Campus Recreation and Sports

Campus Recreation offers members of the university community many opportunities to use their leisure time constructively to complement USD’s academic experience. Students are encouraged to use the facilities of the Sports Center at the east end of campus. Facilities include a heated swimming pool, a six-basket gym, two indoor volleyball courts, four tennis courts and exercise rooms. Other on-campus facilities include the Jenny Craig Pavilion McNamara Fitness Center, Mission Café and Fitness Center, Manchester multi-use field, softball field, and the Valley soccer/multi-use field by the Mission Crossroads. In addition we offer off campus classes at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center and the Wavehouse Athletic Club including sailing, water-skiing, stand up paddle boarding, surfing and Flowboarding on a fee basis for use by the USD community.

Students may also participate in the many recreation classes (as for-credit or non-credit) offered by the Campus Recreation department. Some of the classes include: SCUBA, martial arts, yoga, dance, tennis, swimming, fitness and many additional leisure activity courses. In addition, students are encouraged to sign up as free agents or organize teams to participate in the more than 20 intramural leagues. Other leisure programs available throughout the year include a master’s swim training program, injury rehabilitation, specialized weekend fitness classes and USDFIT GroupEx. USDFIT GroupEx is a flexible program that enables participants to take a wide variety of weekly fitness classes that best meet the needs of their schedule for one low fee. For additional information, contact the Mission Fitness Center at (619) 260-7488.

Intramural Sports

With a full schedule of men’s, women’s, co-recreational teams and individual sports activities, the intramural program offers every student, faculty and staff members the opportunity to participate in competitive as well as recreational sports. Activities include softball, football, basketball, bowling, tennis, soccer, golf, running events, volleyball, dodge ball, table tennis and inner tube water polo. Additionally Campus Recreation has a Grad/Law Recreation program designed specifically for graduate and law students. This program includes intramural leagues and community special events for graduate students only.

Sports Clubs

Sports Clubs are student-registered organizations administered through the Campus Recreation department. USD students may become a member of a competitive and/or recreational sports club on campus. Competitive Sports Clubs include: Baseball, Equestrian, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Rugby, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, Surf, Men’s and Women’s Water Polo, Water Ski, Ultimate Frisbee, Rock Climbing, Tennis, Golf and Roller Hockey. These clubs compete in local and national collegiate leagues plus host tryouts. Recreational Sports Clubs include: Dance Company, and Running. These clubs may compete in competitions; however they tend to sponsor recreational activities as their primary function. For more information on sports clubs go to: Campus Recreation/Sports Clubs

University Fitness (USD FIT)

As part of USD’s wellness initiative, University Fitness (USD FIT) is a branch of Campus Recreation focusing on providing opportunities to strengthen the minds, bodies and souls of the campus community. Services are centered in the Bradford Lee Bosley Mission Café and Fitness Center, a wellness focused facility located in the heart of Mission housing. Supporting the mission and values of USD, the center promotes healthy lifestyle choices and social interaction to enhance the total student experience. USD FIT offers group exercise classes and personal training at nominal fees to the campus community. In addition to the Mission Fitness Center, USD community members may also enjoy informal use of the JCP McNamara Fitness Center and the Sports Center. For more information please visit the Mission Fitness Center website at Mission Fitness Center.

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures (OA) is a hub for all members of the USD community interested in living an active, outdoor lifestyle.  With a focus on outdoor recreation, environmental education, leadership development and teambuilding, OA offers a variety of programs that aim to promote personal growth, relationship building and environmental responsibility.  Our rental shop provides outdoor recreation equipment (kayaks, stand up paddleboards, snorkels, tents, etc.) at a convenient location and economical price for individuals and groups that choose to venture on their own excursions.  Outdoor Adventures is located in the University Center, Room 136.  Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10am-5pm. (619) 260-4709. Outdoor Adventures.