Recreation Services

Welcome Week Group Zumba
Aquatics certification training
Sport club rugby
Youth camp playing basketball
Student worker
Tae Kwon-Do
Personal training indoor track
Fitness aerobics class
Outdoor recreation hiking trip
Intramural dodgeball
Intramural basketball
Personal training rowing machine
Belaying a rock climber
Aquatics paddling panthers

Recreation Services Facilities

Fitness Area
The Fitness Area has a large variety of cardio equipment and Magnum weight training equipment. Highlighted cardio equipment includes Pre Cor, Life Fitness and Sci Fit treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent and upright bikes, steppers and rowing machines. Space is provided for core strength warm up, cool down, and dumb bell use.

Leisure Pool

The leisure pool is a 2500 sq foot pool which highlights a zero depth entry, spa, bubble couch and water slide.  Visitors to this area will also find equipment for water volleyball and basketball.  Adjacent to the leisure pool is a family changing room. 

Rentals of this facility can be made by contacting the RS Associate Director at (319) 273-7120 or via email.

Sand Volleyball Court
The sand volleyball court is located just outside of the WRC.

Climbing Wall
The 38.5 ft vertical climbing wall is one of the largest indoor climbing wall on a college campus in the upper Midwest. The wall area is unique in design as it is visually accessible from multiple areas of the WRC and is the center piece of the facility. Visitors to this area will find (11) belay stations, over 3000 hand/ foot holds and a low bouldering area. Rentals of this facility can be made by filling out the RS Facilities Request form or by contacting Luke Bartlett at (319) 273-4768.
Free Weights

The newly renovated Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC) Free Weight Room is located on the first floor of the WRC room 153. This 4,800 square foot layout includes a variety of Power Lift and Cybex weight equipment including four (4) power racks with lever action benches, a Smith machine, Cybex weight machines, a dumbbell area with sets going up to 100 pounds, preacher curl benches and much more!

The room’s décor and ambiance is inviting to all weight training enthusiasts from novice to the more experienced. The room has very user-friendly equipment and abundant operational hours. Come and experience this new state-of-the-art weight training facility.

It should be noted that neither chalk nor colored liquids are allowed in this room. Water in plastic containers is fine. Additional safety signage is posted. So once you swipe your UID at the supervisor’s desk you’ll be ready to begin your fitness adventure in this dynamic new facility.

For Weight Room Hours click here


If there is an accommodation you need in order to participate in a RS program or activity, please contact WRC 101 at (319) 273-6275.


Human Dignity

We believe that all people, regardless of their differences, should treat each other with mutual respect and dignity. Diversity and individual rights will be honored and respected.