Recreation Hotline

Call for updated facility, intramural, and club sport information and schedules:

(717) 477-1561


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Contact Information

Director - Galen Piper

Assistant Director - Melissa Hazzard
717-477-1123 x 3732

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ShipRec provides the following amenities to the University Community:

  • Cardio/Strength Area: (MAP
    • 35 cardiovascular machines with individual televisions 
    • Cybex Eagle Circuit, Cybex Modular Cable Crossover, Power Lift Stations, Free Weights
  • 4 multi-purpose courts for volleyball, basketball, and racquet sports 
  • 1,800 square foot group fitness studio 
  • Elevated running track 
  • Racquetball and squash courts 
  • Day lockers and locker rooms

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ShipRec Policies


Members in violation of access or building policies risk loss of membership privileges without refund.


  • Tank tops/sleeveless shirts, jeans, pants or shorts with rivets or zippers, and belts are not permitted.
  • Gym bags backpacks, and purses are not allowed in workout areas. Bags must be stored in cubbies, day lockers (require a quarter) or in a locker room
  • locker (bring your own lock).
  • Individuals are required to wear athletic shoes. No open-toe or non-athletic shoes are permitted.
  • No glass bottles or open containers are permitted. Only plastic bottles and closed containers are allowed.


  • Track is for exclusive use of walkers and runners.
  • Be alert for runners as you enter the track surface.
  • Store personal items in secure storage.
  • Non-marking, spike-free shoes are required.
  • Inside lane is a walking lane - 8.5 laps/mile.
  • Outside lane is a running lane - 8 laps/mile.
  • Please honor any posted directional signs. 
  • Reservations must be done in person at the ShipRec entry desk.
  • Players are limited to ONE participation period on the courts per day. Players are not permitted to sign-up for multiple slots.
  • Reservations may be made 1 day ahead of time. Weekend reservations may be made on Friday.
  • A reservation is released if the player(s) do not arrive within 5 minutes of the scheduled reservation time.
  • Non-marking shoes are required, and shoes not work outside are preferred.


  • No gum, food, or beverage permitted.  Only water in a sealed container is permitted.
  • Store personal items in secure storage.
  • Attire should be free of rivets, snaps, and zippers.
  • Non-marketing athletic footwear is required.
  • Reservation and class registration information is available at the entrance desk.
  • Drop-in use is permitted when the room is not in use.
  • ShipRec equipment may not be removed from the group fitness room.
  • Workout at your own fitness level.
  • Turn off electronic devises during class.
  • Instructors may limit class to pre-registered participants.
  • Audio visual equipment is managed by ShipRec staff.


  • ShipRec members are eligible to check-out equipment at the entrance desk at no charge. Guests are not permitted to check-out equipment.
  • All equipment check-out requires the presentation of a valid SU ID or membership card. The ID or membership card will remain at the entrance desk for the duration of check-out.
  • Any equipment reported as lost or damaged will be subject to a replacement fee.



Grand Opening - March 2008 

Members of the campus community and the public were invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. March 17 to officially open the new student recreation building. The program included the ribbon-cutting, brief remarks and self-guided tours. The facility, between Seth Grove Stadium and Heiges Field House, was requested by students and later approved by them in a referendum. The approximately 62,000-square-foot facility includes an 8,000-square-foot fitness center, four multipurpose courts for volleyball and basketball, an 1,800-square-foot aerobics room, an elevated running track, racquetball courts, locker rooms and administrative offices.