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Coronavirus (COVID19) RecWell Updates

May 15, 2020

With the health and safety of the GVSU community top of mind, please note the following closures and cancellations. This is a fluid situation and more information will be coming out as it is shared with us. GVSU will be adhering to CDC guidelines and...

GVSU earns gold level designation from the Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) program

April 30, 2020

Grand Valley State University is one of only 166 universities and colleges around the world to be honored by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Exercise is Medicine® initiative for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus.

GVSU Student Earns National Award in Sports Officiating

January 20, 2020

Rec&Well student employee recognized for his work as a flag football official.

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GVNext News

GVSU students encourage positive wellness behavior through new outreach program

September 23, 2020

The Laker Outreach Ambassador program began on the Allendale Campus this week.

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

September 14, 2020

Some of Grand Valleyýs athletic and recreation facilities reopened their doors Monday.

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

February 24, 2020

Unplugged week at Grand Valley runs through March 2.

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

October 03, 2019

President Mantella and university leaders will lace up their shoes for a campus walk October 4.

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

August 05, 2019

Coach also brings able-bodied GVSU club lacrosse player to play in scrimmages.

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Upcoming Events

Outdoor Dance Party at Lubbers Stadium

October 28, 2020 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Students, join us for this FREE event at our very own Lubbers Stadium. Face coverings will be required. Please bring a water bottle with you.  RSVPs for this event are REQUIRED. Ability to...

#GVSC3 Mask Up Halloween Costume Contest

October 30, 2020 All Day

The SC3 team is challenging you to a GVSU Halloween Mask Up Costume Contest!  Share your masked (face-covering) costume ideas for a safer COVID Halloween!  Use the hashtag #GVSC3...

First Aid, CPR, and AED Training

November 2, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Recreation & Wellness is a proud provider of American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED blended-learning courses.  Classes are offered weekly on the Allendale campus and will follow the...

Indoor Lead Climbing

November 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For experienced climbers who want to take their skills to the next level. This workshop will instruct the basics of indoor lead climbing and belaying in a 2-day format. Attendance of...

Wellness Walk and Campfire Chat - 11/9/20

November 9, 2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Recreation & Wellness' WIT Peer Educators for an hour, physically distanced walk in the Ravines followed by an informal chat by the fire. Space is limited. Registration required. We...

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