Handbook

Recreation at UCLA

UCLA Recreation offers a wide range of recreational activities and services. Our programming encompasses the competitive, social, cultural and instructional aspects of recreational activity. UCLA students, through their tuition and fees have access to recreation facilities and may purchase additional services. UCLA faculty, staff, emeriti and alumni affiliates (and their family members) are eligible to purchase a membership for access to our many programs and facilities.

UCLA students, through their tuition and fees have access to recreation facilities and may purchase additional services. UCLA faculty, staff, emeriti and alumni affiliates (and their family members) are Eligible to purchase a membership for access to our many programs and facilities.

Recreation Facilities

John Wooden Center (JWC)

  • 3 Gyms
    • Basketball
    • Volleyball
    • Badminton
    • Gymnastics
  • 4 Studios
    • Dance
    • Fencing
    • Martial Arts
  • Modern Fitness & Weight-Training Equipment
  • Courts for Handball, Racquetball & Squash
  • Indoor Rock Wall: Rock Climbing
  • Men's & Women's Saunas
  • Towels & Sports Equipment for Checkout
  • Energy Zone Refreshment Shop

Bruin Fitness Center (BFIT)

  • Modern Fitness & Weight-Training Equipment
  • Punching Bag

Sunset Canyon Recreation Center (SCRC)

  • Picnic & barbecue areas
  • Large grass fields
  • Outdoor amphitheater
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Challenge Course
  • Equipment available for checkout:
    • Swimming
    • Outdoor equipment

Outdoor Adventures

  • Rock Wall
  • Challenge Course
  • Wilderness Outings
  • Bike Shop and Rental Center
  • Outdoor Adventure Trips

UCLA Marina Aquatic Center (Located in Marina del Rey)

The M.A.C offers classes every quarter in:

  • Kayaking
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Stand-up paddling
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing

Helpful Hint:
If you already know how to do any of the above sports you can also just rent equipment and students receive a discounted rate!

Instructional Classes

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play tennis, hip hop dancing, salsa, guitar or ju-jitsu? UCLA offers so many different classes so that you can learn something new every quarter you are here! Classes range from $20 - $50, depending on the class and equipment involved. There are so many more to choose from, check out their website for more options.

  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Guitar
  • Ballet
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Dancing
  • Lifeguard training
  • Yoga
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Salsa Dancing
  • African Drumming
  • ...and more!

Intramural Sports

Intramural sports are a fairly unique American college experience – it is UCLA students playing against other UCLA students. While some of the leagues can be pretty competitive, the point of intramurals are just to have some fun with you friends and play the sports you love! At UCLA the Intramural Sports program consists of 30 leagues, tournaments, meets, and special events with more than 8000 participants each year. Activities are offered each quarter, including limited activities during the summer quarter.

Sports throughout the year:

  • Outdoor Soccer
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Water Polo
  • Tennis Doubles
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Dodgeball
  • Softball
  • Badminton
  • ...and more!

Helpful Hint:
Every quarter the Dashew Center sponsors Intramural Teams for international students! There is a new sport every quarter so you can always play something new and meet new people.We have men’s, women’s teams so everyone is welcome to play! We provide jerseys for the season and also organize a “meet the team night” so that you connect with your teammates prior to the beginning of the season. Keep an eye on our website for more information about which sport is coming up and when you can register for a team!



UCLA Recreation


Marine Aquatic Center


Instructional Classes


Intramural Sports