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Members can access a variety of facilities to accommodate their fitness needs.

Jacobs Fitness Center

Front of Jacobs Fitness Center

Located within the Sports Center, the Jacobs Fitness Center is the main fitness facility on campus. In addition to housing the Athletics Strength & Conditioning and Wrestling rooms, AU members and students can access a variety of cardio and weight training equipment as well as a group exercise studio. Learn more about Jacobs Fitness Center.

Spring 2020 Hours
Closed until further notice.

Reeves Aquatic Center

Reeves Aquatic Center

Located within the Sports Center, members can access the Reeves Aquatic Center via the Jacobs Fitness Center general locker rooms during recreational swim hours. Pools consist of an 8-lane, 25-yard lap pool and a 3-lane, 20-yard teaching pool. Learn more about the Reeves Aquatic Center.

Spring 2020 Hours
Closed until further notice.

Cassell Fitness Center

Cassell Fitness Center front desk

Located on the north side of main campus, Cassell Fitness Center is located in the Cassell Hall (separate entrance from residence hall). The facility houses both cardio and weight training equipment in addition to two fitness studios (with a divider that can be raised to create one large studio). Learn more about Cassell Fitness Center.

Spring 2020 Hours
Closed until further notice.

Congressional Fitness Center

Congressional Fitness Center Space

Located on East Campus within Congressional Hall (separate entrance), Congressional Fitness Center is a multi-use facility that is a personal training & program space during the academic year and a small fitness center during the summer semester. Learn more about Congressional Fitness Center.

This facility is closed for drop-in use during the academic year.

Bender Arena

Arena shot of Special Olympics Volleyball Game

Located in the Sports Center, Bender Arena is host to a variety of events on campus including Commencement and athletic games. Members, who can access the arena through the Jacobs Fitness Center, have access to drop-in for basketball and other court activities during open court hours. Learn more about Bender Arena.

Due to the multiple uses of Bender Arena, open court times vary daily. Members are encouraged to check the online calendar for hours.

Outdoor Facilities

Outdoor Rec Facilities

Greenberg Track and Reeves Athletic Complex: Premier soccer facility that features a six-lane track to accommodate AU track & field.

William I Jacobs Recreational Complex: An Astroturf surface, softball diamond, and two outdoor sand volleyball courts.

Six unlit outdoor tennis courts and two outdoor basketball courts. 

Massachusetts Ave. Field: Grass field primarily used for Intramurals and Athletic practices.

Each of these areas are shared with Athletics, academic classes, and rental groups/organizations, so open recreation time varies. Reeves Athletic Complex is off-limits for open recreation time. For all outdoor facilities and for all group/organization reservations, please contact the Athletic Department at 202-885-3001.

Campus Fitness Trail

In Fall 2016, AU launched our two mile, campus fitness trail. The trail showcases our campus and highlights unique achievements of our campus, faculty, students, and alumni. Follow the map, or blaze your own trail, as you explore and discover American University. 

View in Google Maps by clicking here.
View 1 mile alternate in Google Maps by clicking here.