Rec Sports Offers Fun Activities For Students, Faculty, Staff

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About 250 students, faculty, and staff at Dominican University of California this fall are participating in an exciting and wide range of activities through Dominican Recreation Sports on and off campus from standup paddleboarding to rock climbing.

A full schedule of activities is available on the Dominican Rec Sports webpage.

Indoor volleyball and rec basketball in the Conlan Center and tennis at the Castellucci Family Tennis Center courts are the most popular activities for Dominican students. Yoga classes are a hit for Dominican faculty and staff.

In addition, starting October 7, Rec Sports is adding rec soccer to its fall schedule on Fridays from 5-7 p.m. on Penguin Field.

All Dominican Rec Sports activities are supported by around 15 students and faculty members who serve on staff.

“The most gratifying part of this job for me is the students that I hire. I get to see them come in as freshmen often into a new job and grow each semester in their duties and responsibilities,” says Matthew Gaulding ’12 MBA, Rec Sports’ manager. “And the best part is to see them graduate and we get to share stories about when they started and where they are now. They always ask for me to give them references and stay in touch. It is a great feeling to know that I helped and impacted their college experience in such a meaningful way.”

For this fall, Rec Sports is offering Zumba classes and hopes to add a student certified to help teach the class this semester. Rec Sports also has hired an indoor rock climbing assistant to organize carpools to the Gravity Vault in San Rafael and expand the program, possibly turning it into a club sport in the spring.

Rec Sports is actively working on growing its esports program. It has purchased a Nintendo switch and is purchasing projector screens for game night competition in the Multi Purpose Room in the Conlan Center.

In addition, Rec Sports is organizing a club basketball to possibly compete in local leagues, a faculty/staff softball league, and several group camping trips this academic year including a spring break trip. 

Rec Sports activities are open to all Dominican students, faculty, and staff. Visit for complete list of sports and activities.

For more information, contact Matt Gaulding, Rec Sports Manager, at (415) 497-3308 or email 

Or visit Rec Sports’ Facebook (, Twitter (@DUC_RECsports) or Instagram (@DUC_RECsports) pages.

Dominican is committed to increasing students’ knowledge about fitness, exercise, and well-being. Rec Sports provides students the opportunity to meet and form new friendships, laugh, and bond, plus show their competitive side. All students at all sporting levels are welcome to participate.


Photo of Rec Sports' Sunday Hike participants posing above Golden Gate Bridge in Marin Headlands.


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