KU Recreation and Gyms

Facilities are located at Robinson Recreation Center and Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center and are free for KU students. A KU student ID opens the door to a world of sailing, rock climbing, martial arts, swimming, racquetball, basketball, and weightlifting.  KU’s Ambler recreation facility is located south of Watkins Health Center. You can use the fitness center as often as you wish and you can use your KU ID to check out sports equipment. This facility contains aerobic fitness and martial arts areas, a suspended track, two racquetball courts, a climbing wall, free weight/cardiovascular gym area, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, easy access parking and a food/vending area. Hours vary by semester, please see http://recreation.ku.edu/facilities for details.  Student recreation hours at Robinson Center pool and recreation gyms also vary by semester and are subject to change, please check http://recreation.ku.edu/robinson-center for details.

On the first floor of Ambler Rec Center is the Outdoor Pursuits office. There you can rent bikes, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, tents, sleeping bags and other equipment for camping and water sports. See http://recreation.ku.edu/outdoor-pursuits for more information and rental prices.


Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
The AEC comprises two units: the Intensive English Program (IEP) and Short-term Programs
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 550 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
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