News & Events

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

 Fall 2017 Building Hours:

Mon. – Fri.: 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sat.: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sun.: 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Join the Rec on Tue., Sept. 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for their fall kickoff event of fun, fitness, sports, giveaways, and free food!

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.:
-Crate Stacking
-Stand Up Paddleboard Demo
-Campfire + Video Games
-Free Food (as supplies last)
-Rec Resource Tables

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.:
Smoothie King Happy Hour $5 Special

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.:
-Group Fitness Demo
-IM Soccer Shootout & Field Goal/Pass Competition

7:30 p.m.:
-Raffle drawings (must be present to win)

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.:
-Group Fitness Demo
-IM Basketball 3 Point Shoot Out

Outdoor Recreation Adventure Trips

What                         Where                                        When                                             Cost           Sign Up by

Canoe-Camping       Mammoth Cave NP, KY               Thur. Oct. 12 – Sun. Oct. 15       $153           Fri. Sept. 29

Ski & Snowboard     Steamboat Springs, CO               Sat. Dec. 16 – Fri. Dec. 22            $840 +        Fri. Sept. 29

+ = meet us in the Denver airport


To register for a trip, go to and click on the Adventure Trips.  Find your trip and proceed to register.  (We are using Fusion for our trip registrations and payments.)


Green River, Mammoth Cave NP, KY

Date: Fall Break 2017: Thursday – Sunday, Oct. 12 – 15
Cost: $153/$168

To Register:  log in, go to Outdoor Rec., Adventure Trips, then find your trip!

Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 29

Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5:00 pm at the ORC

Although this National Park is known for its caves, it actually has a great river for canoe-camping. The Green River is a fairly deep river with beautiful tree covered hills surrounding it. We plan on going on a cave tour and car camping, before beginning an 18.5 mile, 3-day, 2- night canoe-camping trip. Highlights will include the fall colors and checking out a few small caves along the way. We also plan to camp on islands each night. Beginners are welcome.
Estimated trip duration: Thur. 10:00 a.m. – Sun. 5:00 p.m.


Downhill Skiing and/or Snowboarding           
Steamboat Springs, CO

Date: Winter Break 2017: Saturday – Friday, Dec. 16 – 22
Cost: $840 + Meet us in the Denver Airport

To Register:  log in, go to Outdoor Rec., Adventure Trips, then find your trip!

Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 29 (Save $75 if you sign up by Monday, Sept. 18)

Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the ORC

Join us for our 22st annual semester break ski/snowboard trip! The price includes van/bus transportation (from Denver) to our condo, 6 nights lodging, and a 4 out of 5 day lift ticket to Steamboat Springs, Ski Town USA, with 165 named trails and 16 lifts. You will need to meet us in Denver or in Steamboat. The base elevation is 6,900 feet, with 9,080 feet at mid mountain and 10,568’ on top of Mt. Werner. A shuttle runs from our condo to the resort. We will be staying in the Eagle Ridge Lodge Condominiums. These large condos have the usual, plus free wifi and laundry facilities on the premises. There are also outdoor hot tubs & a heated pool for your enjoyment. The rate we are paying is for “full occupancy”, which means two people are assigned per bed. If you want a bed to yourself or if a group wants to secure a unit all to themselves, there will be an additional $370 fee for every spot less than 6.

Choose from two packages: Meet in Denver for $840 or Meet in Steamboat for $695.

Have fun learning the art of boxing while getting fit! These non-contact, co-ed boxing classes will be taught by USA Boxing Coach and certified personal trainer, Tramaine Crook. Participants should come to class prepared with their own boxing gloves and hand wraps.

  • Mondays & Wednesdays @ 4:30 p.m. (Classes are 55 minutes)
  • Location – SA on the second floor of the Rec
  • Begins Mon., Sept. 25 and ends Wed., Nov. 15 (no class on Wed., Oct. 11 due to fall break)
  • Students pay the “Rec Member” rates

Register today:

This is Vanderbilt’s first year competing in the Campus Challenge with over 90 schools across the country. With a team led by Outdoor Recreation and multiple student organizations across campus, Vanderbilt has their eyes on the top prize: the title of National Outdoor Champion.

To learn more about the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, visit 

Download the Outdoor Nation app on iTunes and Google Play today!

To participate, students simply download the Campus Challenge app, join their Vanderbilt’s team, and log their outdoor activities during the Challenge to score points. Prizes for winners include national titles, free outdoor gear, and most importantly, bragging rights.

Now Hiring:

The Intramural Sports Office is currently looking for applicants to be an Intramural Official for the Fall. No experience needed, flexible scheduling, and $8.25 an hour pay. Contact Wade Evans or Javis Dennis for more information.

Kickball and Sand Volleyball Season Start

Both Kickball and Sand Volleyball will start competing this week. All game times and schedule can be found on Contact Wade Evans or Javis Dennis for more information. Indoor Soccer will start play Mon., Sept. 18.

The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (Rec) encourages lifelong learning, developing healthy lifestyles, fostering leadership, instilling an appreciation for diverse communities, and enhancing interpersonal relationships through quality facilities and by using intentional, educational, and enjoyable programming that focuses on Vanderbilt University students, faculty, staff, and the greater Nashville community. The Rec offers group fitness classes, personal training, cooking classes, student led club sports, intramural sport leagues and tournaments, memberships to the Vanderbilt University and Nashville community, nutrition programs to encourage healthy eating, outdoor recreation adventure trips, outdoor equipment rental, swimming lessons, a children’s summer day camp, and more. We believe being physically active is a crucial component of success in and out of the classroom, and we are dedicated to creating a culture of wellness where all members of the university community choose to thrive.

@VandyRec | Choose to Thrive |

Vanderbilt Student Health Center

Here to serve your healthcare needs

The Vanderbilt Student Health Center is located at 1210 Stevenson Center lane and is open Monday- Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We offer primary care, acute care, gynecological services, travel consultations, immunizations, allergy injections, and specialty services such as sports medicine and nutrition.
Students can access care by scheduling an appointment at 615-322-2427 or visiting our acute care clinic for urgent matters. In the event of urgent illness or injuries that fall outside regular business hours, please call 615-322-2427 for a phone consultation.

Questions? Contact

The Resilient Souls Project: A Photo Exhibition

“The Resilient Souls Project,” a photo exhibition by Cathy Lander-Goldberg, will be on display in the Kissam Center from Mon., Sept. 11 through Fri., Oct. 6.

The RESILIENT SOULS PROJECT is a powerful exhibit of portraits and writing which celebrates women’s perseverance through life’s challenges by following approximately 20 women from their teens and 20s into middle age. The result is a collection of black and white past portraits and current color images accompanied by texts, which reflect the subjects’ struggles, losses and mistakes as well as their successes, strength and triumphs as they navigate their lives. 

Questions? Contact Brianna Nesbitt, Program Coordinator in Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at

McTyeire Fireside Chat

McTyeire Fireside Chat: “Responding to the North Korea Crisis

By Brett Benson,
Associate Professor of Political Science

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McTyeire Fireside Lounge


Why has North Korea aggressively developed its nuclear program and are there options for addressing it?  This talk will discuss the history of the Korea’s nuclear program and what factors led to the current crisis. We will explore why North Korea’s ambitions are different than other countries. Finally, the talk will examine strategies for confronting the challenges presented by North Korea’s nuclear program. In particular, we will discuss possible US actions as well as the role of other countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea.


Downtown Nashville Pilgrimage

On Fri., Sept. 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. youʼre invited on a pilgrimage around downtown Nashville with Vandy Wesley and Open Table Nashville.  

You will learn about Nashville in a whole new way by participating in interactive discussions about the causes, effects, and realities of homelessness.

We will visit the capitol where laws and decisions are made, visit the Civil Rights room in the Downtown Library, walk past the city jail and courthouse, and join folks in library park for a free pizza dinner. Don’t forget to wear comfortable walking shoes and be open to discovering ways to break cycles of poverty and homelessness. Meet outside the Deans House at Commons at 5:00 p.m.

If possible, please bring these needed Outreach Items:

Socks, Men and women’s pants, T-shirts, High protein snacks

(peanut butter crackers, protein bars, Vienna sausages, beef jerky, etc.)

Basic non-perishable food items (ramen noodles, rice, pasta, canned fruit, cans of ravioli and other ready-to-eat meals, etc.)

Please Contact for more information.

Feminism for EveryBODY [Kitchen Table Series]


Tuesday, Sept. 26
5:00 p.m.
Sarratt 363

This discussion will explore how media affects body image and how a body alone does not make the person. 

Dinner will be provided.

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Contact us at with any dietary restrictions.

What is the Kitchen Table Series?

George Estreich, Accessible Words: Alison Piepmeier and the Boundaries of Disability

The Alison Piepmeier Memorial Lecture:

George Estreich, Accessible Words: Alison Piepmeier and the Boundaries of Disability

Monday, Sept. 25
5:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall 206

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Sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, the Department of English, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Book signing to follow.

Staying Golden Through Life’s Transitions

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Vanderbilt Center for Student Wellbeing

Looking for a calm place to get away?

The Center for Student Wellbeing have weekly yoga, mindfulness meditation, and recovery support groups, as well as quiet study space. Appointments for life skills and academic coaching are also available! 

World on Wednesdays

World On Wednesday presents: “Reproductive Health Knowledge Among Women in Uganda
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sarratt Student Center 325/327 – Open to the Public
Food and refreshments will be provided