At CMU-SV, we are committed to providing a healthy, productive environment in order for you to excel at your studies. On this page you can find basic information about health and wellness while on or near campus.

Sports and exercise facilities on and near campus

Tennis courts

Tennis courts are located hehind Bldg 20 and are used on a first-come, first-served basis. To get the code to unlock the door, email facilities@sv.cmu.edu.

Basketball gym

The baseketball gym is located at the corner of Bushnel and Severyns. Contact 650-603-9717. Students are welcome to use the facilities during any open hours. Basketballs are provided. Bring clean, indoor sneakers to change into for use on the courts. Dirty outdoor sneakers damage the courts and are not allowed. You will be required to sign-in at the clipboard on the counter at the entrance when you first use the facility. After that, sign-in is not required.

Hours:

Monday–Friday
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Chase Park

On the corner of Girard and Dailey Roads, this park features BBQ grills, vollebyall nets, basketball court, horseshoe rings, and baseball field. For reservations, call 650-604-1286.

Swimming pool

The pool is located at Wescoat and corner of Bailey Road and offers unlimited usage to members. Single membership fees are: 3 Months $100 or 12 months for $350. Non-member/guest entrance fee is $5. For more information, call 650-603-8025.

Hours for adult lap swimming:

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 - 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m. 

Facility includes:

  • 25 Meter heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Fitness and exercise equipment
  • Locker rooms with showers and saunas
  • Picnic area with wood gazebo
  • Volleyball setup

Local medical facilities

Using student medical insurance

CMU offers students the opportunity to purchase medical, dental, and vision coverage through Aetna. All full-time Silicon Valley students will be required to carry insurance either through the university or a comparable plan (via family, spouse, or employer). Each student’s insurance plan will indicate what doctors and facilities they will be able to access.

Leisure activities near campus

NASA Exploration Center - The NASA Ames Exploration Center, where visitors can experience NASA technology and missions first hand, recently added a number of fresh and exciting exhibits open to the public at no charge. Located at the main gate to NASA Ames at Moffett Field just off US 101, the NASA Exploration Center has welcomed more than 150,000 visitors in its first year and has inspired tens of thousands of schoolchildren to become the next generation of space explorers. The facility is open to the public FREE of charge. Visit the NASA Exploration Center website or call  650-604-6274.

Stevens Creek Trail - Stevens Creek Trail is currently open from Shoreline at Mountain View to Yuba Drive. The trail provides users multiple experiences through woodlands, tidal marshes and city neighborhood parks. The trail is open from dawn to dusk.  For more information, visit the Stevens Creek Trail website.

Bicycling in Silicon Valley - For beginner and experienced bicyclists, the Silicon Valley area has an abundance of resources for your bicycling needs.