Students working out

Fitness

What Gets You Moving?

From intramural sports to varsity athletics, fitness classes to strength and conditioning spaces, rock-climbing walls to outdoor programs, we’ll empower you to pursue physical fitness the way you want to alongside a community of supportive peers and staff.

With state-of-the-art facilities and community spaces to pursue a wide range of fitness activities, there are unlimited ways to get moving and plenty of room to explore new activities. 

Facilities 

A three-story rock climbing wall. A 25-yard competition swimming pool. A bright and airy fitness center. Squash and tennis courts. With 18 state-of-the-art competitive and training facilities, there is nothing holding you back from honing your skills or learning something new.  

Among our most frequently-used facilities are spaces like:

A student carefully makes their way up a climbing wall.

  • Stafford Fitness Center
  • Newell Field House
  • Munro Family Climbing Wall
  • Littlejohn Athletic Training Room
  • A multipurpose room
  • Frank and Lee Augsbury Pool
  • Burkman Gymnasium
  • Robie Squash Center
  • Sammis Tennis Courts
  • A sauna

Students exercising in the fitness center

Classes and Personal Training

Yoga. Spin classes. HIIT workouts. Meditation. Thanks to community experts and student trainers, we’re able to offer regular fitness classes and personal training to meet whatever your interests and workout goals entail.

 

Canoe relay

Intramurals and Club Sports

Our climate and terrain allow us to offer intramurals, club sports, and activities you won’t find at most colleges and universities. In addition to options like ultimate Frisbee and club soccer, we also offer snowshoeing, fly-fishing, rock climbing, and more.

Amenities Designed for You

133

stations with weight machines, treadmills, and stationary bikes for use in the Stafford Fitness Center

100+

hours our Fitness Center is open each week

Golf course

Hit the Links

The 18-hole Oliver D. Appleton Golf Course at St. Lawrence University is a five-minute walk from the center of campus and offers lessons and tournaments for all skill levels.

57%

of students participate in intramurals

Student-Centered

Students start new fitness, clubs, organizations, and initiatives all the time, including:

  • Active Minds
  • SLU Health & Fitness Club
  • L.I.G.H.T. House Yoga
  • Laurentian Paddlesports
  • Figure Skating Club
  • Connecting Laurentians Around Wilderness
  • Dance Ensemble
  • SLU Boxing Club

Football player

Athletics

More than 30% of our students compete as a member of at least one of our 35 varsity athletic teams in our state-of-the-art competition and training facilities. The Saints train together, compete together, and win together.

Explore Saints Athletics
Canoers on a lake

Fun for Every Season

Some colleges have Adirondack chairs: We have the Adirondacks. Gear up: the mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes are waiting for you.

Learn About Outdoor Recreation