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Laker Esports Center provides access to gaming, creates student community.

Jun 28, 2022

Student referee officiates at national basketball tournament

Student referee officiates at national basketball tournament

RecWell student staff David Stewart recently represented the department and officiated basketball at a college national championship event.

Apr 21, 2022

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

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GVNext News

Members of Lakers Dance Team pose with national championships trophies.

Lakers Dance Team wins national championships, goes viral on social media

Grand Valley won two national titles thanks to the help of a celebrity choreographer while a video of its performance has drawn more than 1.7 million views on TikTok.

May 12, 2022

The Laker Esports Center seen from the outside. On the wall is the Grand Valley athletic logo and the words, Laker Esports Center.

Laker Esports Center to host first competition for high school students

The competition is part of the Movement Science Showcase.

Apr 20, 2022

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Upcoming Events

RecFest 2022

August 25, 2022 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Recreation & Wellness is excited for students to return Fall 2022!! We welcome all students to attend our annual RecFest event on Thursday, August 25th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mark...

Lubbers Sunset Yoga

August 31, 2022 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Destress with Recreation & Wellness at Sunset Yoga at Lubbers Stadium! 

Laker Spirit Family Weekend 5K 2022

September 17, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join GVSU Recreation & Wellness for the annual Family Weekend 5K! This year's event will feature a color run/walk for friends and family to celebrate Laker Spirit with a tour through the Allendale...

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

Page last modified August 3, 2022