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Week of Welcome

Backyard Bash

August 17 - 24, 2014

During WSU's Week of Welcome, University Recreation offers lots of opportunities to find out why UREC is the Happy Place for so many students!  From free fitness classes to low cost trips for first year students, we have something for everyone.  Check out our Week of Welcome schedule for dates and locations of activities. 

Color Me Coug 5k

Sunday, August 24, 9:00 a.m.

We’re bringing fun to your run in the 2nd annual Color Me Coug 5K!  Run, jog or walk your way through a 5K that includes color stations, places where we’ll send a rainbow of colored cornstarch into your path.  Start in your Color Me Coug white t-shirt and finish wearing a vibrantly colored masterpiece!  This run is untimed, so no worries about how fast your mile pace is - we win because we have fun when we run. For more information please visit our Color Me Coug registration page

Backyard Bash

August 24, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Please join University Recreation in welcoming the new school year. Start the semester off by heading to the SRC Backyard for some FREE food, t-shirts, demonstrations and music. Explore the challenge course, join a game of pick-up basketball or sand volleyball, or just come out to see what UREC has to offer.  This event is free and open to everyone. The Backyard is located directly behind the Student Recreation Center. Parking will be available at the SRC and Beasley Coliseum.  Please wear athletic type closed toe shoes if you want to participate in activities.

  • Free BBQ at the Backyard and giveaways at Valley Road Playfield

  • Music provided by ZFun 106

  • Open Play on Sand Volleyball Courts

  • Pink Gloves Boxing and Kettlebell mini-class with UREC fitness instructors

  • Challenge Course; Track-n-Trail (High Ropes)

  • Sport Club Demonstrations

  • Outdoor Recreation Walk the Line (Slacklining)

  • Wellbeing Recycling Relay

  • UREC Information Tables

  • Weight Room Strength Squad

  • Spartan Training Challenge

  • Green Bike Campus Tour, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Valley Road Block Party

Sunday, August 17, 7:00 p.m. - Midnight

Come to the Valley Road Playfields to experience all the fun that UREC has to offer!  Free pizza, DJ, Sport Club Demos, Spartan Heptathlon & Fitness Classes, movie on the huge outdoor screen, and more! All at your Valley Road Playfields!

Schedule of Activities

7:00-9:30 p.m. - University Recreation Fitness Classes, Spartan Games, Sport Club Demos, Football Skills Challenge, & Lawn Games

8:30 p.m. - Pizza will begin to be served

9:30 p.m.-Midnight - Outdoor movie on the big screen (upper field) & Glow in the Dark Ultimate Disc (lower field)

Fitness Classes

Week of Welcome Fitness Classes

During the Week of Welcome University Recreation will be offering a variety of FREE fitness classes!  Some of the classes that will be offered are Yoga, Cycling, TRX, Pink Gloves Boxing, and much more! Please check out our Week of Welcome schedule for a full list of classes that will be offered.