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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

Wellness programming supports healthy choices for Lakers

Wellness programming supports healthy choices for Lakers

Navigating your wellness is important at GVSU. RecWell Student Wellness helps Lakers understand what that means.

Jun 8, 2021

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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

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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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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

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Upcoming Events

Manistee River Trail Backpacking Trip

October 25, 2021 All Day

Nestled in the Manistee National Forest the Manistee River Trail will serve as your introduction to backpacking/hiking in Manistee County. This perfect weekend hike offers a varied and dynamic...

First Aid, CPR, and AED Training

October 25, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Workout Wednesday

October 27, 2021 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Workout Tuesday -  Let's Get Movin! Here are your opportunities to get moving with Recreation & Wellness: SPIN® with Deb: 8:00a-8:45a - IFS (Instr. Fitness Studio) Strength...

First Aid, CPR, and AED Training

October 27, 2021 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Training Thursday

October 28, 2021 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Training Thursday -  Let's Get Movin! Here are your opportunities to get moving with Recreation & Wellness: SPIN® + Strength with Shannon: 12:00p-12:45p - IFS (Instr. Fitness...

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