University Recreation

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, fitness classes, club sports, URec Adventure Series, outdoor recreation, group activities, 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.


Go Move Challenge 2024

Go Move 2024 Winners

Congratulations to our 143 participants for this year's Go Move Challenge on completing 152,667 intentional minutes of movement.  This year, our University Ministry team took home the department with the most average minutes!

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    Court, Lobby (tabling), or Group Exercise Room Reservations

    Want to play volleyball, badminton or basketball at the Fitness Center? Reserve a court in advance. 

    Available equipment includes:

    • Volleyball nets and balls
    • Badminton nets, racquets and shuttlecocks
    • Futsal balls and goals
    • Basketballs


    Court Reservation Policy

    1. If you wish to reserve a court, you must contact the front desk a minimum of four hours before your desired reservation.
    2. Between the hours of 3 - 8 p.m. on weekdays, only one court will be available for reservation at a 2 hour maximum.
    3. At the time of your reservation, you will be asked to provide a contact name, phone number, duration of reservation and desired activity.
    4. Please note, you must be a current Detroit Mercy student, faculty, staff or administrator to reserve a court. All participants who do not present a valid Detroit Mercy ID will be subject to a guest fee of $5.
    5. Special events may be an exception to this rule upon communication with professional staff.

    Court, Table, and Group Exercise Room reservations and availability can be viewed on the Fitness Center calendar.



    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
    Free Fitness Classes
    Variety of Club Sports!
    Adventure Series

    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 Mike Wynn Jr. at

    We currently do NOT have any openings for the 2024 Winter Semester. 



University Recreation

Fitness Center Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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

Contact Us

Director of University Recreation
Mike Wynn Jr.

Assistant Director of Fitness
Chris Richardson

Assistant Director of Recreation
Allen Seales

University Recreation Office

University Services