The Nicholas Recreation Center, Shell, and Nielsen Tennis Stadium to open on September 28.

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  • Nicholas Recreation Center, Shell, NTS to open September 28

    This Monday, September 28, the Nicholas Recreation Center will open and the Shell and Nielsen Tennis Stadium will reopen. Here’s what you need to know. At all facilities:  Building capacity is limited to 25% and masks are required …

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    FREE. That’s right. That’s how much it costs to lace up those shoes, put on your favorite playlist and run. If you’re looking to get active outside with minimal equipment, give running a try! Running …

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Get ready to dance, flex, sweat, and refresh in our group fitness classes. We offer a variety of classes for a cost that's hard to beat. Try all classes for free during the first week of the semester.

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Nearly one-in-five students plays an intramural sport. We offer competitive and recreational leagues so that everyone has a chance to play.

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We're one of the largest student employers on campus, and we're looking for more students to join our team. Most of our jobs require no previous experience. We'll teach you everything you need to know!

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We move Badgers to play hard, get fit, and live well.

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