Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

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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
Indoor Soccer Tournament                  Jan 6 -€“ 10                                     Jan 19
Basketball                                          Jan 6 – 10                                       Jan 19
Racquetball Doubles                                                     Jan 13 – 17                                   Jan 26
Weightlifting                                       Jan 20 – 24                                   Feb 9

Co-Rec Programs Entry Date Start Date
Volleyball                                                                                       Jan 13 – 17                                   Jan 26
Mixed Doubles Raxquetball                  Jan 13 – 17                                   Jan 26

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

Smoothie King Grand Re-Opening Jan. 6th
M-€“F   7 am -€“ 10 pm
Sat    10 am -€“ 9 pm
Sun    1 pm -€“ 9 pm

Open House Jan 13th from 2-7 pm

We have a great facility and we want to share it with YOU. So come by on Mon the 13th 2pm-7pm to check out the finished product and see our classes, demo kitchen, fitness centers, pool and so much more !

Name the Clam Jan 6th -€“ Jan 13th

We have a new addition to the Rec and Wellness center. Unfortunately our 7 year old clam doesn-€™t have a name. So we need YOUR help!

On a piece of paper write your name, e-mail address, and what you think we should name our clam and drop it in by the tank.

The contest ends Jan 13th and the judges will name the winner on Jan 20th.

Winner receives a $10 Smoothie King Gift Card.

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Field House is now OPEN.

Field House hours of operation are the same as the Recreation Center.

Field House is reserved and unavailable during the following hours:

Monday through Friday
6:00 am –  8:00 am
2:00 pm –  7:30 pm

9:00 am –  1:00 pm

2:00 pm – 7:30 pm

No food or drinks other than water in the Field House.  Do not exit the  Field House through the emergency doors. An alarm will sound.

Check out the video of Inside Vanderbilt-€™s New Multipurpose Facility:

For a Copy of January-€™s Group Fitness Schedule, please check out our website at

Indoor Soccer

Registration for the 5 on 5 indoor soccer leagues will be Jan 6 -€“ 10.   Registration fee is  $10 / team. Register in the Office of Campus Recreation Monday   –   Friday 8:30 am -€“ 5 pm. Games begin Jan 19th through end of season.

Master Boot Camp Class

Come to this supercharged Boot Camp and be ready for intense sweat! There will be multiple instructors. Jan., 7th from 5 -€“ 6:15 pm, location to be announces. No reservations needed.

Strength and Conditioning Clinic

Learn proper strength and conditioning components from former World and National Champion Strength and Conditioning Coach Todd Suttles.   Limited to the first 20 participants. Jan., 8th from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm in the Fitness Center. Registration is required. Email:

Proper Running Form Clinic

The Running Form Running clinic provides an overview of the most important components and drills to help you run with efficient running form. Limited to 20 participants. Jan., 9th from 11:45 am  to 12:15 pm in the on the Field House Track. Registration is required. Email:

An evening with Appalachian Trail endurance hiker and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year: Jennifer Pharr Davis

When: Thu., Jan. 9 at 7:00 pm
Where: Room East 6A of the Student Recreation Center.
Cost: Admission is free!

Sponsored by:   VU Outdoor Recreation Program

Jennifer Pharr Davis is an author, speaker, and three-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. Her latest book, Called Again, chronicles her 2011 record-breaking trek, completing the Appalachian Trail in 46 days. She achieved this by speed hiking an average of 47 miles a day.   Join us for this world-class athlete-€™s inspiring story of adventure, hardship, pain, and triumph.

Read more:

1. New York Times:

2. National Geographic:

Rec Cross / CPR / 1st Aid / AED Class Dates

Sun., Jan. 12th
Sun., Jan 26th
Sun., Feb 2nd
Sun., Mar 16

Cost: $120 / person

*Each student will receive a Rec Cross certificate upon passing the class
* Must register by 5 pm on the Thursday before the class in the Office of Campus Recreation.

Intro to Climbing Anchors

This session is designed to teach participants the basics of setting up two bolt climbing anchors.   On Jan., 13th, at 5 pm at the climbing wall. We will discuss a variety of topics including: knots, anatomy of anchors, carabineer selection, and principles of safe anchor practices.   Prior climbing experience is not required.   Duration: 1 -€“ 1.5 hours. Registration not required.

Let-€™s Get Knotty

Do you struggle to understand the difference between bights, bends, and loops?   Is the concept of tying a hitch more overwhelming than tax day?   Then this classroom session is for you!   On Jan. 14, at 5 PM we will cover a variety of commonly used knots and hitches to enhance your understanding and knowledge of rope work.   Duration: 1 hour. Location to be announced. Registration not required.

Wellness Seminar

Come learn more ALL that wellness really means and ways to balance your wellness -€œwheel.-€ Jan., 14, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, location to be announced. No reservations needed.

Urban S-€˜mores

Tue, Jan 14 from 4 -€“ 6 pm come join some of the Outdoor Rec. staff around the campfire (using our portable fire pit on the new concrete) for s -€™mores, the American way at the Concrete Courtyard, in between the Student Rec. Center and the new Field house. We will have camp chairs and provide the marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers and even some marshmallow forks for you to use.  There is NO cost; just bring your own water bottle as these tasty treats will make you thirsty.

Master Class 1

A sampling of multiple styles of group fitness and aerobics. Come join us for all or part of this class. There will be multiple instructors. Jan., 15th from 5 to 6:30 pm, location to be announced. No reservations needed.

Stroke and Turn Clinics

To provide stroke instruction for swimmers of all ages and abilities to improve their speed, efficiency, and endurance. Swim Clinics focuses on the swimmer-€™s individual abilities and works to perfect their strokes through drills, verbal and physical reinforcement and conditioning. Registration not required.   Clinic held Jan., 15th, 20th and 21st from 11:30 am to noon.

Family Swim Night on Fri, Jan 17th from 6 to 8 pm

Vanderbilt faculty and staff are invited to bring their families to a free swim at the Campus Recreation pool from 6 to 8 p.m. One guest is allowed per child. Bring your staff ID and your own towel. For more information, call 343-6627.

Demonstration Kitchen Class

Come learn how to make easy snacks for studying- using only your microwave! January 21st from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the Demonstration Kitchen on the first floor of the Rec Center.


Come to this exhibition class an experience a blend of Pilates and Yoga. January 23rd, at 5:30 pm, location to be announced. No reservations needed.

Aerobics 101

Ever wanted to teach aerobics??? Learn the bare basics of teaching group fitness. Anatomy, kinesiology and more. Taught by Becky Harrison M.Ed, January 26th, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, location to be announced. No reservations needed.

Swim Lessons Dates: Jan 27 -€“ Mar 27

Both Group and Private lessons are offered year-round. Group lessons are offered for children at beginner levels and aimed to help children feel comfortable in the water and teach beginner level skills. Private lessons are offered to both children and adults. These lessons focus on your needs, ranging from bubble-blowing to improving stroke technique and efficiency in the water for competitive swimmers and triathlon participants.

  • Private Lessons Time Slots: 4:00 pm & 6:15 pm -€“ $150
  • Group Lessons Time Slots: 4:00 pm, 4:45 pm & 5:30 pm -€“ $60

Racquetball Clinic

Always wanted to play racquetball but were not sure how. Maybe you need a brush up on the rules or shot selection. This clinic is for you then. Tuesday evening-€™s classes will feature an introduction to the rules and basic shots will be taught. Starting January 27th and running for three weeks this class will introduce you to a lifetime sport for a lifetime of fun.

Play Nights

Always wanted to try a new sport? Interested in learning more about a certain sport? This is for you. Our Sport Club program will be hosting several play nights in January where they will demonstrate and give you a chance to try something new. Please watch our web for sports and times starting in January

Martial Arts

Check out demonstrations and learn how to become involved in our martial arts programs. From forms to self defense these demonstrations will show you how to unleash your inner ninja. (No date has been established yet

Wilderness First Aid Course

Dates:   Sat., Feb. 8  and Sun., Feb. 9
Time:   9 am -€“ 5 pm both days
Location: V.U. Outdoor Recreation Center
Cost: $245

Registration has begun.

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.

For more information about registration, please check out our website at

Student Recreation Facility Hours:

Mon.- Thu             5 am – 11 pm
Fri                                     5 am – 12 am
Sat                                     9 am – 10 pm
Sun                                   12 pm   – 11 pm