What’s New?

  • The Westside Colonial Fitness Zone is NOW OPEN! Located in Pinney Hall, this new fitness space has strength equipment, cardio machines, free weights and plate-loaded machines. And NO, you don’t have to be a Pinney resident to use it! It is open to all current WestConn students, faculty and staff-just remember to bring your WestConn ID. To enter the facility, follow the sidewalk located at the bottom of the stairs (before you would go in the main entrance of Pinney Hall).
  • The batting cages will be open and available for WestConn student, faculty and staff use on Monday, September 11th. Check-in will be at the Midtown Rec Desk-must have your WestConn ID.


Come join us April 22nd, 2018 for the Muddy Chuck Challenge!

Come out and get muddy while making your way through our 20+ obstacle course loaded with mud. Our course is over a span of 2 miles and located on WCSU Westside Campus at 43 Lake Ave. Ext in Danbury. The event will begin and end on the turf field of the Westside Athletic Complex.

Registration is at the Westside Athletic Complex (stadium building) beginning at 7:30 am.

Proceeds will benefit WCSU Recreation programming and future growth of this fantastic event!

First heat begins at 9 a.m. print out registration, click the link below:

REC-Muddy Chuck Challenge 2018

To register online, click the link below:

Event will be held RAIN or SHINE







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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.