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The Shannon CentER

The Shannon Center remains closed until further notice.  Please continue to check the Coronavirus page for updates.

The 85,000 sq. ft. facility's main arena seats 3,000 people for athletic events and special occasions such as graduation ceremonies, academic convocations and concerts. Check our upcoming events to join the fun!

The Shannon Athletic and Convocation Center contains:

  • Fitness Center
  • Two Recreation Gyms
  • Indoor Running Track (1/8 mile)
  • One Racquetball Court
  • Group Exercise/Dance Studio
  • Athletic Training Room - for SXU Athletes only
  • Offices for Coaches/Staff
  • Locker Rooms
  • Cougar Fuel Refreshments - Enjoy smoothies, salads, frozen yogurt and more! Open to the community! Cougar Fuel is closed for the summer.
  • Meeting Rooms


The Shannon Center is a private campus facility free for SXU students, faculty/staff, and Sisters of Mercy with a current Cougar ID card. The Shannon Center sells memberships to certain categories ONLY. Check out our membership categories on our membership page.

All new members must sign up in person at the Shannon Center. New members will fill out paperwork and take a picture for the Shannon Center ID card. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card.

All existing members can renew online for membership. 

All patrons using the Shannon Center must have a current SXU ID and sign in and swipe in at the Shannon Center front desk located in the middle of the lobby.

Group Exercise Classes

Group Exercise Classes are available to SXU staff, faculty, students and Shannon Center members. Check out the Group Fitness Schedule and try a new class soon!


Intramurals are intended for SXU students, faculty and staff only.

Looking to have a great time while staying active? Do you want to meet a diverse group of people playing a sport you love or while trying something new? Saint Xavier University invites you to take part in its wide variety of sports activities offered in the Intramural Program. Intramurals are open to all Saint Xavier University students, faculty and staff.

Go to the Intramural website to register for Intramural activities.

Club Sports

Saint Xavier University now offers club sports for students! Please check out the information regarding Club Sports.