Your student ID is your ticket to UNC athletics, and with 19 NCAA Division I teams to root for, you’ll have a lot of chances to wear your Bear pride.
Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field (Indoor and Outdoor) and Wrestling.
Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field (Indoor and Outdoor) and Volleyball.
No matter what your passion is—from yoga to weight lifting—you’ll have access to an incredible recreation facility, as well as resources and trainers who can help you reach your wellness goals.
The Campus Recreation Center on West Campus serves more than 250,000 student and faculty/staff visits annually.
More than 10,000 square feet of strength and conditioning spaces, featuring weight machines, free weights, treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, upright and recumbent bikes, an upper-body cycle, and rowing machines.
Enroll in cardio classes that include spinning, kickboxing, and Zumba; a variety of Strength & Sculpt classes; Mixed Format Classes like Aqua Fit, Belly Dance Core, Tabata and Self Defense; and Mind/Body classes from yoga basics to Power Vinyasa Yoga.
Three multi-purpose gymnasiums feature a total of five hardwood basketball courts.
Bring your running or walking workout inside with our 1/10th-mile banked track.
Make reservations at the front desk for one of two racquetball/wallyball courts.
With climbing heights of 31-feet, and more than 800 different handholds and eight belaying stations, the climbing wall is designed for all abilities. Skills classes are offered and the area is staffed for safety, technical hints and belaying.
A 25-yard, six-lane lap swim pool with a diving well, Butler-Hancock is available for student use and accessible via the Campus Recreation Center.
There’s a lot to do at UNC, from intramural sports to Frisbee golf, and with our unique Outdoor Pursuits program, you'll have easy access to Colorado's amazing outdoor adventures with trips, skills workshops, free gear rental and knowledgeable advice for planning and preparation.
Learn Leave-No-Trace Principles, camp kitchen set-up, snowshoeing, bike maintenance, s’more making, hiking, rock climbing and more.
Free check-out of items like tents, backpacks, snowboards, sleeping bags, cooking gear, kayaks and more! Staff can also give you ideas for great places to explore.
Plan your next outdoor adventure with Campus Recreation! Semesterly trips include white water rafting, camping, hiking, rock climbing, skiing and more.
Get to know other new students, student leaders, and staff or faculty before the first semester begins! A sample trip might include camping, rafting and horseback riding with an outdoor service project.
This program strives to provide an alternative to driving and promote bear pride on campus. Our fleet of 100 cruiser bicycles and 20 Mountain Bikes are available to check out free of charge. Each bike comes with a helmet and lock, as well as the option to use a front-mounted basket.
No matter your skill level, try out UNC’s climbing wall. And to deepen and test your skills, you’ll find annual climbing competitions, patron setting days and beginners' and ladies' climb nights.
With more than 100 clubs and organizations at UNC, you’ll find great opportunities to connect and find your niche.
Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? At UNC, there are 23 Fraternity and Sorority organizations, each focused on forging friendships, enriching the community, exemplifying academic success and encouraging personal development—and creating great memories along the way.
UNCs Greek Organizations belong to the following governing councils:
Wondering what there is to do nearby? Check out “Experience Greeley” for more detailed information about performances and entertainment in Greeley. With UNC’s outstanding Performing and Visual Arts program, it’s not surprising that you’ll find a huge selection of music, theater and arts both on campus and in Greeley.
Planning a weekend ski trip to the mountains? Winter Park, Keystone and Breckenridge are just a few of the Colorado ski resorts within about two hours from Greeley. Check out some of these great resources:
The 67-year-old legend offers some of the highest skiable terrain in North America. Half of the mountain is above timberline with open bowl skiing and snowboarding through spring and into early summer. One of its signature runs, Pallavicini, is one of Colorado's longest and steepest trails.
With five huge peaks spanning 2,908 acres, Breckenridge skiing has something for all abilities and interests. Every beginner and intermediate trail is groomed nightly so you can enjoy endless turns throughout your day. Or, ride North America’s highest chairlift, the Imperial Express, up to the high alpine bowls for unforgettable views and steeps. If you’re looking for terrain parks, Breckenridge has four—one for every skill level.
There is plenty to do at Copper Mountain in addition to the world class skiing and snowboarding. Adrenaline junkies will enjoy flying through powder snow on a snowmobile tour, while dog sledding runs at a slightly slower pace but is no less exhilarating. Horse drawn sleigh rides are available for those looking for a more peaceful and relaxing experience, and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating can also be found.
One of the most popular activities on the mountain is tubing, where you get to zoom down the hill sat in a huge inner tube, near the base of the Super Bee chairlift at the East Village – lots of fun for all ages!
With over 300 inches of snow per year, Crested Butte is a great place to ski with 121 trails for all levels. 27% of the trails are for beginners, 57% intermediate and 16% advanced. The longest run is 2.6 miles. They also offer summer activities, too, like the Evolution bike park.
Eldora is the closest ski resort to UNC. Eldora Mountain is skiing, snowboarding, cross-country and snowshoe friendly! Eldora boasts Colorado's best snowmaking system. Coverage is 100% of groomed terrain, more than any other resort in Colorado! Their longest run is three miles long.
With three unbelievable mountains, tons of outdoor adventures, lodging and dining all in two unique villages, it’s clear that Keystone is the best place to experience the best of the Rocky Mountains. The fun and excitement is all in one convenient location. Right here!
No matter what you like to ski or ride, it's all right here at Loveland. And it gets covered with an average of 400 deep inches of snow a year. So you'll have plenty to love at Loveland, from October through May.
Plenty of fun-filled things to do year-round: Colorado’s longest alpine slide, mountain biking, mini golf, Mary Jane mineral panning, leaps and bounds bungee, human maze, zip line, climbing wall, music festivals, ice skating and of course skiing and snowboarding!
Located in Dillion, CO (north central Colorad). Arapahoe National Forest is a protected parkland featuring multiple designated wilderness areas & the largest natural lake in CO. The forests and grassland encompasses 1.5 million acres and extends north to the Wyoming border, south of Interstate 70 to Mount Evans, west across the Continental Divide to the Williams Fork area and includes short grass prairie east of I-25. The forests and grassland is head-quartered in Fort Collins, with district offices in Boulder, Fort Collins, Idaho Springs, Granby and Greeley. Lot of activities: bicycling, camping, climbing, fishing, hiking, horse riding, hunting, nature viewing, kayaking, picnicking, rafting, scenic driving and snowshoeing.
Contained within the 30-by-60 mile area are 193,060 acres managed by the Pawnee National Grassland. The Pawnee is an internationally known birding area. Hiking, camping, picnicking, horseback riding and stargazing are also popular activities. Pronghorn, mule deer, coyote, swift fox, snakes and prairie dogs are just a few of the species that make the prairie their home.
Colorado has 58 mountain peaks exceeding 14,000 feet (known as "fourteeners" or "14ers" locally) — the most of any state. Outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels will find peaks ranging from easy to very difficult, with hiking trails for exploring the state's scenery, wildlife and rugged beauty. Some of the Colorado's best-known fourteeners include the tallest, Mount Elbert (14,433 feet); Pikes Peak (14,110), which inspired the poem "America the Beautiful"; and Longs Peak (14,255), which resides inside Rocky Mountain National Park.×
The Colorado Thirteeners (13ers) are mountains between 13,000 and 13,999 feet in height. While the 14ers have become quite popular in recent years, there are over 700 13ers in Colorado.×
Colorado manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. Adventures include: boating, fishing, horse riding, camping, hiking, shooting, hunting and snowmobiling.×
Indian Peaks Wilderness became part of the National Wilderness Preservation System in 1978 and spans 76,711 acres. It is located south of the Rocky Mountain National Park. There are seven peaks over 13,000 feet high Hiking and climbing. Elevations range from 8,300 to just over 13,500 feet. Indian Peaks is one of the most visited Wilderness areas in the United States. Great for hiking, fishing and camping. In the winter, snowshoeing and cross country skiing are popular.
The Rocky Mountain Region manages 17 national forests and seven national grasslands throughout Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, along with most of South Dakota and Wyoming. The Rocky Mountain Region offers many different types of world-class recreational opportunities, year-round. Camping, fishing, hunting, wildlife.×
There are so many places to hike near UNC. Rocky Mountain National Park is just 51 miles away! Lory State Park, Horsetooth, Devil’s Backbone, Grey Rock and Coyote Ridge are just a few that are close to UNC.×
There are approximately 85 miles of in-town bike lanes—and that's just a small part of our entire Greeley bikeway system! The City of Greeley has made great strides in the past few years in providing more on-street bike lanes and routes that connect popular destinations—government buildings, UNC, downtown, parks and trail connections, and they are in the process of developing a Bicycle Master Plan which aims to improve bicycling in Greeley. There are also over 122 bike trails in Greeley. The Poudre River Trail is 21 miles of a well-maintained paved pathway for walking, cycling, running, roller-blading and more. The trail extends from Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley to Colorado Highway 392 in Windsor where it connects to the paved trail in Larimer County's River Bluff's Open Space.×
With many different rivers to choose from around Colorado, you can do up to class 5 whitewater rafting! With your adrenaline flowing, you’ll also get a chance to see wildlife like eagles, deer, black bears and big horn sheep!×
Colorado offers some of the best and most versatile climbing in the country. With the multi-pitch, upper-grade trad lines in Eldorado Canyon, variable multi-pitch ascents in the Flatirons, alpine climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks Wilderness, short sport pitches of Rifle, granite bouldering in Skyland, short work-out sport routes at Golden Cliffs and Garden of the Gods, and driving access to the off-widths of Vedauwoo, any climber can keep him/herself in superb climbing shape in the mountain state. Year-round possibilities for sport, trad, or alpine ascents are not out of the question and a close look at weather patterns yield superb climbing booty. Colorado sports 53 official peaks at 14,000 feet or more, and well over 300 13ers to “peak” your interest. First ascents are still waiting in the pristine backcountry that makes this state so wild. Rocky Mtn National Park is only an hour away! Check out Outdoor Pursuits trips!×
From the plains to the Western Slope, you’re sure to find the perfect camping/fishing spot! With 8000 miles of rivers and more than 2000 lakes, Colorado has some of the best, and most abundant, fishing you'll find anywhere. Rocky Mtn National Park is only an hour away and Roosevelt National Forest is less than an hour away.×
Colorado offers some world-renowned ski areas, and UNC is only about two hours away from some of Colorado’s best ski resorts! Whether you prefer the bunny slope or a double-black diamond, Colorado offers it all, just a short road-trip from Greeley.×
With more than 2000 lakes in Colorado and many near UNC to choose from, you will sure find a perfect spot to enjoy water activities such as paddle boarding, wake boarding or tubing!×