At the University of Mary Washington, we care about your student’s wellness.
We understand the benefits of regular activity and how it can tremendously benefit students academically and personally. Intentionally moving more is known to improve overall mood, sharpen mental focus, decrease absenteeism, increase productivity and creativity, decrease stress and anxiety, improve self image and sleep, and more.
The Department of Campus Recreation’s role is to provide opportunities for students to move their bodies often and have fun while de-stressing. Campus Rec offers a wide variety of activities. Any Eagle can find a way to explore their potential and discover what wellness means to them individually.
This semester, the department has already offered several outdoor adventures to enjoy nature, make new friends, and move your body. These included kayaking on the Rappahannock River, overnight backpacking trips, hiking trips, and whitewater rafting in West Virginia.
Campus Recreation also offered events and opportunities to learn more about fitness and improve skills:
- Family Weekend Fun Run 1 mile walk/run on campus
- Daily group fitness classes like yoga, Zumba, pilates, and cycle
- Rec-Fest event with free fitness classes and games
- Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga
- Yoga alignment workshop
- “Late Night Lift” weightlifting event for beginners
Another great option is Intramural sports, which require no experience and allow you to play structured games against other students. A few of the options include flag football, dodgeball, soccer, and beach volleyball.
If your student is stressed, anxious, or struggling academically, consider pointing them in the direction of Campus Recreation. The benefits of exercise truly enhances student performance. Some of our upcoming events and programs include:
- $10 Pass to attend unlimited group fitness classes for the rest of the school year
- Intramural Battleship (registration open November 13-November 30)
- Indoor climbing trip in Charlottesville, VA
To learn more about upcoming events and initiatives, visit the Campus Recreation website.
Brittanie Haas, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation Fitness