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University Recreation

Students working out.

University recreation logoUniversity Recreation offers a variety of fitness and recreational programs designed to positively impact students and contribute to the health and well-being of the Detroit Mercy community.

Students can get involved in intramural or club sports, participate in a variety of programs at the Fitness Center or take advantage of the URec Adventure Series.

If you want to get in shape, stay fit or just have a good time, University Recreation has a program for you.

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    Mission

    The University Recreation Department is dedicated to the health and wellness of Detroit Mercy students and employees.

    In collaboration with the University community, University Recreation offers an exemplary facility, programs and services that inspire participation and engagement.

    Our recreational opportunities promote health, inspire well-being, enhance academic success and foster community. The student-centered environment provides an outlet for competition, exploration, fitness, play and social interaction.

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    Student Employment

    University Recreation hires both work study and non-work study employees. Hiring generally takes place in the second semester for the next academic year. We leave a few spots for upcoming freshmen.

    Our hiring is complete by Aug. 1 for an annual staff training prior to Term 1. Occasionally, we have an opening during the academic year. If you would like information about potential employment, contact Matt Higley.

    Applications for the Fitness Center are available here.

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    Detroit Bikes

    Founded in 2011, Detroit Bikes provides a number of different bicycle related services to various types of customers. Primarily, we are a bike frame manufacturer making quality commuter bicycles under our name brand and following Detroit’s long traditions of excellence in manufacturing and design. We also assemble, distribute, source and contract manufacture. For our Detroit Bikes branded bikes we manufacture the frames, build the wheels, paint and assemble in house. We are the only bike manufacturer in Detroit! www.detroitbikes.com
         Bike FlyerBike Rentals

    You can now rent bikes, custom made by Detroit Bikes, in the Fitness Center. For 24 hours, you can ride around Detroit on one of our wonderful custom bikes. Rental forms are available at the front desk.

    Bike Purchasing
    Our custom Detroit Bikes are not only available for rental, you can also buy one. You can purchase by cash, check, credit card, and employee payroll deduction. See the front desk for details.
    Order Form

Fitness Center Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 1 to 8 p.m.

Contact Us

Director of University Recreation and Guest Services
Deanna Blevins
Phone: 313-993-1781
Email: humphrdc@udmercy.edu

Manager of University Recreation/Certified Personal Trainer
Matt Chesley
Phone: 313-993-1784
Email: cheslemd@udmercy.edu

Assistant Director of University Recreation
Matt Higley
Phone: 313-993-1782
Email: higleyml@udmercy.edu

University Recreation Office
313-993-1783

University Services
313-993-1488

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