lab.