With over 100 college and universities, MARS is your one stop shop for information about Massachusetts collegiate recreation programs and events. Let us help you navigate and get you in touch with our member institutions!
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MARS Contact: Mike Rodier, Director of Campus Recreation
Campus Recreation is committed to a student centered approach for recreation programs and facilities. By providing diverse recreational opportunities we promote a sense of community, support student development through leadership and employment opportunities, and encourage the pursuit of a healthy active lifestyle for all students, faculty and staff.
Berkshire Community College
MARS Contact: Daryl Shreve, Director or Recreational Services
Paterson Recreation's mission is to enrich the experience of students at Berkshire Community College through safe and always-improving facilities and programs. Serving and engaging students, faculty, staff, and the greater Berkshire community, Paterson Recreation provides opportunities to learn and reinforce healthy behaviors, build relationships, develop leadership skills, and pursue goals.
Paterson Fieldhouse maintains a fitness center, basketball court, turf field, two grass soccer fields, three adult outdoor tennis courts, two youth tennis courts, and an outdoor pool.
Campus Recreation (BC Rec) strives to provide quality services at reasonable prices for its members. We host a wide variety of recreational programs, including: fitness, aquatics, outdoor adventures, intramurals, club sports, tennis, dance, and youth programs. BC Rec memberships include access to both the Flynn Recreation Complex and the Quonset Hut, a satellite facility located on the Newton Campus.
What gets us out of bed in the morning is the opportunity to help build a healthy and vigorous community on campus with a high fitness IQ. We cater to students, alumni, faculty, and staff; young and old; and families. With decades of combined experience, from old-school to new-school, we manage a dizzying array of state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities in one of the largest and premier fitness centers in the Northeast.
College of the Holy Cross
The mission of the Office of Campus Recreation is to specifically support students in the exploration of recreational interests. The office strives to support a wide range of recreational activities through competitive, instructional, informal, and recreational leadership opportunities. Current opportunities include: Club Sports Intramural leagues, and special recreational events Get off the Hill (GOH) Excursions.
Fitchburg State University
Recreation Services will enhance the educational experience, promote life-long wellness and foster student development through safe and inclusive recreation programs, services and facilities.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Social interaction, regular participation in fitness and recreation and the development of community through programs and services is encouraged through the recognition of the dynamic connection between mind and body. The DAPER Recreational Sports staff embrace the culture of MIT and revel in its uniqueness. DAPER Recreational Sports staff members take pride in ingenuity, and are distinguished by a progressive style of thinking and doing.
The mission of Campus Fitness and Recreation is to provide a variety of formal and informal, sports and fitness activities that promote healthy living. The vision is to shape the collegiate recreation experience by inspiring students to engage themselves within the various programs and opportunities.
Salem State University
The Department of Athletics and Recreation serves the academic, intercollegiate, and recreational needs of the Salem State University community by providing a variety of educational, social, recreational, and athletic programs. The department strives to offer a total educational experience with quality opportunities that inspire, educate, motivate, and empower individuals to be positive contributors to Salem State University and the greater global community.
MARS Contact: Tom Verrico, Asst. Director of IM and Club Sports
Campus Recreation at Springfield College strives to promote the health, fitness, and wellness of the College’s students, faculty, and staff through their participation in a variety of structured and informal recreational activities and adventures emphasizing lifelong wellness.
UMass - Amherst
Campus Recreation, an integral part of the educational mission of the University of Massachusetts and Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, provides comprehensive recreation and student development opportunities, as well as exceptional programs, services and facilities. Through positively reflecting the interests and values of the UMass community, we actively promote and encourage a lifelong commitment to health and wellness.
UMass - Boston
In keeping with the mission of the Athletics department and the University in their efforts to foster, promote and support student success, our mission is to provide UMass Boston students with an inclusive, diverse and structured recreational program. We strive to deliver students, faculty and staff the following: provide a sense of belonging/association, foster the development of friendships, raise multicultural awareness, relieve stress, promote physical fitness and improved health, and provide fun/enjoyment.
UMass - Lowell
MARS Contact: Justin Lawler, Associate Director
UMass Lowell Campus Recreation is committed to excellence in supporting the development of healthier and happier lifestyles. Through experiential education we strive to teach students the importance of exercise and recreational activities in preparation for a productive, balanced and rewarding life. We will offer diverse and dynamic recreational programming and facilities in order to meet the needs of our students and create a fun and connected University Community.
The Department of Intramurals, Recreation and Club Sports is committed to cultivating the whole person by providing an array of recreational opportunities in an educational, social and supportive environment. We offer quality programs and a service-oriented operation which fosters healthy lifestyles for the Wheaton College community. Some of the programs include 17 club sports, a variety of intramurals, and a growing fitness/recreation center for students to work out.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
The Department of Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics is committed to promoting an appreciation for lifelong wellness, to fostering growth in leadership, encouraging the pursuit of excellence, and enhancing the overall experience for our students.
We will provide an environment which develops health, work ethic, teamwork, leadership and integrity, all of which are essential for our students, both personally and professionally.
Worcester State University
Our goal is to educate the diverse campus community through movement and educational opportunities with a variety of inclusive programs that focus on a holistic approach to personal well-being and enrichment. Recreation & Wellness will provide programs and services to help you achieve your health and fitness goals including a variety of group exercise classes each week, intramurals, open recreation, educational sessions, wellness workshops, assessments related to the five components of health related fitness, strength training clinics, collaborative nutritional programs, equipment rental, and many other special events.