The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain the University of West Georgia's top priority. Campus leaders, including health experts, emergency management personnel and others, are closely monitoring the evolving Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and the potential effects to campus including University Recreation. All updates and university communication can be found on the UWG COVID-19 website.

Operations

In accordance with the University of West Georgia's Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, All Campus Center and University Recreation operations, events, and programming that was originally planned to occur has now been suspended through May 7, 2020. This includes all event reservations that were to be held during this time. 

Be on the lookout for each area to reach out directly in regards to how refunds will be handled during this time. UREC will make known any updates as information becomes available.

During this period of time, all UREC professionals staff will be accessible via email and will be working remotely. For questions, please email urec@westga.edu.

Programs

University Recreation is not only dedicated to providing updated information, but also maximizing this opportunity to provide virtual ways/resources to stay engaged while adhering to all Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Department of Health, and the University System of Georgia guidelines. Check out the following area resources and programming updates.

  • Fitness & Wellness

    Group Fitness Classes

    All in-person classes have been suspended. More information will be available on potential online formats soon.

    Cancellations 

    • All personal training has been suspended. Clients will be contacted directly by their trainer with instructions/options about refunds.
    • Cycling Under the Stars event has been canceled
    • FitWell Senior Send-Off event has been canceled

    Virtual Resources

    • Les Mills Free At-Home Workouts: This platform is free to you during this time. It has workout options across eight different categories that are ready to play now. No subscription is required at this time, as all the videos are free! The workouts will remain open and available as long as the Cornovirus (COVID-19) situation continues.
    • DownDog Yoga App:  This app is offering free access until July 1 for all students and teachers (K-12 and college) due to many school closures taking place. To access the free school membership, please sign up with your .edu email address.
    • ACE Exercise Library: Whether you're a beginning exerciser who needs help getting started or someone who wants to add some spice to your fitness routine, this library offers a variety of movements to choose from. Browse through total-body exercises or movements that target more specific areas of the body. Each comes with a detailed description and photos to help ensure proper form.
    • Run the Edge: Un-Canceled Project: Throughout the month of April, Run the Edge will be offering 4 weeks of FREE virtual races (5k, 10k, 13.1, 26.2). You can either sync with Garmin, Fitbit, Apple or Strava, or enter your miles manually on the honor system. There are no times, no winners, no losers, just complete the distance and earn the un-canceled bibs.

    For more information, contact Drew Powell at wpowell@westga.edu.

  • Sport Offerings

    Club Sports

    Students can still submit the embedded form to join a team but there will be no in-person tryouts or practices during this time. 

    Recreational Sports

    • Softball league has been canceled. Participants will be contacted directly about information regarding refunds.
    • Sand Volleyball league has been canceled. Participants will be contacted directly about information regarding refunds.
    • Alpha Pack Ultimate Frisbee tournament has been canceled.
    • Alpha of the Game Room tournament has been canceled with the potential of an adaptation virtually.
    • Alpha Pack 4v4 Flag Football tournament has been canceled.

    How Do U REC? Bracket Challenge

    We will be celebrating March Madness with a UREC twist on our Instagram where you can participate by voting for your favorite recreation activities each day through story polls. Updates will be posted every day at noon. Here is the How Do U Rec? bracket that lists all the pairings. The championship activity will be announced on Thursday, March 26.

    Competitive Sports region

    • Flag Football League vs. Basketball League
    • Club Sports vs. Alpha Pack Tournaments

    West Georgia Outdoors region

    • Climbing Wall vs. WGO Rentals
    • Land Adventures vs. Water Adventures

    Fitness & Wellness region

    • Group Fitness Classes vs. Personal Training
    • Cardio vs. Weight Lifting

    Facilities region

    • Game Room vs. eSports Arena
    • Pickup Basketball vs. Running Track
    Sweet Sixteen

    Vote for your winner out of each pairing on the individual Instagram stories. Polls will go live at noon on Monday, March 23

    Elite Eight

    The winning pairs from Monday will then be paired against each other and updated below. You will then get the chance to vote for your winners of the new pairings on the individual Instagram stories. The new polls will go live at noon on Tuesday, March 24

    Final Four

    The winning pairs from Tuesday will then be paired against each other and updated below. You will then get the chance to vote for your winners of the remaining four activities on the individual Instagram stories. The new polls will go live at noon on Wednedsay, March 25.

    Championship

    The winning activity will be announced on Instagram stories and post at noon on Thursday, March 26. All those who voted for the winning activity will get a shout out on our page.

    For more information, contact imsports@westga.edu.

  • West Georgia Outdoors

    Adventure Trips

    All trips have been suspended during this time. Trip participants will be contacted directly regarding information about refunds.

    Climbing Wall

    All climbing activities and events have been suspended during this time.

    WGO Rentals

    There will be no rentals available during this time.

    Virtual Outdoor Resources

    • National Park Tours: This article provides several links to virtual tours of national parks.
    • NOLS Official YouTube Channel: The National Outdoor Leadership School's YouTube channel is filled with a variety of outdoor skills and wilderness medicine how to's and instructional videos.
    • AMGA Official YouTube Channel: The American Mountain Guides Association's YouTube channel is filled with a variety of rock climbing instructional videos.

    For more information, contact wgo@westga.edu.

  • Leisure Resources

    Leisure Resources

    For more information, contact urec@westga.edu

Stay tuned for more programming opportunities and information. For questions or concerns, please email urec@westga.edu.