Rec Sports Fellows Program

Program Overview

The Rec Sports Fellows program is an experiential learning opportunity offered to three to five current student employees to expand their knowledge of campus recreation beyond their primary staff role. A key feature of this program is that all participants spend time with all areas of the Department of Recreational Sports. During the rotation among areas, the program participants will broaden their knowledge of the myriad functions of campus recreation as well as build their individual knowledge, skills and abilities. Each student employee will be given the opportunity to pick an area of expertise or “specialty” in which they will spend the majority of their time in order to expound upon their individual strengths.  The ultimate goal of this program is to prepare students for a future career in campus recreation.

Within the application process, applicants will identify one area of campus recreation in which they would like to focus or specialize. This will become their “specialty” area and will afford them the opportunity to learn and develop competencies conducive to establishing a career in campus recreation. 

During the course of the program, participants will have “core curriculum” experiences with each area of Rec Sports and the Division of Student Affairs to gain a basic understanding of a complete campus recreation department and how each area contributes to overall goals. 

A defining feature of this program is that it is highly self-directed. The Fellows’ schedules are dictated by the participants to accommodate academic course load and other working obligations. If you have questions about this, please contact the program coordinators.

See what previous Rec Sports Fellows have to say about the program

Program Goals/Intended Outcomes

  • To develop a better overall understanding of a campus recreation department. 
  • To refine skills and experience needed to be successful in campus recreation.
  • To prepare for graduate assistant application/interview processes. 
  • To gain an enhanced level of self-awareness in relation to a future career in campus recreation.   

Application Guidelines

  • The deadline for applications is near the end of the Spring semester, usually in April. An email will come to the RAMFAM listserv announcing the application and associated deadlines. 
  • Applications require an updated resume and a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s immediate supervisor; letters of recommendation can be sent directly to Lance Haynie (lhaynie@uga.edu) with the subject line “Fellows Program”.
  • Applicants must be current employees of Recreational Sports with at least one semester of employment experience within the department. 

Schedule/Timeline

  • Acceptance into the program requires a full academic year commitment (August-May); The program requires a weekly time commitment of 2-5 hours.

Hours/Pay

  • This is a paid position ($8.40/hr); the weekly commitment is approximately 2-5 hours.

Administrative Support/Logistics

  • The Associate Director for Programs (Lance Haynie, lhaynie@uga.edu) will be the primary point of contact for participants. 
  • If necessary, the primary points of contact will recruit a committee to review applicants and select participants in May (application deadline will typically be in April-May).
  • The primary point of contact will meet with program participants, at a minimum, eight (8) times for the purpose of program orientation, check-in, and feedback opportunities during the duration of the program; an initial, in-person, meeting and brief orientation will be attempted in April-May before participants leave during the summer. 

Fellows Program Application

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Student Scholarship Application

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Club Ice Hockey Duo Named to ACHA Select Team

Ice Hockey team member Kyle Harris makes a pass on the ice

Ice Dawgs Duo Named to ACHA Select Team

July 17, 2018
 

The American Collegiate Hockey Association announced the 2018 Men’s Division III Select Team roster on Monday. Ice Dawgs Carter Penzien and Kyle Harris were selected for the team and will compete in Krasnoyarsk, Russia from September 28 - October 8 in the Student Hockey Challenge.

Penzien led the Ice Dawgs in points scored during his junior season and was named Second Team All-American. He played on the SEC All-Star Challenge team in April and led all players with 10 goals scored.

“It’s an honor being selected to the overseas team,” Penzien said. “Throughout last season this trip was just a thought in the back of my mind, and now that it’s getting closer it’s becoming a reality. It’s definitely a blessing and I’m looking forward to representing the University of Georgia while playing in Russia”

Harris, a rising sophomore from Cumming, Georgia, was one of the Ice Dawgs’ toughest defenders during the 2017-2018 season. He was also selected to play on the SEC All-Star Challenge team.

“I am very honored to be selected to be a part of such a great experience lead by a great coaching staff,” Harris said. “Having the opportunity to make the trip as a sophomore is very humbling and hopefully becomes a lifelong memory. Coaches, friends, and family make all that I do possible.”

The ACHA Select Team is made up of 22 players from 14 ACHA colleges and universities. The Student Hockey Challenge International Championship will feature teams from the ACHA, the European University Hockey Association and the Russian Student Hockey League. There will be eight teams competing and each team will play  five games during the event.

The event is an official test event for the 29th Winter World University Games, which will be held in Krasnoyarsk in March 2019. The games will be played at venues that will host men’s and women’s hockey events during the games.

ACHE 2018 M3 Select Team Roster

Ice Hockey Club at UGA

The Ice Hockey Club at UGA competes in the South Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference (SECHC) of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, and plays under NCAA rules. 

Contact Club Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu 

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Brittany Burriss, Graduate Assistant
bburriss@uga.edu

Jessica Cuadra
jessica.cuadra@uga.edu

Chris Sato, Graduate Assistant
christopher.sato@uga.edu


Useful Links and Forms

All Club Sports forms and documents can be found on the Competitive Sports page in the UGA Involvement Network.

New Club Information and Registration
Center for Student Activities & Involvement
UGA Involvement Network
How to Sign the Club Sports Waiver

Handbook 
2018-2019 Club Sports Handbook
Club Compliance

Logo Usage & Trademarks
Club Sports Logos & Policies

Finance
Club Spending Request Form
Off-Campus Bank Account Request Form
Honorarium

Travel
Student Travel Request Form
Travel Checklist (Business Staff)
Travel Checklist (Club Sports Staff)

Facility Home Events and Practice Request Forms
Practice Request Form
Home Competition Event Form

Logos and Logo Policies

Emergency Action Planning
Severe Weather EAP
Medical EAP

Boulder Bash

Boulder Bash

UGA's annual Boulder Bash competition will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018. Boulder Bash is a one-day bouldering competition that brings climbers from all over the southeast to compete. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Southeastern Climbers Coalition. Climbers will receive a t-shirt!

Register here!

Competition fees:  

  • $15 for UGA students/faculty/staff
  • $20 for non-UGA
  • $25 for day-of registrations (if space available)

*Make checks payable to the Southeastern Climbers Coalition

Event Description and Scoring
Boulder Bash will consist of 3 divisions. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced (Male and female divisions for each). Each division will have approximately 20-25 bouldering problems, and each problem will be assigned a specific point value. Climbers who successfully complete a problem will receive the corresponding number of points. If climbers flash a problem (successfully complete the problem with no failed attempts), they will receive a 10% bonus for that problem. For example, if a problem is worth 350 points and a climber flashes the problem, the climber will receive 350 + 35 (385) total points for the problem. No points will be deducted for failed attempts, but a climber must successfully complete an entire problem from start to finish in order to receive any points. Partially completed problems do not receive points. The climber(s) in each division at the end of the competion will be declared the winners.

Event Schedule (Subject to Change)

Registration/Check-in 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Beginner Climbing A* 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Beginner Climbing B* 3:15PM - 4:30PM
Intermediate Climbing 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Advanced Climbing 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Awards 8:30PM

*Beginner A and B are the same level (two separate heats for time efficiency)


To Register
Registration will be available online August 6th.  Participants can register online, by mail, or in person at the Ramsey Center Cashier's Desk. Online registrations must be received by Friday, November 2nd. Participants can also register in-person on the day of the event.

To register by mail, print off a copy of the registration form, payment (check made to Southeastern Climbers Coalition), and release forms to:
ATTN: Boulder Bash
UGA Recreational Sports
330 River Road
201 Ramsey Student Center
Athens, GA 30602

For questions, please contact Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation.

Thank you to our sponsors!

          

          

          

Rec Sports Fellows Program

The Rec Sports Fellows program is an experiential learning opportunity offered to three to five current student employees to expand their knowledge of campus recreation beyond their primary staff role. A key feature of this program is that all participants spend time with all areas of the Department of Recreational Sports. During the rotation among areas, the program participants will broaden their knowledge of the myriad functions of campus recreation as well as build their individual knowledge, skills and abilities. Each student employee will be given the opportunity to pick an area of expertise or “specialty” in which they will spend the majority of their time in order to expound upon their individual strengths.  The ultimate goal of this program is to prepare students for a future career in campus recreation. See below for what past participants have to say about their experience. 

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2017-2018 Participants

Mandy Enloe

"My biggest takeaway from the program is the networking and experiences I gained that otherwise would not have happened. Having an avenue for gaining professional relationships with the directors and below is one of the best parts of the program. I most likely would not have had experience with or worked directly with some of the departments if not for this program, i.e. aquatics or competitive sports since I have niched myself in the F&W department. However, I can now speak to the different areas, which will help when I interview for a GA position."

 

 

 

 

Mandy is currently entering her senior year at the University of Georgia. She serves as the Personal Training Program Assistant with the Fitness & Wellness program area. 

 

 

Hannah Guinta

The Rec Sports Fellows program has accelerated my experience with campus recreation in ways I still find difficult to describe. [The staff] showed a genuine interest in our personal and professional
lives, which made us want to do nothing more than work hard and make them proud. When I started as a staff member in Strength and Conditioning, I saw it mostly as a way to make friends and earn some
money. Once I became a Facility Manager, I learned even more about Rec Sports and began to see the potential for me to turn this part-time job into a career. Once I started with the Fellows program, I became
even more invested. [The staff] gave me opportunities to get to know each and every member of the professional staff so that I could feel completely comfortable and connected while at Ramsey, and
increase my knowledge of the many departments that coexist within a campus recreation program.

Hannah is the current Graduate Assistant for Facilities at The Ohio State University. 

 

Rachel "Petey" Peterson

"My experience with the Follows program was incredible from top to bottom. When I started the program, I really wasn’t sure about how to go about the search for a graduate assistantship and I was extremely worried that I was too late in the process to be able to secure one successfully. This worry was quickly addressed through the program, and even being involved in it gave me confidence that I was taking steps in the right direction. I was assured that I had all resources I could possibly need to help me, and this gave me the initial motivation to pursue my goals with everything I could." 

 

 

"Petey" is the current Fitness Coordinator at Boston College. 

 

 

2016-2017 Participants

Owusu Achiaw

"Prior to entering the Fellows program, I was unsure of the skills I was going to gain yet at the very least I knew was going to learn a lot about Recreational Sports. Upon its completion, I realized I had developed innate skills that I never knew were there. With the freedom to create my own weekly schedule, I had the opportunity to shadow various departments within UGA Rec Sports and learn about the various techniques and skills required to run each area smoothly. This was an invaluable experience for me as these innate skills I developed through the program are skills that are transferable in both my future career and life."

Owusu is currently a Program Assistant for Facility Operations with the Department of Recreational Sports. 

 

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Kaulin is currently the Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports at Texas A&M University. 

 

Brittany Burriss

"My favorite part of the Fellows program was getting to learn about other departments and work with the professional staff within Ramsey. I knew that I wanted a graduate assistantship in competitive sports, but I wanted to continue to improve my skills and learn all about the different program areas within Recreational Sports. I think it is important as a future campus recreation professional to understand who you are working with and how their department is different/similar to your own. Being a Rec Sports Fellow allowed me to further understand this profession and confirmed that I finally found my calling in life." 

 

 

 

Brittany is currently the Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports at the University of Georgia. 

 

This program is approved to be included in a student's Experiential Learning Transcript. Please consult with the program coordinators or visit https://el.uga.edu/ with any questions you may have. 

Pro Shop and Equipment

Pro Shop

Visit the Admissions Desk in the main lobby to purchase any of the items listed below.

  Pro Shop Item   Price
  Athletic Tape   $2.75
  Bandana   $3.00
  Chalk   $2.50
  Disc Golf Set   $28.00
  Ear Plugs/Nose Plug Combo   $3.00
  Earbuds   $6.00
  Earbud Adapter (for newer Apple products)   $12.50
  Hair Ties   $0.50
  Headbands   $5.00
  Kickboards   $9.50
  Kids Swim Goggles   $8.00
  Mantis Punch Mitts   $30.00
  Padlocks   $7.50
  Racquetball Goggles   $15.00
  Racquetball Racquet   $20.00
  Racquetballs (tube of 3)   $5.50
  Ramsey Shirt (short-sleeve)   $10.00
  Score Shin Guards   $14.00
  Shin Guards   $6.50
  Shuttlecocks   $3.50
  Socks (men's and women's)   $3.00
  Squash Ball (Double Dot)   $6.00
  Squash Ball (Single Dot)   $4.50
  Swim Cap   $5.00
  Swim Goggles   $14.00
  Table Tennis Balls (set of 4)   $2.25
  Tennis Balls   $5.00
  Tennis Racquet   $25.00
  Water Bottle (16 oz.)   $7.00
  Wrist Wraps for Boxing ('180 - black/red)   $12.00
  Yoga Mat   $20.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment Checkout

The following items are available for checkout by Ramsey Student Center members. Visit the Admissions Desk in the main lobby to check out items. 

  • Towels ($1 rental fee or purchase a $25 semester towel service)
  • Aqua Jogger
  • Badminton Racquet
  • Basketballs (men's and women's)
  • Indoor Soccerball
  • Indoor Volleyball
  • Kickboard
  • Pickleball Balls
  • Pickleball Paddles
  • Pull Buoys
  • Racquetball Racquets
  • Rock Climbing Shoes (check out at the Outdoor Rec Center on 1st floor)
  • Squash Racquets
  • Table Tennis Paddles

A valid UGACard or UGA ID number is required to check out equipment. By checking out equipment, the patron agrees equipment is in good condition, accepts responsibility for paying a replacement cost if the equipment is lost, stolen damaged or not returned. Ramsey Student Center access will be suspended until the replacement fee has been paid in full.

All equipment must be checked back in the same day it is checked out and is due back fifteen minutes prior to the close of the facility. Failure to return equipment on time will result in a suspension of access to the Ramsey Student Center. Patron must return the same item checked out. 

Georgia Recreational Sports Association Workshop

UGA to host campus recreation professionals from across the state

Nearly 150 campus recreation professionals and students representing colleges and universities from across the state will converge on the University of Georgia on Feb. 1-2 for the 10th Annual Georgia Recreational Sports Association (GRSA) workshop.

Hosted by UGA Recreational Sports, a department in the Division of Student Affairs, the workshop will be held at the Ramsey Student Center and feature presentations, round table sessions, tours of UGA recreational facilities and a scholarship auction to benefit students.

GRSA is part of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, which comprises and supports leaders in campus recreation.

Lisa Williamson, assistant director for fitness and wellness, has been elected to the GRSA executive board for three consecutive years of service, and led the event planning committee at UGA.

“The tenth anniversary workshop marks a special year for GRSA,” Williamson said. “The board is excited to reunite our members, learn from each other and focus on state business.”

Keith Wenrich, director of UGA Recreational Sports, will facilitate a keynote interview with Jack Bauerle, head coach of UGA Swimming & Diving, on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 11:15 a.m.

“We are honored to host the GRSA conference this year and showcase all of the great things happening at the University of Georgia,” Wenrich said. “This is a great opportunity to share experiences with our recreation colleagues from across the state.”

UGA Recreational Sports is a national leader in campus recreation. Several of its staff serve in leadership roles on national boards and conferences, and the department recently hosted the EVOLVE Fitness Symposium, a two-day fitness education event for students and professionals from across the Southeast who are in the fitness and wellness field.

Registration for the GRSA workshop is available online at grsanirsa.weebly.com, and walk-up registration will be available at the Ramsey Student Center on Feb. 1. 

Small Group Training

Small Group Training Classes

Small Group Training classes are progressive, short session goal-oriented or skill-based fitness classes offered in two 6 week (fall/spring) or 4 week (summer) sessions per semester. For each new session, a class specific pass must be purchased to remain elligible to attend. Ramsey Center members age 18+ may register to participate.

Fall 2018 Small Group Training Schedule & Descriptions PDF

Cancer survivors & supporters interested in participating in the East Georgia Cancer Coalition Survivor Wellness program should complete this form to register.

SMALL GROUP TRAINING PRICES

Fitness Free Week August 13-19
Session 1 August 13-October 5 (8 weeks)

Small Group Training Free Week October 8-14
Session 2 October 8-November 30 (8 weeks)

*Class schedule subject to change.*

 Student  Faculty/Staff/
Dependent
 Alumni/
UGA Affiliate
 $45  $60  $75

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Group Fitness & Small Group Training Policies

Become a Group Fitness Instructor

Current UGA Students Wanted!

General Group Fitness Instructor Certifications (preferred):

Group Fitness Specializations/Certifications:

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an audition.

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Dusty Jackson
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
dustin90@uga.edu 

Melanie Andrews
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
Melanie.Andrews@uga.edu

Outdoor Recreation Handbook Review

Please read through the policies, procedures, and information listed below. Submit your completion and acknowledgement of understanding at the bottom on this page.

General
Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Challenge Course
Course Training
Course Prep and Wrap Up
Indoor Course Inspection
Outdoor High Course Inspection
​High Rescues

Climbing Wall
Policies
Belay Clinics
Maintenance

ORC
Daily Duties
Cash Handling
Fusion Operations
Adding Inventory
Fee Assessment

Trips & Clinics
Pre-trip Procedures
10 Essentials
Vehicle Maintenance
Trailer Training
Trip Wrap-Up
​SCUBA Program

Managers & Graduate Assistant
Running Reports in Fusion
Dawg Camp Adventure
Boulder Bash
 

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Member Services Handbook Review

Please read through the policies, procedures, and information listed below. Submit your completion and acknowledgement of understanding at the bottom on this page.

Member Services Job Description
Front Office Procedures
 

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Fitness & Wellness Handbook Review

Please read through the policies, procedures, and information listed below. Submit your completion and acknowledgement of understanding at the bottom on this page.

Staff Certifications
Scheduling
Staff Pay Rates
Staff Meetings
Free Week and Finals Free Week
Fitness Class/PT Session Policies and Procedures
$1 Body Comps
Functional Training Room Key Policies
Functional Training Room Usage
Outreach Program Policies and Procedures
Personal Training New Client Information Policies
Personal Training Client Tracking Policies
Program Assistant Policies and Procedures

 

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Facility Operations Handbook Review

Please read through the policies, procedures, and information listed below. Submit your completion and acknowledgement of understanding at the bottom on this page.

General
Facility Policies

Facility Operations Employee Procedures
Employee Expectations
Scheduling
Training Procedures
Employee Evaluations & Audits

Facility Operations Procedures
Access Control
Facility Tours
Equipment Checkout & Pro Shop
Laundry
Court Reservations
Lost & Found
Open & Closing Procedures
Crew Room
iPad Usage
Club Vitals
Facility Tech Preventative Maintenance 
Equipment Tool Check Out
Moving Equipment from the Floor

Strength & Conditioning Procedures
S&C Opening-Closing Procedures
S&C Cleaning Procedures
S&C Preventative Maintenance

Pound Hall & Wheeler Gymnasium Procedures
Andover
Pound Hall Opening-Closing Procedures
Pound Hall Cleaning Procedures
Pound Hall Equipment Check Out
Pound Hall Guest Passes

Outdoor Complexes Procedures
Rec Sports Complex
Club Sports Complex
 

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Competitive Sports Handbook Review

Please read through the policies, procedures, and information listed below. Submit your completion and acknowledgement of understanding at the bottom on this page.

Certification Requirements
Dress Code
Expectations
Risk Management
Scheduling Policies and Procedures
 

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Aquatics Handbook Review

Please read through the policies, procedures, and information listed below. Submit your completion and acknowledgement of understanding at the bottom on this page.

General Information
Adding Water
Bulkhead Move
Chlorine Testing
Draining Water
Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
Lane Line Changes-Long Course to Short Course
Lane Line Changes-Short Course to Long Course
pH Testing
 

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Departmental Handbook Review

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Department Overview
Accommodations for People with Disabilities 
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Arrests and Convictions
Consensual Relationships
Departmental Vehicles
Employee Performance
General Emergency Action Plans
Hiring Eligibility
Hourly Payroll
Incident Reporting
Injury Reporting
Kronos
Media Relations/Filming
NDAH-EOO Reporting
Social Media
Staff Uniforms
Vehicle Emergencies

 

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Employee Handbook Review

STEP 1: Select the "Departmental Handbook" link, below. 

STEP 2: Review all policies listed on that page and submit your competion in the form at the bottom of the page. 

STEP 3: Click the "area specific" handbook that applies to you (the area(s) in which your are employed) and read through and understand the individual policies/procedures listed.

STEP 4: Submit confirmation of your completion of STEP 3 at the bottom of each individual "area specific" handbook page.
 

Club Sports Logo Policies

Welcome to the Club Sports logo information page. This webpage outlines logo policies that apply specifically to club sports. If you have any questions as you move through this process or how you can use these marks correctly, please reach out to our competitive sports staff members for assistance. 

 

Approval Process

1. If working with a vendor, ensure they are a licensed vendor of the University of Georgia. Click here to view a list of licensed vendors.

2. Provide the final art exactly as it will appear on the printed/produced item. When working with a vendor, provide the final art proof from the vendor. All items must include the Recreational Sports departmental logo which can be found in the side bar and the word "Club." 

3. Complete the trademark use approval form. 

4. Send an email to trademarks@uga.edu, ugastan@uga.edu, heather.arnold@uga.eduhustedm@uga.edu, watsoncg@uga.edu and jamesja@uga.edu and attach the final art and the trademark use approval form. 

You will receive feedback and/or approval swiftly. 

***The vendors participate in a separate approval process directly with University Trademarks. They may say "I've already gotten approval from the University." You should not proceed until YOU have the signed trademarks use approval form in hand. You need this internal approval for your records, and most importantly, for payment!

Please build at least two weeks for art and logo use approval into your production timelines to allow time for possible requested tweaks and edits. This means two weeks before your due date to send approval to your printer for on-time delivery, not two weeks from your expected delivery date. We desire to be respectful of your timeline and do our utmost to be as swift and efficient in the approval process as possible, but we are unable to approve non-compliant logo and trademark use, regardless of the urgency of your timeline. 

 

What Requires Approval?

The following items must be submitted to jamesja@uga.eduheather.arnold@uga.eduugastan@uga.eduhustedm@uga.edu, watsoncg@uga.edu and 
 trademarks@uga.edu with the trademark use approval form for approval:

- any products, apparel, and merchandise created for internal (promotional items/giveaways/awards/trophies/nametags) or external (fundraiser/sale items) usage. 
- paid advertising materials

The following items require approval only from ugastan@uga.edu, heather.arnold@uga.eduhustedm@uga.edu, watsoncg@uga.edu and jamesja@uga.edu 
with no trademark use form needed:

- brochures, magazines, annual reports, catalogs, invitations, printed calendars, and cards

Below you will find our style guide that is specifically developed for Club Sports at the University of Georgia along with a basic artwork option for a shirt. We will continue to work on artwork options that will give clubs an idea of different opportunities for artwork. As you have questions please reach out to us so we can clarify all of your options. These guidelines have been developed to give all of our clubs options that have a higher likelihood of being approved. Club Sports have been specially designated by Athletics as the only student groups that have access to these marks. All other Athletics marks (including the Oval G and the newer Bulldog Head) are reserved for Athletics programs and partners, and are not available for student use. 

For more information, visit the University of Geogia Trademark Policy (specifically, the "Club Sports" section) or the Student Affairs "Using Logos" page

Facility Tour Request Form

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UGA Outdoor Recreation Custom Trips

Looking for a unique group-bonding experience? UGA Outdoor Recreation can provide your organization with an customized outdoor adventure based on your group's needs. 

UGA Custom Trip Packages

Don't see something that fits your group's needs? We can build a custom trip specifically for you! Email outdoors@uga.edu to request a custom trip. 

  Day Hike Overnight Backpack Canoe, Kayak, or Stand Up Paddle Board Day Trip
  Watson Mill Bridge (35 min away) Mt. Yonah (1.5 hrs away)

Sandy Creek Park 
(25 min away)

1 van (holds 9 participants + 2 trip leaders) 5 - 6 ppl | $25.00
7 - 9 ppl | $20.00
5 - 6 ppl | $75.00
7 - 9 ppl | $65.00
5 - 6 ppl | $30.00
7 - 9 ppl | $20.00
2 vans (holds 18 participants + 4 trip leaders) 10 - 14 ppl | $25.00
16 - 18 ppl | $20.00
10 - 14 ppl | $75.00
16 - 18 ppl | $65.00
10 - 14 ppl | $30.00
16 - 18 ppl | $20.00

Payment Information

  • Based on fuel costs, environmental impact, and equipment availability, the minimum group size is 5 participants and the maximum size is 18.
  • Prices include all gear and equipment, transportation to and from Ramsey Student Center, trip leader fees, entrance fees, fuel, parking fee. Overnight trip registration fees will also include 1 dinner.
  • Groups must submit payment in full to the Rec Sports Business Office at least 10 business days prior to their program. Groups may pay by cash, check (made payable to UGA), credit card or University account. 

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Groups who cancel at least 10 business days prior to their program will receive a full refund or may transfer their payment to a future program (within 1 year of original program date).
  • Groups who cancel within 10 business days of their program date but prior to 72 hours before their scheduled program will receive a refund less a $100 late cancellation fee.
  • Groups who cancel within 72 hours of their scheduled program will forfeit their entire registration fee.
  • In the event that the University is closed or closes on the date(s) of event, all activities scheduled to take place at Department of Recreational Sports Indoor and Outdoor Facilities, as well as off-site events led by Challenge Course Facilitators will be cancelled. If this situation occurs, the group will be contacted with rescheduling or refund information.

Group Size Modifications

Decreases to group size:

  • Groups may decrease the number of participants up to 10 business days prior to their program and receive a refund of the difference.
  • Decreases to group numbers made after the 10 business day deadline will be charged based on the number of participants originally scheduled.

Increases to group size:

  • Participant safety is our utmost concern.  In order to ensure proper staffing ratios based on group size, the group contact should notify the Outdoor Recreation Program of any increases to original group size as soon as possible.
  • If we are able to accommodate a larger group, the group will receive an updated invoice. Payment of the balance must be processed within 1 business week. 

Questions about pricing or payment should be directed to Recreational Sports Reservations at rsreserv@uga.edu.

Trips & Clinics Registration

UGA Outdoor Recreation Policies

Policies pertaining to the UGA Climbing Wall, Challenge Course, Trips & Clinics, and ORC Equipment Rental

Challenge Course Rates and Payment Policies

Group Rates

Fees vary depending on group size/classification and program length/type.

  Low Challenge
Indoor or Outdoor
1/2 Day
High Challenge
Indoor
1/2 Day
Low/High Combo
Indoor
Full Day
High Challenge
Outdoor
1/2 Day
Low/High Combo
Outdoor
Full Day
UGA Student Organization $15/pp
($150 group min)
$15/pp
($150 group min)
$30/pp
($300 group min
$25/pp
($250 group min)
$35/pp
($350 group min)

UGA Group

$20/pp
($200 group min)
$20/pp
($200 group min)
$40/pp
($400 group min)
$35/pp
($350 group min)
$50/pp
($500 group min)
Non-profit $25/pp
($250 group min)
$25/pp
($250 group min)
$50/pp
($500 group min)
$40/pp
($400 group min)
$60/pp
($600 group min)

Corporate

$40/pp
($400 group min)

$40/pp
($400 group min)
$70/pp
($700 group min)
$60/pp
($600 group min)
$90/pp
($900 group min)

Payment Information & Policies

Groups must submit payment in full to the Rec Sports Business Office at least 10 business days prior to their program. Groups may pay by cash, check (made payable to UGA) , credit card or University account. 

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Groups who cancel at least 10 business days prior to their program will receive a full refund or may transfer their payment to a future program (within 1 year of original program date).
  • Groups who cancel within 10 business days of their program date but prior to 72 hours before their scheduled program will receive a refund less a $100 late cancellation fee.
  • Groups who cancel within 72 hours of their scheduled program will forfeit their entire registration fee.
  • In the event that the University is closed or closes on the date(s) of event, all activities scheduled to take place at Department of Recreational Sports Indoor and Outdoor Facilities, as well as off-site events led by Challenge Course Facilitators will be cancelled. If this situation occurs, the group will be contacted with rescheduling or refund information.

Group Size Modifications

Decreases to group size:

  • Groups may decrease the number of participants up to 10 business days prior to their program and receive a refund of the difference.
  • Decreases to group numbers made after the 10 business day deadline will be charged based on the number of participants originally scheduled.

Increases to group size:

  • Participant safety is our utmost concern.  In order to ensure proper staffing ratios based on group size, the group contact should notify the Challenge Course of any increases to original group size as soon as possible.
  • If we are able to accommodate a larger group, the group will receive an updated invoice. Payment of the balance must be processed within 1 business week. 

Questions about pricing or payment should be directed to Recreational Sports Reservations at rsreserv@uga.edu.

UGA Outdoor Recreation Policies

General Policies
Climbing Wall
Trips & Clinics
Challenge Course
Outdoor Recreation Center Equipment Rental


GENERAL POLICIES

  • Every UGA Outdoor Recreation participant (current Ramsey Student Center members only except for challenge course programs) must pay the registration fee in-full and have all registration forms (including health history, registration, and waiver, if applicable) filled out completely in order to be an official participant (here to in referred to as “Participant”) of the trip/activity.
  • Cancellation/Refund Policy: Full refunds are issued if the Department of Recreational Sports cancels a class, activity or program. All other refunds are charged a $15 processing fee. For trips and clinics, cancellations must be received three weeks in advance of the event in order to receive a partial refund. All cancellations by participants are assessed a $15 processing fee. Trips or clinics, including belay clinics, costing less than $15 are not eligible for refunds. No refunds are given for participants cancelling less than three weeks in advance unless warranted by a documented medical excuse, in which case a full-refund will be granted.
  • Participants are solely responsible for any evacuation and/or hospital costs arising out of any bodily injury or property damage sustained during their voluntary participation in a UGA Outdoor Recreation program. Activity descriptions are available on the Rec Sports website and the associated risks are outlined in the Waiver/Release of Liability document. UGA does not carry health insurance for participants. Participants are responsible for disclosing any/all medical/health issues to UGA Outdoor Recreation staff on the Health History Form. Participants will be required to carry and administer all necessary personal medication while involved in UGA Outdoor Recreation activities and will be responsible for making all decision regarding his/her own appropriate precautions. It is the Participant's responsibility to ensure he/she is covered by a travel and/or health insurance plan for the duration of the program, which includes emergency medical evacuation.
  • A description of all activities is available on the UGA Outdoor Recreation website. If a Participant has a disability which may require accommodation, the Participant should directly contact the Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation (706-542-5060) at least 3 weeks before the program/clinic date for evaluation.
  • In order to remain a participant in good standing at any UGA Outdoor Recreation facility or in any UGA Outdoor Recreation program, participants must follow all program and University policies and supervisor guidelines during participation. Participants who are UGA students will be held accountable for behavior that violates the University of Georgia’s Code of Conduct.

CLIMBING WALL

  • The indoor wall, bouldering wall, hangboard, and slackline are only open during supervised climbing hours (when staff is present).
  • A minimum of 3 participants is needed for a belay clinic to make.  If UGA Outdoor Recreation cancels a clinic, a participant may transfer to another clinic.
  • No refunds for late arrivals to belay clinics. An instructor may refuse entry to a participant if the participant’s late arrival interferes with the ability to deliver safety information and necessary instruction.
  • All climbers must successfully enroll in and pass a UGA belay clinic. No other forms of belay certification will be accepted. No exceptions. Once a patron successfully completes a belay clinic, all participants will be responsible for bringing their UGA ID to the wall for open recreation climbing to verify the completion of the clinic.
  • Child-dependents under the age of 16 years-old cannot climb without the supervision of a belay-certified guardian and must be able to properly fit into a harness. Participants must be at least 16 years-old to participate in a belay clinic.
  • Climbers must wear closed-toe shoes to climb the wall. UGA students and Ramsey members may check out climbing shoes for free at the wall.
  • Climbers may bring their own shoes, harness, and chalk bag, but they must utilize UGA Recreational Sports’ belay devices.
  • Climbers must utilize proper safety checks and climbing commands. A list of commands are available at the Climbing Wall front desk.
  • Climbers should utilize crash pads and are encouraged to use a spotter at the bouldering wall. A crash pad must be used when a climber uses the hangboard.
  • Climbers should not “top out” (climb on top of) the bouldering wall.
  • Participants should utilize proper spotting technique when spotting other climbers, including proper stance, eye contact, avoiding the "fall zone," and maintaining proper hand placement (fingers together).
  • The following activities are strictly prohibited: providing unauthorized access to the facility and/or equipment, performing aerial or acrobatic moves on the slackline or any wall, tampering with or modifying any UGA Recreational Sports equipment.
  • Failure to comply with these policies will result in immediate dismissal and potential revocation of future facility access.

TRIPS AND CLINICS

  • Pre-trip meetings: unless otherwise stated, all trips have a mandatory pre-trip meeting in the week prior to trip departure. The pre-trip meeting will cover arrival/departure time, meeting location(s), prerequisite skills, necessary equipment, expedition behavior, meals, and lodging assignments (if applicable). For safety concerns, UGA Outdoor Recreation reserves the right to remove a Participant from the trip roster without refund if the Participant misses the mandatory pre-trip meeting and fails to contact the trip leader to receive the missed information prior to trip departure.
  • Participants will not bring, buy, sell, use, or consume alcohol, illegal drugs, or recreational drugs while participating in a UGA Outdoor Recreation trip/activity. UGA Outdoor Recreation prohibits tobacco use in group vehicles. Due to environmental and safety issues, UGA Outdoor Recreation strongly discourages tobacco use while on trips. If tobacco use occurs, other Participants should not have to breathe or smell tobacco and all tobacco trash must be properly disposed of according to Leave No Trace (LNT) principles.
  • If a Participant voluntarily leaves the group or fails to follow University and/or UGA Outdoor Recreation policy and must be separated from the group, that Participant bears the responsibility for arranging and paying for return transportation. UGA is no longer responsible for that Participant.
  • Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values and guidelines will be practiced on UGA Outdoor Recreation trips/clinics. A copy of these principles is available on the Rec Sports website and near the Cashier’s Window at the Ramsey Student Center.
  • SCUBA participants may receive a referral letter from the SCUBA instructor to complete the open water certification dive with a commercial outfitter. A nominal fee will be charged by the instructor for this referral letter.
  • Trip and clinic itineraries are subject to change without notice based on the group’s ability, weather conditions, and/or safety concerns. UGA Outdoor Recreation reserves the right to make changes to the trip itinerary for any of the aforementioned reasons.

CHALLENGE COURSE

  • Participants must follow the instruction of facilitators at all times during participation on the course. Horseplay, deliberate mishandling of equipment or instruction will result in immediate removal from the course. Intoxicated persons, tobacco, alcoholic beverages and other mind-altering substances are not allowed.
  • Recreational Sports will assign facilitators for each group. Specific directions to course, parking information and meeting location will be sent with confirmation/invoice.
  • Participants should wear comfortable clothing, loose fitting pants or shorts, sneakers or other closed-toe shoes (sandals, flip flops, and opened-toed shoes are prohibited).
  • For safety concerns, personal cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted during programming
  • Meals are the responsibility of the group. Unless otherwise requested, one hour will be allowed for a meal during a full day course. Food and drink may not be allowed in all areas. Arrangements must be made in advance. It is the responsibility of the participants to pick up and carry out all trash left by the group.
  • The organization/person in charge of the group is responsible for the behavior of the participants. Failure to cooperate with Challenge Course Staff when faced with emergencies/problems may result in the group's inability to reserve Recreational Sports facilities in the future.
  • Participants must weigh less than 250 pounds in order to participate in the indoor and outdoor high challenge course.
  • Participants on both our indoor and outdoor high course must be at least 11 years old.
  • Height requirement minimum on indoor high course is 4'11" (no minimum on outdoor high course as long as participant is 11 years old).

OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER EQUIPMENT RENTAL

  • Renter must be a current UGA student, faculty, staff or current member of the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities.
  • The rental fee may be paid by credit card only.
  • Reservations may be made in person or online using the reservation request form on the Outdoor Recreation Center website.
  • Rental fees need not be paid at the time of reservation, but must be paid in full when picked up.
  • Cancellations must be made by 3pm on the first reserved date to avoid rental charges.
  • Renter is responsible for repair or current replacement cost for lost, damaged, or modified equipment.
  • Weekend rentals may be picked up on Thursday at no additional charge.
  • Late return charges: A $1.00 per item, per day late fee is charged in addition to the daily rental fee. Late days accrue only on days when the ORC is in operation and equipment is not returned. Any renter with an outstanding balance due will have their records flagged until payment is made.
  • Absolutely no smoking in ORC tents. Smoke damage will result in a cleaning or repair fee.
  • A cleaning fee will be assessed for equipment returned wet or dirty (i.e. tents and stoves). Excessive cleaning may require additional fees.
  • No equipment will be considered returned until the renter returns it to the ORC personnel during ORC hours. Gear left unattended by the ORC during non-operational hours will be charged an abandoned gear fee.
  • Canoes, sit-on-top, and touring kayaks are not permitted on swift bodies of water.
  • Renter MUST be the one in the boat rented.
  • Flatwater boat rental includes car/truck mounting pads and straps, boat, paddle, and PFD for up to two persons. No more than two persons per canoe.
  • Whitewater boat rental includes boat, paddle, spray skirt, helmet, PFD and paddling jacket.
  • Renter will be responsible for securing the boat and equipment onto their vehicle. ORC personnel may help load.
  • UGA staff reserve the right to refuse a request based on prior experience, attitude and skill level of participant, river levels, and weather conditions.
  • Whitewater kayak renters must receive prior approval from the UGA Outdoor Recreation administrative staff or have a letter of approval from the UGA Whitewater Club which contains trip destination, date, and paddling partners' contact information.

Custom Trip Request Form

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Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Ben Fowler, Graduate Assistant
thefowlerben@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Creating a Team for Intramural Sports

Registration for Teams and Players

The following instructions have been prepared for you to become familiar with the Intramural Sports scheduling process. Please follow the steps below in order to properly schedule your team for the upcoming season.

The Intramural Sports Program now offers Online Captain's Meetings and Online registration. Participants can now complete the captain's training and team registration from the ease of their computer. To complete the online captain's training and register your team, please follow these steps:

1. Click HERE to start Registration Process and Click Log In



2. Click UGA Log in with your UGA MyID and password






3. Click on Intramurals and then select IMLeagues




If you have not created an IMLeagues account, skip to step 5 now. 

4. Click on the box with University of Georgia at the top of your screen



5. Please fill out all information, agree to the Terms and Conditions and then press complete



6. Once on the main page, scroll down to the league or tournament you would like to participate in



7. After selecting your sport and league, you must select the division/day/time you or your team wish to play. 

8. Select Create Team under the day and time your team wishes to play



9. Complete and submit the sport specific "Captain's Quiz". Please note that you must obtain a 100% on the quiz in order to register. You are allowed multiple attempts to complete the quiz.



10. Now it's time to create your team name and search for free agents



11. It is time to invite your teammates to join your team and search for free agents by selecting "Captain" then "Invite Members"







Join a Team using one of the following options:

       ►Use the Create/Join Team Button at top right of every page
       ►Accepting a request from the captain to join his team
       ►Finding the team and captain name on division/league page and requesting to join
       ►Going to the captain’s playercard page, viewing his team, and requesting to join



 

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Brittany Burriss, Graduate Assistant
bburriss@uga.edu

Jessica Cuadra, Graduate Assistant
jessica.cuadra@uga.edu

Chris Sato, Graudate Assistant 
christopher.sato@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide
2018-2019 Intramural Sports Participant Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I sign up for the Unlimited Play Pass?
Watch the video here.
How do I create a team?
Watch the video here.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.
Sign Up as a free agent here.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $25 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Outdoor Recreation Staff Resources

SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Use this page to find resources for pre-trip meetings, clinics, and general outdoor skill development.

PACKING LISTS
Basic Day Trip
1-2 Night Overnight
Extended Trip (3+ days)

 

PRE-TRIP MEETING RESOURCES
Food in the Wilderness
Pre-Trip Info Sheet
Women in the Wilderness

 

CLINIC OUTLINES
Backcountry Basics
Kayak Rolling
Backcountry Coffee
Knot-Tying
Orienteering
Fly Fishing
Backpacking 101
Leave No Trace

UGA Recreational Sports
Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament

The Department of Recreational Sports at the University of Georgia is proud to host its third annual golf tournament on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the UGA Golf Course to raise money for student scholarships. Proceeds from this event will help to establish the UGA Recreational Sports Scholarship Fund to provide need-based aid for members of the UGA "Ram Fam" (short for "Ramsey Family").

Entry fee includes a round of golf, food and beverage, and tee gifts. 

Format: Scramble
Four-player teams compete against one another in a scramble format. Game-play begins with each player teeing off. The best of these tee shots is selected. All team members then play their second shot from that location, and again choose the best shot. Play continues in this manner until the hole is completed. The team then records its score and maintains that format for all 18 holes.

Schedule

This year, we will offer two separate rounds of golf to allow all interested players to participate. The schedule is as follows:

Morning Wave:

7:00 a.m. Check-In and Registration

8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start

12:00 pm. Lunch

Afternoon Wave:

11:00 a.m. Check-In and Registration

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

There will be a 19th hole celebration following the afternoon wave. Winners will be determined when all golfers have completed their round at the end of the day.

 

For more information, or to secure your spot, contact us at recsports@uga.edu or 706-542-5060.

Thank you for your support of these deserving students!

Golf Tournament Partnership Opportunities

Click here to view the various player and sponsor packages.

2016 Summer Camp Job Fair

The UGA Summer Camp Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 1st from 5:30-8:30PM in the Ramsey Student Center (330 River Road, Athens, GA 30602). The Summer Camp Job Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with professional camp staff to inquire about potential job opportunities at a variety of summer camps. The Job Fair is hosted by UGA Rec Sports and the UGA Career Center.

For Employers:
Summer camp employers will have an opportunity to set up an informational table in our Volleyball Arena. Employers may bring posters, displays, handouts, and giveaways. The cost of each table is $75 and includes a parking pass. After we receive your registration form and payment, we will send you a letter of acceptance, parking information, and a map in early February. Limited spaces are available; applications will be processed as they arrive. Due to facility restraints, electrical outlets cannot be provided. Please take this into consideration as you plan your visit.

Employer Registration Options:

  • Online / Credit Card: If you would like to reserve your table with a credit card, you may register online. You will need to create a username and password. List YOUR NAME when prompted for a name; you'll be asked for the name of your camp at the end of registration.
  • Printable Registration / Check: if you would like to pay by check, you will need to print out a paper registration form and mail it, along with your check (payable to UGA Rec Sports), to Summer Camp Job Fair c/o Donna Doolittle, 330 River Road, 201 Ramsey Center, Athens GA 30602.

For Students:
Looking for the perfect summer job? At the Summer Camp Job Fair, you'll have an opportunity to network with dozens of summer camps all over the southeastern United States. Camps vary by activity, location, age of campers, and staff expectations. Use this job fair as an opportunity to explore a variety of interests! Attending the job fair is free for UGA students.


For questions relating to the Summer Camp Job Fair, contact Josh Fulmer, Coordinator for Outdoor Recreation.

Online Summer Camp Registration

Outreach Request

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Become a Group Fitness Instructor

Current UGA Students Wanted!

General Group Fitness Instructor Certifications (preferred):

Group Fitness Specializations/Certifications:

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an audition.

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Dusty Jackson
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
dustin90@uga.edu 

Melanie Andrews
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
Melanie.Andrews@uga.edu

Graduate Assistant Application

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Media Request Policies

Recreational Sports observes the University of Georgia Freedom of Expression Policy.

The distribution of leaflets, brochures and advertisements is prohibited in all Recreational Sports facilities unless approved by the Public Relations Coordinator. 

Any person or group that wishes to take photo/video in any Recreational Sports facility, including the Ramsey Student Center, or solicit an interview from Recreational Sports staff, must complete the Media Request Form. All requests, both internal and external to the University of Georgia, are subject to policies set by the Division of Marketing & Communications and the policies set by the Department of Recreational Sports.

 

All requests for interview, comment, or filming must be submitted via this request form

https://recsports.uga.edu/content_page/media-requests

MEDIA RELATIONS

  • The Public Relations Coordinator manages media relations for the Department of Recreational Sports in conjunction with the Associate Director for Business Services, the Director of Recreational Sports, the Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing Initiatives, the Vice President of Marketing & Communications, and other UGA administrators.
  • All requests for interviews and/or statements on behalf of the Department of Recreational Sports should be directed to the Public Relations Coordinator via the form linked above. 
  • The Director of Recreational Sports should be contacted in the event of a media inquiry if the Public Relations Coordinator is unavailable.
  • Rec Sports employees (student, graduate assistant, or pro staff) are not authorized to comment to the media without prior approval and authorization from the Public Relations Coordinator, Associate Director for Business Services, or Director of Recreational Sports. The Public Relations Coordinator will either respond to the request directly or work with the appropriate personnel to arrange for a comment. 
  • The Public Relations Coordinator, in addition to responding to requests, will also reach out to the media on the department’s behalf in the interest of promoting events and initiatives (press releases, advertising, providing photos or other information, pitching stories, etc.)
  • The Public Relations Coordinator will work with pro staff in all Rec Sports areas to arrange interviews and provide media relations tips/training.

REQUESTS FOR FILMING IN REC SPORTS FACILITIES

  • All requests for photography or filming within the Ramsey Student Center or other Rec Sports facility must be approved by the Public Relations Coordinator, the Director of Student Affairs Communications & Marketing Initiatives, and the Broadcast Coordinator in the Division of Marketing & Communications. Requests must be submitted via this form: https://recsports.uga.edu/content_page/media-requests
  • All requests are subject to University of Georgia policies for filming on campus, as outlined by the Division of Marketing & Communications.
  • Photography and filming must be announced to any and all participants in the approved area. Participants have the option of declining their consent to be filmed and/or photographed. Filming and photography cannot interfere with patrons’ normal use of the facility or equipment. 
  • Authorized photographers will be given a lanyard and name tag that states they are approved to film in Rec Sports facilities. This lanyard must be returned to the Rec Sports main office when filming is completed.
  • UGA staff photographers from the Division of Marketing & Communications are authorized to film or take photos in Rec Sports facilities at any time. The Public Relations Coordinator should be informed of any intent to film.
  • All UGA Rec Sports staff must assist in preventing unauthorized filming in the facility, and should direct photographers who have not been authorized to the approval form on the Rec Sports website.

Media Requests

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How to start a new Club Sport

  1. Become a registered student organization by visiting the Center for Student Organizations page
  2. In addition to the steps outlined at the link above, prospective club sports will need to complete the following process through the Competitive Sports Program
  3. Submit a written proposal to the Competitive Sports Administration requesting the formation of a Club Sport and include the following items:
    - Introduction about the club (History of the organization, description of the sport, purpose of the organization, uniqueness and sustainability, accomplishments).
    - Short term and long term goals and objectives of the club.
    - Needs of the club (Facility space, budget, administration, etc.).
    - List of interested people including campus identification numbers.
    - A copy of the approved paperwork from the Center for Student Organizations.
    - A copy of constitution and bylaws.
    - List of elected officers (name, title, contact).
    - Emergency Action Plan
     
  4. Once these items have been submitted to the Administration, a date will be scheduled for the interested group to present to the Club Sports Staff and Executive Committee. Presentations are typically held one time per semester. The presentation should be 10-15 minutes in length and include plans for the long term growth of the club, planned sources of income, facilities, leagues/ affiliates and a plan for risk management.
  5. The Club Sports Executive Committee will review and make a recommendation regarding the requesting student organization. Initial decisions about approval of new Club Sports will be made first by the Executive Committee, then the Administration will consult with the Associate Director for Programs and Director of Recreational Sports. The Administration will inform the club of the decision that is made.


Affiliation Policy
Once a registered student organization has been granted Club Sport status, it will enter a one year probationary period. During this period the club must complete these requirements:

  1. Attend all mandatory meetings.
  2. Abide by all policies set by Club Sports, the Department of Recreational Sports, Division of Student Affairs and the University of Georgia.
  3. Submit club rosters, membership and waiver forms as received and updated.
  4. Meet ALL administrative deadlines (Manual Quiz, Competition Schedules, Emergency Action Plan, Budget Proposals, CPR/AED, First Aid Certifications, etc.).
  5. Be financially self-reliant and continue operating in such a capacity. Funding does not become available until after the conclusion of the one year probation period.

Facility Policies & Procedures



 

Policies and procedures may not cover every situation or event that may occur throughout the facility and are meant as a guide to current policies and procedures. Final interpretation of Department of Recreational Sports Policies and Procedures will be left to the discretion of the managers on duty or the Department of Recreational Sports Administration in order to maintain the health, safety and security of patrons and staff.

 

Facility Policies & Procedures

Spectators & Tours

Locker Rentals

5K Road Race Course Policies

  1. The Department of Recreational Sports will begin accepting requests on March 15th for the fall semester of the upcoming academic year and on September 15th for the spring semester of the upcoming year. (For instance, on September 15, 2017, a group may request a date for Spring Semester 2018.) Groups interested in conducting a 5K Race should complete the request form.
  2. Road Races can be conducted 7:00am to 10:30am on Saturdays and Sundays (except home football game and major event weekends). Races must be completed by 10:30am. Weekday races of 6:00am-7:30am may be possible during Summer Sessions.

  3. The only 5K Road Race Course approved by Recreational Sports and the UGA Police Department is indicated on the attached map. The route may not be altered unless approval has been given by the UGA Police. However, with approval from the UGA Police, the start/end of the race may occur elsewhere on the established campus course.  A separate reservation may be needed for altered start/end area.  Please contact Campus Reservations (706-583-8020; reserve@uga.edu). See establish course map here

    - Start:  Coliseum by Athletic Academic Center on Smith Street
    - Right on Sanford Drive
    - Right on Baldwin Street
    - Right on East Campus Road
    - Right on Hooper Street
    - Left on Sanford Drive
    - Left on Carlton Street
    - Right on DW Brooks Drive
    - Right on University Drive
    - Right on Pinecrest Drive
    - Right on East Rutherford Street
    - Right into Coliseum Parking Lot (between the deck, finishing in the middle of the lot)

  4. UGA Police will provide a uniformed officer in a cruiser to lead runners through the course one time at no cost. Any additional police officers will be subject to UGA Police Department event security rates. Contact UGA Police Deputy Chief Eric Gattiker at 706-542-0095 to discuss event security or traffic control needs.

  5. The reserving organization will be responsible for obtaining volunteers to monitor the intersections on the course. The sponsoring group will have to provide their own marshals at each intersection. If cones are used, they cannot block the roadway permanently, but must be moved to allow traffic to flow through once the runners have passed.

  6. Racers should utilize sidewalks where it is possible.

  7. Groups are responsible for clean up of course and Start/Finish area.

  8. For use of restroom facilities, contact UGA Facilities Management Division. Charges for facility access will be the responsibility of the requesting organization.

Climbing Wall Special Events

Climbing Wall Special Events

Every semester, the Climbing Wall hosts FREE special events for students and Ramsey members. All you need is your UGA ID and closed-toe shoes.

  • Try Climb / Night Heights - an opportunity for new climbers to try climbing at the wall without needing to have a belay certification. Participants can also try the indoor challenge course for free!
  • Ladies' Night - For ladies only! No experience necessary! Come climb with other UGA women and challenge yourself to make it all the way to the top of the wall.
  • Boulder Bash - a 1-day bouldering competition for climbers of all experience levels. Proceeds benefit the Southeastern Climbers Coalition.

Fall 2018 Event Calendar

Event Date Time
Night Heights / Try Climb Wed August 22 8-10PM
Night Heights / Try Climb Wed September 19 8-10PM
Ladies' Night Wed September 26 8-10PM
Night Heights / Try Climb Wed October 17 8-10PM
Ladies' Night Wed October 24 8-10PM
Boulder Bash Sat November 3 2-8PM

Come Get Strong
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 8PM in the Bouldering Courtyard (next to indoor climbing wall), members of the UGA Climbing Wall staff will lead you through a fun and challenging climbing workout that will help you develop strength, flexibility, and balance. Come Get Strong is free for UGA students and Ramsey members. You can also meet members of the Come Get Strong community on the CGS Facebook page.

Boulder Bash

Spaces Available for Rental

Ramsey Student Center

  • Classrooms
  • Climbing Wall
  • Courtyards – Climbing Wall, Rec Pool
  • Gym Central, Courts 01-04
  • Gym East, Courts 01-02
  • Gym West, Courts 01-02
  • Outdoor Information Table Area
  • Pools – 50 Meter, Diving Well, Rec
  • Racquetball, Courts 01-10
  • Studios – A, B, D, Mind\Body
  • Volleyball Arena, Courts 01-03


Recreational Sports Complex (IM Fields)

  • Fields 01-08
  • Tennis Courts 01-15


Health Sciences Campus

  • Wheeler Gym Court 01-02

Facility Reservations

UGA 5K Road Race Course Request Form

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Facility Reservation Request Form

Fill out my online form.

Challenge Course Reservation Request

Fill out my online form.

Thursday Night Heights

Are you looking for a 30-foot-tall experience? Walk cables, ride swings, and fly on a zipline 30 feet in the air. Bring yourself, your friends, or your student group to climb the indoor challenge course on Thursday nights this fall. 4-7 pm in Gym East of the Ramsey Student Center. We can take groups of 15 students at 4 pm and/or 5:30 pm to climb for an hour. Reserve your group date and climb time by making payment at the Ramsey Cashier's Window between 9 am - 6 pm M-F OR register individually online! $5 per person.
                                                

Fall 2015 Thursday Night Heights Schedule
Groups register in advance for 4PM. Individuals can register in advance or bring $5 to the Cashier's Window before 6PM on the day of the event.

  • August 20 - FREE WEEK!
  • September 10
  • September 24
  • October 8
  • October 22
  • November 19

For questions, contact the UGA Challenge Course.

Trip Leader

Outdoor Recreation Trip Leader

Apply here!

UGA Outdoor Recreation trips and clinics are led by student staff that plan, lead, instruct and facilitate day and weekend activities on and off campus. Regular training is provided to new staff as well as veteran leaders. There is no requirement for a depth of prior experience, but it helps. Trip Leaders (TLs) are responsible for the safety, risk management, and well-being of participants while engaged in trips or clinics that the UGA Outdoor Recreation programs offers. Above all else, safety must be a priority for successful trip leaders. Safety, as it pertains to the activity, the skill level of participants, and location that the trip or clinic is being held are to be of main concern. TLs must be comfortable managing a diverse group in an outdoor setting and making decisions based on informed judgment for the good of the group. TLs are expected to have a foundation of outdoor recreation experience within the activity they are leading while also being motivated to continually improve their knowledge and skill base with a variety of activities (camping, hiking, climbing, paddling, etc.). The goal of the trip leader is to provide the highest degree of professionalism, guidance, instruction, and supervision to the participants (typically beginner/novice) that are under their care while attempting to instill an appreciation for the natural resource/area they are utilizing. Group development and community building are also areas of focus for TLs.


In addition to leading trips, effective spring 2016, the Trip Leaders will also operate the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC). Trip Leaders will assist patrons with their outdoor adventure equipment needs including fitting, training, and educating students, staff and faculty of and about the outdoor adventure gear available for rent and purchase in the ORC. The staff member is expected to correctly operate cash handling equipment and reconciliation procedures, advise patrons of, and administer all related ORC rental policies, and engage patrons always with a supportive and friendly demeanor. The staff member should be knowledgeable of local and regional locations for outdoor recreation and be able to communicate information and answer questions that any customer may have regarding UGA Outdoor Rec trips and clinics.

Qualifications:

  • Must have current certification: American Red Cross CPRo, First-Aid, AED or ability to acquire within first month of hire
  • Wilderness First-Aid and First Responder certifications are preferred (UGA offers these courses each semester)
  • Trip Leading Skills:
    • Must have prior experience in a particular outdoor recreation activity and technical skill to safely and competently participate in that activity (i.e. hiking, canoeing, backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, etc.)
    • Must have a willingness and ability to teach those skills to others
    • Must have organizational skills to plan a trip in advance, carry out all the logistics of preparing for departure and then lead/facilitate a safe experience abiding by university policies and procedures
    • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills to manage group dynamics in the field and make good decisions to manage risks and respond to emergency situations
    • Must be able to drive a 12-passenger van, participate in required driver training, and comply with vehicle driver policies
    • Must be able to participate in regular TL meetings, trainings, and staff expeditions
    • Must be willing to learn new ideas, methods, and techniques for effective trip leading
  • ORC Skills:
    • Must be capable of handling financial transactions
    • Able to demonstrate knowledge on use, care, and maintenance of all ORC equipment
    • Able to follow rental/reservation protocol, including electronic and paper forms
    • Othe ORC-related duties as assigned
  • Physical Requirements (must be able to):
    • Stand/walk for long periods
    • Walk for long periods
    • Climbing
    • Driving
    • Bending/stooping
    • Kneeling/squatting
    • Reaching/grasping
    • Pushing/pulling
    • Repetitive use of hands
    • Handling chemicals (stove fuel)
    • Lift at least 25 lbs.
    • Reading
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Computer skills
    • Customer interaction (strong verbal, written, and listening skills)
    • Attention to detail (long attention span, multiple stimuli, manage priorities)
    • Other physical requirements specific to various outdoor recreational activities


​For questions, contact Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation

Climbing Wall Staff

Climbing Wall Staff

Apply here!

During open wall hours, climbing wall staff members are on duty to make sure that all policies and procedures are followed and that equipment and facilities meet industry standards to create a safe and enjoyable environment. Climbing Wall staff are responsible for the day to day operations and supervision of the indoor climbing wall and bouldering courtyard areas. Attention must be paid to safety (proper use of equipment, belay technique, appropriate behavior by participants, etc.) as a primary concern. Each Climbing Wall employee must also display the upmost degree of professionalism and customer service as they are front-line staff interacting with patrons in the Ramsey Student Center. Climbing Wall employees must also effectively demonstrate teaching techniques in belay clinics paying particular attention to harness use, proper belay technique, knot tying, and appropriate behavior expected of climbing wall participants.

Qualifications:

  • Must have current certification: - American Red Cross CPRo, First-Aid, AED or ability to acquire within first month of hire
  • Belay certification at the Ramsey Climbing Wall
  • Must be able to carry out the following skills competently
  • Fitting a harness on yourself as well as others
  • Tying a figure-8 follow thru knot w/ a half fisherman’s back-up
  • Proper use of several belay devices (tube style, assisted locking, etc.)
  • Ability to answer important questions correctly on the general use of the climbing wall
  • Ability to make decisions to manage risk and respond to emergency situations
  • Assist staff with general maintenance of the facility - route setting and cleaning
  • Physical Requirements (must be able to):
    • Stand/walk for long periods
    • Climbing
    • Use of ladder
    • Bending/stooping
    • Kneeling/squatting
    • Reaching/grasping
    • Overhead work
    • Pushing/pulling
    • Repetitive use of hands
    • Handling chemicals
    • Lift at least 25 lbs
    • Reading - Strong analytical skills
    • Computer skills (entering participant information using keyboard and numerical keypad, mouse)
    • Customer interaction (strong verbal, written, and listening skills)
    • Attention to detail (long attention span, multiple stimuli, manage priorities)
    • Technical rope work involved with climbing


For questions, contact Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Challenge Course Facilitator

Apply here!

*Note: in addition to submitting an application, candidates must enroll in the Challenge Course Facilitator Training series.The next training will take place in the fall of 2018.

A facilitator for the UGA Challenge Course will be working in a co-instructor position, working closely with the lead facilitator and Challenge Course management to cover and share the instruction, supervision, safety, and debriefing responsibilities associated with the UGA Challenge Course. The facilitator will use the UGA course to provide an opportunity for groups to recognize and safely reach their potential. This will include promoting self-confidence, positive group dynamics, and the expansion of their problem solving abilities. These individuals must be well organized, experienced, compassionate, and exceptional communicators when it comes to teaching others.

Qualifications:

  • Must have current certification: • American Red Cross CPRO, First-Aid, AED or ability to acquire within first month of hire
  • Requires a minimum of 20 hours training in Challenge Course facilitation
  • Outside training must be approved by Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Essential Requirements
  • SAFETY: The facilitator will be responsible for insuring the safety of each client participating in the course.
    • Work will include properly setting up the course, inspecting the course and equipment and properly instructing the use of the same to the clients 
    • Understands emergency procedures and is comfortable responding to situations in a professional AND calm demeanor
  • LEADERSHIP AND PLANNING: Be a positive role model
    • Directs activities
    • Empowers clients utilizing "Challenge by Choice"
    • Aids in developing the full potential of the facility
    • Deals calmly and efficiently with stressful situations and people
  • PHYSICAL: Able to tie specific knots, belay (rope technique) clients, move from element to element and climb structures as needed
  • SUPERVISION: The facilitator will be responsible to supervise all activities connected with the course elements
    • Work will include directing activities and debriefing participants
    • Able to work independently
  • COMMUNICATION: Excellent communication skills are required
    • Facilitators should be adept at effectively communicating to a broad range of individuals from varied backgrounds and encouraging communication between others
  • JUDGMENT: Uses good judgment while making independent decisions regarding all facets of the safe and effective use of the course
  • TEAMWORK: Works as a valuable team member with others in scheduling, facilitating and operating the course
  • DEPENDABILITY: Available on a regular basis to lead programs
    • Arrives on site on time. Maintains a commitment to the success of the course
    • Follows procedures
  • EXPERIENCE: Fully trained on the UGA Challenge course local operation procedures
  • TEACHING: Cultivates learning among the individuals and the groups, including the technical skills as well as the experiential aspects of the course
  • DEBRIEFING: Promotes constructive discussion processing the participants experiences in order to integrate what has been learned
  • Physical Requirements (must be able to):
    • Stand/walk for long periods
    • Use of ladder
    • Bending/stooping
    • Kneeling/squatting
    • Reaching/grasping
    • Overhead work
    • Pushing/pulling
    • Repetitive use of hands
    • Lift at least 35 lbs
  • Customer interaction: Strong verbal, written, and listening skills
  • Technical Skils:
    • Ability to quickly and confidently tie all necessary knots
    • Capability to set up and take down each and every low and high course element
    • Ability to safety belay participants
    • Successfully demonstrate a high course rescue
    • Ability to prepare (front-loading) and follow-up (debriefing) of the group


For questions, contact Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation.

ORC Rental Equipment

Fall 2018 Hours

Monday 2PM - 8PM 
Thursday 2PM - 8PM
Friday 12 - 6PM

Closed Tues/Weds, weekends, maintenance periods, holidays, and for special events. Hours subject to change.

Reservations can be made no more than 1 week in advance here.  This form is not connected to our inventory system.  ORC staff will check for reservations at the beginning of the day each day we are open.  If the equipment is not available, they will email you.  Reservations for gear more than 1 week in advance will not be accepted.

Please note that equipment may only be picked up during operating hours.

Starting in the Fall 2018 semester, the ORC will only accept credit cards for payment (no cash or checks).

Gear Rental List
Visit our policies page for a complete list of rental policies.


Camping Gear
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Backpack $5 $10
Backpack Rain cover $2 $4
Camp Cooler $5 $10
Cook set $4 $8
Hammock $6 $12
Sleeping Bag (0°, 20°, 40°) $5 $10
Sleeping Pad $3 $6
Single Burner Stove (includes fuel) $4 $8
2-burner Stove (includes fuel) $5 $10
Table - roll top $6 $12
2-person tent $6 $12
4-person tent $12 $24
6-person tent $15 $30

 


Paddling Gear
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Canoe Package (includes canoe, paddles, PFDs, straps, and pads $15 $30
Kayak package (includes kayak, paddle, PFD, straps, and pads) $15 $30
SUP Package (includes stand-up paddleboard, paddle, PDF, straps, and pads $15 $30
Dry bag $3 $6
Helmet $4 $8
Paddle $4 $8
Spray Jacket $5 $10
PFD (personal flotation device) $4 $8

 


SCUBA Gear
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
SCUBA Course Package (includes wetsuit, fins, mask/snorkel) $12 $24
Fins $5 $10
Mask/snorkel $5 $10
Wetsuit $6 $12

 


Climbing Gear
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Crash Pad $10 $20
Climbing Shoes $4 $8

 


Yard Games
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Tug-o-war Rope $10 $20
Cornhole Set $10 $20
Disc Golf Set (putter, mid range, driver) $8 $16

How to sign the Club Sports Waiver

How to Sign the Club Sports Waiver on the UGA Invovlement Network

  1. Click HERE to begin the process
  2. In the top right corner or center of page, click "Sign In" and enter your MyID and password 
  3. Once signed in, in the center of the page, click the search (magnifying glass) button and search “Competitive Sports” 
  4. Select "Competitive Sports" in the drop down search bar
  5. Once on the Competitive Sports page, scroll down to "Forms"
  6. Select "Competitive Sports Waiver"
  7. Fill out completely and hit submit when done. That’s all!

Contact Club Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu 

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Brittany Burriss, Graduate Assistant
bburriss@uga.edu

Jessica Cuadra
jessica.cuadra@uga.edu

Chris Sato, Graduate Assistant
christopher.sato@uga.edu


Useful Links and Forms

All Club Sports forms and documents can be found on the Competitive Sports page in the UGA Involvement Network.

New Club Information and Registration
Center for Student Activities & Involvement
UGA Involvement Network
How to Sign the Club Sports Waiver

Handbook 
2018-2019 Club Sports Handbook
Club Compliance

Logo Usage & Trademarks
Club Sports Logos & Policies

Finance
Club Spending Request Form
Off-Campus Bank Account Request Form
Honorarium

Travel
Student Travel Request Form
Travel Checklist (Business Staff)
Travel Checklist (Club Sports Staff)

Facility Home Events and Practice Request Forms
Practice Request Form
Home Competition Event Form

Logos and Logo Policies

Emergency Action Planning
Severe Weather EAP
Medical EAP

How to Sign Up as a Free Agent

​How to Find a Free Agent for Your Team (scroll down)

Before you can sign up as a Free Agent, you must purchase the NEW Competitive Sports UNLIMITED PLAY PASS for $25 per semester. 

 

How to Become a Free Agent
1. In order to log onto IMLeagues, you must first log into shop.recsports.edu and click "Sign In" in the top right corner.

 

2. Click UGA login and log in with your UGA MyID and password 


 

3. After signing in, click "Competitive Sports" on the top row. 

 


4. Click on the IMLeagues Banner. 

                

 

5. Click on the "University of Georgia" beside the Home Button.
                                                                                                                                                             

 

6. Select the division for the sport you would like to join.  


 

7. After selecting the division, click "Free Agents" 


8. Click "Join as Free Agent"

 

9. Click the "+" button next to the division to show all available time slots.



10. After selecting each time slot you are available to play, add your contact information and any additional information about yourself. Once you complete this step click "Post Listing" and you will be notified if a team captain selects you for their team.

 

11. As a free agent, if you see a team that has "Yes" under Free Agents Wanted, you can click "Join Team".

 


Are you a team captain looking for free agents?

1. Captains: Log into your IMLeagues account and click on your team.



2. Once you are on your team page, under "Captain" select "Available Free Agents". Once you select the free agent you want to add, click "Invite To Team". 




 

4. Once a Free Agent is sent an invitation, they must accept the invitation to be added to your team. 

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Brittany Burriss, Graduate Assistant
bburriss@uga.edu

Jessica Cuadra, Graduate Assistant
jessica.cuadra@uga.edu

Chris Sato, Graudate Assistant 
christopher.sato@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide
2018-2019 Intramural Sports Participant Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I sign up for the Unlimited Play Pass?
Watch the video here.
How do I create a team?
Watch the video here.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.
Sign Up as a free agent here.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $25 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Facility Hours and Daily Schedules

Ramsey Student Center Thanksgiving Break Hours

Fri 11/16                                  6am - 9pm

Sat 11/17                                Closed due to home football game.

*Sun 11/18                              12pm - 9pm

*Mon 11/19 & *Tue 11/20        6am - 9pm

*Wed 11/21                             6am - 5pm

Thur 11/22 - Sat 11/24            Closed for Thanksgiving Break.

*Sun 11/25                              Fall Semester Hours resume.

*Ramsey Members under 18 have access during all facility hours when directly supervised at all times by member parent/guardian.  Non-UGA Student Ramsey Members between the ages of 16 and 18 accompanied by member parent/guardian are able to access Strength & Conditioning Rooms. 

The entire Recreational Sports Complex is closed from 5pm on Friday until noon on Sunday during every home football game weekend.

 

Membership Services (Located in Rec Sports Office - Ramsey Room 201)

Mon - Fri         8am - 4:45pm

 

Outdoor Recreation Center

Mon & Thur     2pm - 8pm

Fri                   12pm - 6pm

Will be closed Mon 11/19 through Fri 11/23 for Thanksgiving Break.

 

Pound Hall and Wheeler Gym Fall and Spring Semester Hours

Mon - Thur       11am - 9pm 

Fri                     11am - 7pm

Sat - Sun          Closed

Will be closed Mon 11/19 through Fri 11/23 for Thanksgiving Break.

 

For specific activities or areas, please visit the Daily Facilities Schedule in the right sidebar (or at the bottom of this page on mobile devices) and click on the day you'd like to view.

 

UGA Rec Sports observes all University of Georgia inclement weather closings or delays across all facilities, including the Ramsey Student Center.

 

Ramsey Student Center Fall and Spring Semester Hours

Mon - Fri       6am - 11pm

Sat                9am - 9pm (Closed home football game days during Fall Semester.)

Sun              12pm - 11pm 

Ramsey Members under 18 have access during all weekend hours (from Fri at 5pm through Sun at 11pm) when directly supervised at all times by member parent/guardian.  Non-UGA Student Ramsey Members between the ages of 16 and 18 accompanied by member parent/guardian are able to access Strength & Conditioning Rooms during weekend hours.

The entire Recreational Sports Complex is closed from 5pm on Friday until noon on Sunday during every home football game weekend.

 

Ramsey Student Center Summer Hours

Mon - Fri             6am - 9pm

Sat                      9am - 6pm

Sun                     12pm - 9pm

Ramsey Members under 18 have access during all facility hours when directly supervised at all times by member parent/guardian.  Non-UGA Student Ramsey Members between the ages of 16 and 18 accompanied by member parent/guardian are able to access Strength & Conditioning Rooms. 

 

Pound Hall and Wheeler Gym Summer Hours

Mon - Fri           11am - 7pm

Sat - Sun          Closed

Submit Feedback

Feedback

The University of Georgia is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 

or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Georgia.


 

Submit a Formal Complaint

The University of Georgia, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Department of Recreational Sports are dedicated to serving the needs of students. If concerns or complaints arise, we strive to address them in a timely and efficient manner.

If you would like to express a comment, concern or complaint regarding any Recreational Sports program, service, or facility, please do so in one of the following ways, students may do so by filling out the following form : Formal Complaints.

For more information about Student Rights and Responsibilities and to review the Student Code of Conduct, click here.

Non-Student concerns may be addressed to recsports@uga.edu

Mission, Vision & Values

Vision Statement 

To be recognized in the field of recreational sports as the best university recreation department in the country. 

 

Mission Statement 

The Department of Recreational Sports in the Division of Student Affairs promotes healthy lifestyle choices by providing development, growth, and education for the University of Georgia through the spirit of recreation. 

 

Values 

Ram Fam: Everyone is welcome. Come play! 

Excellence: Be the best. Exceed expectations.

Customer Service: We want to know who you are. Everyone matters. 

Spirit of Recreation: Providing activities for enjoyment: there is something for everyone.

 

Annual Reports
2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016

Employment and Assistantships

Student, Part-Time Employment

The Department of Recreational Sports is one of the largest employers of students on campus and is committed to providing leadership and career-enhancing opportunities for our student staff. Each year, more than 600 students are actively engaged in operating programs and facilities in positions.

  • Aquatics: lifeguard, swim instructor
  • Member Services: sales/customer service representative
  • Competitive Sports: intramural sports official, scorekeeper, club sports supervisor
  • Facility Operations: admissions desk, event set up team, building supervisor, outdoor complex staff, S&C supervisors, equipment maintenance team
  • Fitness & Wellness: group fitness instructor, personal trainer, fitness monitor, wellness outreach staff
  • Marketing/Public Relations: graphic designer, social media, photographer, videographer
  • Outdoor Recreation: rental center, trip leader, climbing wall staff, challenge course facilitator


Submit a Student, Part-Time Application Here 
(for Graduate Assistant applications, scroll down further)

Review Employee Handbooks
 

Graduate Assistantships

The University of Georgia has openings on an annual basis for incoming graduate students who want to join our progressive recreational sports program and learn from professional practitioners who view leadership as mission critical. Candidates must have a strong service orientation and be capable of applying skills and knowledge in a dynamic setting using various student development philosophies and theories.

Please note, it is the applicant's responsibility to apply to the appropriate academic area of study. Detailed information on the UGA Graduate School can be found here: http://grad.uga.edu/. Decisions regarding Department of Recreational Sports graduate assistantships cannot be offered until the academic department admits the prospective student. 

Please be aware that offers for assistantship positions are contingent upon acceptance into the University Graduate School and the specific academic degree program you are applying for. Varying deadlines exist for all applications and it is the responsibility of the applicant to be aware of these and apply accordingly http://grad.uga.edu.

APPLY NOW

Position descriptions:

Apply for one of our graduate assistant positions here: https://recsports.uga.edu/content_page/graduate-assistant-application

Priority consideration will be given to applicants who submit their materials by December 31, 2018. If you have questions regarding these positions, please contact us at recsports@uga.edu

Challenge Course Policies

Challenge Course Policies

  • Participants on both our indoor and outdoor high course must be at least 11 years old.
  • Weight limit for both courses is 250 pounds (no minimum).
  • Height requirement minimum on indoor high course is 4'11" (no minimum on outdoor high course as long as participant is 11 years old).

Participant Expectations

  1.  It is required that every participant complete an University of Georgia Health History Form and Challenge Course Waiver Form (forms will be sent with confirmation/invoice) before participating. It is the responsibility of the group contact person to give these completed forms to the facilitator on or before the day of participation. The level of participation in a challenge course activity is at all times completely up to the individual.
  2. Due to the inherent risk and danger involved in this program, intoxicated persons, tobacco, alcoholic beverages and othe mind-altering substances are not allowed.
  3. Recreational Sports will assign facilitators for each group. Specific directions to course, parking information and meeting location will be sent with confirmation/invoice.
  4. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, loose fitting pants or shorts (sweats or loose jeans are OK), sneakers or other closed-toe shoes (sandals, flip flops, and opened-toed shoes are prohibited). Cell phones must be turned off.
  5. Meals are the responsibility of the group. Unless otherwise requested, one hour will be allowed for a meal during a full day course. Food and drink may not be allowed in all areas. Arrangements must be made in advance. It is the responsibility of the participants to pick up and carry out all trash left by the group.
  6. The organization/person in charge of the group is responsible for the behavior of the participants. Failure to cooperate with Challenge Course Staff when faced with emergencies/problems may result in the group's inability to reserve Recreational Sports facilities in the future.

 

Payment Policies & Pricing

Payment Information

  • Groups must submit payment in full to the Rec Sports Business Office at least 10 business days prior to their program.
  • Groups may pay by cash, check (made payable to UGA) , credit card or University account.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Groups who cancel at least 10 business days prior to their program will receive a full refund or may transfer their payment to a future program (within 1 year of original program date).
  • Groups who cancel within 10 business days of their program date but prior to 72 hours before their scheduled program will receive a refund less a $100 late cancellation fee.
  • Groups who cancel within 72 hours of their scheduled program will forfeit their entire registration fee.
  • In the event that the University is closed or closes on the date(s) of event, all activities scheduled to take place at Department of Recreational Sports Indoor and Outdoor Facilities, as well as off-site events led by Challenge Course Facilitators will be cancelled. If this situation occurs, the group will be contacted with rescheduling or refund information.

Group modifications

Decreases to group size:

  • Groups may decrease the number of participants up to 10 business days prior to their program and receive a refund of the difference.
  • Decreases to group numbers made after the 10 business day deadline will be charged based on the number of participants originally scheduled.

Increases to group size:

  • Participant safety is our utmost concern.  In order to ensure proper staffing ratios based on group size, the group contact should notify the Challenge Course of any increases to original group size as soon as possible.
  • If we are able to accommodate a larger group, the group will receive an updated invoice. Payment of the balance must be processed within 1 business week. 

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Ben Fowler, Graduate Assistant
thefowlerben@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Challenge Course

What is the UGA Challenge Course?

The UGA Challenge Course is a series of high and low elements comprised of cables, logs and ropes that your group will navigate as a team. You’ll be coached by our skilled Challenge Course Facilitators along the way; they’ll help you focus on your group goals for the day, then transfer what you’ve learned to your workplace, group or organization.

How do I schedule?

REQUEST A PROGRAM

Half-day, full-day, custom, and multi-day programs are available.

How do I become a facilitator?

The UGA Challenge Course offers facilitator training sessions twice in the fall and twice in the spring. Register here!

Fall 2018 Training Sessions:

September 8th and 9th 8am-5pm each day

October 20th and 21st 8am-5pm each day

Challenge Course
Reservation Request Form

Rates and Payment Policies

UGA Outdoor Recreation Policies

Policies pertaining to the UGA Climbing Wall, Challenge Course, Trips & Clinics, and ORC Equipment Rental

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Ben Fowler, Graduate Assistant
thefowlerben@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Hiker Notes

Backpacking Trip Checklist

Here is a quick list of essentials to pack for an overnight backpacking trip sponsored by GORP or on your own.

Camping in a Hammock

Have you ever considered using a hammock as an alternative to the traditional tent? Many others have! Hammocks are becoming quite popular not only for backpackers but also for the common camper.

Chiggers! And how to avoid them...

Chiggers are tiny bugs that are known for delivering bites that itch intensely. If you have ever been out in the woods or an open field in spring, summer or fall, you may have gotten chiggers around your waistband or on your ankles. They leave red, itchy bumps on your skin.

Hiking Safety and Health Tips

Hiking and camping provide exercise and interest for people of any age. Just getting out and walking around is a wonderful way to see nature. Since unexpected things happen, however, the best way to help provide a good time for all is to plan ahead carefully and follow common sense safety precautions.

Hypothermia - Signs, Symptoms, Treatment

Hypothermia is a cold injury caused by a lowering of the core body temperature to a level where normal function is impaired. It can affect the muscles as well as the brain. Hypothermic patients need to be warmed back up to normal temperature, which is often difficult to do in the back country.

Leave No Trace!

"In wilderness is the preservation of the world"
- Henry David Thoreau

This note addresses how you can be "Green-wise" in the outdoors. Good information for us all to live by!

Poison Ivy Prevention and Treatment

As the weather warms up and we engage in more outdoor activities, we face a common enemy: poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Here are some basic facts about these annoying plants, as well as some tips on protecting yourself from their noxious effect: a blistery, itchy rash that may last for several weeks.

Staying Warm When Tent Camping

Cold weather sleeping bags with a barrier between the ground and the sleeping bag are important. A foam mat or air mattress used for comfort during summer camping, doubles as a ground barrier for cold weather camping.

Venomous Snakes of Georgia

Georgia is home to over 40 different types of snakes but only 6 of these are poisonous. Knowing the difference between a poisonous snake and a non-poisonous snake could mean life or death in some situations.

Winter Backpacking - Food and Gear

Just because it is cold outside does not mean you have to curtail your outdoors adventures. In fact, it can be better than sweating through another steamy night in a tent! This hiker note will prepare you to become a "cold hiker!"

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Ben Fowler, Graduate Assistant
thefowlerben@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Outdoor Recreation Rental Policies

General Rental Policies

  • Renters must present proper UGA identification, regardless of university status (student, faculty, staff or alumni).
  • The rental fee may be paid by credit card, cash, check, or Bulldawg Bucks.
  • Reservations may be made in person or over the phone during ORC hours with a UGA ID number.
  • Rental fees need not be paid at the time of reservation, but must be paid in full when picked up.
  • Cancellations must be made by 3pm on the first reserved date to avoid rental charges.
  • Renter will be charged a repair fee if equipment is returned damaged. If, upon inspection, damages are discovered which the renter did not claim at the time of rental, additional charges will be assessed.
  • Weekend rentals may be picked up on Thursday at no additional charge.
  • Late return charges: A $1.00 per item, per day late fee is charged in addition to the daily rental fee. Late days accrue only on days when the ORC is in operation and equipment is not returned. Any renter with an outstanding balance due will have their records flagged until payment is made.
  • Absolutely no smoking in ORC tents. There is a $5 charge for each burn hole.
  • Renter will be charged current replacement costs for any equipment lost or returned with such extensive damage as to warrant replacement.
  • A $20 cleaning fee will be assessed for equipment returned wet or dirty (i.e. tents and stoves). Excessive cleaning may require additional fees.
  • No equipment will be considered returned until the renter returns it to the ORC personnel during ORC hours.
  • Upon return all tents will receive a full set up inspection.
  • Additional policies concerning boat rentals apply. See the following:

Policy for Rental of UGA Flatwater Canoes and Kayaks

  • Renter must be a current UGA student, faculty, staff or UGA graduate who is a member of the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities.
  • It is recommended that renter have prior flatwater canoe experience.
  • The destination can only be lakes or ponds - no flowing waters.
  • Renter must write on the rental form the destination and paddling partners and is expected to follow through as indicated.
  • Renter MUST be the one in the boat rented.
  • Boat rental includes car/truck mounting pads and straps,  boat, paddle, and PFD for up to two persons. No more than two persons per boat.
  • Renter will be responsible for securing the boat and equipment onto their vehicle.  ORC personnel may help load.
  • UGA staff reserve the right to refuse a request based on prior experience, attitude and skill level of participant, river levels, and weather conditions.
  • Renter is responsible for repair or current replacement cost for lost or damaged equipment.

Policy for Rental of UGA Whitewater Kayaks

  • Renter must be a current UGA student, faculty, staff or UGA graduate who is a member of the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities.
  • Renter must have successfully completed a GORP roll clinic.
  • Renter must speak directly with Susan Powell, Coordinator for Outdoor Recreation (COR), prior to the Wednesday before the weekend of use.
  • Renter must disclose to the COR the destination and paddling partners for the trip.
  • The COR will speak with the lead kayak instructor about the request to determine whether the requestor has the appropriate skill to go to the desired destination with the indicated paddling partners.
  • When approval is granted, renter must write on the rental form the destination and paddling partners and is expected to follow through as indicated.
  • Renter MUST be the one in the boat rented.
  • Boat rental includes boat, paddle, spray skirt, helmet, PFD and paddling jacket.
  • Renter will be responsible for securing the boat and equipment to their vehcile. ORC personnel may help load.
  • UGA staff reserve the right to refuse a request based on prior experience, attitude and skill level of participant, river levels, paddling partners and weather conditions.
  • Renter is responsible for repair or current replacement cost for lost, damaged,or modified equipment. 

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Ben Fowler, Graduate Assistant
thefowlerben@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC)

Camping

Fall 2018 Hours

Monday 2PM - 8PM
Thursday 2PM - 8PM
Friday 12PM - 6PM

Closed Tues/Weds, weekends, maintenance periods, holidays, Spring Break, and for special events. Hours subject to change.
Please note that equipment may only be picked up during operating hours.

Starting in the Fall 2018 semester, the ORC will only accept credit cards for payment (no cash or checks).

Location: lower level -- 144 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities
Telephone: 706-542-4677
Email: outdoors@uga.edu 

Gear Reservations

  • Reservations may be made for gear no more than 1 week in advance here.  This reservation is not associated with our gear inventory system.  The ORC staff will check for reservations at the beginning of the days that we are open and pull gear if available.  You will recieve an email if we do not have the gear available.  Requests for gear more than 1 week in advance will not be accepted.  Pick up and payment for gear is only available during operating hours.

Parking for Equipment Loading and Unloading

 

  • Renters are responsible for picking up & returning equipment during ORC scheduled hours of operation. As there are no designated spaces for long term ORC parking, renters must call the ORC to arrange large equipment (canoe, kayak, bulky equipment) pick-up & return in order to keep time to a minimum. Special arrangements for boating equipment pickup & return in the back lot of Ramsey (E09) are possible. A pay lot adjacent to the East Campus Parking Deck is available for a nominal fee. The ORC is not responsible for any parking citation received by renters.

List of Gear

UGA Outdoor Recreation Policies

Policies pertaining to the UGA Climbing Wall, Challenge Course, Trips & Clinics, and ORC Equipment Rental

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Ben Fowler, Graduate Assistant
thefowlerben@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Outdoor Recreation Activity Descriptions

Backpacking combines hiking and camping in a single trip. A backpacker hikes into the backcountry to spend one or more nights there, and carries supplies and equipment to satisfy sleeping and eating needs.

Bouldering is a style of rock climbing undertaken without a rope and normally limited to very short climbs over a crash pad so that a fall will not result in serious injury. It is typically practiced on large natural boulders or artificial boulders in gyms and outdoor urban areas.

Canoeing is an activity involving a small long and narrow boat, propelled by one or more people (depending on the size of canoe), using single-bladed paddles. The paddlers face in the direction of travel, in either a seated position, or kneeling on the bottom of the boat.

Caving - also known as spelunking in the United States and occasionally potholing in the United Kingdom - is the recreational sport of exploring wild (generally non-commercial) cave systems.

Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, or for sport.

Day Hiking is a recreational sport in which participants spend the day hiking to usually scenic views, but does not plan on spending the night outdoors (see Hiking).

Fly fishing is a distinct and ancient angling method, most renowned as a method for catching trout and salmon, but employed today for a wide variety of species including pike, bass, panfish, grayling and carp, as well as marine species, such as redfish, snook, tarpon, bonefish and striped bass.

Hang gliding is an air sport in which a pilot flies a light and unmotorized foot-launchable aircraft called a hang glider.

Hiking is an outdoor activity which consists of walking in natural environments, often on hiking trails.

Horseback Riding refers to the skill of riding or driving horses. This broad description includes both use of horses for practical, working purposes as well as recreational activities and competitive sports.

Kayak touring is the sport of paddling paddling on open waters of lakes, bays, and the ocean in a specially designed kayak.

Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport. A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by its suspension lines and the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing.

Rafting or white water rafting is a challenging recreational activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers.

Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations or man-made rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route.

Sailing is the art of controlling a boat with large (usually fabric) foils called sails. By changing the rigging, rudder, and sometimes the keel or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to change the direction and speed of a boat.

Scuba diving ("scuba" originally being an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, although now widely considered a word in its own right) is a form of underwater diving in which a diver uses a scuba set to breathe underwater for recreational reasons.

Whitewater kayaking is the sport of paddling a kayak on a moving body of water, typically a whitewater river. Whitewater kayaking can range from simple, carefree gently moving water, to demanding, dangerous whitewater.

Ziplining is an activity, ride, or mode of transportation in which the participant rides - or "zips" - down a long, taut cable that is suspended between two tall poles.

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Ben Fowler, Graduate Assistant
thefowlerben@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Obtain PE and Science credits by participating in outdoor recreation activities in these ways:

PE Credit:
- Register for PEDB 1070 - Challenge Course - Fall and Spring 
- Register for PEDB 1090 - Outdoor Adventure - Fall and Spring
- Register for PEDB 1100 - Backpacking - Fall and Spring
- Register for PEDB 1331 - SCUBA - Fall and Spring

Academic Credits plus PE 1090 credit through UGA Costa Rica Geology/Outdoor Recreation Maymester
 

PEDB 1090: Outdoor Adventure
Available in the Fall, Spring, and Costa Rica Maymester

In this class, students are required to participate adventure activities offered through the UGA Outdoor Recreation trip schedule (evenings and weekends).  This is a great way to learn outdoor activity skills and discover many natural resources in the southeast or abroad through the Maymester option.  Course participants pay the student fee listed for each UGA Outdoor Recreation trip. 1 PE credit earned.

PEDB 1070: Challenge Course
Available in the Fall and Spring 

This course will challenge students to actively work together to solve problems by participating in activities and elements offered through the UGA Challenge Course. Participants will participate in a belay clinic as well as on the outdoor low and indoor/outdoor high challenge courses. Participats will learn about group formation and dynamics, teaching and facilitation styles, the experiential learning cycle, and risk management. An additional lab fee is required for this course. 1 PE credit earned.

PEDB 1100: Backpacking
Available in the Fall and Spring

This class exposes students to the basic fundamentals of backpacking. Topics to be covered include appropriate equipment selection, dressing and clothing for the outdoor environment, camp cooking, land navigation, and expedition behavior. Class meetings allow students to have hands-on learning with packs, sleep systems, tents, and camp cookware. The class culminates in a 2-day backpacking trip where students are engaging in a group-led excursion to the backcountry. A range of 6-12 miles of hiking is what one can expect to do on this trip. An additional lab fee is required for this course. 1 PE credit earned.

PEDB 1331: SCUBA
Available in the Fall and Spring

This class, taught by a PADI-certified dive instructor, will take students through the process of earning a PAD Basic Open Water SCUBA Certification. Students will be required to complete all PADI in-class modules, a swim check, two pool sessions, and a weekend-long qualifying dive trip. An additional lab fee is required for this course. 1 PE credit earned.

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Ben Fowler, Graduate Assistant
thefowlerben@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Trips and Clinics

stand up paddle board trip

Get Outdoors with UGA Outdoor Rec!

UGA outdoor trips and clinics are open to all students, faculty/staff, and current members of the Ramsey Student Center. We offer many outdoor activities, including flatwater and whitewater paddling, rafting, backpacking, hiking, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) trips, caving, rock climbing, snorkeling, and more. No experience is necessary! For full trip descriptions and details, visit the registration page.

Fall 2018 Trips and Clinics PDF

November Highlight Trip

Snorkeling with Manatees November 9th-11th

Join the ORC as we embark on this unforgettable experience! Crystal River in Florida is a favorite habitat for manatees, and what better way to spend your weekend than to snorkel among them!  Encounter these gentle giants while experiencing the beauty of spring-fed Crystal River.  Register here.

UGA Outdoor Recreation Policies

Policies pertaining to the UGA Climbing Wall, Challenge Course, Trips & Clinics, and ORC Equipment Rental

Trips & Clinics Registration

Custom Trips

Plan a customized adventure for your group.

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Obtain PE and Science credits by participating in Outdoor Recreation activities.

Outdoor Recreation Activity Descriptions

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Ben Fowler, Graduate Assistant
thefowlerben@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Outreach Program

Bring Fitness & Wellness to you! 

Invite a nationally certified Group Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer to assist with your next event. Our outreach programs can be customized to fit your needs!

  • Group & Instructional Fitness Classes
  • Educational Presentations on Fitness & Wellness (Deskercise)
  • Fitness & Wellness Assessments (Body Composition Testing & Wellness Assessment)
  • Special Interest Workshops (Kettlebells, Olympic Lifting, Running Form/Technique)

Who Can Host an Outreach?

ANY UGA organization or department! We have previously assisted with programs for Residence Life, Academics, Greek Life, and Student Organizations. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide outreach programs for community groups.

Where Can I Host an Outreach?

Host an outreach at your facility/preferred location (please provide a CD player or stereo if we come to you) or in the Ramsey Student Center fitness studios. 

  • All outreach programs must be led by a nationally certified Group Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer currently employed with the Department of Recreational Sports who will be present during the duration of the requested program.
  • Recreational Sports and ongoing programming takes precedence over all outreach program requests when hosted in the Ramsey Student Center.
  • Class formats that require use of equipment must be held in a Ramsey Student Center fitness studio. 
  • Yoga and Pilates class formats should be held in a quiet environment. We do not provide mats for Yoga or Pilates classes (participants will need to bring their own).

What is the Cost?

Outreach hosted in the Ramsey Student Center= $80/hour per instructor (includes facility/equipment fee) for up to 60 participants. 

  • All participants must be current Ramsey Center members for outreaches hosted in our facilities.
  • Participants who are not current Ramsey Center members are required to purchase a guest pass ($7) at the Admissions Desk to participate.

Outreach hosted at your location=$60/hour per instructor for up to 60 participants.

  • Departmental Account Number must be listed on outreach request. For groups over 60, an additional instructor is needed.
  • Costs may vary based on duration of program, instructor, number of participants, and other specific requests. Payment must be made 10 business days prior to the scheduled outreach.
  • Acceptable forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Cash, Check (made out to the University of Georgia) or Departmental Account.

How do I request an Outreach?

All requests should be submitted by completing the outreach request form (button below) and must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the outreach date.

  • The more information provided on the request form, the quicker the request can be filled.
  • Changing dates may result in our inability to fill your request. 
  • A delayed response to e-mail correspondence may delay confirmation of your request.

Fitness & Wellness Outreach Request

Become a Group Fitness Instructor

Current UGA Students Wanted!

General Group Fitness Instructor Certifications (preferred):

Group Fitness Specializations/Certifications:

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an audition.

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Dusty Jackson
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
dustin90@uga.edu 

Melanie Andrews
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
Melanie.Andrews@uga.edu

Personal Training Policies

  1. All Personal Training sessions will be provided by certified Personal Trainers holding current and accredited certifications. Personal Trainers will follow current exercise and physical activity guidelines as established by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
  2. All Clients must be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Clients may register for Personal Training sessions in the Recreational Sports office.
  4. New client schedule forms must be completed and submitted to the Recreational Sports office with payment.
  5. Clients must submit Personal Training packets to the Recreational Sports office at least 3 days prior to the initial Personal Training session. 
  6. There is no guarantee that  a specific Personal Trainer will always be available with each session or package purchased as employment status may change.
  7. The Personal Trainer and the Department of Recreational Sports reserve the right to request medical clearance from a licensed medical professional if necessary.
  8. If the client has checked “yes” to any of the questions on the PAR-Q form (page 5), a physician’s clearance must be obtained prior to beginning a Personal Training program with the Department of Recreational Sports.
  9. Clients must immediately communicate any concerns (discomfort or pain) arising from their Personal Training sessions with the Personal Trainer.
  10. Personal Trainers will contact the Client to schedule the initial consultation.
  11. The Client will meet his or her Personal Trainer at the mutually agreed upon place inside the Ramsey Student Center.
  12. The Client will schedule all sessions prior to Personal Training sessions. These sessions may be rescheduled based on Client-Personal Trainer agreement.
  13. During the initial consultation the Client will have the opportunity to ask questions.
  14. Buddy Training is limited to two individuals. Both Clients must be present during buddy training sessions. If only one individual is present, a session will still be subtracted from the total number of sessions purchased. Proration will not be permitted.
  15. Should the Personal Trainer arrive late, the Personal Trainers must make up the time lost with the Client at no additional charge. If the Personal Trainer must cancel a session, he or she will notify the Client 1 day in advance.
  16. Late Clients will forfeit any session time lost based on his or her tardiness. Personal Trainers will wait no longer than 15 minutes for Clients. After 15 minutes, the session will be forfeited. Clients must provide cancellation notification at least 1 day in advance, or forfeit the session. No refunds will be issued.
  17. Sessions purchased must be used within a 6 month period, after which they will be voided. Unused sessions will not be refunded.
  18. A Client Satisfaction Survey will be e-mailed to the Client following the completion of each package purchased.
  19. The Department of Recreational Sports reserves the right to adjust the schedule under any circumstance. The client will be notified under such circumstances.
  20. To receive optimum benefits from the program, a minimum of 1 session per week is recommended.
  21. All fitness activities are subject to Ramsey Center facility policies in the event of an emergency situation or inclement weather.
  22. No refunds will be issued.

Become a Personal Trainer

Current UGA Students Wanted!

All candidates must hold a NCCA accredited Personal Training certification:

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an interview and practial evaluation.

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Dusty Jackson
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
dustin90@uga.edu 

Melanie Andrews
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
Melanie.Andrews@uga.edu

Meet the Personal Trainers

ASHLEY

Major: Exercise & Sport Science
Certifications: NSCA Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: 11 years of competitive gymnastics, gymnastics coaching, 4 years of eeightlifting, 3 years of competitive powerlifting


BETHANY

Major: Health & Physical Education, minor in Exercise & Sport Science
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, Certified Nursing Assistant, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: 1.5 years of weightlifting, softball, tennis


BRIGHTEN

Major: History
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: 5 years of weight lifting experience, club soccer, cross country


DAN

Major: Business Management
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Triathlete, cross country, swimming since 2013, bodybuilding & power lifting since 2015


DORI

Major: Finance, minor in Sport Management
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Cross Country, Track, Swimming, Rowing, CrossFit


GARRETT

Major: Nutrition Science
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, SCW Fitness Education Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: 11 years of weightlifting, powerlifting, Olympic lifting, CrossFit, soccer, cycling, high school football/wrestling captain


GRANT

Major: Exercise & Sport Science
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Strength training since 2014, wrestling, lacrosse


JAKE

Major: Exercise & Sport Science (Pre-Physical Therapy)
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: UGA Powerlfting club, strength training since 2014, cross country


JEFF

Major: Finance and International Business, Minor in Spanish
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Weightlifting, swimming, coaching swimming


JON

Major: Management Information Systems
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, SCW Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Football, basketball, and lacrosse, 7 years of strength and agility training




JORDAN

Major: Marketing, minor in Spanish
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Weightlifting for 2 years, swimming, lifeguarding


JOZIE

Major: Exercise & Sport Science (Pre Physical Therapy)
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Rowing, weightlifting, CrossFit, basketball, track & field


JUSTIN

Major: Biological Science
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Weightlifting since 2012, UGA Water Polo, water polo/baseball player


JVONTE

Major: Athletic Training and Exercise & Sports Science
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, NASM MMA Conditioning Specialization, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Weightlifting for 7 years, Army veteran, deep water fitness


LAUREN

Master of Science: Kinesiology
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Basketball, weight training, CNA


LINA

Major: Dietetics
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Cross country, track and field, HIIT training, weightlifting since 2014, intern at Register and Exercise Professionals


MANDY

Major: Health & Physical Education
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, SCW Fitness Education Personal Trainer, TRX Suspension Training, TRX Rip Training, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Airforce veteran, Airforce trainer, weightlifting since 2010, competitive cheerleading


MCKENLEY

Major: Exercise & Sport Science
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Weightlifting for 3 years, baseball, cross country, HIIT training


MELANIE

Master of Science: Clinical Exercise Physiology
Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology & Health Sciences, French Minor
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, ACSM Cancer Trainer, Les Mills BODYCOMBAT, Les Mills BODYPUMP, Spinning Rx Instructor, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Current Graduate Assistant of Fitness & Wellness, volleyball, track and field, lifting and strength training since 2009


MICHAEL

Major: Biology and Spanish, minor in Exercise & Sports Science
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: 6 years of weightlifting, golf


SAM

Major: Exercise & Sport Science
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, POUND® Fitness Instructor, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Lacrosse, lacrosse coach, weightlifting since 2013


STEPHEN

Master of Science: Kinesiology (Strength, Conditioning & Fitness)
Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology, History, and English
Certifications: NSCA CSCS, ACE Personal Trainer, USAW Sports Performance Coach, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Weightlifting, running, basketball coaching, tee-ball coaching, group fitness


VIVYEN

Major: Exercise &Sport Science
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: Weightlifting since 2015, powerlifting competitor since 2015


WENCY

Masters in Advertising
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED
Experience: UGA Salsa club, Bachata/Merengue dancing


ZACH C.

Masters in Kinesiology (Strength & Conditioning)
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED 
Experience: Weightlifting for 5 years, UGA Football Strength & Conditioning Intern, physique competitor


ZACH B.

Major: Criminal Justice
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED 
Experience: Wrestling, weightlifting


ZACH L.

Major: Biological Science
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED 
Experience: CrossFit, wrestling, soccer, cross country


Become a Personal Trainer

Current UGA Students Wanted!

All candidates must hold a NCCA accredited Personal Training certification:

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an interview and practial evaluation.

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Dusty Jackson
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
dustin90@uga.edu 

Melanie Andrews
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
Melanie.Andrews@uga.edu

Personal Training

Personal Training Packages

Individual Training Prices
Sessions Student Faculty/Staff/
Dependent
Alumni/
UGA Affiliate
1 $35 $40 $45
3 $85 $90 $105
6 $155 $170 $180
9 $215 $235 $250
12 $265 $290 $315
15 $300 $330 $360
20 $360 $400 $440
Buddy Training* Prices
Sessions Student Faculty/Staff/
Dependent

Alumni/
UGA Affiliate

1 $35 $50 $55
3 $125 $135 $150
6 $230 $240 $250
9 $325 $340 $360
12 $405 $430 $455
15 $480 $510 $540
20 $600 $640 $680

*Buddy Training is limited to two clients. Prices include both clients. If Buddy Training package is split between a Student and a Faculty/Staff/Dependant or Alumni/Affiliate, the Faculty/Staff/Dependant or Alumni/Affiliate price will apply to both parties. Participants must have an active Ramsey Center membership and register in the Rec Sports office to participate (see instructions below).

Completing the Personal Training Packet:

  1. Print off the Personal Training Packet (link at bottom of this page) and complete packet in entirety.
  2. If you answered “NO” to the 7 questions on page 5 of the Personal Training Packet skip to step 4. If you answered “YES” to any of the questions continue to step 3.
  3. Complete this step ONLY if you answered “YES” to any of the questions on page 5 of the Personal Training Packet. Print off Physician Referral Form (link at bottom of this page). Bring this form to your physician to clear you for exercise. You’ll also need this form with your packet when you register.

Registering for Personal Training:

  1. Bring the completed Personal Training Packet (and completed Physician Referral Form if applicable) and a form of payment to the Recreational Sports Office. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8AM-4:45PM.
  2. Following your registration, please check your email between 1-5 business days for confirmation of your Personal Trainer.

Fitness Assessment 

All new clients must purchase a Fitness Assessment in addition to a Personal Training package to establish baseline fitness status. Appointments are approximately 90 minutes in length.

Fitness Assessment Prices

Student

Faculty/Staff/
Dependent
Alumni/
UGA Affiliate
 $35  $45  $55

Body Composition Testing

  • $5 (Tanita Bioelectric Impedance or Calipers) Body Composition- by appointment, sign up at the Rec Sports office
  • $1 (Tanita Bioelectric Impedance) Body Composition- drop in, must have a valid $1 Body Comp pass (purchase online or at Ramsey Center Admissions Desk)

$1 Body Composition (Tanita Bioelectric Impedance) Testing Dates:

  • Thursday, September 20 
  • Thursday, October 18 
  • Thursday, November 8 
  • Thursday, December 6

$1 Body Composition Testing will be held from 5-7PM in the Personal Training Office in S&C 2.


Personalized Fitness Orientation

A 1 hour, personalized fitness orientation scheduled with a certified personal trainer that will discuss how to navigate Ramsey Center fitness equipment and provide tips on to create your own workout based on your individual needs. Must register in Rec Sports office.

Personalized Fitness Orientation Prices

 Student   Faculty/Staff/Dependent   Alumni/UGA Affiliate 
$15 $15 $15

Rec Sports & UHC Partnership 25% Discount

Clients who present a valid proof of purchase receive a one-time 25% discount on individual personal training packages if they have purchased any of the following: UHC Individual Nutrition Consultation, Physical Therapy and Medical Massage (must have a written Medical Referral for Physical Therapy or Massage Therapy) and Massage Therapy clients (must provide a valid receipt from purchase of a Massage Therapy package).

Meet the Personal Trainers

Personal Training Policies

Personal Training Packet

This form must be complete and submitted to the main Rec Sports office with payment.

Males over 45 years of age or older, females 55 years of age or older or those who have one or more risk factors identified on this form are required to complete the Physician Referral Form.

Physician Referral Form

Become a Personal Trainer

Current UGA Students Wanted!

All candidates must hold a NCCA accredited Personal Training certification:

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an interview and practial evaluation.

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Dusty Jackson
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
dustin90@uga.edu 

Melanie Andrews
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
Melanie.Andrews@uga.edu

Group Fitness & Small Group Training Policies

  1. Only current, fees-paid UGA students or Ramsey Center members age 18+ are eligible to register for Fitness & Wellness programs and services.
  2. All participants must purchase a fitness class pass. Fitness class passes are nontransferable and are NOT elligible for refund.
  3. All-Access, Group Fitness, Water, Cycle, FTR, and Mind/Body passes are valid through the semester of purchase. A single class pass is valid for 6 months from date of purchase.
  4. An assumption of risk form MUST be signed before participating. It is strongly recommended that men over the age of 45 and women over the age of 55 receive medical clearance from their physician before participating in all fitness and wellness activities.
  5. Class entry is on a first come, first serve basis. Each class is subject to maximum enrollment, which varies depending on class format and studio space, to provide a safe environment for all Fitness & Wellness participants. After the maximum number of participants have entered the class, the class will then be closed.
  6. Participants may enter an open class until 10 minutes after start time. After 10 minutes or the end of the warm-up period, the class is closed to prevent injuries.
  7. Participants should line up outside the designated entry door. Members may not enter studios until instructed by the fitness monitor.
  8. Recreational Sports reserves the right to adjust the schedule when necessary.
  9. Fitness class attire should follow all facility attire policies. 
  10. All fitness activities are subject to Ramsey Center facility policies in the event of an emergency situation or inclimate weather.

Small Group Training Classes ONLY

  1. All participants must purchase a Small Group Training class pass. No single class passes are permitted.
  2. Full refunds minus a $15 processing fee are available up to one week after the original purchase date. No refunds are granted for two weeks following the beginning of the class session. If a medical condition arises that precludes completion of a class, refunds are pro-rated based upon the class start date.

Become a Group Fitness Instructor

Current UGA Students Wanted!

General Group Fitness Instructor Certifications (preferred):

Group Fitness Specializations/Certifications:

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an audition.

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Dusty Jackson
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
dustin90@uga.edu 

Melanie Andrews
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
Melanie.Andrews@uga.edu

Intramural Sports Rules

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Brittany Burriss, Graduate Assistant
bburriss@uga.edu

Jessica Cuadra, Graduate Assistant
jessica.cuadra@uga.edu

Chris Sato, Graudate Assistant 
christopher.sato@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide
2018-2019 Intramural Sports Participant Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I sign up for the Unlimited Play Pass?
Watch the video here.
How do I create a team?
Watch the video here.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.
Sign Up as a free agent here.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $25 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Intramural Sports Registration Process

How to Register for the Unlimited Play Pass for Intramural Sports:

1. Click HERE to start Registration Process

2. In the top right corner, click log in and enter your MyID and password.


3. Click on UGA Login


4. Enter your UGA MyID and Passord and click Log in




5. Once you are signed in, click Memberships and Fitness Passes

 


6. Select $25.00 at the bottom right                                                              



7. Click "1 Semester $25.00"
                                                                                                                                                                                                      















8. Click Add to Cart





9. Read the Competitive Sports Waiver and select "Accept Now"
                                                                                                                                                                                          





















10. Once it is in your cart, you will be required to fill in your papyment information


11. Once it is in your cart, you will be required to fill in your papyment information

 

CLICK HERE TO CREATE A TEAM

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Brittany Burriss, Graduate Assistant
bburriss@uga.edu

Jessica Cuadra, Graduate Assistant
jessica.cuadra@uga.edu

Chris Sato, Graudate Assistant 
christopher.sato@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide
2018-2019 Intramural Sports Participant Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I sign up for the Unlimited Play Pass?
Watch the video here.
How do I create a team?
Watch the video here.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.
Sign Up as a free agent here.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $25 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Intramural Sports

      


The goal of the Department of Recreational Sports is to make participation in the intramural sports program safe, attractive, and desirable to a large number of students, faculty, staff, and spouses/domestic partners. Through our various programs, our goal is to create an inclusive environment for all participants to feel welcome participating in the Competitive Sports program.  

Purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $25, and you can play your favorite sports, like indoor soccer, then try something that you have never played before, like Ultimate Frisbee or inner tube water polo! Sign up in our main office or online. If you have any questions, call our office at 706-542-5060 or you can email us at compsports@uga.edu.  


To purchase your Unlimited Play Pass click here and select "Memberships and Passes"
To create your team visit imleagues.com

Fall 2018 Intramural Sports Schedule  


 

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Brittany Burriss, Graduate Assistant
bburriss@uga.edu

Jessica Cuadra, Graduate Assistant
jessica.cuadra@uga.edu

Chris Sato, Graudate Assistant 
christopher.sato@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide
2018-2019 Intramural Sports Participant Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I sign up for the Unlimited Play Pass?
Watch the video here.
How do I create a team?
Watch the video here.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.
Sign Up as a free agent here.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $25 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Club Sports Team Listing

Asura

Team Captain: Sanjay Menon
Email: ugaasura@gmail.com

Founded in 2008, Asura is the University of Georgia's premiere co-educational fusion dance team, and welcomes highly determined and motivated UGA students who demonstrate passion, character, and discipline.

Ballroom Dance

Team Captain: Bobby Leitmann
Email: bdcuga@gmail.com

The UGA Ballroom Dance Club is dedicated to fostering a love of Ballroom dancing through free weekly lessons and fantastic events.
 

Breakdance

Email: ugabboy@gmail.com

The UGA Breakdance Club (also known as the Junkyard Dawgs) main objective is to promote the love of dance, primarily b-boying and hip hop culture.

Budokai

Cheerleading

Eventing

Fencing

Georgia Dance Team

Gymnastics

Ice Hockey

Karate

Red Hotz, Competitive Dance Team

Rugby, Men's

Rugby, Women's

Cross Country

Sailing

Soccer, Men's

Soccer, Women's

Softball

Swim Club

Tennis

Ultimate Frisbee, Women's

Volleyball, Women's

Whitewater

Wrestling

Lacrosse, Men's

Lacrosse, Women's

Powerlifting

Ultimate Frisbee, Men's

Badminton

Email: badmin@uga.edu

Baseball

Bass Anglers

Capoeira

Champa and Chameli

Cycling

Equestrian

Rowing

Triathlon

Volleyball, Men's

Water Ski

Contact Club Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu 

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Brittany Burriss, Graduate Assistant
bburriss@uga.edu

Jessica Cuadra
jessica.cuadra@uga.edu

Chris Sato, Graduate Assistant
christopher.sato@uga.edu


Useful Links and Forms

All Club Sports forms and documents can be found on the Competitive Sports page in the UGA Involvement Network.

New Club Information and Registration
Center for Student Activities & Involvement
UGA Involvement Network
How to Sign the Club Sports Waiver

Handbook 
2018-2019 Club Sports Handbook
Club Compliance

Logo Usage & Trademarks
Club Sports Logos & Policies

Finance
Club Spending Request Form
Off-Campus Bank Account Request Form
Honorarium

Travel
Student Travel Request Form
Travel Checklist (Business Staff)
Travel Checklist (Club Sports Staff)

Facility Home Events and Practice Request Forms
Practice Request Form
Home Competition Event Form

Logos and Logo Policies

Emergency Action Planning
Severe Weather EAP
Medical EAP

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

We offer small group and private swim lessons to individuals of all ages and abilities. Enrollment for classes is limited in order to maintain quality instruction and the most favorable teaching environment. UGA students, faculty/staff, alumni, and community members are able to participate in a variety of lesson formats.

Youth Learn to Swim 

Session Cost: $75 for five 45 minute lessons

Sunday(s)

Session 1

Swim Orientation 1: 8/24; 5:15 - 6:15pm

Session 1: 8/26, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30

*No classes on Labor Day Weekend*

 

Session 2

Swim Orientation 2: 10/12; 5:15 - 6:15pm

Session 2:  10/14, 10/21, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18

*No classes on Fall Break Weekend*

 

Level Time on Sunday
Swim Tots

3 - 3:45 pm

Preschool

(Level 1, 2, 3/4)

3 - 3:45 pm

Learn to Swim

(Level 1, 2, 3, 4)

4 - 4:45 pm

 

Full level descriptions are outlined upon registration. Skills evaluations will be conducted at swim orientation the Friday before a session begins, however it is important to enroll your child in the level you feel best represents his/her ability. 

  • Swim with Me: Designed for children 6 months - 3 years of age and parents  (Not offered in Fall)
  • Swim Tots:  Designed for children ages 3-4 years of age
  • Preschool Levels 1-3: Designed for children ages 4-5 years of age
  • Learn to Swim Levels 1-4: Designed for children ages 6-12 years of age


 

Register for lessons 


Adult Group Swim Lessons

Adult Learn to Swim classes are offered in a small-group setting for beginner and intermediate instruction. 

Sessions run for 3 weeks, 2 lessons per week. 6 Lessons Total

Session Cost:

Students: $70, Faculty/Staff: $85, Community: $95, for six 45 minute lessons

Adult Beginner Lessons

Class #                        Session Dates                      Day(s)            Time
Session 1 A      8/27, 8/29, 9/5, 9/10, 9/12, 9/17        Mon/Wed        6-645p

Session 1B       8/28, 8/30, 9/4, 9/6, 9/11, 9/13          Tue/Thurs       6-645p

*Session 1A no lessons on 9/3 due to Labor Day

 

Session 2 A    10/1, 10/3, 10/8, 10/10, 10/15, 10/17   Mon/Wed     6-6:45p

Session 2 B     10/2, 10/4, 10/9, 10/11, 10/16, 10/18   Tue/Thurs   6-6:45p

 

Session 3 A    10/29, 10/31, 11/5, 11/7, 11/12, 11/14   Mon/Wed     6-6:45p

Session 3 B    10/30, 11/1, 11/6, 11/8, 11/13, 11/15     Tue/Thurs    6-6:45p

 

Adult Stroke Development Lessons 

Class #                 Session Dates                                   Day(s)             Time

Session 1        8/27, 8/29, 9/5, 9/10, 9/12, 9/17              Mon/Wed       7- 7:45 pm

Session 2       10/1, 10/3, 10/8, 10/10, 10/15, 10/17       Mon/Wed       7- 7:45 pm

Session 3       10/29, 10/31, 11/5, 11/7, 11/12, 11/14       Mon/Wed      7- 7:45 pm

 

 

         

Register for lessons


Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Fall Private lessons will close of October 26, 2018

Spring Private lessons will open on January 9, 2019

 

 Private lessons for adults are scheduled one-on-one sessions and upon approval. Semi-private swim lessons for adults are available upon request for groups of two swimmers of similar abilities. All lessons are a half hour of personalized in-water instruction. Must be 18 or older to register for private lessons. 

*Youth  (17 & Younger) Private lessons are only offered in the Summer. *

Registration & Scheduling  

  • Membership required for those optaining the private lessons and must be 18+ years old. 
  • Registration is not available online- only at the Ramsey Student Center Membership Services Desk and upon approval. 
  • Lessons are scheduled around pool availability during recreational swimming hours
  • Children of alumni not eligible for lessons due to membership limitation
Number of Lessons UGA Student Cost Faculty/Staff/Alumni Cost
1 Trial Lesson $25 $35
5 Lessons $90 $105
10 Lessons $150

$210  *Aquatic Approval Needed

Semi Private Lessons     
5 lessons for two swimmers $75 per person $90 per person

Register for Lessons

Aquatics Safety Training

Lifeguard Training

For additional information about upcoming schedules contact Aquatics Coordinator - Brooke Osborne at lba62324@uga.edu

 

 

Fall 2018 American Red Cross Safety Classes

American Red Cross Lifeguarding

This course is designed to teach skills and knowledge to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants must successfully pass a precourse swim exam, skills check, and written exams to obtain certification (Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR for Professional Rescuer, current for 2 years). Participants MUST attend all class dates of a session. 

Prerequisites

  • 300-yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both
  • Tread water using legs only for 2 minutes without support or stopping
  • Within 1 minute and 40 seconds, swim 20 yards, surface dive to 7 - 10 feet and retrieve a 10lb brick. Return to surface and swim back to starting point with both hands holding brick and keeping face at the surface. Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
  • For the class you will need: Swim Suit, Towel, Googles (if perfered), and  Notepad 

Course Dates (Must attend all): 

  • Friday, 9/21; 5-9pm
  • Sunday, 9/23; 12 - 8pm
  • Sunday, 9/30; 12 - 8pm
  • Monday, 10/1; 5 - 9 pm

The class will meet In Room 119 or the Pool Deck of the Ramsey Student Center. 

SIGN UP DEADLINE:
Wednesday, September 19th at 4:45 pm

Course Price:  $185 student/faculty/staff/dependent - $195 alumni - $225 community

 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review

Lifeguarding review classes are designed to help you update your skills while also extending your certification for another two years. The Red Cross also offers review courses, for those whose certification is still valid (or within 30 days of expiring) while allowing you to continue to work without a lapse in verification.

Prerequisites

  • 300-yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both
  • Tread water using legs only for 2 minutes without support or stopping
  • Within 1 minute and 40 seconds, swim 20 yards, surface dive to 7 - 10 feet and retrieve a 10lb brick. Return to surface and swim back to starting point with both hands holding brick and keeping face at the surface. Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
  • For the class you will need: A Swim Suit, Towel, Googles (if desired), and Notepad 

Course Date Options:

  • Sunday, 8/26; 12 - 8pm
  • Sunday, 9/9; 12 - 8 pm

The class will meet In Room 119 or the Pool Deck of the Ramsey Student Center.

Course Price: $55 rec sport student staff - $65 student/faculty/staff/dependent - $65 alumni - $85 community

 

 

For more information or questions about possible employment please contact Brooke Osborne lba62324@uga.edu.

 

 

CPR/AED/First Aid for Professional Rescuer (CPRO Full)

The American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers & Health Care Providers course is designed to teach those with a duty to act (professional rescuers and health care providers) the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies until more advanced medical personnel take over. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim experiencing cardiac arrest.

Course Date Options: (Sunday)

  • September 8, 10am - 5pm
  • October 20, 10am - 5pm
  • November 3, 10am - 5pm

Course Price: $65 rec sport student staff - $75 student - $85 faculty/staff/dependent/alumni - $95 community

  • For the class you will need: Notepad 

 

Review: CPR/AED/First Aid for Professional Rescuers (CPRO Review)

The review course provides instruction for those who have a current or recently expired certification. Instruction is provided as a review before participants are tested. To be eligible to participate in a review course, a participant must possess a certificate in the same course that is current or expired for no more than 30 days. Upon successful completion of the review course, the participant receives a certificate that is valid for 2 years from date of completion of the review course.

Course Date Options: ​

  • September 5, 2 - 6pm
  • October 21, 2 - 6pm
  • November 4, 2 - 6pm

Course Price: $50 rec sport student staff - $60 student/faculty/staff/dependent - $70 alumni - $80 community

  • For the class you will need: Notepad 

 

Challenge: CPR/AED/First Aid for Professional Rescuer (CPRO Challenge)

The Challenge course provides a skills test and test out option for those who have a current or recently expired (<30 days) certification. Upon successful completion of the review course, the participant receives a certificate that is valid for 2 years from date of completion of the review course

Course Date Options: ​(Saturdays, last hour of the CPRO Full Class)

  • September 8, 4 - 5pm
  • October 20, 4 - 5pm
  • November 3, 4 - 5pm

Course Price:  $50 Student - $60 Faculty/Staff/Dependent - $70 Community

  • For the class you will need: Notepad 

 

Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED with First Aid (Lay Responder)

This course provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for breathing emergencies, perform CPR and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illness until advanced medical personnel arrive. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive American Red Cross certifications in Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid, valid for two years.

Course Date Options: ​

  • August 28; 5 - 10 pm
  • September 19; 5 10 pm
  • October 9; 5 - 10 pm
  • November 14; 5 - 10 pm

Course Price:  $65 student/faculty/staff/dependent - $75 alumni - $85 community

  • For the class you will need: Notepad 

 

 

Click here to register for classes

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Pre-registration is required for all classes and closes 3 business days before the class is scheduled to begin.   

To receive the lower prices offered for Student, Faculty/Staff, or Alumni – the participant must hold a current Ramsey membership at time of registration and through the duration of the program being offered. If a participant does not have a current membership, s/he may still register at the community/non-member price

For questions about the Safety Training Courses, contact Brooke Osborne, Coordinator for Aquatics, at lba62324@uga.edu 

Ramsey Student Center Memberships

Memberships are available to the following types of individuals:

  • UGA Students
  • UGA Student Spouses & Dependents
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Faculty and Staff Spouses & Dependents
  • Retired Faculty and Staff & their Dependents
  • UGA Alumni
  • UGA Affiliate (campus ministers, campus visitors, consultants/contractors, OLLI, UGA program participants, and sorority mothers.) 

All members must have an active, paid membership in order to access the Ramsey Student Center, Health Sciences Campus Pound Hall & Wheeler Gym, and outdoor intramural fields and courts.

A valid UGA-issued ID number is required for all members.

Sign up for membership in the Recreational Sports main office during the business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.

 

Non-registered students can purchase a summer membership starting May 29 for $45. This membership will remain active from June 4 through August 12. 

Ramsey Student Center Memberships

General Policies & Assumption of Risk

Locker Rentals

Guest Passes

Guest Pass Bulk Order Form

Parking Information

Payroll Deduction Cancellation Form

Recreational Sports Facilities

The Ramsey Student Center is the 440,000 square foot student recreational and athletic facility located on the University of Georgia's East Campus. Known by students as "Ramsey," the facility is one of the largest student athletic recreation facilities in the United States. It was built and named in honor of Bernard and Eugenia Ramsey. The Department of Recreational Sports offers drop-in use of the following recreational activities at the Ramsey Student Center:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cardio/Weight Training
  • Climbing
  • Handball
  • Jogging/Walking
  • Martial Arts
  • Racquetball/Squash/Table Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Ramsey Student Center

  • Natatorium (50-meter competition pool, diving pool and 8 lane recreational pool)
  • 4 Gymnasia (8 basketball courts, 9 volleyball courts and 12 badminton courts) 
  • Indoor Track (1/8 mile)
  • 44 ft. Climbing Wall
  • 14 ft. Outdoor Bouldering Wall
  • 10 Racquetball Courts
  • 2 Squash Courts
  • Over 25,000 square feet of weight-training space

Club Sports Complex

This lighted, 180,000 sq. ft. complex houses practice and competition fields for the University of Georgia's Club Sports teams. With great attention given to sustainable and "green" construction and features, the space offers panoramic views and first-class facilities. This facility is located at 2435 South Milledge Avenue.

Recreational Sports Complex

The Recreational Sports Complex is an outdoor facility that hosts several programs, including intramural sports, club sports, outdoor recreation, and academic classes.  

  • 9 Grass Fields
  • 15 tennis courts
  • Lake Herrick Beach and Pavilion
  • Oconee Forest Park 
  • Outdoor Challenge Course

*Note: The batting cages will be closed indefinitely.

Pound Hall

UGA Rec Sports also manages Pound Hall, a strength & conditioning satellite facility on the UGA Health Sciences campus off of Prince Avenue. Pound Hall includes approximately 10,000 square feet of strength & conditioning space, as well as Wheeler Gym (used primarily for informal recreation and club sport practices). Recreational Sports also manages the softball field, baseball field, horseshoe pit, and outdoor basketball courts surrounding Pound Hall, which are open by reservation only. Ramsey members can purchase one-day passes to Pound Hall online or on-site with Bulldog Bucks (credit/debit cards, cash, and other forms of payment are not accepted). A Health Sciences Campus parking pass is required in order to park at the Pound Hall facility. Non-Health Sciences personnel can contact Parking Services to purchase a Health Sciences parking pass.

This facility is located at 105 Foster Rd.

Club Sports

 

The Club Sports Program at the University of Georgia, administered by Recreational Sports, is comprised of 40 unique clubs. Each Club Sport team is designed to serve individual interests in different sports and recreational activities. Our clubs are instructional, recreational and/or competitive in nature and are strictly voluntary. Club sports are student-initiated, student-led organizations officially registered with the University. Several clubs are competitive and compete against other schools and universities, and in some cases against varsity teams, at the state, regional and national level.

Each club is formed, developed, governed and administered by the student membership of that particular club, working in conjunction with the Competitive Sports program. The key to the success of this program is student leadership, interest, involvement and participation.

Involvement in a Club Sport enhances the student's overall educational experience while also providing them with diverse athletic opportunities.

Club Sports Complex 

This lighted, 180,000 sq. ft. complex includes natural and synthetic turf surfaces which house the practice and competition fields for the University of Georgia's Club Sports teams. With great attention given to sustainable and "green" construction and features, the space offers panoramic views and first-class facilities. This facility is located at 2435 South Milledge Avenue.



Club Sport Information and Team Listing

Are you interested in finding out more information on any of our clubs? Click on the club name below to find more information on each clubs involvement network webpage. You can also find each clubs email address below to contact them directly about how to join their club, tryout dates and much more! 

Archery

Baseball

Bass Anglers

Budokai

Capoeira

Champa and Chameli

Cheerleading

Climbing Club

Cross Country

Cycling

Equestrian

Eventing

Fencing

Georgia Dance Team

Gymnastics

Ice Hockey

Karate

Lacrosse, Men's

Lacrosse, Women's

Powerlifting

Red Hotz, Competitive Dance Team

Rowing

Rugby, Men's

Rugby, Women's

Sailing

Soccer, Men's

Soccer, Women's

Softball

Spikeball

Swim Club

Tennis

Triathlon

Ultimate Frisbee, Men's

Ultimate Frisbee, Women's

Volleyball, Men's

Volleyball, Women's

Water Ski

Whitewater

Wrestling

Contact Club Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu 

Chelsea Watson, Senior Coordinator
watsoncg@uga.edu

Brittany Burriss, Graduate Assistant
bburriss@uga.edu

Jessica Cuadra
jessica.cuadra@uga.edu

Chris Sato, Graduate Assistant
christopher.sato@uga.edu


Useful Links and Forms

All Club Sports forms and documents can be found on the Competitive Sports page in the UGA Involvement Network.

New Club Information and Registration
Center for Student Activities & Involvement
UGA Involvement Network
How to Sign the Club Sports Waiver

Handbook 
2018-2019 Club Sports Handbook
Club Compliance

Logo Usage & Trademarks
Club Sports Logos & Policies

Finance
Club Spending Request Form
Off-Campus Bank Account Request Form
Honorarium

Travel
Student Travel Request Form
Travel Checklist (Business Staff)
Travel Checklist (Club Sports Staff)

Facility Home Events and Practice Request Forms
Practice Request Form
Home Competition Event Form

Logos and Logo Policies

Emergency Action Planning
Severe Weather EAP
Medical EAP

Climbing Wall

The 43 ft. indoor UGA Climbing Wall is open to all active UGA students and Ramsey members who have successfully completed a belay clinic. The outdoor bouldering wall is open to all active UGA students and Ramsey members (no belay clinic required).

Fall 2018 Hours (August 13 - December 4)

Monday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Tuesday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Wednesday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Thursday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Friday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Saturday 3 - 6PM
Sunday 3 - 6PM

*The indoor and outdoor climbing walls are closed for maintenance periods, university holidays and special events. Hours subject to change.

Belay Clinics

During the 2-hour clinic, instructors teach belay skills, go over climbing wall policies and procedures, and introduce some climbing skill information. Participants are approved for future UGA wall use based on successful completion of the clinic.

*Belay clinics will not be held on university home game weekends, special events, and/or holidays.

$10 UGA students
$15 faculty/staff/alumni (must be Ramsey members)

Belay Clinic Policies

  1. Limit 10 participants per clinic
  2. Minimum 3 participants for a clinic to be offered
  3. Registration for a belay clinic must occur at least 24 hours in advance
  4. Participants must show up on time for a clinic; failure to do so may result in the cancellation of their registration without refund

To Register
To register for a belay clinic, visit the registration page.  Payment for the clinic can be made at the Rec Sports Business Office Mondays-Fridays from 8:00AM - 4:45PM. Pay cash, check, or credit card. No refunds are given for participant cancellation. Participants may switch to another clinic during the same semester by notifying the Business Office at least 3 days before the clinic. Refunds are only allowed if the program cancels a clinic. Any refunds due for program cancellations must be requested by the last day of exams that semester.

UGA Outdoor Recreation Policies

Policies pertaining to the UGA Climbing Wall, Challenge Course, Trips & Clinics, and ORC Equipment Rental

Belay Clinic Registration

Click Register, then Programs, then Outdoor Recreation

Climbing Wall Special Events

Overview of special events at the Wall, including Boulder Bash, Ladies' Night, Try Climb, and Movie Night

Boulder Bash

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director
cstedman@uga.edu

Ben Fowler, Graduate Assistant
thefowlerben@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Group Fitness

Group Fitness Classes

Fitness & Wellness offers 80+ drop in Group Fitness classes per week during fall and spring semesters and a reduced summer session schedule. Ramsey Center members age 18+ may purchase a class pass to participate. Group Fitness classes are located in our six fitness studios (MB, BOX, A, B, FTR, D, E) and in the natatorium diving well (POOL) and (REC POOL). Fitness passes are not elligible for refund.

Fall Group Fitness Schedule & Class Descriptions PDF

Fitness Classes by Pass Type PDF

GROUP FITNESS PASS PRICING

Fall Session August 13-December 12

Finals Free Week December 6-12
*Class schedule subject to change*

Aqua Tabata will not take place on 11/17 and 11/24 due to building closures for home football games.

Group Fitness classes WILL NOT be held on Thanksgivng Break 11/17-11/24. Classes will resume on 11/25 (Sunday).

Deep Water classes WILL NOT take place on 11/29 due to a home swim meet.

Please check your e-mail for class cancellations.

Pass Type

Student

Faculty/Staff/
Dependent

Alumni/
UGA Affiliate

25% off Unlimited
(Through 8/26)
$101.00 $112.00 $123.00
Unlimited 
(8/26-10/5)
$135 $150 $165
50% off Unlimited
(Beginning 10/5)
$67.50 $75 $82.50
Multi-Visit Class Passes
1 Class Pass $6 $6 $7
10 Class Pass $50 $60 $70
20 Class Pass $80 $90 $100
Passes by Class Format
Group Fitness   $85 $42.50  $95 $47.50 $105 $52.50
Water   $65 $32.50  $75 $37.50 $85 $42.50
Cycle   $65 $32.50  $75 $37.50 $85 $42.50
Mind/Body   $65 $32.50  $75 $37.50 $85 $42.50
FTR   $65 $32.50  $75 $37.50 $85 $42.50

University of Georgia faculty/staff may attend Group Fitness classes designated with an asterisk (*) on the group fitness scheduled free of charge through participation in the Walk Georgia program. Ramsey Center membership is required to participate. Register for the Walk Georgia program at: http://walkgeorgia.org/ to participate. Walk GA classes are also open to Group Fitness pass holders.

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Purchase Group Fitness Passes

Group Fitness & Small Group Training Policies

Staff Contact

Fitness and Wellness

Lisa Williamson
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness
lisawilliamson@uga.edu

Dusty Jackson
Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness
dustin90@uga.edu 

Melanie Andrews
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellness
Melanie.Andrews@uga.edu

Become a Group Fitness Instructor

Current UGA Students Wanted!

General Group Fitness Instructor Certifications (preferred):

Group Fitness Specializations/Certifications:

Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application, attach your resume, and provide any relevant certifications to be considered for an audition.

Swim Schedule & Policies

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Welcome to Recreational Sports Aquatics! With world-class facilities and an expert staff, we look forward to providing you with the best swimming experience possible. In addition to open recreational swimming, we offer American Red Cross Safety Training Courses, Youth Learn to Swim, and Adult Group Swim Lessons

 

 

Rec Swim Schedule

Schedule is subject to last minute changes.
Please call the Lifeguard Office at 706-542-8462 if you have any questions about the set-up for a specific time.

Please email Alex Nichols alexn@uga.edu about issues regarding rec swim schedule.

Natatorium Policies