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.
  • Engage with other individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and learn to appreciate differences.

Programs Top of Page

Aquatics Top of Page

Located in the Marcovich Wellness Center, the National Bank of Commerce Climbing Wall 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, and lap swimming is offered.

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 UW-Superior features 15 high elements, 9 low elements and a variety of initiatives.

Climbing Wall Top of Page

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

Fitness/Wellness Top of Page

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

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.

Open Recreation Top of Page

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

Outdoor Adventure Top of Page

The Superior Adventures consists of Outdoor Adventure Trips, Outdoor Equipment Rental, Superior Challenge Ropes Course , and the National Bank of Commerce Climbing Wall . The intent of Superior Adventures is to provide outdoor and social experiences emphasizing adventure, environmental awareness, education, experiential learning challenge, personal development, safety, a sense of community and fun.

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.

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 and Counseling Services, and the Department of Campus Recreation. Used for academics, athletics, and recreation, the MWC features the Lydia C. Thering Fieldhouse with indoor track, 2,000-seat Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium, Toby and Sharon Marcovich Fitness Center, Minnesota Power Weight Room, exercise and physiology lab, classrooms, racquetball courts, National Bank of Commerce Climbing Wall, Joan Hedrick Swimming Pool, dance studio, and offices for all four departments.

Superior Challenge Ropes Courses Top of Page

The Superior Challenge Ropes Course is located just west of Siinto S. 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. This facility is open by reservation only.

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
Monday - Thursday: 6:00am-11:00pm
Friday: 6:00am-10:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00noon-10:00pm