Mission Statement Top of Page

Through our programs and facilities, we provide an array of recreation and wellness opportunities that foster active and healthy lifestyles.

Through involvement with Campus Recreation students will:

  • Articulate the importance of physical activity for personal and professional balance and growth.
  • Communicate effectively and work towards a shared goal.
  • Apply necessary skills and abilities and be empowered to develop and mature.

Programs Top of Page

Intramurals Top of Page

Intramurals provides action packed activities for the entire campus community,featuring team and individual competitions throughout the school year. Programs are designed to help students, faculty, and staff become more involved in recreational activities regardless of age, gender, skill level, or past experience. Campus Recreation offers male, female, and co-recreational opportunities organized for various skill levels.

Outdoor Adventure Top of Page

The Superior Outdoor Adventure Program (SOAP) consists of Outdoor Adventure Trips, Outdoor Equipment Rental, Superior Challenge Ropes Course, and the Climbing Wall. The intent of SOAP is to provide outdoor and social experiences emphasizing adventure, environmental awareness, education, challenge, personal development, safety, a sense of community and fun.

Climbing Wall Top of Page

Our Climbing Wall is a 28-foot tall, state-of-the-art structure designed to challenge first-timers or seasoned veterans. We change our routes every semester to maintain a high level of fun and challenge. No experience, equipment, or belayer necessary. Our climbing wall staff will outfit you with all the necessary gear, instruction and encouragement you need.

Open Recreation Top of Page

Open Recreation offers students and MWC members the opportunity to participate in less structured, non-tournament recreation. You must be a student or have an MWC membership to participate in open recreation. Open recreation times are subject to change due to special events and facility maintenance. Throughout the year, facilities are regularly set aside for drop-in activities.

Fitness/Wellness Top of Page

The focus of our Fitness & Wellness programs are to serve the fitness needs of our campus community through various programs, including group fitness, personal training, and Bee Active Seminars. One of the goals of Campus Recreation is to provide instruction, programming, and training to promote health and fitness awareness.

Aquatics Top of Page

Located in the Marcovich Wellness Center is a fully accessible 25-yard pool staffed with friendly, professional lifeguards who will ensure that you have a safe and positive aquatic experience. The pool is open in the early morning, noon, and in the late afternoon/early evening for your convenience. Activities such as water basketball, open swimming, water aerobics, swimming lessons, and lap swimming programs are offered.

Sport Clubs Top of Page

A Sport Club is a recognized student organization under the administration of the Campus Recreation Department. Each club is a student-based group intended to provide recreational, competitive, and instructional opportunities in addition to those offered by intramurals, physical education programs, or intercollegiate athletics.

Challenge Course Top of Page

The Superior Challenge Ropes Course (SCRC) offers a series of activities designed for individual and group participation regardless of age, physical/cognitive limitations, or ability. Participants develop skills in problem solving, communication, decision making, trust, as well as gain a strong sense of self-worth and accomplishment.

The Superior Challenge Ropes Course experience also promotes calculated risk-taking, enhances leadership and management skills, facilitates organizational change, and builds effective teams. Our outdoor facility at UWS features 15 high elements, 9 low elements and a variety of initiatives.

Facilities Top of Page

Marcovich Wellness Center Top of Page

The Marcovich Wellness Center (MWC) houses the Health and Human Performance Department, Athletic programs, Student Health & Counseling Services, and the Department of Campus Recreation. Used for academics, athletics, and recreation, the MWC features a field house with indoor track, 2,500-seat Mortorelli Gymnasium, fitness center, weight room, exercise and physiology lab, classrooms, racquetball courts, climbing wall, swimming pool, dance studio, and offices for all four departments.

Wessman Arena Top of Page

Siinto S. Wessman Arena provides high-quality educational, athletic, and recreational opportunities for University of Wisconsin-Superior students, and strives to maximize opportunities for the broader community. Wessman Arena is also the home of the UW-Superior men's and women's hockey teams and offers intramural hockey and broomball during the course of the ice season.

Superior Challenge Ropes Courses Top of Page

The Superior Challenge Ropes Course is located just west of Wessman Arena. It includes high and local ropes elements to accommodate any skill level. The course offers a series of activities for both individual and group participation regardless of age, physical limitation or ability.

Outdoor Fields Top of Page

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is also the home to a number of outdoor fields and athletic complexes. The Department of Campus Recreation schedules and helps maintains these facilities which are utilized for academics, athletics, and recreation.

Outdoor Fields include; Ole Haugsraud Football Field; three multi-purpose fields; a soccer field, home to the Men's & Women's Soccer teams; Ted Whereatt Field, home to the baseball team; and an outdoor track and field complex. Athletics also has a partnership with the community for use of the local softball fields.

Track & Field Top of Page

The University of Wisconsin-Superior also maintains indoor and outdoor track and field facilities. The indoor track is housed inside the Marcovich Wellness Center, in the Thering Fieldhouse. Here you will find an indoor track capable of hosting high school and NCAA meets. The indoor track is a 6 lane, 200 meter oval on rubberized flooring which was resurfaced in 2012. Inside the Fieldhouse you will also find long jump and triple jump pits; as well as plenty of space to have high jump, pole vault, and shot-put competitions.

The Marcovich Wellness Center also has a mezzanine above the indoor track for fantastic spectator viewing. On track level you will find plenty more viewing opportunities with glass windows on one of our turns. Our lobby provides plenty of area for teams, spectators, and concessions.

The outdoor track is located adjacent to Wessman Arena. It was upgraded in 1999 with a new cushioned running surface and additional facilities to host high school & NCAA track meets. The 400 meter track was last resurfaced in the summer of 2005.

Campus Recreation Contact Information Top of Page

Campus Recreation
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Marcovich Wellness Center
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-395-4610
Building Hours:
Academic Year
M-F 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SA 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SU 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.