Campus Recreation


Opened in 2002, the 65,000-square-foot Campus Recreation Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a state-of-the-art recreational facility designed to meet the needs of the UMass Lowell campus community.

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The 6,500-square-foot fitness center is filled with state-of-the-art fitness equipment that will satisfy both the inexperienced and experienced user. LifeFitness, Precor, Cybex, and Concept II cardiovascular equipment is complemented by Bodymaster, LifeFitness, and Iron Grip strength equipment.

Riverview Suites Fitness Center - Open Fall 2013!

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All full-time students, faculty and staff have access to this new facility.  Residents who live in the building can enter from inside.  All other full time students, faculty & staff can enter the facility through an outside entrance.  There are 20 parking spots available for faculty and staff. 

This new fitness center is located on the first floor of the Riverview Suites Residence Hall, 141 Marginal St. on South Campus.  This facility contains state-of-the-art Precor and Cybex fitness equipment including over 25 pieces of cardio, full selectorized circuit, stretching and free weight area.  Cardio machines have integrated screens where you can watch TV or surf the web!  Facility amenities include locker rooms with bathrooms, showers, and electronic programmable lockers-no need to bring a lock!  Free towel checkout is also available. Patrons can register for all Campus Recreation programs at the Riverview Fitness Center Desk or even sign up for a personal trainer!  

Multipurpose Courts

Three multipurpose courts are utilized for basketball, volleyball and badminton. The courts are also used for intramural sports competitions and club sport practices and games.

Multipurpose Studios

Two multipurpose studios are located on the second floor of the facility. Both studios have state-of-the-art Bose sound systems with wireless microphones for instructors. Muscualr conditioning, mind-body, and aerobic-based group fitness classes such as Zumba, kickboxing, yoga, abs, and Pilates utilize these spaces. The studios are also used for instructional programs and club sports team practices including martial arts, fencing, dance, and a host of other pursuits.

Indoor Track

A 1/10-mile running track is suspended above the three multipurpose-courts. The track can be used for walking, as well as running. The seamless track surface also boasts banked turns to assist runners through the corners.  Exercisers alternate directions every day.

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Two racquetball courts and one squash court are available for those interested in these racquet activities. Each court has glass back walls so action can be viewed from both the first and second floor of the building. All racquetball participants must wear eye protection.

Locker Rooms

Locker-room facilities are available to all patrons of the Campus Recreation Center. Lockers can be used on a daily basis. The Campus Recreation Center has a free equipment check-out service. Patrons can pick up equipment at the Welcome Desk and leave their ID as collateral. Equipment that is available to be checked out includes basketballs as well as racquetball, squash, ping pong, pool, weight belts, jump ropes, and other fitness equipment. Men's and women's locker rooms include showers and saunas.

Facility Hours

Campus Recreation Center Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday Noon to 10 p.m.

Riverview Fitness Center Semester Hours (open to all full-time students, faculty & staff) 

Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday Noon to 10 p.m.

Normal Costello Pool Semester Hours

Please contact Brad Navis from Athletics at 978-934-2132 for pool related questions.
Get directions to Costello Pool or the CRC using our interactive Google maps.

Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Campus Recreation Center Summer & Winter Break Hours (Riverview Fitness Center Closed)

Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Facility News & Notes: 

To receive important updates on facility hours and upcoming programs, you can become a fan of Campus Recreation on Facebook at: www.facebook/com/UMLCampusRec.
The fall 2013 Campus Recreation Center & Riverview Suites Residence Hall hours will run 9/3 - 12/12.

Upcoming Holiday & Semester Break Hours

President's Day Weekend - CRC & Riverview Fitness Center
Saturday, 2/15: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, 2/16: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, 2/17: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
CRC Spring Break Hours (Riverview Fitness Center Closed)
(3/14 - 3/22)
Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Patriot's Day Weekend - CRC & Riverview Fitness Center
Saturday, 4/19: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, 4/20: Closed (for Easter)
Monday, 4/21: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Note: If the University is closed due to inclement weather, the Campus Recreation Center & Riverview Fitness Center will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m. (Monday - Friday) and will remain open to normal closing time, unless otherwise noted.  For instant updates, please become a fan of Campus Recreation on facebook at:

Costello Pool Winter Hours
Friday, 12/20 - Wednesday, 1/1: Pool Closed
Thursday, 1/2: Friday, 1/17: Monday-Friday Noon - 2 p.m. / Pool closed on weekends
Monday, 1/20: Pool Closed
Tuesday, 1/21: Spring semester pool hours begin