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UREC-Fest (1787 Orientation)

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 9:00pm - Midnight

Each year, UREC hosts a welcome event for new students (first year and new transfer students) during JMU 1787 Orientation. Explore the most visited building on campus before classes begin! Join in the fun by swimming and playing in the pools, climbing in the Adventure Center, playing a pick-up sport, or trying a group exercise class. This year, see The World's Leading Mindreader, Banachek, for a 45 minute show in Sports Forum 2 at 10pm. Food, music and giveaways will be available! If you plan to work out or swim, please wear appropriate attire. Your JACard is your admission ticket.

2018 Activities:

  • Climb on both of our rock walls and boulder in the Adventure Center. 
  • Try the inflatable obstacle course, log rolling, pool volleyball, and pool basketball in one of our two pools.
  • Grab something to eat in the Demonstration Kitchen or West Courtyard. 
  • Learn about Intramural Sports and compete in the three point contest, soccer darts, or inflatable obstacle course in MAC 3.
  • Try a shortened barre, cardio dance party, yoga, small group training, TRX, or cycle in one of the group exercise studios. 
  • Work out in the Fitness Center or on the Cardio Deck. Remember to dress in appropriate athletic clothing and footwear in order to work out.
  • Check out The World's Leading Mindreader, Banachek, in Sports Forum 2.
  • Play pick-up sports including volleyball, big pink volleyball, basketball in MAC 1 and 2, pickleball and badminton in Sports Forum 1, table tennis, racquetball, and wallyball in the Racquetball Courts. 
  • Play lawn games such as corn hole, ladder golf and spike ball in the West Courtyard
  • And so much more!! 


Full list of UREC Fest Activities by Level:

  • Level 1
    • Demonstration Kitchen - cooking demonstrations and food samples
    • Aquatics Center - log rolling, pool volleyball, basketball, obstacle course, SUPs
    • West Courtyard - free food and lawn games (access through Aquatics Center tonight only)
    • Adventure Center - bouldering, climbing, adventure trips info, TEAM, SBC Cycle Central
    • Racquetball Courts - squash, wallyball and racquetball
    • Atrium Climbing Wall - climbing
    • Equipment Center - equipment check-out, locker and towel services info
  • Level 2
    • Racquetball Courts - adventure equipment rental information, table tennis, racquetball
    • Wellness Center - personal training info, Cedar Stone Spa chair massages
    • Athletic Training Room - Sentara RMH Athletic Training and giveaways
    • Prompt Wall - UREC Bucket List wall - add an item to get a sticker
    • Sports Forum 1 - pickleball and badminton
    • Sports Forum 2 - the world’s leading mindreader, Banachek will perform at 10pm
    • MAC 1 - big pink volleyball and informal volleyball
    • MAC 2 - informal basketball
    • MAC 3 - Intramural Sports & Sport Club info tables, soccer darts, 3 point contest, inflatables
    • Fitness Center - learn how to use a day-use locker and get an equipment orientation
    • Between MAC 1 and 2 - Marketing table with UREC giveaways
  • Level 3
    • (Up Atrium Stairwell)
      • Walking Track
      • Meditation Room
    • (Through UREC Crossroads and up second main stairwell)
      • Group Exercise Studios - Barre, Cardio Dance Party, Yoga, Small Group Training, TRX, Cycle
      • Fitness Center - Cardio Deck
  • Level 4
    • Running Track - track, rowers, and stretching area


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Try Intramural Sports

Friday, August 24, 2018, 10:00am - Noon, UREC Turf

Drop in and play a few of the Intramural Sports offered at JMU and learn how to sign up! We will have mini-soccer, kickball, wiffleball, and flag football available!

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