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rec and wellness guide

The Rec and Wellness Guide will provide you with valuable resources for navigating Campus Recreation offerings and maintaining your best health. 

Campus Recreation offers many different programs and services. Below is a summary of the major programming provided by Campus Rec to help you find your fit!


Campus Recreation is one of the biggest student employers on campus. Below is a list of all the positions available. 

  • Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
  • Intramural Sports Official
  • Kidzone Classroom Supervisor
  • Lifeguard
  • Club Sports Supervisor
  • Operations Attendant
  • Swim Teacher
  • Campus Rec Assistant
  • Youth Counselor
Check out our Student Employment page for more details.
Student Employment

The WVUGo Media office employs students from a variety of majors and areas of interest to provide marketing assistance and media development to various programs. View details about the positions listed below.


  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer
  • Social Media Content Coordinator
  • Web Content Management
  • Writer/Editor
Student Employment


The Aquatics Center is located in the Student Recreation Center and includes a leisure pool, lap pool and a whirlpool hot tub. It also hosts various events throughout the year, including canoe battleship, log rolling and kayak roll sessions. The Aquatics Center closes one hour  before the Recreation Center.

Designed to replicate the unique beauty of West Virginia’s outdoors, the wall is 50 feet tall and features more than 2,000 interchangeable handholds with more than 3,500 square feet of climbing surface.

Climbers of all skill levels can challenge themselves, hone their skills and keep in shape at the WVU Climbing Wall. Any Recreation Center patron can use the climbing wall.


The Craft Center is located in the Braxton Tower Basement at the Evansdale Residential Complex. It offers many crafts and materials for students to express their creativity.


  • Pottery painting
  • Beadwork
  • Stained glass
  • Glass fusion
  • Tie-dye
  • Sewing

The Evansdale Fields host Intramural Sports and Club Sports events, informal pick-up sports and large events. They also host a variety of group fitness activities along with the Field REC.

Mountaineer KidZone (MKZ) is a flex-care center for children located in the Student Recreation Center. Staff provide safe and developmentally appropriate activities for children aged six weeks through eight years of age.

To join, the parent or guardian must be a current WVU student or employee and have a membership with Campus Recreation. An on-site registration must be completed for each child.

The Med Fields are a great place to play your favorite sports. They frequently host Intramural and Club Sports practice and events; otherwise, the fields are open to students to use for drop-in recreation


  • Accommodation for up to two soccer games or three flag football games
  • Field lighting at night

The Outdoor Recreation Center is the hub for  Adventure WV.  The ORC offers a variety of educational materials and information, including books, local maps and brochures about our programs, as well as adventure gear rentals and other outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the state of West Virginia and beyond.

    Gear Rental Examples

  • Ski rentals
  • Backpacking equipment
  • Tents
  • SUPs
  • Kayaks
  • Bicycles


WVU has wonderful recreation facilities and amenities designed to help you and your family meet your wellness needs. A membership is your ticket to take advantage of all our amazing equipment and programs in order to reach your goals.

Membership Information


The Aquatics program offers a variety of activities suitable for all levels of skill. Private swim lessons are available as well as many other programs that take place in the Student Recreation Center's pools.

Available Programs

  • Swim Lessons
  • Fitness Swim Program
  • Special Events
  • Aquatics employment

Campus Recreation has a variety of Club Sports available. These clubs compete against other schools, providing opportunities for travel and intercollegiate competition.

The Craft Center located in the basement of Braxton Tower is a great place to let loose your creative energy and make something unique. The activities offered are listed below.


  • Pottery
  • Stained glass
  • Glass fusing
  • Tie-dye
  • Beadwork
  • Sewing

    WVU Campus Rec offers various forms of group fitness classes for members. Find the class offerings, dates and times with the current class schedule.

     Campus Recreation also offers a variety of Intramural Sports for competitive students who wish to have a more      localized experience competing only against their fellow university students.


  • 4v4 Spikeball
  • 4v4 Soccer


  • Rocket League Tournament
  • WVU vs Marshall Esports Tournament

Rentals & Reservations

We have a wide selection of items available for checkout, rental or purchase. Equipment checkout is available to WVU students and Student Recreation Center members.

Available Equipment

Campus Recreations offers a variety of spaces to host a fun, safe and memorable event! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday party or hosting a team-building retreat, we can help you customize a package tailored to your needs and interests.

Facility Rentals

The Pro Shop is located in the main lobby of the West Virginia University Student Recreation Center and has the gear you need for your next workout or sporting event. We have a wide selection of items available for checkout, rental or purchase. Equipment checkout is available to WVU students and Student Recreation Center members.

Pro Shop

Indoor/Outdoor Grab and go Items Outdoor Use Only
Badminton Racquet Basketball Football
Climbing Shoes Towel Frisbee
Futsal Soccer ball
Jump Rope
Ping Pong Paddle
Protective Eyewear
Squash Racquet
Weight Belts

Book a multi-purpose room, racquetball court or squash court to use with your friends.

Reserve Your Space