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UREC-Fest (1787 Orientation)

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 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, come play trivia with your friends in MAC 3 at 10pm for a chance to win great prizes! 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.

2019 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 near 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 our featured event, ThinkFast interactive group trivia in MAC 3 at 10pm.
  • Play pick-up sports including volleyball, big pink volleyball, basketball, pickleball and badminton, table tennis, racquetball, wallyball, and Teqball. 
  • 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 - dive-in movie, 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
    • Club Room - Marketing table with UREC giveaways
    • Sports Forum 1 - pickleball, badminton
    • Sports Forum 2 - Teqball, wheelchair basketball
    • MAC 1 - basketball
    • MAC 2 - volleyball
    • MAC 3 - (inside) ThinkFast interactive trivia at 10:00 p.m. (outside) Intramural Sports info table
    • Fitness Center - learn how to use a day-use locker and get an equipment orientation
  • 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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