About Us

Due to COVID 19, Campus Recreation facilities will have a staged reopening during the Fall 2020 semester.  For information on the facilities currently open and any anticipated changes please go to How to Reserve Your Fitness Time page.  For the most current information regarding Campus Recreation check back to the Campus Rec COVID-19 Updates page or our social media platforms.

Questions or concerns please contact, campusrec@temple.edu


A Message from the Director

Medical costs are constantly rising and the expense of an unforeseen accident can seriously delay or even destroy a student’s academic career. The administration of Campus Recreation hopes that all students are protected against such a misfortune, and strongly suggests that students not currently covered by a health and accident insurance policy obtain that coverage as soon as possible.

John Doman
Director of Campus Recreation

Statement Of Philosophical Intent ~~ Our Mission

Recreational Sports activities have traditionally been among the most popular of the non-academic pursuits of college students. College life is more exciting and fulfilling when classroom learning is supplemented by a varied and productive array of leisure endeavors.

The primary goal of the Department of Campus Recreation is to provide the university community with quality-oriented leisure time opportunities in a safe environment. These sport-related activities may take many forms, such as intramurals, sport clubs, informal recreation, special events, aquatics, group fitness, adapted recreation or student staff development. Participation and engagement shall be the main focal point, with a range of activities being available to everyone from the casual beginner to the highly skilled competitor. Additionally, it is hoped that those individuals participating in Campus Recreation programs will gain a full appreciation of the physiological, psychological and social value of active recreation and participation; as well as a better sense of their own ability to function productively in both a cooperative and competitive environment.

Thomas Jefferson once made mention of recreation and its potential value to all within academia. He said, "Exercise and recreation are as important as learning, perhaps more so, for without health what is learning." The intent of this department is to provide the necessary effort that would allow participants the opportunity to realize such value. 

Campus Recreation stands in solidarity with the black members of our community. 

We remain committed to providing inclusive, safe spaces for everyone at Temple University.  We do not tolerate racism, bigotry, or hate. We are with you in the fight against injustices of any kind.

As a department, we are striving to hold ourselves accountable for the progress of the anti-racism movement.  We will be reviewing our own procedures and joining the conversations with the rest of the university to ensure that we provide the most inclusive, safe environment to the entire Temple University community. We are here.  We are with you.  We are hurting.  We are learning.

Main Office

The Campus Recreation Main Office is located in Pearson and McGonigle Halls, Suite 303, 1800 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Effective Fall 2020, our Main Office will be open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  To make an appointment contact us a 215-204-1267 or via email at campusrec@temple.edu.

Alumni and Friends Donation Opportunity

Campus Recreation values the determination and support of the alumni of our programs. We celebrate their accomplishments and welcome their continued support of our programs, facilities and mission. For further questions, please contact Anne Wilkinson awilkins@temple.edu or to give back to our department, please visit our donation site giving.temple.edu/campusrec