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Join the fun!

Southern Adventist University offers a wide selection of recreational activities for the avid outdoor enthusiast and the occasional explorer alike. Compete in one of our intramural tournaments like All-Night Softball, venture outdoors with SOAP, or take a stroll through one of our many trails located on campus.


Intramurals offer you the chance to take an active break from your studies while playing a friendly game. Check out all our intramural sports at the intramurals website.

Offered Sports

Hulsey Wellness Center

Enjoy a climate-controlled workout at the state-of-the-art Hulsey Wellness Center. Climb the 30-foot rock-climbing wall, go for a swim, or check out the high-tech equipment on the fitness floor. Afterward, you may want to grab a smoothie from the snack bar or enjoy a scheduled massage by a licensed therapist.

Outdoor Activities

Goliath WallGoliath Wall

Get your climbing shoes on and scale Goliath Wall, a natural rock-climbing wall with more than 50-60 feet of vertical and 200 feet of horizontal climbing space, right on Southern’s campus.

Image of caverns that students can explore on campus.Student Park Cave

Check out Southern’s underground life while exploring the Student Park Cave.

Image of the Biology Trail that is located on campus.Campus Trails

Southern has more than 30 miles of hiking/mountain-biking trails right in its own backyard. With meandering streams and shy wildlife, it’s the perfect place for you to spend a relaxing Sabbath afternoon with friends or a quiet place for you to retreat after classes.

Image of Wolftever Creek Greenway. Wolftever Creek Greenway

Beginning on Southern's campus, the Greenway features more than four miles (round trip) of paved walkway that follows Wolftever Creek. The Greenway is also home to Collegedale's Veterans Memorial Park, complete with an Army helicopter and tank—a place for you and your friends to take fun pictures.

Image of SOAP's mountain hike trip to a snowy mountain top. Southern Outdoor Adventure Program (SOAP)

SOAP is a program that provides the students and employees of Southern Adventist University with outdoor recreation and adventure opportunities. Meet new friends, learn new skills, and have fun in a safe environment while you take part in a variety of SOAP's exciting learning adventures.