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Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Expansion

The Recreation Center has recently undergone expansion and renovations and will now house the Health Plus Faculty / Staff Wellness Program starting in January 2014. This new facility will be called Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC).

The VRWC will provide a progressive environment in which members of the Vanderbilt community can take part in health, wellness, recreational, and competitive opportunities. The facility will offer its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and surrounding community with a positive environment in which to learn, live, compete and practice. The center will foster a sense of pride and loyalty in the institution serving as a rallying point for the Vanderbilt community!

The new center is consistent with the trend on many college campuses of combined recreation facilities that serve students, faculty and staff, and has been funded by a combination of philanthropy and university investment.

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The Expansion to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center will include:

  • More exercise options – pool, tracks, ping pong, bowling alley and more!
  • Expanded access – days and hours
  • Increased group fitness rooms to allow for more exercise options
  • Enhanced parking availability
  • Reduced rates for faculty / staff already paying for membership
  • Enhanced community atmosphere
  • Indoor / outdoor track
  • Family dressing area
  • Racquetball and squash courts
  • Auxiliary gym
  • Demonstration kitchen

Expanded access – days and hours

Starting January 2nd, 2014, hours at the facility will be from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 5 a.m. to midnight on Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 11 p.m. on Sunday.

Enhanced Parking Availability

Free 2 hour parking for the facility will be available in designated spaces along Children’s Way.

Options for memberships

Annual memberships are required.
We will start taking Membership Applications on Dec. 15th for the new year.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS BASIC PREMIUM
Faculty / Staff / Professor Emeritus $240 / year $360 / year
F/S Spouse / Dependents / Domestic Partners $240 / year $360 / year
Alumni N/A $480 / year
Alumni Spouse / Dependents / Domestic Partners N/A $480 / year
Community N/A $540 / year
  • Basic membership provides access to the facility anytime except 3 to 9 p.m. Monday – Friday.
  • Premium membership provides access to the facility anytime during its normal hours of operation.

Faculty and staff earning the “Go for the Gold” wellness credit in 2013 will be given the option to apply the amount earned toward membership at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. Those who wish to continue to use their “Go for the Gold” wellness credit for health care expenditures, can separately purchase a yearly membership at the front desk of the center. Payroll deduction will also be an option for purchasing a membership.

Memberships for the new center may be purchased in mid December and will become effective on January 2, 2014.