Parameters for image-map-2:{}
University of New Haven logo


University of New Haven ChargerREC


Sunday 4/20 (Easter Sunday)
On Sunday, 4/20 the Beckerman Recreation Center will be CLOSED ALL DAY for Easter Sunday. We will reopen on Monday 4/21 at 6am. 




  1. About Us

    Campus Recreation Philosophy

    The Philosophy of Campus Recreation is that, at UNH, it’s all about the students.  The goal of Campus Recreation is to provide a wide range of programs and services that maximize student participation and involvement.  By doing so we create the opportunity to promote real life learning, an important value of the institution. 


    Campus Recreation Mission

    To encourage active and balanced lifestyles for the campus community, and to facilitate student learning through the programs, services, and facilities that are offered. 

    To accomplish this mission, the    department will:

    • Offer programs and services that are comprehensive and      target a broad range of        students and campus community members.

    • Manage a progressive      and comprehensive      facility and ensure a safe, clean, and enjoyable environment.

    • Provide experiential learning and facilitate the development of      leadership, social, and      managements skills through  employment and participation opportunities. 

    • Always provide quality service by being respectful and understanding to every student, member, and individual.







    The Beckerman Recreation Center is a member of the NIRSA program. NIRSA is the leading resource for professional and student development, education, and research in collegiate recreational sports.  Campus Recreation at the University of New Haven is committed to following NIRSA standards and practices and actively participates in the organization. Professionals and students at the University of New Haven attend and present at conferences and participate in various committees. By doing so we ensure that the campus is providing the best experiences to our students through recreation, sport, fitness, and student employment.

    For more information about NIRSA, click here.


    CLICK HERE for more information about the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center

  2. Get Involved


    Membership is required in order to access the Beckerman Center.  All full time and part-time undergraduates and graduate students are allowed to utilize the facility at no extra fee during their academic school year.  Please see  student memberships  for specific summer fees.  Faculty/Staff and Alumni may purchase a membership for a low monthly fee.

    CLICK HERE for more information

    TeamREC Employment

    The backbone of Charger REC is Team REC; our student employment program.  We only hire UNH students that truly want to be a part of our team and are dedicated to the success of the department.  The training and experiences through campus recreation employment lead to lifelong student success and excellence. 

    CLICK HERE for more information

  3. Get Fit

    Fitness and Wellness 

    ChargerREC Fitness & Wellness programming is not just about working out!  While physical activity does play a large role, we are focused on shaping not just the student body, but the mind and spirit as well.  Our programs encompass a wide range of disciplines from group fitness, fitness equipment instruction, personal training, wellness seminars and events, and more!

    CLICK HERE for more information about Fitness and Wellness

    CLICK HERE for Group X Schedule

  4. Play


    ChargerREC offers a variety of individual and team sports/activities in three different divisions Men’s, Women’s and Co-REC. All of our programs are intended to serve the varied interests of the UNH community so get involved and play!

    CLICK HERE for more information about RECSports

    Club Sports

    The University of New Haven Club Sports consists of various recognized student organizations that are recreational or athletic in nature, who have a desire to develop students' skills and interests for specific sports. Each club sport must compete, or have plans to compete, on the intercollegiate level, regionally or nationally, within a recognized national governing body.  Involvement with Club Sports is voluntary.

    CLICK HERE for more information about Club Sports

  1. Academic Year Hours of Operation

    6am - 11:30pm
    6am - 10pm
    9am - 8pm
    11am - 10pm

  2. Upcoming Closures

    Sunday 4/20 - Facility CLOSED ALL DAY for Easter Sunday.