Welcome to OPERS!

OPERS is a great place to meet other students with similar interest.

OPERS Mission Statement:

To provide a wide variety of professional programs and physical activities that promote and enhance community, learning, leadership, lifelong wellness, and academic success.

Our philosophy is to promote physical education and wellness as an essential part of the total educational experience, while meeting the diverse recreational needs of UCSC students, faculty, staff and community members. We serve the student with little or no experience as well as the competitive athlete seeking peak performance.  Our courses, activities and programs promote lifetime wellness and offer a variety of challenges in our six departments:

  1. Physical Education
  2. Recreation
  3. Intramural Sports
  4. Sports Clubs
  5. Athletics (NCAA Division III)
  6. Wellness

For more information on what we offer, see the quarterly OPERS Recreation, Intramurals and Sports Guide.