Recreation and Wellness Center News



Study at the Rec April 26-May 3

The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC) will begin 24/7 Exam Study Space hours on Wednesday, April 26 and continue until May 4 at 7am. Students will be able to utilize several areas within the VRWC including on the first floor: all the study areas, gym courts, racquetball courts, the main fitness room, and the…

Posted by on April 25, 2017 in News


Stress Less Spring Fest is April 24

The Office of Housing and Residential Education and the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center invite you to Stress Less Spring Fest, Monday, April 24th from 6-10pm at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. This is a great time to relax and unwind before finals begin! Take advantage of free food, and activities like a petting…

Posted by on April 7, 2017 in News


Annual Employee Health & Fitness Day Celebration is May 3

Join the celebration as Vanderbilt recognizes Employee Health and Fitness Day to inspire and sustain healthy lifestyle actions at work! This annual event held every May showcases numerous opportunities available at work to support our health.   Activities will include a free one day pass to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC). Kick off…

Posted by on April 5, 2017 in News


Vandy Cooks – Tennessee Recipes is April 18

Tuesday, April 18 12:00 – 1:00 PM Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Demonstration Kitchen   Join Tammy Algood, spokesperson for the statewide “Pick Tennessee Products” campaign as she shares recipes and tips for creating a one pot pasta dish and a dessert made delicious with fruit and cheese at the upcoming April Vandy Cooks. Topping…

Posted by on March 29, 2017 in News

Yoga on the Lawn

Life Phase Series: De-stress with yoga on the lawn April 13

Thursday, April 13 Noon–12:45 p.m. Library Lawn In the event of rain, join the 11:30 a.m. Vinyasa yoga class in S5 at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. Join Lori Cowan, Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center group fitness coordinator, for a 45-minute outdoor yoga class that will rejuvenate and de-stress you while providing the opportunity to…

Posted by on March 27, 2017 in News

climbing competition

Outdoor Recreation’s Climbing Competition is April 3!

The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center(VRWC) and Vanderbilt Outdoor Recreation will host “Commodore Climb 3:The Chalk Knight Rises” on Monday, April 3 at the VRWC Climbing Wall.   There will be two sessions: Session 1: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Session 2: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm   The third annual Commodore bouldering competition is free and open…

Posted by on March 2, 2017 in News

free cooking class

Vandy Cooks-Indian Food Made Easy-March 22

Wednesday, March 22 12:00 – 1:00 PM Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Demonstration Kitchen Love Indian cuisine, but think it may be too difficult to prepare? Kalyani and Venkataraman Amarnath are back by demand following their popular demonstration in June of last year. Once again they will share additional favorite native recipes chosen for ease…

Posted by on March 1, 2017 in News

scuba diving certification at vanderbilt

Get Your Scuba PADI Certification at the VRWC

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures, or simply see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. This spring the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center is hosting Scuba Shack’s PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Certification. The certification course is open to Vanderbilt University faculty, staff, students,…

Posted by on February 27, 2017 in News

NIRSA Rec Day 2017

National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day Instagram Challenge

We welcome you to celebrate Recreational Sports and Fitness Day with the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center on February 22nd! We know that each day you engage in behaviors that help promote a healthy lifestyle, and we want to see them! Between Friday, February 17 and Wednesday, February 22nd, a photo will be posted daily…

Posted by on February 6, 2017 in News

VRWC Outdoor Track Re-Opens with New Hours

On Monday, January 16th, the VRWC outdoor track will be open again for use. Please note the following open hours, expected closures for reservations, and renovations. The outdoor track will be open Monday through Friday 5am-2pm Open on Saturday’s 8am-5pm pending Varsity reservations Open on Sunday’s 12-5pm pending Varsity reservations The track will be closed for…

Posted by on January 16, 2017 in News