The Student Recreation Center has become the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC). The new name reflects the combining of Recreation and Wellness that serves our entire community. This combination and focus is consistent with the latest trends within Higher Education and, with our state of the art new facility, positions Vanderbilt as a national leader in this area.

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Spring 2015 Newsletter

For our new Online Reservation system, click here.

Effective March 26, the climbing wall is closed on Saturdays. Click here for updated Climbing Wall availability.

Modified Pool Hours April 20 through June 1. Click here for more details.

VRWC Floor Plans

To view a video of Inside Vanderbilt’s New Multipurpose Facility, click here.

For questions about the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, please contact one of our staff members.

We want to know what YOU think of the VRWC

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New study links Rec Center use with better grades. Check it out here, then check us out.

Tours - The Office of Campus Recreation will be happy to give you a tour of the New Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. Please call or stop by our Welcome Center / Front Desk for more information or for a tour.


Now serving salads, snacks and
Bongo Java coffee.

New Hours
Monday – Friday 7 am – 10:30 pm
Saturday 10 am – 9:30 pm
Sunday 1 pm – 9:30 pm

What’s Happening At the VRWC

Open House Weekend!
Enjoy the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center for FREE all weekend, Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10! We have a Spring Into Fun Run 5K, a FitAThon, and a Swim School Soiree planned. Click here for more information.

Expressopocalypse – Register at and ride 100+ miles April 1- 30 for prizes to survive for! More info here.

Musician’s Night– Using a unique blend of punk rock and old time mountain music, singer-songwriter Jeremiah Cline’s historic tales of defiance, devotion, and downright debauchery spring back to life through his traditional Appalachian banjo pickin’ style. Join us April 30th, 7pm at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. Read more info about the event here.

Interested in booking a spot at an upcoming Musician’s night. Email Jennifer E. Ray.

Boxing – Mini & Summer Clinic registration now open! Sign up for beginner and advanced mini clinics here. Sign up for the full 8 week beginner/advanced summer clinic here. Private lessons also available with more information here.

Now Hiring– We are now hiring climbing wall staff for summer and fall of 2015. For more information or to apply, email Steven Rubin. We are also hiring lifeguards and swim instructors for summer 2015. For more information or to apply, email Kit Wilson.

CampVandy Registration Now Open – Registration is now open CampVandy 2015 Summer Camp. Each week has it’s own camp theme and special events. CampVandy runs June 1 – July 31 for ages 4-13. We still have spots available for each week offered. Sign up before they’re gone! For more information, click here.

Swim School Registration Now Open – Registration is now open for spring and summer lessons. We still have spots available. Sign up before they’re gone! For more information, click here.

As we enter storm and inclement weather season, we would like to remind our patrons of our inclement weather policies and procedures. Once a lifeguard sees lightning and/or hears thunder, the pool is cleared immediately. Everyone must be completely out of the water and away from the glass windows. The pool is to remain clear until there is no longer a threat of imminent danger. Typically this closing will last a minimum of 30 minutes dependent on current weather conditions. The Facility Supervisor will have a weather radar pulled up to assist and provide warnings as necessary.

Tornado Watch – Although the actual conditions in the area may not be presently threatening, there is a strong chance of dangerous winds, maybe a tornado. When the facility supervisor or a radio announcement has been made, the lifeguard is prepared to clear the pool if necessary.

Tornado Warning- If a tornado warning has been issued, the aquatic staff immediately instructs all patrons to clear the pool and seek the designated shelter areas immediately. Shelter areas are located in the lower corridors (hallway to men’s and women’s locker rooms.) Patrons may leave the building if they choose, but are strongly advised to seek immediate shelter within the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.


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Fri 5 am – midnight
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