We Are RecSports

Watch the video shown above to learn more about our exciting programs and services. The time index below is available for your convenience, or you can visit our YouTube link and click on the embedded links to jump to the section of your choice.

  • Aquatics (1:50)
  • Fitness (2:55)
  • Intramural Sports (5:22)
  • Lake Wauburg (7:42)
  • Sport Clubs (6:23)

Vision Statement

Moving the Gator Nation to engage in lifelong wellbeing.

Mission Statement

We enhance the UF community by encouraging the development of the whole person. We inspire self-discovery and foster a sense of belonging through inclusive recreational experiences.


Integrity – We operate with honesty, aspiring to do the right thing at all times. We are responsible stewards of our resources with a strong sense of responsibility to our students, patrons, and staff.

Inclusion, Belonging, & Community – We believe in the power of the communities we create and serve. We provide safe and welcoming spaces to foster a sense of belonging.

Diversity – We provide opportunities for authentic, meaningful connections. We celebrate our differences and believe our community is enriched by the uniqueness of everyone we serve.

Student-Centered – We seek and value the student voice to help guide our growth.

We consistently prioritize our focus to be on students in order to achieve our goals.

Fun – We demonstrate joy and positivity in our work, and advocate for the power of play to enhance quality of life.

Innovation – We use creativity to effectively embrace a growth mindset.

Core Areas of Focus

Student Development

We are committed to integrating student development in all of our work with staff, leaders, and participants. Student development encompasses the training, mentorship, and experiences that directly impact our students. This work allows our student employees to advance the department’s goals and gain transferable skills for success. We offer a unique participatory environment and leadership opportunities to stimulate co-curricular learning and support academic success.


We keep well-being at the center of our work. We will continue to redefine and diversify our approach and will collaborate with partners to support the holistic well-being of our campus community.

Inclusion and Belonging

We want RecSports to be a place where participants feel welcome to engage. We strive to develop community while serving the diverse population of our ever-changing campus.

Our Service

Our team is dedicated to being friendly, resourceful and knowledgeable, in order to exceed expectations and create a welcoming and safe environment.

Administrative Offices

Southwest Recreation Center
PO Box 112760
3150 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-2760
Ph: (352) 846-1081
Fax: (352) 392-3404

Member Services Hours

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues, please contact Member Services located in Room 106 of the Southwest Recreation Center at (352) 273-2436.

Monday – Friday8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday & SundayClosed

Occasionally our schedule will change due to breaks in the academic schedule and holidays.