Recreation and Wellness

Laker Family Appreciation Weekend Begins October 8

The Laker Family Appreciation Weekend, October 8-10, offers many in-person events for students and their supporters

Sep 28, 2021


Rest, relax and recharge: Recreation & Wellness encourages pressing pause

Just like your laptop and cell phone, you need time to recharge. The Recreation & Wellness team developed the Press Pause campaign to encourage students, faculty and staff members to rest, relax and refresh.

Feb 19, 2021


Photos: Explore parks and trails near GVSU

Whether you're looking for a quiet, outdoor place to study, or a Saturday hiking adventure, you don't have to go far from GVSU to find picturesque nature and outdoor activities.

Nov 2, 2020


GVSU students encourage positive wellness behavior through new outreach program

The Laker Outreach Ambassador program, within Recreation and Wellness in the Division of Student Affairs, began on the Allendale Campus this week.

Sep 23, 2020


GVSU recreation and athletic facilities reopen doors after months-long closure

Some of Grand Valley's athletic and recreation facilities reopened their doors Monday, Sept. 14 after equipment was left unused for months.

Sep 14, 2020


Signing out: Recreation and Wellness says unplug from technology and attend healthy events

How frequently do you look at your phone or other electronic devices? How often do you check e-mail, respond to a text message or scroll through social media? According to the Pew Research Center, 81 percent of adults say they go online on a daily basis.

Feb 24, 2020


Walk with President Mantella, Wellness Fair to be held October 4

President Philomena V. Mantella and university leaders will lace up their shoes for a two-mile walk in an effort to promote a healthy campus.

Oct 3, 2019


Men's club lacrosse coach helps build wheelchair team at Mary Free Bed

After coaching men's lacrosse for nearly two decades and playing it for much longer, Tim Murray, coach for Grand Valley's men's club lacrosse team, thought he knew every aspect of the sport.

Aug 5, 2019


Campus Rec encouraging GVSU community to unplug from technology, participate in healthy events

It's a fact: people spend a lot of time looking at and using their various devices, especially on college campuses while completing school assignments, browsing social media, communicating or completing projects at work. The Campus Recreation team at Grand Valley is encouraging students, faculty and staff to take a break from technology for one week in an effort to improve their overall health and wellness. Unplugged will run from February 24-March 2.

Feb 21, 2019


GVSU staff working 24/7 to clear snow, maintain buildings

Grand Valley State University staff members have been working around the clock to remove snow and keep buildings warm after heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures led to the closing of campuses for five consecutive days. 

Feb 1, 2019