Recreation Sports & Facilities



WE ARE EXCITED to welcome you to our facilities and share our programs/services with you. 

Our team has worked with the UW-Whitewater Exceptions Committee to approve a reopening plan that not only follows enhanced health & safety guidelines, but also provides involvement opportunities for campus & community members.

Although individual experiences will undoubtedbly differ from those prior to the pandemic, our staff looks forward to offering opportunities to keep you active, well and engaged as we power through this together.

Please scroll through this site for up-to-date information on programs, services, facilities, policies and measures we are taking to help make Fall 2020 and your experiences the best they can be!

As of September 3, 2020:
Under the advisement of campus police and in order to better enforce the UW-Whitewater social covenant, all sand volleyball nets have been removed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to offering sand volleyball opportunities when it is deemed appropriate to do.

Due to the ever-changing nature of COVID-19, the items on this site are subject to change.
If any changes occur, this site, along with social media accounts, will be updated as often as our staff is able.
In some cases, changes may not be immediately published or communicated, for which we apologize.

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Reserve Your Spot

Sign In To IMLeagues

Capacity headcounts have been established for all workout facilities. To properly enforce headcounts, members must reserve a spot in IMLeagues, the department's recreation operations management software.

Reservation Link:

Current UW-Whitewater students, faculty and staff can log in by:

  • Selecting the LEFT button and typing in current UW-W credentials (NetID and password)
  • See the "How to Reserve" tab for instructions


Community members must create an account in IMLeagues in order to be able to reserve a spot. Creating an account is included with your membership and only needs to be done once, although your information may need to be updated on an annual basis.

  • Select the RIGHT button (Guest Log-In, Non-Whitewater Affiliates, Community)
  • Confirm that "University of Wisconsin-Whitewater" is listed, select "create account" for first time users
    • Type your first and last name, email address and create a password
    • Status: None
    • Grad Year: None
    • Enter Birthday
    • Participate As: Male, Female or Non-Binary
    • Select: Create Account 
  • Your credentials will be verified by staff (generally a quick response on-site)
  • Once credentials are verified, you are free to make your reservation - staff can show you how it works!

How to Reserve a Workout Time

  • Select "Group Fitness and Cycling Reservation" tab to reserve a spot for any group fitness or cycling class
  • Select "Facility Reservations" to reserve a spot in the Williams Center Weight Room, University Fitness or the Williams Center Pool
  • Time slots will be available 48 hours in advance and remain open until the time slot begins
  • Reservation will be forfeited:
    • if a member fails to check in to the Williams Center Weight Room or University Fitness within the first ten (10) minutes of the session start time
    • if a member fails to check in to a Group Fitness or Cycling Class five (5) minutes BEFORE the scheduled start time
  • Members may reserve the following number of spots each day:
    • Williams Center Weight Room: one per day
    • University Fitness: one per day
    • Group Fitness and Cycling: two per day
    • if space allows, drop-in workouts are allowed for each area beyond the above daily limits
  • Daily options will show up in the calendar on the IMLeagues home page
  • Once your spot is reserved, a confirmation email will be sent

We're Better Together

Rec Sports is proud to offer programs and services for Fall 2020. In order to maximize opportunity for as many of your fellow Warhawks as possible, we ask you to follow the policies outlined below. Please be advised masks/facial coverings are required in all facilities, even during exercise or workouts.

We are experiencing these unprecedented times together. We are here for you for whatever you may need, but we also ask for your patience and understanding while we navigate situations alongside you. We apologize in-advance for any frustrations and/or inconveniences and strongly welcome/encourage you to share your suggestions & feedback with us!

face covering

Face coverings REQUIRED

Practice social distance

Practice social distancing

Wash hands frequently

Wash hands frequently

Stay home if you're sick

Follow new directional signage

Follow directional signage

One person in an elevator at a time

Respect facility capacities

Stay informed

Reserve your spot

Suggestions & Feedback
UW-W Social Covenant

Operational Breakdowns

In addition to making modifications to programs and serivces, the Rec Sports staff has increased cleaning and sanitation measures to ensure the cleanest workout and exercise environment possible. Emphasis has been placed on the following items:

  • Spacing of weight room equipment to maximize social distancing and minimize physical contact
  • Participants being asked to wipe down fitness equipment after each use
  • Installation of new card scanners to limit person-to-person contact of Hawk Cards/Membership IDs
  • Custodial staff scheduled for increased daily cleaning
  • Spacing furniture and implementing sanitation schedules for common/lobby areas
  • Implementing increased equipment sanitation procedures for Intramural & Club Sports equipment
  • Members may fill water bottles at hydration stations only; public drinking spouts have been disabled
  • Displaying facility signage in multiple areas

The following programs/services are intended to be available with modifications:

Club Sports
Day Passes for UW-W Students, Faculty & Staff
Employment Opportunities
Group Fitness & Cycling Classes
Intramural Sports
Kachel Fieldhouse

Locker Rooms

University Fitness
Wheelchair Athletics
Williams Center Pool
- details coming soon
Williams Center Weight Room

The following programs/services are currently unavailable:

Equipment Room Check-Out
Guest Passes
Outdoor Basketball Court
Pick-Up Basketball
Racquetball Reservations
Sand Volleyball Courts
Sideline Cafe

Frequently-Asked Questions

Yes. The Williams Center Weight Room opened Monday, August 17, 2020. In order to gain access to the weight room, a membership must be purchased and a reservation must be made via IMLeagues. Tutorial videos on how reservations work are posted throughout our site.

Memberships Website
IMLeagues Login
Williams Center Hours of Operations

Yes. Face coverings are REQUIRED in all facilities at ALL TIMES, even when working out/exercising.

Our reservation system has been developed to ensure newly-established facility capacities can be enforced. This is for the health and safety of all members.

If spaces remain before a workout time period begins, members are permitted to "drop-in," however they will still need to check-in with our staff. Members are encouraged to monitor our new facility usage live counts on our sites for up-to-date headcounts and facility availability.

Current UW-Whitewater students may purchase a membership online or in-person in Williams Center Room 100. Online membership purchases can only be processed via student billing at this time.

Faculty/staff, community, alumni and additional family memberships must be purchased in-person in Williams Center Room 100.

Payment options for in-person membership purchases include cash, check, purple points or student billing. Faculty/staff members may use payroll deducation.

Sorry, no credit cards, although a no-fee ATM is located on the second floor of the Williams Center near the Sideline Cafe.

Only Students wishing to purchase a membership with student billing may complete the online membership form. You need to be logged into the UW-Whitewater website with proper credentials. Personal gmail accounts cannot be used to access the membership form.

Yes, with modifications.

Intramural Sports plans will be communicated on the Intramural Sports website.

Club Sports teams will not have any home/away competitions or events for Fall 2020. Each club is being examined on an individual basis to determine how active they can be with in-person activity/practices. Clubs will still be active with officer trainings, recruitment, retention, fundraising and are encouraged to facilitate operations remotely whenever possible.

We'd love to have you join us!
Become an IM Sports Official Website
Club Sports Interest Form

Not at this time. Participants must bring their own equipment.

Currently, pick-up basketball is not permitted due to basketball being identified as a high-risk activity. We are monitoring situations regularly and will update policies as they become known.

Refunds will not be permitted as memberships are purchased at the discretion of the individual.

The Williams Center does not intend to close, even after classes go remote following Thanksgiving break.

In the event the Williams Center does close, resources will be used to create online content for our members to maximize opportunities to workout.

Contact Rec Sports