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Welcome to CWU Recreation!

Hello Wildcats! Find everything you need to stay well by viewing the "Get Involved" tab on the left to follow your passion or explore one of our many programs and services to experience something new. Can't make it into the facility? Check out our Fitness on Demand program to stay fit on the go!

View current facility usage online.

  • Recreation Facilities hours are posted online.
  • Check the Climbing Wall page for Climbing Wall hours.
  • Check the Group X page for class schedules and descriptions.
  • View the Intramural page to learn more about Intramural program registration and events.
  • Esports are operating throughout the year with structured leagues/tournaments.
  • Check out our Discord for up to date information about our Esports leagues and events.
  • Start your outdoor recreational journey at the OPR page.
  • Find answers about peronal training offerings on the Personal Training page.
  • Our Sport Clubs program is comprised of teams that compete/perform on a regular basis. Reach out to the student officers to learn more about each sport club team.

All visitors to the Recreation Center must complete a waiver each academic year. Save time and skip the line by completing the waiver in our online portal: https://recreation.cwu.edu/


Masks are encouraged, but not required. Remember to clean equipment before and after use, wash your hands frequently, and stay home when sick.

  • Dimensions of Wellbeing @ Central Washington University

    cwu cultural wellness iconCultural Wellness is being aware of your own cultural background, as well as the diversity and richness present in other backgrounds. It involves building positive relationships and interacting respectfully with people of different backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, abilities and ages.

    cwu emotional wellness iconEmotional Wellness is developing a positive sense of self that is open and able to experience a healthy range of emotions. Individuals can engage in creating meaningful and satisfying relationships with others, being mindful of your own emotional responses, having compassion for your limitations, and seeking resources when needed.

    cwu environmental wellness iconEnvironmental Wellness is an awareness of an individual’s impact on the environment and the environment’s impact on the individual. It inspires us to live a lifestyle that is respectful of our surroundings by minimizing harm and maximizing harmony and adopting a reduce, reuse, recycle mindset. Environmental wellness includes advocating for spaces that best support healthy living.

    cwu financial wellness iconFinancial wellness is accessing the resources and skills that allow you be satisfied with your fiscal responsibility and financial goals. Fiscal responsibility includes debt management, budgeting, long-term planning, and smart investing.

    cwu intellectual wellness iconIntellectual wellness involves participating in creative and challenging mental activities. It includes being open minded, engaging in lifelong learning, and sharing our abilities with others.


    cwu occupational wellness iconOccupational Wellness allows us to engage in our work, explore options to use our gifts, skills and talents to create our own vision for the future.


    cwu physical wellness iconPhysical wellness promotes taking care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. This includes healthy behaviors like good nutrition, getting adequate sleep, engaging in physical activity, and listening to your body and how it feels. This dimension of wellness also entails responsibility for health choices and risks and knowing when professional care is needed.

    cwu social wellness iconSocial wellness encompasses personal relationships, support networks, professional connections, and self-love. It includes communicating feelings and needs to others in an appropriate manner. It involves developing and building close friendships and intimacy, practicing empathy and effective listening, caring for others and for the common good and allowing others to care for you.

    cwu spiritual wellness iconSpiritual wellness embodies finding and exploring a personal sense of purpose and living a meaningful life, including contributing to the spiritual health and peace of others. A spiritually well individual will attain a greater appreciation and wonderment for the world.

  • Annual Overview

    In one year with Recreation:

    • 230+ student employees every year
    • 634 hours were spent with clients and patrons in personal training
    • 1,000 participants at the challenge course
    • 1,900 participations in schedule OPR programming
    • 2,000 practice hours in Sport Clubs with over 350 student athletes
    • 4,982 hours of operation at the Recreation Center
    • 7,000 pieces of equipment rented in Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals
    • 7,092 participations at the climbing wall
    • 8,042 unique users of Recreation facilities and services
    • 10,296 participations in group fitness classes
    • 13,000 participations in Intramural Sports
    • 290,000+ participations at Recreation facilities
  • Usage Analysis

    Key Takeaways from the Recreation Center Usage Analysis from the Office of Academic Assessment & Research, Fall 2019:

    1. The Recreation Center had a statistically significant positive effect on GPA for 3 out of the 9 quarters analyzed.
    2. The Recreation Center had a statistically significant effect on retention for 2 of the 8 quarters analyzed.
    3. All CWU student demographic groups are using the Rec Center at high rates. Out of all of the demographics analyzed none of them had under a 70% rate of recreation center use with the average between all the groups looking to center around 75%.