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Adena Recreation Center

The Adena Recreation Center includes a cardiovascular area, free weights, a multipurpose room for group and virtual classes, and a gymnasium. The state-of-the-art recreation and fitness facility is free to students, faculty and staff. Alumni memberships are available for purchase.

The Adena Recreation Center is open throughout the day and evening for recreational use by students, faculty, and staff of the Newark campus. Participants must present their BuckID for entry to the facility. One guest without a school ID is permitted per person, but the guest must show state-issued identification.

Hours of operation vary depending on the time of the year and special events taking place in the gymnasium. If you have questions about specific daily hours of operation, please contact the center directly. 


Summer hours 
Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.


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Alumni membership

Continue using the Adena Recreation Center after you graduate to continue or start your path to a healthy life.
Students play badminton in the gymnasium.

Recreation facility request

Current students, faculty and staff may request to use our facilities for club, department or student-related activities.