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How do you define a quality life? Recreation & Wellbeing helps each individual pursue that answer by providing a wide variety of fitness and wellness programs. Supporting this larger mission requires a focus on daily activities, consistent values, and the continual pursuit of a long-term vision. We’re committed to providing an atmosphere and an environment that is accessible, accommodating, and inclusive for a wide range of people and a wide range of abilities.

The department offers members of the UC Berkeley community an extraordinary experience to live active and meaningful lives while on campus.

Programs and services range from group fitness, aquatics, adventure trips, drop-in fitness and recreation, intramural sports, sport clubs, personal training, WorkFit, and many other activities. Recreation & Wellbeing is enhanced by its indoor and outdoor facilities, including three indoor locations, four pools, five tennis courts, and an outdoor adventure center at the Berkeley Marina.

Our Purpose

Inspiring healthy futures together.

Our Vision

To be at the forefront of collegiate recreation and campus well-being.

Our Mission

Recreation & Wellbeing is a campus leader in advancing the health and happiness of the Berkeley community. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture that contributes to the shared campus priority of a thriving, socially conscious global community.

Our Guiding Principles

Empower Growth

We encourage self-discovery and a lifelong pursuit of excellence. 

Challenge Convention

We innovate by taking informed risks and thrive on disrupting the status quo. 

Positive Intent

We treat each other with civility and respect. We encourage diverse opinions and welcome meaningful feedback. 

Elevate Community

We celebrate the individual and embrace the collective in an inclusive, diverse community. 

Selfless Leaders

We foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate community, oftentimes putting greater interests above our own.

Thank you to our sponsors

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