Campus Recreation & RecWell
Quinnipiac opened a state-of-the-art Recreation and Wellness Center in January 2023. This 60,000 square foot expansion includes Student Health Services, Counseling, a demo kitchen, a new Fitness Center with locker rooms, Functional Training wing, Athletic Training and Recreation offices, a climbing wall and Outdoor Equipment checkout.
Quinnipiac University Recreation encompasses a variety of activities and locations, including: club sports, intramural sports, an eSports lab, three fitness centers, outdoor recreation, 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, fitness center attendants, climbing wall staff and outdoor trip leaders.
The university recognizes a variety of 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
- Softball (Slow-Pitch)
For more information about intramural sports, visit the Campus Recreation MyQ page.
Burt Kahn Court/Gymnasium
This hardwood floor facility located in the Recreation and Wellness Center on the 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 and Wellness Center on the 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.
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.
There are three fitness centers at Quinnipiac University. One is located in the Recreation and Wellness 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 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.
Mount Carmel Hours
Monday–Thursday 6 a.m.–11 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.–11 p.m.
York Hill Hours
Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Monday–Thursday 6 p.m.–10 p.m.
Friday 4 p.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday Noon–6 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m.–6 p.m.
The climbing wall is 27 feet high and offers four lanes. Two are auto-belay specific and two are top-rope specific with mock lead climbing capability. All necessary equipment is provided free of charge. Students and staff can also take a belay clinic and be able to check out a belay device to use during their time at the climbing wall.
Outdoor Recreation Programs
Several outdoor recreation trips are now offered to students each semester. Trip lengths range from single day up to ten-day break trips. Activities can include backpacking, canoeing, climbing, skiing or any other outdoor activity.
All necessary gear is provided as part of the registration (outdoor equipment, transportation, lodging, permits and guides). Students are responsible for personal items and food.
Students can sign up for the trips on the new recwell.qu.edu website. Prices can vary depending on the trip and how early registration is completed.
“Open Rec” hours are scheduled in both the Recreation and Wellness Center, as well as the dance studios on the Mount Carmel Campus. Quinnipiac community members are encouraged to play basketball, volleyball and other games at the Recreation and Wellness 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.
Fitness Classes and Programs
Our Wellness area 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.
The regular class schedule usually begins during the second week of the fall and spring semesters. A modified schedule of classes is offered during the summer as well. The schedule is available to the Quinnipiac community via MyQ, on the FusionPLAY app as well as at the fitness centers.
For more information about fitness and aerobics classes, visit the Quinnipiac Recreation website.
There is a Spinning® room located in the fitness center on the Mount Carmel and York Hill Campuses. There is an online bike reservations process. Use of this room is available during classes only.