Recreation and Wellness Center News


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Commodore Climb 4: Stop, Chalk, and Roll is April 3

The Outdoor Rec’s fourth annual bouldering competition is back and hotter than ever! This free climbing competition on Tuesday, April 3 from 4-7 p.m. will have beginner, intermediate, and advanced categories. The first climbing session will last from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., and the second session will last from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m….

Posted by on March 15, 2018 in News


Yoga on Alumni Lawn is March 15

Looking for a way to get outside this spring, switch up your workout, increase your flexibility, or challenge your strength? Join the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center for a 45-minute outdoor yoga class that will rejuvenate and energize your afternoon. Check out this opportunity to enjoy spring weather in Tennessee on Alumni Lawn at noon…

Posted by on March 9, 2018 in News

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Canoe Battleship is March 14-MVE Credit

The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center is excited to host the inaugural game of Canoe Battleship!  Can you and your crew sink your enemies’ vessels while navigating treacherous waters?  Are you prepared to defend your ship while attempting to submerge enemy boats?   Grab your friends and register a team to compete in the Rec’s…

Posted by on February 23, 2018 in News


#RecDayVU2018 Instagram Challenge Starts February 19

Join us for a weeklong celebration of Recreational Sports & Fitness Day, as we highlight Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center programs and Vanderbilt University’s healthy and active lifestyles!!  We invite students, faculty, staff, and members of the Vanderbilt community to participate in the #RecDayVU2018 Instagram Challenge starting February 19.  Post a daily photo on Instagram…

Posted by on February 9, 2018 in News


Locker Renewal Notice & New Pricing Information

Locker Renewal Notice & New Pricing Information Locker Size Previous Pricing 2018 and Beyond Pricing Towel Included? Large $110 per semester $9 per month Yes Medium $95 per semester $8 per month Yes Small $80 per semester $7 per month No With this new change to locker pricing for 2018 and beyond, you will be…

Posted by on January 8, 2018 in News


Study Things at the Rec during Exam Week!

Studying for exams can be stressful:  All your favorite study spots are taken, you’re hangry, and you want to ace your finals. The Rec is the perfect solution to your stress!   The Rec is open 24/7 from December 7th at 11pm through 5am on December 14th! With your Commodore Card, students can access the…

Posted by on December 4, 2017 in News

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