Physical Activity Options

Access the Fitness Centers, CFC Group fitness classes, Wellness Group fitness classes, and the Swimming pools

The opportunities for being physically active at Cornell are limitless!

  • Play basketball, volleyball, and badminton in the HNH and Noyes gymnasiums during Open Recreation times. (note: phone HNH issue room (607) 255-8164 for details or Noyes issue room (607) 255-0421 for details).
  • Bowl a few games by yourself, with friends, or your family at the HNH Bowling Center.
  • Ice skate at Lynah Rink during open public skate.
  • Get in a game of squash or raquetball at the Grumman Squash Courts.
  • Play tennis for free at the outdoor courts near Appel Commons, near Risley Hall, on Jessup Road near A lot. Or, purchase a membership at Cornell's Reis Tennis Center (indoor & outdoor courts). Or, purchase a membership for the outdoor courts near Rhodes Hall - located next to the beautiful creek - membership is open to anyone - contact Dave Wohlhueter for more information.
  • Up for 18 holes on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University. Purchase a membership and enjoy the summer on this gorgeous and challenging course.
  • Cornell offers over 100 Physical Education Classes that are open to students, staff, and faculty. Try one this semester.
  • Interested in playing sports in a group? Try out Cornell's Intramural Sports offerings.
  • Looking for Outdoor Adventure classes like camping, kayaking, rock climbing, and much more...check out Cornell Outdoor Education. Classes are open to students, staff, and faculty.
  • Over 40 Sport Clubs exist at Cornell including groups like Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Cornell Outing Club just to name a few. Many are open to students, staff, and faculty. Search for a Sport Club by name.

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