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The Well-Being Suite at the Rec Center.

The Green Bandana Project and coping with pandemic-related stress

Chloe Kukuk, Contributor April 13, 2022

In February 2020, Greg Jordan, director of University Recreation and Well-Being at Oakland University, noticed a post from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's social media. They were promoting something...

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OU PR class promoting “Healthy Starts Here” campaign

Olivia Chiappelli, Arts Reporter April 13, 2022

Oakland University’s External Public Relations (PR) class is promoting the campaign “Healthy Starts Here” to inform students of all the fitness and wellness opportunities the Recreation Center (Rec)...

Oakland University Recreation & Well-Being will be hosting a Couch to 5k program for employees only. 

Rec Center to launch program for faculty, staff

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 16, 2022

For the first time ever, Oakland University Recreation & Well-Being will be hosting a Couch to 5k program for employees only.  Couch to 5k is centered on helping individuals prepare for a 5k who...

The OU Rec Center Well-Being Suite.

Rec Center committed to improving student well-being

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor January 19, 2022

In addition to the Oakland University Counseling Center (OUCC), another place for students to improve not just their mental health but also their physical health is the OU Recreation Center.  While...

Homescreen of the new Rec Center app.

Rec Center launches new app, making life easier for students

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor September 8, 2021

In an attempt to make fitness more accessible and easier for everyone, Oakland University’s Recreation Center launched a new app for community members.  “For us, the app is a tool to better connect...

Siblings Weekend welcomes all ages

Cheyanne Kramer April 11, 2016

Students living in the residence halls were able to bring their siblings to Oakland University to experience a weekend of games, movies and activities.According to Jenna Nielson, programming chair for...

Students interact with a service dog before winter break on campus. 

Furry friends can help with stress

Alexus Bomar March 13, 2016

Every student who has studied in Kresge Library during final exams or strolled through the Oakland Center knows that when the puppies come, it’s time to stop everything and relax with them.According...

The Oakland Running club stays fit during the winter indoors at the Recreation Center. 

Exercise linked to better grades

Alexus Bomar January 31, 2016

Studies show that students who participate in vigorous activities tend to get better grades.According to a press release from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a study of 266 undergraduates...

‘Early stages’ of rec center expansion being discussed

Kristen Davis January 25, 2016

Enrollment at Oakland University has increased each academic year for 17 years straight. Because of this, areas on campus have expanded to adapt to the larger student population.One area on campus that...

22 students took part in the triathlon, which began with 16 laps in the pool.

Indoor Triathlon raises money for local charities

By Jackson Gilbert March 31, 2015

Local campus athletes competed against each other over the weekend in Oakland’s Indoor Triathlon held at the campus Rec Center. The event was open to Oakland students and faculty. Team and individual...

The Department of Campus Recreation offers students and recreation members a weekly schedule of group exercise classes and a variety of mind and body fitness classes for physical activity, stress management and social interaction.

Let’s get physical

By Scott Davis September 16, 2014

Oakland University students are able to get their much-needed exercise as the recreation center offers plenty of group exercise classes to get fit.The Department of Campus Recreation offers students and...

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