Student Recreation

Vanderbilt Student Recreation Center

Intramural Registration
Registrations can be completed at the Office of Campus Recreation from 9 am – 5 pm Mon. – Fri. Each house-€™s vice president will be responsible for assisting the Office of Campus Recreation in promoting and registering teams for both the Commons sporting events and intramural sports. For more info call 3-8186.

Men’s and Women’s Programs                     Entry Date                                   Starting Dates
Pocket Billiards                                     Nov. 26-30                                   Dec. 4

For a complete calendar of activities and more information, please check out our website at

Smoothie King is now open in the Vanderbilt Student Recreation Center

The access point to the recreation center has moved a few yards west, closer to the outdoor running track.   This will be our new entrance throughout the construction project.

Patrons approaching the Rec Center from 25th Ave will be diverted from the existing sidewalk to a temporary boardwalk. The temporary boardwalk will be in place for several months while this project is completed.

Storage spaces are being built in the first and second floor corridors.   These are temporary spaces to store equipment displaced by construction on the east side of the center.

Construction barriers are being erected just inside the original access doors to the rec.  These walls will remain while construction in front of the rec continues.  The original entry will be restored when construction ends in this area.

Follow our progress @

Climbing Wall

Ever climbed before? Ever want to? The Wall is the best place to come for beginner climbing instruction, and it-€™s right on campus in the Vanderbilt Recreation Center. Whether you are a seasoned veteran and want to practice your moves, or you have never seen a pair of climbing shoes and are scared of heights, this is the place for you.

Experienced Outdoor Recreation employees are available to show you the ups and downs of climbing, and teach you the real love for this exhilarating sport. Climbing shoes are available at the wall to use, free of charges, so not owning your own is no excuse! Come check it out and you will wonder why you have never tried this before.

The Wall is staffed every evening of the week (Monday -€“ Friday) but exact hours are flexible throughout the year. The Outdoor Rec. Staff is delighted to show you how to get in the harness, climb the wall, and most importantly, get back down slowly. Just stop by whenever you see it open (i.e., the big grey cart is parked in front of the wall), check the schedule, or call (615) 343-6627 to find out times of operation for that day.

For more information about the wall contact Lee Collette at 615-322-0811 or e-mail to

Climbing is free to Student Recreation Center members. Guests pay $10.00 per visit to use the Wall.

***Attention Patrons***
The climbing wall will maintain its regular operating hours during the Student Recreation Center renovation. There are no planned interruptions for the climbing wall.   Please continue to check this page for the most current information regarding the climbing wall and its operation.

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change, pending special events.  The Wall is closed on weekends.

Children under 14 years of age:  must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

CLIMBING SHOES ARE AVAILABLE FREE to use, but you must wear socks.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course


Wed, Dec 19, 2012 from 4:30 pm -€“ 6 pm
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 from 9 am -€“ 5 pm
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 from 9 am -€“ 5 pm
Thu, Dec 27, 2012  from 9 am -€“ 5 pm
Fri, Dec 28th, 2012  from 9 am -€“ 5 pm

Look for posters and flyers in the Student Recreation Center (SRC) announcing dates and for sign ups sheets.

*You must attend all classes to receive certification. No missed classes will be made up.*

General InformationLifeguard training is a 25-hour course, which includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPR/PR) and AED training. In this course, you will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard and how to carry them out in a professional manner. You will also learn a number of lifeguarding skills, such as surveillance techniques, how to use rescue equipment, and how to manage a suspected spinal injury victim.

Cost –  $175- Vanderbilt Students and  CURRENT Student Recreation Center Members
$195 -€“ Community

The cost includes a pocket mask, and your certificate of completion.

Registration – Payment due in full at time of registration. Cash/Check/Money order only (No Credit Cards) Please make checks out to Vanderbilt University.  Registration begins October 22, 2012 through December 14, 2012. Registration can be done Monday -€“ Friday from 8:30 am -€“ 5:00 pm upstairs in the Student Recreation Center.

Class Days/Times: Class size is limited, based on first come first serve. Class sessions will be held in the Student Recreation Center classrooms and pool. At this time, class will be limited to 6 participants, with a minimum of 4 participants.

For Requirements, please check out our website at

Student Recreation Facility Hours:
Mon.- Thu             5:30 am – 11 pm
Fri                                     5:30 am – 12 am
Sat                                     9 am – 10 pm
Sun                                   12 pm   – 11 pm