Recreation and Wellness Center 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


Vanderbilt Equestrian Team-Caroline Biggs-Wins National Championship

For the first time in Vanderbilt Club Sports and the Vanderbilt Equestrian Team history, Caroline Biggs won the 2017 National Championship for Individual Novice Flat at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Competition in Lexington, KY. Caroline is a rising junior from Knoxville, TN, studying Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University.   Vanderbilt Equestrian Team…

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in News


Vandy Walks is May 17

Vandy Walks is a walking series brought to you by Health Plus and the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. Wednesday May 17, noon – 1pm (Meet at Rand Terrace) “Annuals and Perennials in Bloom” Presented by: Danny McKissack, Manager, Plant Operations – Grounds Laura Barker, Horticultural Specialist, Plant Operations – Grounds Maintenance Faculty & Staff…

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in News

Vanderbilt Summer Youth Boxing Classes

VRWC offers summer youth boxing

Kids will have a blast learning the how-to’s of boxing while getting fit in this co-ed, non-contact class for ages 12-17. Taught by USA Boxing Coach Tramaine Crook, participants will meet at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC) to master punches, blocks, combos, and learn to move like a pro boxer! Participants should come…

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in News


Vandy Cooks-Korean Cuisine is May 19

Friday, May 19 12:00 – 1:00 PM Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Demonstration Kitchen   Vandy Cooks is provided monthly by a partnership with the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, Health Plus, and their many celebrated food experts.   Come and explore the delicious taste of Korean cuisine with Marilyn Holmes, Melinda Mahoney, and Marissa…

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in News