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Cornell Recreational Services offers a wide variety of fitness, wellness, sports and open recreation activities for Cornell students, staff, faculty, retirees and their spouses/partners. Through our broad-based programs, we try to promote a healthy and holistic lifestyle throughout the campus community.

Recreational Services encompasses the Cornell Fitness CentersHelen Newman Bowling CenterHelen Newman Hall Recreation CenterIntramural SportsNoyes Community Recreation Center, and the Cornell University Wellness Program. Visit our Hours & Facilities page for more specific information on what we offer inside each facility and when we're open.

Be sure to check out all of the other possibilities available to get out, get moving and have fun!

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Free Recreation at Cornell

Your Cornell ID card is your ticket to free recreation on campus!

  • Outdoor basketball on North or West Campus & indoor at Helen Newman and Noyes
  • Open lap swimming at Helen Newman or Teagle*
  • Sand volleyball between Clara Dickson and Balch Hall
  • Shoot pool or play table tennis at Noyes
  • Tennis at Risley, Appel and Jessup courts
  • Volleyball & badminton at Helen Newman or Noyes
  • Take a free PE class*
  • Hike the Botanic Gardens trails

*note: this offering free to students only; all others need membership.

General equipment is available to check out.