Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

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Intramural Schedule

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.

There is a $10 Guest Pass for non-student and non-rec center members.

Men-€™s & Women-€™s Programs Entry Date Start Date
Racquetball Doubles                                                     Jan 13 – 17                                   Jan 26
Weightlifting                                                                               Jan 20 – 24                                   Feb 9
Badminton                                                                                     Jan 27 -€“ 31                                 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 Opened back up Jan. 6th

Beginning January 6th, Smoothie King will have a Grand Re-opening that will include salads and snacks from Whole Foods! We will also have gluten-free and vegan baked goods from Wild Muffins!

Please note our new store hours below.

NEW Hours!
Mon -€“ Fri 7 am -€“ 10 pm
Sat 10 am -€“ 9 pm
Sun 1 pm -€“ 9pm

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

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: Upstairs Conference Room. 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: Classroom East 6B. 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: Classroom South 3. 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 at the pool, Jan., 15th, 20th and 21st from 11:30 am to noon. Please come dressed in your swim suite and bring a towel.

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 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. Location: Downstairs Racquetball Courts. No reservation needed.


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