Recreation and Wellness

Recreation and Wellness

PLEASE NOTE: The on-campus Fitness Center is currently CLOSED until Fall 2024 for renovations. When completed, the 2500 sq. ft. fitness center will offer new equipment, a new stretching area, and expanded offerings!

No one said you can’t have fun while earning your degree and preparing for your career – it’s half the college experience! At the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, you can work out in our fitness center, play basketball or soccer at our on campus court, compete in the annual students vs. faculty/staff basketball game, or slow things down with a goat yoga class.

Each of our campuses has dedicated spaces, programming, and events to help you stay healthy. Those facilities and services will look a bit different across the three campuses.  Services and equipment you find on one may not be available on another. Students have access to all facilities across the three campuses.

Faculty and staff are managed differently in each location, but do have to pay for membership to use any of the three campus fitness centers. 

Find out more information about the facilities, programs, and membership requirements on the campuses of St. Petersburg and Tampa.

If you have any questions about the Recreation & Wellness facilities and programs on the Sarasota-Manatee campus, drop us an email at

Current Offerings

We currently offer a variety of opportunities for you to engage with our services:

  • Fitness Center: Our Fitness Center is currently closed for renovations.
  • Basketball & Multi-Activity Courts: Our courts are currently available for use.
  • eSports: OneUSF RecWell eSports continues to gain momentum. Check out the eSports page for information about joining.
  • Outdoor Excursions: Sarasota, Florida boasts a variety of parks, beaches, and other outdoor areas to engage with your friends! Recreation & Wellness have historically organized kayaking, paddleboarding, ziplining, and other outdoor trips at our local beaches and venues, including Siesta Key, Lido Key, Tree Umph, and more!

Equipment Check Out: 

  • Sports equipment for outdoor activities are available for use to students, including football/flag football equipment, basketballs, dodgeballs and soccer balls. The bin of equipment is located on the west side of the SMC building, outside of the Cafe in A-Wing.