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  1. About Us

    Our Mission

    To engage the University of New Haven community in lifelong wellness, development, physical activity, and learning opportunities by providing comprehensive recreational programs, services, and facilities.

    Our Values

    Embrace the needs of a diverse university community.
    Offer quality programs and extensive services.
    Maintain a clean, safe recreation facility.
    Deliver exceptional customer service to our members and guests.
    Promote learning opportunities for our employees and members.
    Collaborate with students, organizations, faculty, staff, and University departments.

  2. Get Involved


    During the Academic Year, the Beckerman Recreation Center membership fee for all current full-time and part-time UNH undergraduate students is included in their tuition package. Therefore, all current full-time and part-time UNH undergraduate students are eligible to activate their memberships to the Beckerman Recreation Center.

    To activate a membership, all current full-time and part-time UNH undergraduate students must visit the Welcome Desk at the Beckerman Recreation Center to complete their emergency contact information and Membership Contract.

    A current UNH ID Card is required for all full-time and part-time UNH undergraduate students to gain access to the facility.

    CLICK HERE for more information about memberships and fees. 

    TeamREC (Student Employment)

    TeamREC is an experiential based employment program, where student employees are challenged to manage the programs of ChargerREC and the operations of the Beckerman Recreation Center. ChargerREC is the largest employer on-campus, employing over 100 students each year.

    CLICK HERE for more information on TeamREC.

  3. Get Fit

    GroupX Classes

    GroupX are drop-in fitness classes designed for participants of all levels. A diverse range of classes is highlighted by Spinning, Meditation, Yoga, Cardio/Strength, Core, Zumba, and High Intensity based formats. Over 25 classes are offered each week during the academic year. Access to all GroupX classes are included in each facility membership.

    CLICK HERE for the current GroupX Schedule.

    Personal Training

    Personal Training offers participants an opportunity for 1-on-1 or small group fitness training. Personal trainers will work with participants to develop an individualize program to meet their personal fitness goals. Personal Training is a fee based program with several packages and rates available.

    CLICK HERE for more information on Personal Training Packages and fees.

    Premium Fitness Classes

    Premium Fitness Classes are classes which require pre-registration and are designed to focus on progressively developing the fitness of participants. A variety of classes are offered each semester and include various aspects of functional training. Premium Fitness Classes are fee based programs which vary by class.

    CLICK HERE for current Premium Fitness Classes offered and fees. 


    OutdoorREC are hiking trips which offer participants the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature. OutdoorREC trips are fee based programs which vary by trip.

    CLICK HERE for current trips offered and fees. 

  4. Go Play


    RECSports is an extensive intramural sport program which provides participants the opportunity to compete and socialize through organized sports leagues, one-day tournaments, special events, and online programs. Over 50 team and individual sport programs are offered throughout the academic year. Access to all RECSports programs is included in each facility membership.

    CLICK HERE for more information on RECSports.  

    Club Sports

    Club Sports are recreational or athletic student-led organizations who compete with other universities and colleges. Each club is a UNH Recognized Student Organization and member of a regional or national governing league/association. Participation and individual dues vary by club. For more information please contact each club directly. 

    CLICK HERE for more information on Club Sports.

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