Access to a wide variety of activities is one of the advantages of a university campus. These programs are supported by student activity fees.
Located on the east side of campus, this facility provides a spot for students and faculty to relax in the beauty of Park Woods. This building does not have running water, a cooking stove, or restrooms. A wood-burning stove in the one-room cabin provides an atmosphere for creative activity. Reservations may be made through the Auxiliary Services Office (540) 432- 4391.
University Commons Gymnasium
The gym may be reserved by contacting the athletic office (540) 432-4440 and providing the date, time, group name and function. Groups outside of EMU make their reservations through the Auxiliary Service office.
Fitness Center, University Commons
The University Commons Fitness Center provides safe and enjoyable facilities, equipment and programs to meet the recreation and exercise interests of the campus community. The fitness center includes: a weight room, a group exercise room and a cardio room with various aerobic fitness machines. An indoor track is also available. Student staff is present during open hours.
There is no charge for full time students and full time faculty/staff. Others may purchase a membership in the Fitness Center by completing a membership application and paying online. For questions, contact the Fitness Center Front Desk at (540) 432-4341.
Game Room, University Commons
The University Commons Game Room is available for the campus community as a place to relax, socialize and enjoy a friendly game. It has four pool tables, four table tennis, one foosball tables, and two televisions. Also available are a wide variety of sports equipment and games that can be checked out with an EMU ID or Fitness Center membership card. Friendly and helpful student staff members are present during open hours. Contact the Game Room coordinator at (540) 432-4655.
The various outdoor recreational facilities include tennis and basketball courts, a lighted turf field, a 400 meter all-weather surface track, and two sand volleyball courts. Facilities may be reserved for faculty, staff and student groups based on availability by contacting the director of athletics (540) 432-4646.
For open air fires, the person planning the event needs to read and sign an “Open Air Fires – EMU Policy” form. Contact the Facilities Management Office, (540) 432-4391, for permission and information.
EMU “Eden” Arboretum
Consisting of over 13 acres of oak-hickory forest and one acre of perennial gardens, the Eden Arboretum is dedicated to conservation and restoration ecology. The Park Woods Preserve contains hundreds of native wildflowers, shrubs and trees, providing a site for ecological study and wildlife appreciation. The Peace Garden offers alternatives to environmentally unsustainable lawn care practices by featuring locally adapted natives and other perennials suitable for home landscaping.