What does “wellness” mean at Mercyhurst? It means that you will have many opportunities to develop your mind, body and spirit. Therefore, we understand that a lot of your growth during your college years happens outside the classroom. At Mercyhurst, we make it a priority to connect our students with the resources and people they need to be well.

Yoga classes? We have that. A safe, confidential place to talk with a professional about health issues? We have that, too. Faith-sharing and ministry groups? Of course!

It all goes back to our Mercy Mission to extend hospitality and reach out in compassion to others. When our students are balanced in mind, body and spirit, we build a community of empowered, compassionate people that make a difference here at Mercyhurst and across the globe.

Whether you’re getting a flu shot at the Health Center, spending the weekend on a retreat through Campus Ministry, or chatting with a counselor about balancing work, school and life – Mercyhurst offers many ways to keep you well.

Fitness Facilities and Classes

The Mercyhurst University Recreation Center was built to provide each student the opportunity to enhance their physical well being, within the realm of their academic challenges. This recreation center was designed with the intent of meeting the recreational, fitness, and athletic needs of the students, faculty, and intercollegiate teams of Mercyhurst University.

The REC Center is open daily to those within the Mercyhurst Community. Each student will have the opportunity to enhance physical performance through a spacious free weight room, newly added hammer-strength equipment and up to date cardiovascular machines.

REC Center
Location: Adjacent to the Mercyhurst Athletic Center
Front Desk Phone: 814-824-3328
Strength and Conditioning: 814-824-3329
Email: ​​​​​​

REC Hours of Operation

Sunday: noon to 10 p.m.
Monday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: noon to 5 p.m.

Note: No one will be admitted without valid Mercyhurst ID. Also, please bring a change of shoes to the REC as part of the admittance process. We expect everyone to wear his/her street shoes to the Recreation Center and change into the their work out shoes in the change area.