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General Rec Photos _ Vanderbilt Rec Center – I've been working with Suzannah on scheduling general photos for the Rec database to use for marketing purposes. I'd like to walk the photographer around on March 22 before i leave Vanderbilt to get those photos.. Photo by Joe Howell

Rec Card Access Changes

UPDATE: We are very excited about our technology upgrades and we continue to find ways to educate and share our excitement with you, our members. We want to clarify some details from our initial card announcement. All VUMC Cards will work with our touchless turnstiles. Approved Commodore Card and Rec Cards: We appreciate your continued…

Posted by on October 19, 2017 in News


Jin-Mi Matsunaga Named to U24 Mixed National Team at World Ultimate Frisbee Championships

Vanderbilt University Ultimate Club Frisbee member, Jin-Mi Matsunaga, will be representing the United States on the U24 Mixed National Team at the WFDF 2018 Under 24 World Ultimate Frisbee Championships. Jin-Mi started playing ultimate frisbee during her freshman year of college with VUDU, Vanderbilt’s women’s ultimate frisbee team, and later captained the team for two years…

Posted by on September 22, 2017 in News


2017 Game Day Parking Announcement

For Vanderbilt University football game days, the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (Rec) parking lot along Children’s Way is not available for parking to Commodore fans attending the games. However, the two-hour parking and metered spots are available to Rec patrons using the facility. Please show valid ID to the parking attendant. As a courtesy,…

Posted by on September 15, 2017 in News

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Get your scuba diving certification at the Rec!

Do you want to learn how to scuba dive? Discover new adventures? Or see the world beneath the waves? This semester the Rec is hosting Scuba Shack’s PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Certification. The certification course is open to Vanderbilt University faculty, staff, students, and Rec members!   The PADI Open Water Diver course is…

Posted by on August 31, 2017 in News

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Celebrate the Outdoor Recreation Center’s 20th Anniversary on September 4

Linda Rosenkranz, an Assistant Director at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness of Outdoor Recreation, started at Vanderbilt University in August of 1989. The then “Student Recreation Center” was under construction, and she was tasked with creating the Outdoor Recreation program. Through the early years, the equipment rental center operated out of the Student Recreation Center,…

Posted by on August 28, 2017 in News


Vandy Cooks: Herbs Recipes Worthy of Sharing is August 11

Join Karman Meyer, a Registered Dietitian and Stone Soup blogger, as she introduces healthy recipes using fresh herbs you can purchase or grow in your own containers or garden. These creations will inspire you to take a photo and share their beauty. Karman is well known for her success in blogging and will share tips…

Posted by on August 7, 2017 in News


Vandy Walks: Athletics: Behind the Stands is August 23

Vandy Walks is a walking series brought to you by Health Plus and the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. Wednesday, August 23, noon – 1pm (Meet at Jess Neely & 25th Ave.) “Athletics: Behind the Stands” Go behind the stands and behind the scenes of Vanderbilt Athletics with Eric Jones of Vanderbilt Ticket Office during…

Posted by on August 7, 2017 in News


Rec Updates

After undergoing a total resurfacing, we are happy to announce that the Outdoor Track will be reopening to patrons on August 23! We appreciate your support during the duration of this project and we are excited to bring you state of the art facilities. Additionally, the Rec will be installing new turnstiles at the Welcome…

Posted by on August 1, 2017 in News


Vandy Walks: Enjoy Campus Architecture on June 15

Vandy Walks is a walking series brought to you by Health Plus and the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.   Faculty & Staff are encouraged to log activity with the Start! Physical Activity Program.   Thursday June 15, noon – 1 pm “Campus Architecture” Presented by Paul Marshall, Architect, Vanderbilt University Campus Planning & Construction…

Posted by on June 12, 2017 in News


Vandy Cooks-Middle Eastern Cuisine-June 16

Friday, June 16 12:00 – 1:00 PM Demonstration Kitchen   Join Marissa Wertheimer, Registered Dietitian, as she prepares a variety of Middle-Eastern dishes with big flavors. These vegetarian dishes will showcase fresh and appetizing ingredients, full of protein, vitamins and minerals. The menu will include: oven-baked falafel, tahini sauce, and tabbouleh. All attendees will receive…

Posted by on June 7, 2017 in News