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Important Update:

Campus buildings reopened to the public effective July 1. Services are available virtually or by appointment only. Visitors should reach out to individual departments regarding appointments. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. To learn more about current operations, view the university's summer reopening plan

Informal Recreation

Open Recreation | Adaptive Recreation | Rock'N Central Climbing Wall

Open Recreation

Open recreation offers students, faculty, and staff the ability to come play a sport or activity without requiring a team, signing up/registering, or the commitment of participating on a regular basis. Feel free to come at any time during the scheduled event times and join in on the sport/activity selected for that day. open rec nights will take place on the east court of the Wellness Center, and sport offerings may change semester to semester depending on interest.


Mondays: Basketball, 5-8 p.m.

Tuesdays: Volleyball, 5-8 p.m.

Wednesdays: Table Tennis, 5-8 p.m.

Thursdays: Futsal, 5-8 p.m.

Sept. 4-Dec. 4: FREE student zip lining every Wednesday, 2-5 p.m. (large groups recommended to make reservations) at the Outdoor Adventure Recreation Center.

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Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation

Adaptive and inclusive recreation exposes students, faculty, and staff of all abilities to a variety of adaptive sports. Adaptive sports are sports played by people with a disability--while many of the sports have been adapted from existing able bodied sports, some have been created specifically for those with disabilities. Examples of sports UCO will offer include goalball, wheelchair basketball, adaptive rock climbing, sitting volleyball, table tennis, and more.

Adaptive and inclusive rec nights for the fall 2019 semester will be:

Monday, Oct. 28
Monday, Nov. 11

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Rock'N Central Climbing Wall

UCO offers a 1,400 square foot climbing area located outside in the "Yard" on the east side of the Wellness Center. The climbing wall includes bouldering, auto belays, and top-rope climbing, and is free to UCO students, faculty, and staff. Rentals on climbing equipment such as shoes, harnesses, belay devices, etc. are also free. The climbing wall is open to climbers of all levels (no prior experience necessary), and trained staff is on-site.

Hours of Operation

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 1-4 p.m.
Tuesdays: 6-8 p.m.

The climbing wall closes in the case of rain/lightning and when the temperature drops below 40 degrees.

Safety Class

To climb at UCO, you must first attend a free basic safety class. The class is 20 minutes long and available during our normal operating hours. In the safety class, you will learn about the three types of climbing offered, UCO’s policies and procedures, how to properly wear/use our climbing gear, and how to belay.

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