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Mind, Body, and Spirit - The RecPlex

The RecPlex is closed until further notice, and will not reopen on Wednesday, June 17. We will communicate with our members via email and our website once we have a reopening date set.

athl_recplex_studentphoto2_fall_091316Whether you are an occasional or passionate athlete, the state-of-the art Fairfield RecPlex will have what our students are looking for in a modern, spacious setting. Our students’ lives outside the classroom matter to us because their wellbeing is the foundation for a rewarding life and an important part of Fairfield’s future legacy.

The moment you step inside, you will know this is a new and special place. From an indoor track and large cardio training suite to ample rooms for classes, and meeting spaces the new-and-improved RecPlex is a great place for students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and friends.

Fairfield Fit

athl_recplex_studentphoto3_fall_091316Fairfield Fit‌ is available to supplement your weekly routine with exciting fitness classes (ie. Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Cross Fit). Classes are offered in one of our five exercise rooms, all within the confines of our new facility. A designated spin room with 20 Matrix bikes and a resistance band training room is also available. The weekly class schedule provides upwards of 50 fitness/exercise classes. These classes are available throughout the day and early evening hours.

All classes are free to the University community on a first-in basis.

Contact Information

Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex
Phone: 203-254-4141


Club Sports

At Fairfield University, there are over 19 club sports for students to choose from. Club sports are organized and managed by students with the Associate Director of Recreation overseeing membership and dues.

Fairfield Fit

Fairfield Fit is available to supplement your weekly routine with exciting fitness classes (Zumba, Pilates, Yoga). All classes are free to all RecPlex members.

Hours & Membership

Membership in the RecPlex includes use of the facility and its basic functions* during normal hours of operation, except for special occasions where the facility may be restricted due to University events or programs, maintenance, or other reasons. Fitness classes or other special programs through Fairfield Fit may be fee-based and limited on the basis of availability. The University reserves the right to modify the hours of operation at any time.

2019-20 Academic Year Building Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Weekly EMS Calendar


Intramural sports are an integral part of student life at Fairfield University. There are more than 25 different intramural activities, including full seasons, one day, or weekend tournaments. Separate divisions include men, women, and co-ed participation. The Intramural program is administered by student supervisors and officiated by student employees.


The Fairfield University Aquatics Center is an 8-lane 25-meter pool with whirlpool. Men and women's locker rooms are available with showers. The Aquatics Center is home to Fairfield University's Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Teams.

Student Employment

Interested in joining our staff at the RecPlex? The RecPlex is looking for certified student instructors to teach classes during the academic year.

Meet The Staff

Eli Olken-Dann

Director of Recreation

Phil Palumbo

Associate Director of Recreation
Get to know Phil →

For the past 25 years, Phil has been in various positions with both The Department of Athletics, as varsity head swim coach, and more recently as a Department of Recreation administrator. Phil currently is the Aquatics Director, working collaboratively with the varsity swim and diving programs, Conference and Events Management., as well as overseeing pool and facility equipment.

Betsy Blagys

Program Coordinator
Get to know Betsy →

Betsy began her career at Fairfield University in August 2005 with the Office of Annual Giving. Betsy joined the Department of Recreation in 2008. In September 2015, Betsy was named Program Coordinator for Fitness, Wellness and Facility Staff Supervisor.

Danielle Anderson

Operations Assistant, 

Reception Desk Liaison
Get to know Danielle →

Danielle recently began her career at Fairfield. In addition to membership registration and facility usage, Danielle oversees facility inventory, not limited to, equipment and supplies. Danielle helps our reception desk student staff and contributes greatly to create the department's “stress-free zone” for all students and members.

Jon Dinihanian

Program Coordinator of Clubs and Intramural Sports
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Jon Dinihanian – Program Coordinator of Club and Intramural Sports. Jon is the newly appointed Program Coordinator of Club and Intramural Sports. Jon is a Fairfield University alum ‘13 with a BA in Communications. Having participated in intramurals while a Fairfield undergrad, Jon knows both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

Ethan Godfrey

Part-timr Intramural Sports Coordinator
RecPlex, Office 111
Get to know Ethan →

Ethan is in his first year as the Department of Recreation’s part-time Intramural Sports Coordinator. He coordinates all intramural programs, manages the IM staff and oversees special weekend events. Ethan is a 2017 graduate of Nicholls College with a degree in Business Administration – Sports Management.

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