The Mission of Campus Recreation is to enrich the quality of life of the UAlbany campus community by educating and encouraging participation in recreational opportunities that develop leadership skills, cultivate social relationships and emphasize healthy lifestyles. In our commitment To Engage; To Learn; To Succeed, we provide you:

  • Diverse, innovative and stimulating programs
  • Exceptional service with integrity and courtesy
  • Opportunities for leadership development
  • Quality and well-maintained equipment
  • Enthusiastic and professional team
  • Commitment to safe and clean facilities

Contact Us

Campus Location

Recreation Services: Main level of the Physical Education Building, (PE) 110A

Campus Recreation Business Office (CRBO): Basement level of the Physical Education Building (PE) B-107

Mailing Address

Office of Campus Recreation
University at Albany
PE B-107
Albany, NY 12222

Phone: 518-442-2627
Fax: 518-442-5859

Program Contacts

Program Area Phone
Aquatics (518) 442-2627
Club Sports (518) 442-2627
Fitness/Group Exercise (518) 442-2627
Recreation Services (518) 437-3739
Intramurals (518) 442-2627
Outdoor Pursuits (518) 442-2627

Staff Directory

Title Name/Email Phone
Director of Campus Recreation   Sam (518) 442-2627 
Assoc. Director Programming Craig (518) 442-2627
Asst. Director Fitness & Wellness Jessica (518) 442-2627
Asst. Director Intramural & Club Sports Marissa (518) 442-2627
Asst. Director Membership & Staff Development Sarah  (518) 442-2627
Asst. Director Business, Marketing Alisha (518) 442-2627
Secretary Judy (518) 442-2627

Staff Bios

Sam Axley

Director, Campus Recreation

BS in Communications from Middle Tennessee State University, 1995
MS in Kinesiology from James Madison University, 1998
Certifications: NIRSA Certified Recreational Sports Specialist, NIRSA Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals, AHSI Certified CPR, AED, First Aid Instructor
Office located in Physical Education Building, B104

Craig Brewer

Associate Director, Programs

BS in Political Science from SUNY Plattsburgh
MS in Leadership from SUNY Plattsburgh
Certifications: First Aid/CPR/AED, MVP Trainer, NCBI Trainer, UACCESS Ambassador
NIRSA Member (2010)
Office located in Physical Education Building, B002

Marissa Allen

Assistant Director, Intramural and Club Sports

BA in International Relations from the University of California at Davis
MBA in Marketing from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Certifications: American Red Cross Instructor for First Aid, AED, CPR and Lifeguard
Office located in Physical Education Building, B107

Jessica Blasioli

Assistant Director, Fitness and Wellness

BS in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College (2012)
MEd in Exercise Science and Sport Studies with a concentration of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from Springfield College (2014)
Certifications: NETA Group Exercise, NETA Personal Training, American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid
Office located in Physical Education Building, B107

Sarah Wolanin

Assistant Director, Member Services and Staff Development

BS in Sport Management from SUNY Cortland
MS in Education Administration and Policy Studies from University at Albany
Certifications: UAlbany Safe Space, CPR/AED/First Aid
Office located in Physical Education Building, B107

Judy Lasher

Secretary, Campus Recreation

Licensed Zumba Instructor: Basic I, Basic II
Certifications: American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
Office located in Physical Education Building, B107


Recreation Services

Administrative Office

Fitness Center

  • Housed in the SEFCU Arena.
  • Upon entrance to the lobby-level, the Fitness Center is located on the left.

Aquatic Center

  • Located in the Basement of the Physical Education Building.
  • Access to the pool is granted though the Physical Education general locker rooms/showers.

Group Exercise

  • A majority of our Group Exercise Classes are held at our Dance Studio. The Studio is located on the 3rd floor of the Physical Education Building.
  • Aqua Action Classes are held at our Aquatic Center (see above).