Due to campus’ updated health and safety program, only current UW-Madison students and Rec Well members who are UW-Madison faculty and staff are able to enter our facilities.
Starting January 25, all students and members must present the Badger Badge at our facilities. Per campus protocols, your badge must be in green “building access granted” status for you to enter. Learn more about the Badger Badge here.
Named in honor of the late Albert "Ab" Nicholas, his wife Nancy, and their family, the Nick is home to 30,000 square feet of fitness space, 8 courts, 5 studios, an Olympic size pool, and more.
Officially known as the Camp Randall Sports Center, the Shell is home to our ice rink, courts, cardio and strength equipment, and a 200m indoor track.
Nestled in the center of campus, this facility and its studios serve as practice space for several sport clubs. Lathrop Hall is a shared facility and does not house open rec activities for Rec Well members.
Near West Fields
2001 Observatory Drive
The Near West Fields, a turf complex on the west side of campus, are open daily. Fields are closed on home football game days and will close for the season at the end of November, weather dependent.
Near East Fields
1810 Observatory Drive
Located in front of Dejope Residence Hall.
Cole Recreation Area
Sand volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts on Observatory Drive, near Cole Residence Hall and across the street from Steenbock Memorial Library.
University Bay Fields
Located on the far west side of campus, north of the UW Hospital and northwest of the Nielsen Tennis Stadium.