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


Fall Break Hours are now available

Facility hours for fall break are now available. Click here for more information. Continue reading

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Hot Water Outage in Strom

There will be a hot water outage at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center on Friday, October 24 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. This outage will affect the water temperature for the showers and sinks but will not affect the pools. The purpose of the outage is to make necessary repairs to the water line. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Continue reading

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Upcoming Pool Closings

The Competition Pool at the Solomon Blatt Physical Education Center will be closed during evening hours on Friday, October 17 for a swim meet. The Outdoor Pool at the Strom Continue reading

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In the news: Bikepack the Palmetto Trail this Fall Break

Join UofSC’s Outdoor Recreation group over Fall Break, Oct. 23-26, and Bikepack sections of the Palmetto Trail. Bikepacking is a similar to bike touring but instead of using a road bike, you use a mountain bike, and instead of riding on the road, you ride on single track. Continue reading

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Check out these upcoming adventure trips with Outdoor Recreation!

Get out of town with an adventure trip! Whether it’s hiking, surfing, biking, kayaking or climbing, all trips are for the novice/beginner (unless noted) and the low cost INCLUDES transportation, fees/permits and instruction. Continue reading

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Tips for safe travel on campus and around town

The USC Department of Law Enforcement and Safety actively patrols the University and works in partnership with the Columbia Police Department in patrolling the many streets going through campus as well as surrounding areas to help provide a safe and vigilant campus environment. Please take precautions and follow these safety tips. Continue reading

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