ATTENTION FRESHMEN!  Start your semester off right by joining WesternREC for some great weekend activities!


RecFest 2016        Saturday, August 27th             4 - 8 p.m.


Location: Midtown Rec Field, Bill Williams Gym (Berkshire Hall)

  • Get wild on the bungee trampoline, rock wall and zip line

  • Get silly in our photo booth, get wet with Water Wars and get crazy at Dodgeball

  • Then cool off with a delicious ice cream sundae from our Ice Cream Emergency truck

  • Visit our table to pick up your ice truck and find out all of the great ways you can GET REC'D this semester!


Clubs Carnival            Sunday, August 28th            3 - 6 p.m.


Location:  Midtown Quad


Learn about all of the amazing student clubs and organizations here on campus.  Like the show Wipeout?  Find the WesternREC table and try the Meltdown!


Fitness Room/Bill Williams Gym Hours


Colonial Fitness Zone & Bill Williams Gym (MT, Berkshire Hall)

Friday, August 26th        12 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 27th     2 - 8 p.m.

Sunday, August 28th        4 - 10 p.m.


O'Neill Center Weight Room (WS, O'Neill Center)

Sunday, August 28th        6 - 10 p.m.


Contact the WesternREC information desk for more information







Facility Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat
Colonial Fitness Zone (MT) 4-10 pm 7 am -
10 pm
7 am -
10 pm
7 am -
10 pm
7 am -
10 pm
7 am -
10 pm
2-8 pm
WesternREC Info Desk (MT) CLOSED 10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
2 pm -
8 pm
ONC Weight Room (WS) 6-10 pm 10 am -
10 pm
10 am -
10 pm
10 am -
10 pm
10 am -
10 pm
10 am -
5 pm
WSCC Cardio Room (WS) CLOSED 10 am-
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
ONC Pool (WS) 7-10 pm
8:30 pm -10:30 pm
8:30 pm -10:30 pm
8:30 pm -10:30 pm
8:30 pm -10:30 pm CLOSED CLOSED



*Colonial Fitness Zone:  There are lockers in both the hallway and in the locker rooms available to store personal belongings.  You WILL NOT be permitted to leave your bags in the facility.  We recommend you have your own combination lock that you bring with you to secure the locker you use.

**ONC Weight Room & Pool:  There are full locker rooms available for your use and storage of personal belongings

***WSCC Cardio Room:  There are cubbies available to store personal belongings and restrooms available for use.

****At this time, our recreational facilities (i.e. pool and fitness rooms) are available to current students, faculty and staff only.  We do not offer community memberships.


For all WEATHER RELATED delays & cancellations:


Colonial Fitness Zone, Bill Williams Gym & Stage       10 a.m.-10 p.m.


ONC Weight Room                                                           12 p.m.-10 p.m.

WSCC Cardio Room                                                         10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Pool                                                                                      8:30-10:30 p.m.


E-mail us at WesternRec@wcsu.edu or call 203-837-8935 with any questions!

Fall 2016

Life’s about balance-get out and get active!  The Recreation Department here at Western is dedicated to providing the campus community with a multitude of various recreational activities to encourage physical fitness and promote a positive well-being. 

Our university is unique in that the Western community can utilize athletic facilities on two different campuses.  At Midtown you will find the NEW Colonial Fitness Zone for cardio workouts and strength training.  Studios A & B are now open for aerobics and fitness classes, and the Bill Williams Gymnasium plays host to Intramural Leagues and Open Recreation.  Our Westside campus is home to the William A. O’Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, which houses a six-lane natatorium, four full courts for basketball and volleyball, and a fitness center for cardio and strength training.  Also located here is the Westside Athletic Complex, three spacious practice fields and six lighted tennis courts.  And inside the Westside Campus Center is a fitness room mainly focused on cardio fitness and core strength training.

Recreational Services ...Fall 2016

 Group Exercise Classes

Schedule to begin the week of September 19th-STAY TUNED!

*All classes take place on the midtown campus, in Berkshire Hall

*No Experience necessary

 *Yoga mats are available

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday



Special Events

Sunday, Sept. 18th: Oozeball Tournament  12 - 4 p.m., Recreation Field, WS

Get your volleyball teams together, as it is sure to be a very muddy experience . . . and of course, refreshments will be served!

Friday, Sept. 30th: Rec After Dark 10 p.m. - midnight, Berkshire Hall, MT

This month's theme is GLOW!  Blacklight dodgeball; glow-in-the-dark Zumba; and glow Kan Jam to name a few activities.  And of course . . . FOOD!

Sunday, Oct. 16th: Run or Dye Fun Run 12 p.m. start, Ives Concert Park, WS

Get Fit or Dye Trying!  Our 3 mile fun run is a blaze of color bombs, cannons and fun!  It isn't a timed event-we want you to enjoy every ounce of color!  Registration information coming soon!

Wednesday, Oct. 19th:  Cardboard Canoe Race  7 - 10:30 p.m., ONC arena & pool, WS

Teams of 2-you have 90 minutes to build a boat using only the materials provided.  Then head up to the pool to race others for the title of champion!

Friday, Oct. 28th: Rec After Dark  9 p.m. - midnight, everywhere on Westside!

Zombie Scavenger Hunt and DJ . . . more details coming soon!

Friday, Nov. 11th:  Rec After Dark  Time TBD, Bounce!

Join us at Bounce! in Danbury (near the westside campus) for a fun night of trampoline, dodgeball and American Ninja Warrior!

Friday, Dec. 2nd:  Rec After Dark 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m., Danbury Ice Arena

Join us at the Danbury Ice Arena for some open skate.  This will be a shuttle stop-and of course, refreshments will be served!

Wednesday, Dec. 7th:  Snow Sculpture Contest  Time TBD, Recreation Field, MT


  **Follow Western Recreation on Facebook, instagram  westernrecreation or on Twitter @WCSU_Recreation**


Intramurals ... Fall 2016

Schedule of Leagues COMING SOON!

 Register your team via the IM Leagues sign-up:    IM Leagues Participant_Signup_Instructions.doc

**Follow WCSU Intramurals on Facebook or on Twitter @WCSUIntramurals**

Participation of ALL skill levels is encouraged, as this will help to increase the variety of activities offered.  A strong emphasis on friendly competition and having fun exists, which will help to create an enjoyable campus life.  More than just a game, intramural sports let you build friendships, strengthen your mind & body, develop your character and nurture your skills. 

The Intramural Program is open to all current Western students, faculty, staff and alumni.  Play Hard and Have Fun!

Please direct any questions to the Intramural Coordinator, John Fracker, at frackerj@wcsu.edu or 203-837-9057


Active Club Sports...Fall 2016

The Club Sports Program provides an opportunity for individuals who share a common interest in a recreational sport, to improve their skill level and overall knowledge of the sport or activity.  Club Sports can be organized on either a recreational or a competitive level.  Instructional activities range from informal play, to regular practices, in preparation for intercollegiate and tournament competition.  Many clubs compete with other schools and are a part of a collegiate league of play.

Active Recreation Clubs ...Fall 2016


Any individual seeking information on any of these programs can contact Amy Shanks, Assistant Director of the Center For Student Involvement at 837-8609.





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