WISCONSIN WELCOME

Scrolling photos of students being active during previous Wisconsin Welcome events.

Welcome to campus, Active Badgers! With a variety of in-person events, we’ll show you all the ways you can play hard, get fit, and live well. All you have to do is find what moves you (don’t worry, we’re here to help).

Show us how you’re moving throughout Wisconsin Welcome by posting on social media using the hashtag #ActiveBadger. We’ll randomly select winners all month to win prizes like t-shirts, backpacks, water bottles, and more.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Free Skate presented by The James

Date: Sunday, September 4
Time: 12 – 1:30pm, 3 – 4:30pm, 6 – 7:30pm, and 9 – 10:30pm
Location: Shell
Registration required: No

Meet us on the ice for a day of free skating. All you have to do is show your Wiscard, and we’ll provide the ice, the skates, and the music. Prizes include t-shirts, Rec Well gear, and more. Ice skate rental is included if you bring your Wiscard.

Laser Tag presented by The James

Date: Monday, September 5
Time: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Near West Fields
Registration required: No

When night falls upon Near West Fields, we’ll turn down the lights and turn up the lasers. It’ll be your mission to try and score points for your team around inflatable obstacles. Come solo or with a group for a fun night! Prizes include t-shirts, Rec Well gear, and more!

Free Group Fitness Classes presented by American Family Insurance

Date: Wednesday, September 7 – Tuesday, September 13
Location: Nicholas Recreation Center
Registration required: Yes

Enjoy free group fitness classes for the first week of school, on us! Our instructors lead fun and motivating group workouts designed for all fitness levels. Whether you want to connect to your breath with yoga or pump up the beat with Zumba, you’ll find what you’re looking for in our wide variety of classes.

view schedule here

Photo of the Nicholas Recreation Center at dusk.

Nick @ Night presented by The James

Date: Thursday, September 8
Time: 7 – 10pm
Location: Nicholas Recreation Center
Registration required: No

Almost as good as your favorite late-night TV show, this event will feature a variety of activities like fitness classes, curling, skill challenges, inflatable pool obstacle course, glow-in-the-dark bingo, and more! Come learn about everything we have to offer. Prizes include t-shirts, Rec Well gear, and more!

This is an accordion element with a series of buttons that open and close related content panels.

Learn More

At the event, there will be dozens of tables and activities for you and your friends to participate in. Throughout the night, you will have the chance to win tickets that can be traded in for Rec Well gear and/or be entered into our grand prize giveaways!

Free Group Fitness Schedule

6:15 – 7:00pm: Glow-in-the-dark Cycling in Revolution Studio

6:15 – 7:15pm: Masquerade Zumba in Elevation Studio

7:30 – 8:15pm: Greatest Showman Cycling in Revolution Studio (register here)

7:30 – 8:30pm: Candlelight Yoga in Elevation Studio

Lower Level

Inflatable Pool Obstacle Course

Stop into the Soderholm Aquatic Center pool and try a run on the inflatable obstacle course or try out some log rolling. Swimsuits required.

Free Cycling Classes

6:15 – 7:00pm: Glow-in-the-dark Cycling in Revolution Studio

7:30 – 8:15pm: Greatest Showman Cycling in Revolution Studio (register here)

Level 1

Tennis Games

Grab a racket and test your skills in Courts 1 – 2.

 

Level 2

Mini-Meditation Sessions

In this mini-session where you’ll learn guided meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation practices. No registration required, just drop in for classes at 7:30 – 7:50pm or 8:30-8:50pm in Momentum Studio.

Mini-Fitness Workshops

7:00 – 7:20pm: How to Warm Up

8:00-8:20pm: Core Stability

9:00-9:20pm: How to Foam Roll

Level 3

Low-Key Space

Stop into Balance Studio and relax with coloring books, fidgets, and soft music. Try Euchre or other card games as well.

Glow-in-the-Dark Bingo

In Spark Studio jump into a game any time.

Sports Skills Challenge

Shoot your shot in curling, cornhole, and Teqball in Courts 3 – 6.

Meet the Clubs

Meet a sport club. There are 48 to choose from.

Badminton & Table Tennis

Join in at any time on Courts 7 – 8.

Fitness Competition

Stop at the Functional Training Area (FTA) Sprint Ramp and run the race for time and challenge your friends.

Prize Booth

Stop at Gym Services located on and show your team your tickets to win free prizes.

Level 4

Free Group Fitness Classes

6:15 – 7:15pm: Masquerade Zumba in Elevation Studio

7:30 – 8:30pm: Candlelight Yoga in Elevation Studio

Fitness Competition

Stop at the Functional Training Area (FTA) Sprint Ramp and run the race for time and challenge your friends.

 

Photo of women meditating in a garden.

Essential Oil Workshop & Yoga

Date: Wednesday, September 14
Time: 11:30am – 1pm
Location: Allen Centennial Garden
Registration required: No

Roll your way to self-care by making your very own essential oil blend with us at Allen Centennial Garden. Learn about different essential oil blends, make your own to take home, and then use your blend for a scent-based mindfulness practice. Then, join us for a yoga class taught at the garden from 12:15 – 12:45pm (please bring your own mat/towel). Drop in at any time to participate (while supplies last)!

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

A photo of the Ian's Pizza logo

Photo of Fresh Madison Market logo

ACCOMMODATIONS

We are committed to offering inclusive and accessible programs. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in one of our programs, attend an event, or use our facilities, please contact us at (608) 262-0297 or accommodations@recwell.wisc.edu.