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Labor Day Hours (9/4) Toggle Accordion

The RecWell hours of operation for Monday, September 4 are below.  All other facilities not listed are closed.

  • Eppley Recreation Center, 10am - 12am*
  • Outdoor Aquatic Center, 12pm - 7pm
  • Ritchie Coliseum, 10am - 12am

*The ERC Natatorium closes 30 minutes prior to the building.

There are no group fitness classes scheduled on September 4.

​In addition to these adjusted hours, the Bike Shop, Adventure Rental Desk & Resource Room, and Climbing Wall will also be closed on Sunday, September 3.

Summer Interim Hours (8/23 - 8/27) Toggle Accordion

The RecWell hours of operation for August 23 - 27 are below.  All other facilities not listed are closed.

There are no group fitness classes scheduled from August 19 - 27.

Regular facility hours and programming resume on August 28.

Eppley Recreation Center
Day Date(s) Hours
Wednesday August 23 5pm - 10pm
Thursday - Friday August 24 - 25 5pm - 12am
Saturday August 26 8am - 10pm
Sunday August 27 10am - 12am

The ERC Natatorium will re-open on August 26; the Natatorium closes 30 minutes prior to the building.

Outdoor Aquatic Center
Day Date(s) Hours
Wednesday August 23 6am - 9:30pm
Thursday - Friday August 24 - 25 6am - 11:30pm
Saturday - Sunday August 26 - 27 11am - 8pm
Ritchie Coliseum
Day Date(s) Hours
Wednesday August 23 5pm - 10pm
Thursday - Friday August 24 - 25 5pm - 12am
Saturday August 26 8am - 6pm
Sunday August 27 10am - 12am
SPH 0101 (faculty/staff only)
Day Date(s) Hours
Wednesday - Friday August 23 - 25 6am - 9am;
11:30am - 1pm;
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday - Sunday August 26 - 27 Closed

 

ERC Weight Room Disruption Toggle Accordion

New equipment is being delivered to better meet your needs. Various weight equipment may be out of service between the hours of 9am - 5pm on August 17 and 18 in the ERC Weight Rooms.

Natatorium Closure - Summer 2017 Toggle Accordion

The ERC Natatorium (indoor pool area) will be closed this summer from May 12 - August 25 due to a pool renovation project.  The Outdoor Aquatic Center will have extended hours during this time.

 Hours of operation for the OAC will be as follows:

May 30 - August 22
Monday - Friday, 6 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday, 8 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday, 10 AM - 8:30 PM

Eppley Recreation Center Toggle Accordion
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Facility
Mon-Fri6am - 10pm
Saturday8am - 9pm
Sunday10am - 9pm
Member Services Desk
Mon-Fri8am - 8pm
Saturday8am - 8pm
Sunday10am - 8pm
Badminton
Mon-FriNot Available
Saturday7pm - 9pm
Sunday10am - 2pm
Sneakers Cafe
Mon-Fri8am - 7pm
Saturday11am - 7pm
Sunday11am - 7pm
Mon-Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Facility
Mon-Thurs6am - 12am
Friday6am - 12am
Saturday8am - 10pm
Sunday10am - 12am
Member Services Desk
Mon-Thurs8am - 9pm
Friday8am - 9pm
Saturday8am - 9pm
Sunday10am - 9pm
Badminton
Mon-ThursNot Available
FridayNot Available
Saturday7pm - 10pm
Sunday10am - 2pm
Sneakers Cafe
Mon-Thurs7:30am - 11pm
Friday7:30am - 9pm
Saturday11am - 9pm
Sunday12pm - 11pm
Natatorium
Mon-Thurs6am - 11:30pm
Friday6am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
Mon-Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Facility
Mon-Thurs6am - 12am
Friday6am - 12am
Saturday8am - 10pm
Sunday10am - 12am
Member Services Desk
Mon-Thurs8am - 9pm
Friday8am - 9pm
Saturday8am - 9pm
Sunday10am - 9pm
Badminton
Mon-ThursNot Available
FridayNot Available
Saturday7pm - 10pm
Sunday10am - 2pm
Sneakers Cafe
Mon-Thurs7:30am - 11pm
Friday7:30am - 9pm
Saturday11am - 9pm
Sunday12pm - 11pm
Natatorium
Mon-Thurs6am - 11:30pm
Friday6am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
Natatorium Toggle Accordion
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-FriClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri6am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri6am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
Outdoor Aquatic Center Toggle Accordion
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri6am - 9:30pm
Saturday8am - 8:30pm
Sunday10am - 8:30pm
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri12pm - 7pm
Saturday12pm - 7pm
Sunday12pm - 7pm
Facility closes for the season on
Mon-FriOctober 8th
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri12pm - 7pm
Saturday12pm - 7pm
Sunday12pm - 7pm
Facility opens for the season on
Mon-FriLast saturday of April
Saturday
Sunday
Climbing Wall Toggle Accordion
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Thurs5pm - 9pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Thurs4pm - 8pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
Sunday4pm - 8pm
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Thurs4pm - 8pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
Sunday4pm - 8pm
Ritchie Coliseum Toggle Accordion
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri6am - 8pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri6am - 12am
Saturday8am - 6pm
Sunday10am - 12am
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri6am - 12am
Saturday8am - 6pm
Sunday10am - 12am
School of Public Health Toggle Accordion
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Fitness Center - SPH 0101
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
For Students/ Faculty/ Staff
Mon - Fri1pm - 4:30pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri6:30pm - 8pm
Saturday
Sunday
Faculty/Staff Only
Mon - Fri6am - 9am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri11:30am - 1pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Weight Room - SPH 0103
Mon - FriClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Fitness Center - SPH 0101
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
For Students/ Faculty/ Staff
Mon - Fri8am - 11:30am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6:30pm - 10pm
Saturday
Sunday
Faculty/Staff Only
Mon - Fri6am - 8am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri11:30am - 1pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Weight Room - SPH 0103
Mon - Fri5:30pm - 10pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Fitness Center - SPH 0101
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
For Students/ Faculty/ Staff
Mon-Fri8am - 11:30am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon-Fri1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri6:30pm - 10pm
Saturday
Sunday
Faculty/Staff Only
Mon-Fri6am - 8am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon-Fri11:30am - 1pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Weight Room - SPH 0103
Mon-Fri5:30pm - 10pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Reckord Armory Toggle Accordion
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-FriClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Walking
Monday12pm - 3pm
Tuesday12pm - 3pm
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
Thursday 12pm - 3pm
Friday12pm - 3pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Basketball
MondayNot Available
Tuesday4pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday Not Available
Thursday 4pm - 5:30pm
FridayNot Available
Saturday & SundayClosed
Futsal
Monday4pm - 5:30pm
TuesdayNot Available
Wednesday 4pm - 5:30pm
Thursday Not Available
Friday3pm - 9pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Walking
Monday 12pm - 3pm
Tuesday 12pm - 3pm
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
Thursday 12pm - 3pm
Friday 12pm - 3pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Basketball
Monday Not Available
Tuesday 4pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday Not Available
Thursday 4pm - 5:30pm
Friday Not Available
Saturday & SundayClosed
Futsal
Monday 4pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday Not Available
Wednesday 4pm - 5:30pm
Thursday Not Available
Friday 3pm - 9pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Bike Shop Toggle Accordion
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri2pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri12pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday2pm - 6pm
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri12pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday2pm - 6pm
Adventure Program Toggle Accordion
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room
Mon - Thurs5pm - 9pm
Friday12pm - 4pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room
Mon - Thurs4pm - 8pm
Friday12pm - 4pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday4pm - 8pm
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room
Mon - Thurs4pm - 8pm
Friday12pm - 4pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday4pm - 8pm

Climbing Wall

Reach new heights

The University of Maryland 's 55-foot tall freestanding climbing wall is one of the tallest on the East Coast. Come experience physical and social wellness by exercising in a new environment and meeting like minded people.
 
Access to the climbing wall and bouldering grotto is included with a RecWell membership. Simply check in with your university ID or RecWell membership card at the Adventure Program and we'll get you climbing right away regardless of any previous climbing experience.

Policies & regulations Toggle Accordion
  • All climbers must check-in at the Adventure Program desk with a university ID or RecWell membership card and have a signed informed consent release form on file. Forms can be downloaded via links below and are also available upon check-in.
  • All climbers must be belayed by an Adventure Program certified belayer, unless following the bouldering rules.
  • While bouldering, at least one foot must stay below hands at all times.  No topping out on the grotto and no climbing above or below other climbers while bouldering on the wall or grotto..
  • You may not be in the climbing area if you have received any medical treatment or are using any medication that could impair your alertness or coordination.
  • Adventure Program certified belayers may use Adventure Program belay devices.  No Grigri’s or other personal belay devices.
  • All climbers must wear shoes that cover their entire foot while climbing.
  • All patrons must wear a shirt while in the fenced area of the Climbing Wall.
  • Harnesses, helmets, and shoes are all available to borrow for free. 
  • Climbers and belayers must have any personal equipment checked by staff. Equipment deemed unsafe will not be permitted.
  • All equipment must be used according to manufacturer recommendations.
  • All belayers must be anchored tight to the belay stations while belaying.
  • No sitting on the ground while belaying at any time.
  • Patrons may not teach belaying to others, regardless of their comfort or skill level.
  • You must be a current RecWell member over 18 years old to take a belay test or become belay certified.
  • Behaviors deemed unsafe by the Climbing Wall Staff will not be allowed and can result in being asked to leave the premises.
  • All injuries must be reported to the Climbing Wall Staff.  
  • RecWell is not responsible for personal belongings of patrons.  Lockers are available in the ERC.
Preparing for climbing Toggle Accordion
  • Check in with your belayer before beginning climbing to ensure they are ready for you to start.
  • Wear comfortable clothing. Jeans and cutoff jeans are not recommended.  Shirts are required.
  • Jewelry; especially rings and watches, should be removed before climbing. Long hair should be tied back.
  • Bring water in a plastic, re-sealable container to drink. There is a water fountain available.
  • Ask for assistance when needed. Our trained climbing wall staff is happy to help.
General rules Toggle Accordion
  • Smoking, tobacco, gum, alcohol, and drug use is prohibited.
  • No one will be permitted to enter the facility if deemed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Animals are not allowed (except service animals).
  • This is a family-friendly facility; respectful language and behavior is expected from everyone.
  • Report damage or equipment misuse to the climbing wall staff.
  • In an emergency, climbers must immediately follow the instructions of the Climbing Wall Staff to clear the area as directed.

Violations of these rules and regulations may result in suspension of all recreation privileges or administrative and/or judicial sanction. University Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) facility privileges may be permanently revoked for serious or repeated violations.

Belay certification Toggle Accordion

There are two ways to become belay certified with our program:

  1. If you already know how to belay and the knots for tying in, you can check in with the Wall Supervisor on duty, during open hours, and they can administer a belay test for you.
  2. If you are new to climbing or need a skills refresher, you can sign up for a Climb Safe Clinic. This 2-hour program teaches the knots, equipment, and belay technique necessary to pass a belay test with the program.  After completing the clinic, come to the wall during open hours to demonstrate the skills required for belay certification in order to receive certification. Once certified, you’ll be able to belay participants at the Climbing Wall.  

 
Days & Time: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6-8pm
Location: RecWell Climbing Wall
Cost: Free
Max class size: 3 participants

Location & hours Toggle Accordion

Location
The RecWell Climbing Wall is located on North Campus behind the ERC and accessed by walking down the steps outside between the ERC and the Outdoor Aquatic Center.

Bicycle racks are provided around the corner from the climbing wall facility.  Bikes may not be locked to the fence.

Hours

Sunday - Thursday

4:00pm - 8:00pm*

Friday & Saturday

Closed

*Weather permitting; announcements regarding closures due to weather will be made on the RecWell homepage and via the Adventure Program Facebook page.

Contact Toggle Accordion

Name

Email

Phone

Michael Phaneuf
Assistant Director, Challenge Course Programs

mphaneuf@umd.edu

301-226-4456

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