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Recreation & Athletics
COVID-19 Response

Last Update: June,11 2021

The Recreation Outdoor Basketball and Tennis courts will be open from sunrise to sunset.   Must possess a valid Cat Card.  Full rules can be found here.

Summer 2021

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Subject to change due to weather, holidays, etc.

Last Update: February,3 2021

The Recreation Outdoor Basketball and Tennis courts will be open with limited hours and activities permitted.  The field is only available to UC Merced Students, a valid Cat Card must be presented.  Full rules can be found here.  Hours are as follows:

Spring 2021

Friday, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Saturday, 9:00am - 11:00am and 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Sunday,  2:30pm - 5:30pm

Hours subject to change due to weather, holidays, etc.

Last Update: September 7, 2020

The Recreation Field will be open with limited hours and activities permitted.  The field is only available to UC Merced Students, a valid Cat Card must be presented.  Full rules can be found here.  Hours are as follows:

Friday, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, 9:00am - 11:00am and 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Sunday,  4:00pm - 7:00pm

Tennis Courts

The Tennis Courts will be open this weekend for singles play only.  Use is limited to UC Merced Students.

Last Update: September 4, 2020

The Recreation Field will be open this weekend with limited hours and activities permitted.  The field is only available to UC Merced Students, a valid Cat Card must be presented.  Full rules can be found here.  Hours are as follows:

Saturday, September 5: 9:00am - 11:00am and 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Sunday, September 6: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Monday, September 7, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Tennis Courts

The Tennis Courts will be open this weekend for singles play only.  Use is limited to UC Merced Students.

Last Update: August 5, 2020

Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for updates on recreation facilities and programming for the fall semester.

Last Update: June 29, 2020

All Recreation and Athletics Facilities are closed until further notice. Payroll Deduction members will have their deductions stopped. Bi-weekly members stop effective 3/22 and Monthly members stop effective 4/1.

Looking for ways to stay connected and active? We are providing offerings to stay active and engaged from wherever you are and whenever it is convenient for you.

Fitness Offerings

F45 and Group Fitness Classes

Click this link for the F45 and Group Fitness Class Schedule. 

Online Fitness Classes

You can now work out with your favorite instructors online! The videos are available on our YouTube channel and are designed to be viewed from wherever you may be, whenever it is most convenient for you. The workouts are a complimentary resource and do not require a gym membership or fitness pass to access.

2020 Recreation Movement

UC-Merced has partnered with NIRSA, TikTok and over 60 colleges and universities across the country. The 2020 Recreation Movement is all about staying active together, even when we're apart. This virtual fitness program connects university students, faculty, staff and alumni from across the country to opportunities for self-care and a sense of community during these uncertain times. Participating schools will be sharing a variety of live and recorded workouts through the platform. Participants will have the ability to log active minutes on the account and join in the friendly competition. Each week the top 5 individual student participants are rewarded for their engagement in Recreation Movement. The program is free and open to all university students, faculty, staff and alumni nationwide with a .edu e-mail address. 

Ready to get started?

  1. Visit 2020recreationmovement.com
  2. Click on the Sign up button and create your account using your .edu e-,mail address - be sure to select 'University of California, Merced' from the dropdown menu of schools on the registration form.
  3. Login and get ready to move! Select from Upcoming Live Events and Past and Pre-Recorded Events.
  4. Schools will upload new content on a weekly basis, so check often for new content!
  5. If you're an active user on TikTok, keep an eye on #RecAtHome for even more content.

Intramural Offerings

National Collegiate Trivia Night

Looking for a way to stay home and stay connected? Join students from across the country on Twitch for a weekly trivia night! Trivia nights will take place every Wednesday at 5pm Pacific.

Signing up to play is as easy as 1,2,3:

  1. Create a twitch account
  2. Follow @recwithoutborders on Twitch
  3. Compete and win prizes

This document will be updated as necessary. Updated information will also be posted on our social media channels @UCMRecreation

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