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Public Health in Action at RecWell

Public Health in Action at RecWell

Public Health has become quite the buzz term since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, public health is a field of study that's so much more than the pandemic and viruses. It is the science and art of protecting and improving the health of people...

Feb 23, 2021

Meaning to mission: RecWell invests in diversity, equity, and inclusion 

Meaning to mission: RecWell invests in diversity, equity, and inclusion 

With diversity and inclusion a core value of Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), staff members are committed to continuing their education around it. Each chose opportunities that encouraged individual growth while...

Dec 7, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID19) RecWell Updates

Coronavirus (COVID19) RecWell Updates

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...

May 15, 2020

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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

A bridge at Grand River Park that forms an angle.

Photos: Explore parks and trails near GVSU

Whether youýre 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

Two male GVSU students in yellow vests give another GVSU student a reusable face covering on the Allendale Campus.

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

A woman wearing a face covering uses an elliptical at G-V-S-U's Rec Center

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

A person uses the climbing wall on Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.

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

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Upcoming Events

First Aid, CPR, and AED Training

February 26, 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 weekly on the Allendale campus and will follow the...

Cornhole, Spikeball and Football Bowling Drop-in Program

February 28, 2021 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

This program is hosted by Recreation & Wellness Intramural Sports.  Drop into the Kelly Family Sports Center to play cornhole, Spikeball and football bowling. The games will be set...

Microadventure March

March 1, 2021 12:00 AM

Taking time to relax, de-stress, and have a little fun is tremendously important to our health. It's easy to find ourselves in a cycle of inaction because we believe that in order for an adventure...

Press Pause: Rest. Relax. Refresh.

March 1, 2021 All Day

Expectations of work, school, and life make resting seem impossible or unimportant. By taking breaks often, we are not failing, we are recharging our bodies and our minds. RecWell encourages you to...

First Aid, CPR, and AED Training

March 3, 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 weekly on the Allendale campus and will follow the...

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