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Campus Recreation

Looking for athletic glory? You’ve come to the right place.

With 18 NCAA Division I teams and dozens of club and intramural squads, it’s easy to find a game on our campus—even if you just want to sit in the stands and root for the home team. Our varsity and club teams have won national championships, and students earn serious campus bragging rights through our competitive intramural leagues. In fact, about two-thirds of our students participate in intramural or club sports, making our recreational sports program one of the most active in the nation.

If you’d prefer to work up a sweat without joining a team, you can stay in shape at the Herman W. Lay Physical Activities Center. It’s always packed with students taking advantage of our first-rate workout space. Take a dip in the pool. Ride a stationary bike. Or join a pickup game on our basketball court.

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Paladin Outdoor Program

Meet your new classmates by exploring the great outdoors.
POP trips have been CANCELLED for the 2020 year due to COVID-19

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Physical Activities Center

From workout equipment to a swimming pool, our multipurpose health club has it all.

Get fit
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Intramural Sports

Compete with your classmates and friends in one of our intramural leagues.

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Club Teams

Get your competitive juices flowing by taking the field with our club teams.

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Challenge Course

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From the Blue Ridge Mountains in the upstate to the beaches along the coastline, South Carolina is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

Reedy River flowing over the small waterfall
Students participating in Holi Festival

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