Illustrated Building Design of the Rec

Welcome to Campus!

It is so nice to meet you! (Well, figuratively, since we are talking to you through a page on our website…but still). We are Campus Recreation, a department within the Division of Student Affairs with a passion for health and wellness. It is our mission to support your recreation and wellbeing endeavors and goals throughout your time here at CSU (and maybe even beyond)! We have a variety of programs and services set up to do just that. Welcome to the Rec’ing Ram fam. We think you’ll really love it.

Rec Center Hours

Building hours are adjusted for University holidays, special events, maintenance closures, fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks.

Unscheduled building closures will be communicated via Instagram (@csurec), through our app, and here on our website.


Are you a full-time student (currently enrolled in
six or more on-campus credits)? If the answer is
yes, then congrats, you are a Campus Recreation
member! Simply come to the Student Recreation
Center with your CSU ID and swipe yourself in,
that’s it!


Intramural Sports

Do you have a competitive fire that’s roaring for more fuel? Our Intramural Sports Program offers leagues and tournaments each semester! Different divisions (women’s, men’s, coed, or open) are offered depending on the sport and some sports offer both recreational and competitive leagues.


The Fitness Program is your place to go to feel strong and capable in your amazing body! From new friends in Group and Yoga classes to a knowledgeable and encouraging Personal Trainer, you are sure to find a workout sidekick. Want to learn a new skill or continue practicing a passion? Enroll in one of our Specialty Classes!

Sport Clubs

Take the competition to the next level by joining a sport club, which are student-managed teams that train together, travel, and compete on a national level.

Outdoor Program

The Outdoor Program offers a variety of guided trips, clinics, and events each semester. The Outdoor Resource Room is home to Outdoor Gear Rental as well as guidebooks, maps, and advice from our experienced outdoor staff!


Our Aquatic Center is home to four lap lanes, a zero depth entry, ADA lift, lazy river, volleyball and basketball area, 40-person spa, and more! We also offer private and partner swim lessons and a variety of American Red Cross courses.

David Karspeck Memorial Video

The David Karspeck Memorial Video was created out of a tragedy to serve as a reminder of the importance of risk management in recreation and sports venues and to honor the wishes of the family who lost a son in a preventable incident in the Colorado State University Student Recreation Center.

In November 2004, David Charles Henry Karspeck died from asphyxiation in the Student Recreation Center pool. It was a preventable accident that involved hypoxic breathing (breath-holding) practice by David and a distracted student aquatic staff member. Campus Recreation discussed with David’s parents how to simultaneously honor and utilize David’s memory for training Campus Recreation student staff about preventative risk management. Since 2005, Campus Recreation has presented David’s story as part of the student staff annual training. His memorial plaque that graces the lobby of the Student Recreation Center serves as a tribute and a stark reminder of risk management practices for new and returning student employees.

In 2012 this video was completed to represent David’s story and emphasize risk management during student staff training. David’s mother, Pat Karspeck, and brother Will Karspeck, a CSU Campus Recreation student employee, appear in the video. Their powerful message illustrates eloquently why Campus Recreation is committed to practicing preventative risk management.

David Karspeck Memorial Video