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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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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

A bridge at Grand River Park that forms an angle.

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

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

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Upcoming Events

Wilderness First Aid

September 25, 2021 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 25, 9am - 6pm Sunday, September 26, 9am - 6pm The Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid course is a great hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine for aspiring...

Confident Outdoor Climber Series - Climb Management

September 25, 2021 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Whether you're planning to lead outdoor climbs with friends from the gym or are going with a group and plan to "just climb" but still want to be helpful, this is an ideal workshop...

Movin' Monday

September 27, 2021 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Let's get movin' Monday! Here are your opportunities to get moving with us: Strength Circuit with Katie: 12:00p - 12:45p  - IFS (Instructional Fitness Studio)  SPIN®...

First Aid, CPR, and AED Training

September 28, 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...

Confident Outdoor Climber Series - Top Managed Systems

October 2, 2021 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This course introduces technical climbing systems implemented from the top of a climb such as found with some top-rope settings and also in multi-pitch climbing. It is designed to help build fundamental...

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