University Recreation

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10 years of URec

The University Recreation Department is dedicated to the health and wellness of Detroit Mercy students and employees.

In collaboration with the University community, University Recreation offers an exemplary facility, programs and services that inspire participation and engagement.

Our recreational opportunities promote health, inspire well-being, enhance academic success and foster community. The student-centered environment provides an outlet for competition, exploration, fitness, play and social interaction.

Students can get active with intramural sports, club sports, URec Adventure Series, outdoor recreation, or regular daily exercise.

If you want to get in shape, stay fit or just have a good time, University Recreation has a program for you.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What Hours Are The Fitness Center Open?
    Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: 1 - 8 p.m.

    What's Available This Year?
    Second floor fitness equipment
    Tommy's Smoothie and Snack Shop
    Ping Pong Tables
    Comfortable Study Areas
    Free Intramural Sports
    Variety of Club Sports!

    Do I Need To Wear A Face Covering?
    URec follows the guidance of the University's Titans Together policy.  Find the current guidelines at

    What Is Available At Tommy's?
    Great Lakes Coffee
    The Big Salad Sandwiches, Salads, and Meals
    Bubble Tea
    Reign, Monster, and Celsius Energy Drinks
    Guernsey Chocolate Milk
    Body Armor Sports Drink
    Kars Nuts and Dearborn Jerky
    and more!

    Do I need a Detroit Mercy ID to access the building?
    Your Detroit Mercy ID is required to enter the building. You can activate your ID at the Front Desk.

    Does Tommy's Take Flex Dollars?
    Unfortunately, Tommy's is not part of your meal plan. We accept cash, Apple Pay and all major credit cards.

    How Do I Sign Up For Fitness Classes?
    Download the app "CORQ" and sign in with your Detroit Mercy email. You can RSVP to a class ahead of time or we can scan your QR code when you arrive for a class.

    How Do I Sign Up For Intramural Sports?
    Go to or download the app and use your Detroit Mercy email. 


    Student Employment

    University Recreation hires both work study and non-work study employees. Hiring generally takes place in the second semester for the next academic year. We leave a few spots for upcoming freshmen.

    Our hiring is complete by Aug. 1 for an annual staff training prior to Term 1. Occasionally, we have an opening during the academic year. If you would like information about potential employment, contact Deanna Blevins @

    Applications for the Fitness Center are available here.

Fitness Center Hours

Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
1 - 8 p.m.

Hours subject to change occasionally. Please see calendar on main FC page.

Contact Us

Director of University Recreation and Guest Services
Deanna Blevins
Phone: 313-993-1781

Assistant Director of University Recreation
Mike Wynn Jr.

University Recreation Office

University Services