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Department of Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
Looking to have fun and stay active? Drum up a team and compete for an intramural championship! READ MORE
'Gate Fitness
Our classes and workshops are tailored toward all levels of fitness -- everybody fits! READ MORE
Club Sports
Keep your competitive spirit alive by practicing and competing with one of our competitive club sports teams. READ MORE
Recreational Facilities
Did you know we have a trap shooting range? Check out its hours and all our other great facilities! READ MORE
Physical Education
Go climb a tree! There are a number of fun and exciting ways to fulfill Colgate physical education requirements. READ MORE
Trudy Fitness Center
At nearly 15,000 square feet, Trudy has ample space for both aerobic and weight training.
We feature a variety of competitive and non-competitive sports and leisure activities, appealing to a wide spectrum of interests. Intramurals, club sports, and fitness and wellness opportunities balance demanding schedules and contribute to a lifetime of healthful regular physical exercise habits.  is the management program for Club Sports, Intramural Sports and Fittness.
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Recreational Facilities

Colgate offers a variety of facilities for recreational sports and fitness. Colgate ID or membership is required for use. Visit the facility hours page to learn more.

Trudy Fitness Center Hours

Clean, dry shoes and your smart-card ID are required for access.

Beginning Monday, August 18th
Monday - Thursday6:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Upcoming holiday hours

Student using a weight machine at Trudy Fitness Center

Fitness Programming

Trudy Fitness Center provides gorgeous facilities for you to pursue individual and group fitness. Be sure to check out these great opportunities:

Physical Education

There is a physical education requirement for graduation. A wide array of classes are offered each semester to provide students with opportunities to learn new skills or get a good workout. Students may take any of the courses offered by the PE Department or Outdoor Education program for either credit or their personal enrichment.

PE course schedules are updated each unit. Please refer to the course schedule for the latest information.


Outdoor Education

Learning cannot and should not be confined to a classroom. Get outdoors with our nation-leading and innovative Outdoor Education Program, which will get you hiking, climbing, boating , and exploring your sense of adventure.


Club Sports

Colgate's diverse club sports offerings provide you ample opportunity to both learn new sports and compete in your favorites. Clubs are led by student officers and most are student coached. Many clubs compete against area colleges.


Intramural Sports

On campus you can compete in a variety of intramural competitions in which the primary goals are fun, fitness, and community. Of course, that doesn't mean intramural championships aren't hotly contested!

Weather Hotline: 
For updates regarding weather and cancellations on intramural game days, call after 4:00 p.m. 315-228-7020