All currently enrolled students who have paid the Recreational Sports fee have access to Lamar Recreational
Sports facilities and may participate in the wide variety of activities that are offered, such as Intramural Sports, Group Fitness, Outdoor Activities, Aquatics, and Informal Recreation. LIT faculty, staff
and alumni are eligible to purchase Recreational Sports passes for themselves and an additional family member; contact the Recreational Sports department for current prices. All users of Recreational Sports facilities must present current LIT photo identification for entry.
The newly constructed Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center (SURC) is a state-of-the-art facility offering 130,000 square feet of activity space. Highlights of the SURC include an indoor track, a forty-foot indoor rock climbing wall, a fitness center featuring the Cardio Theater audio/visual system on select cardio machines, a full line of pin-select progressive weight machines and a full array of free weights. The SURC also houses a café; television and game lounge; three dedicated basketball courts; five racquetball courts; a multipurpose court for badminton, volleyball, and table tennis; an outdoor putting green; and a fully-enclosed indoor soccer/floor hockey rink. Sports and outdoor equipment is available for daily and overnight rental at the Equipment Desk. Additionally, the SURC Pro Shop offers the latest health and fitness magazines, Recreational Sports-branded athletic apparel, and sports and fitness equipment and supplies.
Outdoor facilities available for recreational use include the Driving Range, Ty Terrell Track, and Tennis
Courts. Schedules and hours of operation are posted in the SURC and are also available from the Information Desk.
Further information about the Recreational Sports department, its facilities, and its services may be obtained at
the Information Desk in the SURC or by calling (409)880-2306.
Lamar University Recreational Sports