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News

Laker Esports Center Is Now Open

Laker Esports Center Is Now Open

Recreation & Wellness opened the Laker Esports Center (LEC) on December 1 for drop-in gaming for the GVSU community.

Dec 1, 2021

Rec Fest 2021 promotes the importance of recreation, wellness at GVSU

Rec Fest 2021 promotes the importance of recreation, wellness at GVSU

First year students learned about opportunities to get involved in RecWell programs, and won prizes at RecFest.

Aug 30, 2021

Club Sports: It's More Than Playing

Club Sports: It's More Than Playing

Community, learning, playing. Participating on a club sports team provides many opportunities for Lakers.

Jul 22, 2021

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President Mantella meets members of the Esports club team.

Laker Esports Center opens, team competes against Davenport

The Laker Esports Center, located in the lower level of Kirkhof Center, officially opened January 18 when the club team competed against Davenport University.

Jan 18, 2022

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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

A graphic with a black background and pause button, white text that reads: press pause. rest, relax, refresh. #GVPressPause

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

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Upcoming Events

Free Snowshoe Rental Day

January 28, 2022 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

In partnership with the GVSU Winterfest, Outdoor Adventures will be offering FREE SNOWSHOE RENTALS in the Kirkhof lobby on Friday, January 28th from 11am - 2pm. There will be limited quantities available,...

First Aid, CPR, and AED Training

January 28, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Recreation & Wellness is a proud provider of American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED blended-learning courses. Choose between three different blended learning courses:   Adult...

Grand Valley State University Women's Ice Hockey Club vs. Miami University Ohio

January 28, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grand Valley State University Women's Ice Hockey Club vs. Miami University Ohio Hockey games are free for all current Grand Valley State University students. Season passes and single game tickets...

Intro to Ice Climbing - Canceled

January 28, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A perfect workshop for GVSU students who wants to learn about the basics of ice climbing or plans to attend the OA trip to the Michigan Ice Climbing Festival in February and has...

Grand Valley State University Men's D1 Ice Hockey Club vs. WMU

January 28, 2022 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Grand Valley State University Men's D1 Ice Hockey Club vs. WMU Hockey games are free for all current Grand Valley State University students. Season passes and single game tickets are available...

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Recreation & Wellness is a department in the Division of Student Affairs at Grand Valley State University.