The SUNY Ulster Athletics Program serves to support the ideals of SUNY Ulster by its commitment to excellence and education, and to the pursuit of higher human values through the self-knowledge and personal development that come from participation in athletic activities. The Athletics Department is dedicated to the development of the whole person and the integration of ethical values consistent with the Mission Statement of SUNY Ulster, striving to offer SUNY Ulster students the opportunity to participate in athletics activity at their level of ability and interest - intercollegiate, club, or recreational.
The Athletics Department aims to compliment academic and social experiences with the development of organizational skills, leadership qualities, and the appreciation for sportsmanship and team effort through athletic opportunities and community service. It is committed to be competitive and the NJCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III level, to offer equitable opportunities to all students and staff, and to advance their welfare, health, and safety.
This 32,000 square-foot gym with basketball courts, weight training facility and nautilus room is home to our basketball and volleyball programs. It is also used by other sports during inclement weather and the winter to prepare for their upcoming seasons.
The Senate Gym, with a stage area, also is used to host health-oriented and living programs, academic and other non-athletic events open to students, faculty, staff, and the community. We also have hosted outside athletic events for area high schools and colleges, including the Mid-Hudson Athletic League Volleyball Finals and Region XV championships; as well as the MHAL Boys and Girls Basketball Championships.
Students that are registered for at least 1 credit at SUNY Ulster and show proof of college ID are allowed to use the gym and weight room between hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The facility is not available outside of these hours, and anyone wishing to utilize the facilities outside of these hours must complete a "Facility Request Form." Sports teams with scheduled indoor practices have priority over students wishing to use the gym area. Spectators that attend home contests are not permitted to use the playing area during or after the contest.
Adjacent to the Senate Gymnasium, the Luis Berger Athletic Complex includes the main soccer field, used by the Men's Soccer program; Baseball and Softball fields; and modern state of the art tennis courts.
Our athletes also use Cantine field in Saugerties as an alternative location for Baseball and Softball games; utilize Tony Williams park in Highland as a softball facility; and Wiltwyck Country Club in Kingston for Golf.