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Campus Recreation


Campus Recreation

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 life.

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Facilities

 

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:

  • Basketballs
  • Disc Golf Discs
  • Footballs
  • Frisbees
  • Racquetball Racquets & Balls 
  • Softballs, Bats & Gloves
  • Tennis Racquets & Balls
  • Volleyballs

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.

Intramural Fields

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.

Climbing Wall

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 also available. 

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.

 

 



CRW Staff

Director Shauna Sleight sage@wcu.edu
Associate Director of CRW Tyler Spencer tcspencer@wcu.edu
Assistant Director of CRW Haley Bosco hbosco@wcu.edu
Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness Mandy Dockendorf aldockendorf@wcu.edu
Associate Director for Intramural & Club Sports Jonathan Johnston jdjohnston@wcu.edu
Assistant Director for Outdoor Programs Jeremiah Haas jhaas@wcu.edu
Administrative Support Associate Beth Moore bethmoore@wcu.edu
Building Environment Service Technician Corey McQuiston crmcquiston@wcu.edu
Building Environmental Service Technician Tammy Hedden tahedden@wcu.edu
Part-Time Coordinator for Facilities & Fitness Michaela Birek mebirek@wcu.edu
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