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Recreation & Wellness

Empowering and Developing the Mind, Body and Spirit

Old Dominion University Recreation and Wellness offers facilities and programs like never before. Recreation and Wellness is about allowing the Modern Mind to thrive in a charged atmosphere, where life overflows with activity, sport and movement of all kinds. Fitness, wellness, adventure, sport club and intramural programs whatever moves you, you can find it here. Recreation and Wellness offers programs, facilities and services for students, faculty and staff to promote healthy and active lifestyles.


The mission of the Recreation and Wellness Department is to provide programs, resources, and services that are accountable, well-structured, and ever expanding. While serving the greater community, our focus is student empowerment and development


Through quality innovative programs and services, we provide the foundation for lifelong exploration and development of the mind, body and spirit.

Exercise Classes

Fitness Class

If you need a little extra motivation and enjoy working out in a group setting come check out ODU's fitness and wellness classes. Led by trained instructors, you will learn the ins and outs of many popular workouts.

Fitness Facilities

Student Weight Lifting

Whether you are a serious athlete or just love working up a good sweat, ODU provides facilities and events for everyone to enjoy and participate in physical activity.

Recreation Programs


At ODU, Monarchs enjoy many different forms of recreation. You can be a part of anything from swimming classes, friendly organized sports or even outdoor adventure programs!