Campus Recreation
University of South Carolina


Campus Recreation maintains two facilities enclosing 400,000 square feet of space. The Solomon Blatt Physical Education Center (PEC) is located in the middle of campus, adjacent to the large recreational field complex. The newer Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center (WFC) is set on the south west corner of Assembly and Blossom Streets. Both facilities feature open recreation areas for basketball, volleyball, badminton, racquetball, handball, and squash, as well as group exercise classes. The WFC also features an indoor climbing wall and Outdoor Recreation Office for trip planning.

Campus Recreation News


Blatt Group Exercise classes cancelled

Group Exercise classes at the Solomon Blatt Physical Education Center will be cancelled until further notice. Continue reading

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April 25: De-stress for success at the Challenge Course

Enjoy some relaxing fun before you tackle those exams. From 1-5 p.m. on April 25, compete for prizes and enjoy arts and crafts. Remember to wear closed-toe shoes! Continue reading

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Bike Shop encourages two-wheeled commuting

The goal of Outdoor Recreation’s Bike Shop is to get more students, faculty and staff to trade in their cars for bicycles for their daily commute. “Biking addresses all the things that college students have to deal with – stress, money, time and exercise,” says Liz Jones,
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Outdoor Pool set to open April 2

The Outdoor Pool at the Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center will open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2. Continue reading

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In the news: A two-wheeled solution

If you’re under stress and need more exercise, Outdoor Recreation’s bike shop has the cure. And it just might help address parking and air pollution problems, too. Continue reading

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Under Armour Alter Ego Challenge comes to Strom

Prove your superhuman strength during a FREE ON-CAMPUS WORKOUT to receive a gift from Under Armour! Please come 30 minutes prior for registration! Continue reading

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Spring Break Group Exercise Schedule

Check out the dates and times for Group Exercise at Blatt and Strom for March 10-14. Continue reading

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Intramural Sports represents at Palmetto Classic

The University of South Carolina’s Intramural Sports Program visited the coastline on Feb. 7-9 for the 2014 Palmetto Classic basketball extramural tournament. The tournament was held on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. Continue reading

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In the News: South Carolina hockey rewrites record books

When sophomore Eric Patterson’s peers find out he’s on the hockey team, he is usually met with confused looks and further questions. “Anyone that sees me wearing anything to do with hockey pretty much asks me,” he said.
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Strom to host Dance Marathon

The Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center will be hosting Dance Marathon this weekend. This is a 24-hour event beginning Saturday, March 1 at noon and ending Sunday, March 2 at noon. Recreational space will be limited to the cardio deck, weight room, racquetball/squash courts, and main gym courts 1 and 2.
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