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 & Women-€™s Programs Entry Date  Start Date
Weightlifting                                                                               Jan 21 -€“ 25                  Feb 3
Badminton                                         Jan 28 -€“ Feb 1               Feb 9
Bowling                                                Feb 4 -€“ 8                    Feb 16

Co-Rec Programs Entry Date  Start Date
Soccer                                                                                                 Feb 25 -€“ Mar 1           Mar 17
Ultimate Frisbee                                    Mar 11 -€“ 15               Mar 24

For a complete calendar of activities for the 2013 Spring semester,  please check out our website at

Smoothie King is now open in the Vanderbilt Student Recreation Center.

Work on the Natchez Field has begun. This renovation will create two softball fields. The spring 2013 softball season will be played at this location.

The expansion on the southwest corner of the Rec is well underway. This area will host more fitness room space and
multi-purpose rooms.

Foundations are nearing completion. Steel for the project will be arriving in the next few weeks.

To see aerial shots provided by Aerial Innovations of TN and to see our progress, go to

Now hiring  Swim Instructors  and  Lifeguards  for Spring / Summer 2013.

Swim Instructors: Swim Instructors are needed for both private and group lessons. Previous experience required.

Lifeguards: Lifeguards are needed for recreational swimming, lap swimming and OCR programs. Duties include opening and closing pool, enforcing pool rules and swimmer safety. Each lifeguard must possess a current lifeguard and CPR-professional rescuer certifications.

Pay is $8.00 per hour

Please contact:

Wilderness First Aid Course

Registration Deadline has been extended to Jan. 25, 2013

Dates: Saturday February 9 and Sunday February 10, 2013
Time: 8:00 am -€“ 5:00 pm both days (1 hour will be given for a lunch break)
Location: VU Outdoor Rec. Center
Cost: $225.00 (Only Cash, check, or Vanderbilt Commodore card accepted)
Registration Deadline: Jan. 11, 2013
Cost Includes: Instruction from Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) instructors, lunch for the two days, text books, use of group equipment, and certification exam.

Course Overview

This course is designed to prepare individuals who program, recreate, and enjoy the outdoors to encounter medical emergencies in a back country setting with confidence and competence. Through a combination of classroom instruction and field based exercises, participants will gain valuable experience in addressing the needs of outdoor based emergencies. Over the course of the 16 hrs, or two 8 hour days, participants will learn: patient assessment, patient stabilization, comprehensive first aid and a variety of improvised implementation methods, as well as learn the skills necessary to implement patient evacuation.

This certification is nationally recognized and affords recipients the confidence to step into wild spaces with current knowledge and skills to face challenges in any environment. The course will be instructed by two WMA instructors. The WMA is a globally recognized leader in the field of wilderness medicine and takes pride and ownership over providing its students with meaningful hands on learning that prepares people for real world application and implementation of practices. For more information regarding the WMA please click  here.

***Special Consideration***
This course is structured in such a way that all the material is vital to your successful completion of the exam.   As such, you must be present for 100% of the course.   Please plan to be both physically and mentally present during each of the 8 hour days.   Lunch will be provided by the Vanderbilt Outdoor Recreation Center on both days.


Come by the Vanderbilt Outdoor Recreation Center during business hours and remit payment. The cost of the course must be paid in full at the time of registration. Once you have registered you will be provided with an informational packet that outlines the steps you must take online to complete your registration process.

VU Outdoor Recreation Center is located at: 2600 Children-€™s Way, Nashville, TN 37212

Business Hours: Monday and Friday 12:00 -€“ 6:00 pm/ Tuesday -€“ Thursday 3:00 -€“ 6:00 pm

For additional information please contact:
Lee Collette/ (615)322-0811/

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