The Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness works to shape the collegiate recreation
experience by building a university culture that recognizes, appreciates, and invests
resources toward the long-term sustainability of programs, services, and facilities.
Our mission is to foster a campus-wide culture of recreation and wellness through
a comprehensive array of programs and services that educate, empower, and engage individuals
to pursue and sustain healthy, balanced lifestyles. We offer quality facilities and
programs that support the university community in achieving a balanced quality of
HOURS OF OPERATION
Campus Recreation Center
The Campus Recreation Center is a stand-alone facility located in the heart of campus
between the University Center and Reid Gym.
What does the Campus Recreation Center have to offer?
- More than 9,800 square feet of fitness space featuring cardiovascular and weight equipment
- Two multi-purpose courts
- A three-lane indoor jogging/walking track; each lap = 1/8 of a mile
- Two group exercise/multipurpose studios
- 48-foot climbing wall with belaying and bouldering
- Meeting room and conference room
- Full locker room facilities
- Two assessment rooms
- Administrative offices
Equipment Available for Checkout:
- Disc Golf Discs
- Racquetball Racquets & Balls
- Softballs, Bats & Gloves
- Tennis Racquets & Balls
Equipment Checkout Policy:
When equipment is checked out from the Campus Recreation Center (CRC), it is the responsibility
of the patron who checked out equipment to return equipment that same day and in the
same condition as it was when checked out. If equipment is not returned within 48
hours of checkout, the patron who checked out the equipment will owe the Campus Recreation
Center the value of the equipment plus a processing fee before being granted further
access to the CRC. If equipment is not returned within 14 days, the missing equipment
fee will be charged to the student's account.
Disc Golf Course
Catamount Link is our on-campus disc golf course featuring 13 holes and 1 practice
basket. Check out discs at the CRC equipment cage, then start at Hole #1 directly
behind the CRC.
The Intramural Fields are located across the street/creek from the football stadium
and the Ramsey Center. Depending on the semester, they accommodate two flag football
fields, two softball fields, and one rugby field. These fields are typically reserved
for Intramural Sports and Club Sport practices/games, but they can also be used for
informal recreation on a first come, first serve basis. Groups wanting to reserve
the intramural fields must fill out a facility request form.
Reid Gym and Pool
Reid Gym is the building southwest of the Campus Recreation Center. Located within
are four gymnasiums and a pool. While most of the facility is used for health education
classes, Intramural Sports games are often held here too. To get to Reid Upstairs
before 9 p.m., you can enter through the Reid Fitness Center to the stairwell up. If
after 9 p.m., you must walk around to the backside of Reid and enter through a set
of double doors at the bottom of a stair well. To get to Reid Pool, you must first
enter the locker rooms and through there you may reach the pool.
WCU is home to one of the most extensive climbing programs in the East, and we have
the tallest collegiate wall in North Carolina. The Climbing wall typically opens on
weekdays at 4pm, with additional hours for clinics, family climbs, and kids climbs
Multi-Use Trail System
Our campus contains over six miles of single-track trail perfect for mountain bikers,
hikers, and trail runners.
View the trail map.