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students walking outside of the Campus Recreation Center


Campus Recreation provides many facilities to participate in recreational activities.  Within the Campus Recreation Center, there is an elevated track, two-level fitness center, locker rooms, two group fitness studios, and three multipurpose courts used for basketball, volleyball, or tennis. The Ryder Center is composed of the Gerstacker Regional Aquatic Center, Hamilton Gymnasium, James E. O'Neill Arena, indoor turf fieldhouse, racquetball courts, locker rooms, and dance studio.

The outdoor facilities include soccer fields, flag football fields, sand volleyball courts, softball field, club fields, tennis courts, archery range, and a walking/running path.  The running path can be found below.

Campus Running Map (833KB)


Monday - Thursday  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday Closed


Monday - Friday  8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday  Closed

Hours may change due to holidays or special events.

Recreational and Fitness equipment may be rented out at no charge by using your SVSU issued ID Card. For more information contact The Conference Center at 989-964-7333.

Let Campus Recreation help with your next outdoor adventure! Outdoor equipment may be rented for a nominal fee by using your SVSU issued ID Card.  The following equipment is available:

  • 2 Person Tent
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sleeping Pads
  • Multi-day Hiking Packs
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle Boards
  • Snow Shoes
  • Cross Country Skis (boots & poles)
  • Assorted Cookware

Contact us for details on how to reserve the equipment! Account fees will be posted to the user accounts for any lost or stolen equipment. Rented equipment must be returned by a set deadline.