Recreation Overview

Brown Recreation is a part of the Department of Athletics and Physical Education. Brown Recreation is responsible for the Group Fitness Classes, Instructional Programs, Intramural Sports Program, Club Sports Program, Personal Training, General Recreation Program, and management of the satellite fitness centers and Olney-Margolies Athletic Center known as the OMAC.

Brown Recreation prides itself in providing something for everyone. Our qualified staff is committed to excellence and is attentive to the developmental needs of the Brown community. We work to promote and advance healthy lifestyle choices through participation opportunities, educational experiences and supportive services. All programs are designed to maximize participation and accommodate a wide range of interests and abilities.

We offer over 64 group fitness classes per week in the areas of aerobics, fitness and mind/body. Our Group Fitness Program averages over 2,700 participants per year. Our intramural sports program consists of 25 offerings in a variety of team, dual, individual and special event programs to over 4,100 registered participants within the Brown community. Our 33 Club Sports teams service hundreds of student athletes. We strive to provide an organized, structured and competitive environment for students interested in club sports at Brown University.

The Department of Recreation at Brown University consists of the following programs:

Spread over a sprawling campus, Recreational Facilities include over 9 buildings and multiple fields. More information for each building can be found here.


More directions about getting to/from Brown can be found on the Visiting Brown website.

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Summer Ozone Policy

During summer session, when the air is unsafe outside, find relief inside (the OMAC). FREE access for faculty and staff on those unhealthy days, see the Department of Environment Management site for environmental conditions.